I love everything about fall. From sweater weather to Halloween to pumpkin spice lattes, it’s safe to say that fall is my favorite season. You may be wondering what shade you should paint your nails for when you share your PSL on your Instagram story, and I’ve got you covered. Here are twelve on-trend nail polish shades for fall.
OPI Nail Polish in “Lincoln Park After Dark”
This shade is a classic for a reason! For those who want to channel your inner witchy vibes for Halloween, this deep purple that’s almost black is perfect. This is also perfect for any fall day that isn’t Halloween and for those who want to go dark, but not completely black. You can get this at Ulta for $10.50.
ZOYA Nail Polish in “Envy”
I’m obsessed with this polish for two reasons. The first is that I love that Zoya is a cruelty-free brand, and the second is that this deep green shade gives me serious Winifred Sanderson (Bette Midler’s character in Hocus Pocus, the GOAT of Halloween movies) vibes. Winifred was always my favorite Sanderson sister, so you will definitely catch me rocking this shade throughout the season. You can get this from Zoya for $10.
Essie Nail Polish in “Cargo Cameo”
Essie is so famous for their nail polish that Queen Elizabeth wears it, giving it the royal stamp of approval. I love this warm brown shade from their new fall collection because it’s sparkly and reminds me of a pumpkin spice latte. What more could you ask for in a nail polish? You can get this at Target for $8.99.
ORLY Nail Polish in “Midnight Oasis”
What’s prettier than crisp fall nights? This color, of course. This dark grey-blue shade is perfect for fall and reminds me of fall nights outside with a bonfire and s’mores. Added bonus, ORLY nail polish is both vegan and cruelty-free. You can get this on orlybeauty.com for $9.50.
ORLY Nail Polish in “Red Rock”
Very few things give me fall vibes like a glass of red wine, making this burgundy shade from ORLY the perfect fall nail color. I love burgundy nail polish because it’s flattering on every skin tone and can carry on through Thanksgiving and Christmas, giving this beautiful shade a longer timeline than most. You can get this on orlybeauty.com for $9.50.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in “Onyx-pected”
I’ve been obsessed with black nail polish since I saw Hilary Duff wearing it in a music video in the mid-2000s, but it always looks best during fall. I also love this polish formula because it gives you the same effect of a gel manicure without the harmful UV rays from LED lights. You can get this at Ulta for $9.99.
OPI Nail Polish in "Complimentary Wine"
Nothing gets me more in the fall mood than rich hues and the scent of mulled wine. This color basically distills that into something you can wear on your hands. Enough said.
Orosa Pure Cover Nail Paint in "Twilight"
Muted blues, reminiscent of the moors where Catherine haunts Heathcliff, are all the rage for the early, cool evenings this fall. Orosa's blue shade "Twilight" is neutral yet a statement. Pair with a sweater and some denim, and let the magic happen.
Essie Enamel in "Sweater Weather"
Get your witchy vibes on with this tantalizing, shimmering green. It's like a witch's brew has been bottled up for your personal mischief. Use it wisely.
Essie Enamel in "Rocky Rose"
We can't decide if this is more pumpkin or candy apple red, but either way, it's a perfectly spooky color to brighten up your cozy fall wardrobe. Maybe pair with matching lips for a truly bewitching look.
ZOYA Nail Polish in "Blair"
There's nothing more seductive than a great blood red. With just the right amount of shimmer, this deep burgundy will have everyone wondering what dark and delicious secrets might be up your sleeve.
Essie Enamel in "Salt Water Happy"
We get it, not everyone is celebrating the end of summer and light, breezy colors. So for you ladies who aren't ready to give up summer just quite yet, extend the season with this gorgeous light blue, and keep a little bit of the summer sky with you wherever you go.
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