Generally, there are fewer new nail polish colors released in the winter than there are in the fall or spring, but the ones that are launched are pretty festive — it is the holidays, after all. This can be good or bad, depending on your feelings about red or glitter (or both simultaneously).
Luckily, there are plenty of shades available this season for just about every taste preference, including several that don’t scream, “Let’s decorate a tree and drink egg nog!!!” Here are 14 brand new polishes for whatever your mood is this winter. Shop soon if you’re in the market, because many are limited-edition.
Context Whiplash ($15): This subtle silver metallic reads chic and not too glittery.
Essie Social Lights ($8.99): Gray provides a neutral base for a duo-chrome, opalescent shimmer that has hints of red.
OPI Coalmates ($10.49): This charcoal-based color holds fine multi-colored glitter and gives an oil-slick look.
Diorific Vernis Emerald ($28): Yes, it’s pricey, but no one does a more festive holiday nail polish bottle than Dior. This metallic green is basically holiday in a bottle.
YSL La Laque Couture Studio Silver ($28): This color is like a disco ball for your fingers.
Zoya Tawny ($10): This unique rosy copper shade is a nice alternative to a run-of-the-mill red polish.
Variations of Red
OPI My Wish List Is You ($10.49): This is a lovely orangey-red cream shade.
Diorific Vernis Grenat ($28): This blue-red cream screams classic holiday.
Butter London Glazen Nail Firecracker ($10): This is a poppy cherry red with red shimmer added for good measure.
Deborah Lippmann Little Red Corvette ($20): This deep red cream has berry undertones.
When You’re Sick of Holiday-Themed Nail Polish
Essie On Your Mistletoes ($8.99): Despite the name, this dark teal cream polish does not bring to mind mistletoe.
Chanel Celebrity ($28): This shiny, inky black is perfect.
LVX Mulberry ($18): If purple and mauve had a baby, it would be this color.
Orly Champagne Slushie ($6.85): The name perfectly describes the shade.
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