Fall is almost here, which means we’re switching the freezing-cold froyos for steaming lattes, lightweight skincare staples for heavier options, and sparkly nail shades for a sultry nude hue (this isn’t a standing summer-fall rule, though).
But while we love rocking a sexy brown sugar or milky ivory nail look, shopping for nude polish can be a crapshoot.
That’s why we took up the challenge, combed through Pinterest, and compiled a list of best-selling, flattering nude polishes.
So, whether you’re looking for a pocket-friendly pick, stocking on Essie and Mented Cosmetics, or are heavy into cruelty-free and vegan-friendly brands, scroll down for the most incredible barely-there polishes every Pinterest Queen is buying.
Beyond the cheeky name, this award-winning polish goes on effortlessly, delivers generous coverage, and lasts for days. We also like that its brush fits all nail sizes for a smooth, streak-free application.
We aren’t sure why this OPI nude goodness was named You Don’t Know Jacques (because who doesn’t) – but we can swear to its unmatched, glossy finish for dark skin tones—not forgetting the over 11 days of wear (it’s more than most polish brands offer).
For only a couple of $$, you can treat yourself to a glamorous DIY manicure that lasts for days – now that’s the real definition of self-care.
And since it’s named after a creatively crafted bop, ‘Brown Sugar’ by musical genius D’Angelo, you know this shade will be a show-stopping fall hitter.
It’s effortless to apply, too, thanks to the signature wide brush.
Mented Cosmetic’s Brown & Bougie is a lush caramel shade. This eco-friendly formula is fragrance- and cruelty-free and comes in a classy opaque pigment that won’t fade or chip – no matter how hard you put your nails through the wringer.
If you’re an avid Zoya polish subscriber, you will do yourself justice by snagging this yummy, rich chocolate brown shade called Louise. The slightly warm hue gives a glossy, opaque finish with just two coats (or a sexy, sheer effect with one coat) and looks delicious on a range of skin tones.
Plus, it somehow offers the lasting power of gel, tyvm.
Hands up if you chip your nails the day you have them done! No one else? Oops, then it’s just Becky. Jokes aside, this Mischo pick comes with a chip-resistant, non-toxic, skin tone-loving formula that you can’t just say no to.
And did we mention it’s a solid alternative to a salon gel manicure? Now you know.
Nothing screams fall like pumpkin spice Lattes, and this fabulous modern nude polish from Young Nails is no exception. Its milky with a sexy pinkish undertone melts away into your skin no matter what your tone is.
Bonus? It dries fast and is Khelani’s and Rihanna’s favorite go-to for a flawless nude look.
Celebrity beauty expert Ishizu loves this nail polish for its creamy blush color and ability to enhance your nails’ coolness. Some say it even gives your nail beds a sexy, soft flush, essentially acting as the perfect blush for your nails.