I love to wear dark, shimmery, or jewel-tone nail polishes in the fall. I especially gravitate towards reds or browns. Last autumn, I loved to wear Revlon Vixen on my toes and Revlon Gray Suede on my fingers. This autumn, I've expanded my nail polish collection.
|Top 10 Fall Nail Polishes (l to r): Zoya Nina, New York Color Lincoln Center, Revlon Vixen, Essie Plumberry, Zoya Shivon, Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, Milani Purple, Revlon Gray Suede, Essie Lady Like|
My Top 10 Autumn Nail Polishes
|[Maroons] Zoya Nina | New York Color Lincoln Center | Revlon Vixen|
Zoya Nina :: This is a creamy chocolate brown with a red undertone. It is dark but not too dark, so it still looks fine against my super pale skin. I wear this color for a shocking dark mani or pedi. (Here Nina is worn on my toenails.)
New York Color Lincoln Center :: This color is very similar to "Nina," but it is more red than brown. The consistency is very watery, which I find easier to apply to my fingernails than my toenails.
Revlon Vixen :: This color is very similar to the last two, but it is slightly lighter and more maroon. Of the three, I like this color the best, but it applies a bit streaky and therefore needs three coats, so I usually just apply this as a pedicure.
|[Swatches] Middle finger: Revlon Vixen | Ring finger: New York Color Lincoln Center | Pinky: Zoya Nina|
|[Lovely Reds] Essie Plumberry | Zoya Shivon|
Essie Plumberry :: This is a beautiful red. I have very pale, cool-tone skin. This color leans a bit blue and isn't too dark, so it's my perfect red nails polish, and I love having red nails in the fall. The formula is great: it applies easily in two coats and lasts for days without chipping.
Zoya Shivon :: I have already shown you Shivon. (I've also worn it on my toenails.) As I've mentioned before, it's a metallic red with gold shimmer on top. It has a flash of gold, but the base color is blue-toned, so it still looks good on my cool-tone pale skin. It's a festive holiday color.
|[Shiny!] Revlon Facets of Fuchsia | Milani Purple Passion|
Revlon Facets of Fuchsia :: This polish has hexagons and tiny dots of fuchsia glitter in a black base. It was opaque in two coats. While I normally shy away from black polish (because I am very pale), this polish had enough sparkle to brighten the dreary black plus it's paired with a vibrant fuchsia. This is my way of wearing black nail polish.
Milani Purple Passion :: This is a gorgeous metallic blue-leaning purple polish. I love wearing jewel tones in autumn. Unfortunately, this polish chips very quickly. I wore it on one finger here and with crackle over it here.
|[Fall Neutrals] Revlon Gray Suede | Essie Lady Like|
Revlon Gray Suede :: I often prefer neutral manicures, and these following two polishes are my way of wearing a neutral nail in the fall. Gray Suede is a taupe with a tiny flash of shimmer. I love it. I shared a not-very-good picture of me wearing it here (color accurate but you can't see the shimmer). This is a thin polish (which I like), so I find it easy to apply, and it's opaque in two coats, and it lasts for days.
Essie Lady Like :: I love pinks and purples and browns, and what do you get if you combine all those? Mauve. This is a lovely light mauve. It's the same color as Essie Demure Vix(en) without the shimmers. It's creamy and easy to apply and lasts a long time. I wore Lady Like here with a lacy scarf of the same color (that I knit myself!).
What have your favorite fall nail polishes been this year?