20 Nail Shades We Love For Spring

One of our readers, Sarah, wrote to us and said she needed some guidance on nail colors for Spring.  Lucky for us, Instyle Magazine had just come out with a great article, so our work here is done!  Hope this is helpful Sarah!

Originally posted by Instyle


(clockwise from top)
L’Oréal Paris in Innocence, $5; lorealparis.com
Instantly gives nails a buff and healthy finish.

Essie in Angel Food , $8; essie.com
The ideal French manicure pink—minus the cheesy faux-tips.

MAC in Blissed Out, $12; maccosmetics.com
Not your grandmother’s beige.

Loud Pinks

Zoya in Anaka, $7; zoya.com
Looks stunning on darker skin.

Dior in Red Dahlia, $20; at Sephora
Reminds us of our Barbie dream house—in a good way.

Dior in Black Dahlia, $20; dillards.com
A bluish magenta that falls halfway between a bright and a dark.


Nars in Jungle Red, $16; narscosmetics.com
A deep red brownish red that doesn’t tip into maroon.

Essie in Fishnet Stockings, $8; essie.com
A classic burlesque red.

Chanel in Dragon, $23; chanel.com
Our favorite orange-red. And psst…looks amazing on short nails.

Blues and Grays

Sally Hansen in Blazing Blue, $5; at Target
Night sky blue with tiny silver flecks.

YSL in Tuxedo Grey, $20; yslbeautyus.com
Chic and classic, like a YSL smoking jacket for your nails.

Lippmann Collection in Don’t Tell Mama, $16; at Neiman Marcus
Like a mood ring, this chameleon shade is black, turquoise, and teal all at once.


Revlon in Plum Night, $5; at Walgreens
Inky without being goth.

OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark, $9; at Ulta
Good for those nights we feel like getting in a little trouble.

Essie in Wicked, $8; essie.com
The first dark shade we ever fell in love with.

Soft Metallics

Revlon in Silver Screen (top), $5; at Walgreens
The same glitz—and none of the chintz—as tinsel.

Chanel in Trapèze, $23; chanel.com
Our go-to metallic neutral.

Bold Metallics

Lippmann Collection in Nefertiti, $16; at neimanmarcus.com
Two coats yield a rich, gold-foil effect.

Estée Lauder in Gold, $18; esteelauder.com
A bronzey shade that warms up any skintone.

Rescue Beauty Lounge in Locavore, $18; rescuebeauty.com
A party on your fingertips.


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