Nail Files: Marsala

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This year’s Pantone Color of the Year—a rich, red wine shade of sorts called “Marsala”—is, in our opinion, best worn on the nails. We found 10 high-impact polishes, each of which delivers a totally different look, all while keeping you right on trend.


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Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquers

We can’t get enough of the trendy, edgy colors that are Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquers. The shade you have to try: A plush, opaque Bordeaux called Lovers Creep. $18, smithandcult.com

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Topshop Beauty Nails in Figment

A sparkly spin on the “Marsala” look, Topshop Beauty Nails in Figment will add instant glitz and glam to your wardrobe. $10, Topshop stores

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Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Wicked Attraction

Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Wicked Attraction is a rich, sultry hue, just as its name suggests. $5, target.com

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JINsoon Nail Polish in Audacity

What else can we say about JINsoon Nail Polish in Audacity, other than that it is perfectly posh—a color-of-the-year staple for year-round wear. $18, jinsoon.com

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OPI’s Lost on Lombard

OPI’s Lost on Lombard—part of its San Francisco Nail Lacquer Collection—perfectly represents the chic West Coast city it was named after. $10, ulta.com

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Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Sevillana

Uberluxe and ultraglossy, Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Sevillana has a unique, triangle-shaped brush that delivers precise coverage. $50, sephora.com

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butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Ruby Murray

A limited-edition shade described as deep berry crème, butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Ruby Murray is formulated to supply long-lasting shine and color. $15, macys.com

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ORLY Darkest Shadow

If you’re looking for a darker version of “Marsala,” we recommend ORLY Darkest Shadow—it’s like a rich red wine with a shimmer effect that looks even prettier when it hits the light. $9, orlybeauty.com

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Maybelline Color Show in Wine and Forever

Maybelline Color Show in Wine and Forever is a full-bodied berry shade that incorporates a little more pink than the traditional “Marsala” hue. $4, maybelline.com

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Rituals Cosmetics Mini Nail Varnish in Maroon Red

The natural mineral base of Rituals Cosmetics Mini Nail Varnish in Maroon Red allows the polish to deliver a vibrant pop of color to your nails. $8, us.rituals.com

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