NewBeauty Editors’ Picks: Our All-Time Favorite Nail Colors

As a beauty editor, it’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite nail color (there are so many amazing ones!), but when it really comes down to it, some shades take things to a whole other level. Here, we share our all-time favorites.

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Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Editor

“I love Essie Marshmallow because it’s the perfect classic pink. When I want to do gel, I always go for OPI GelColor in Funny Bunny.” $9 essie.com; $34, drugstore.com

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Liz Ritter, Executive Managing Editor

“OPI Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark. I only wear it September-May so it’s sort of my go-to in the non-white-pants months. It goes with everything—every skin tone, every outfit, every piece of jewelry—you could possibly have.” $10, ulta.com

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Anna Jimenez Lyle, Editorial Video Director

"There is something about a deep dark red like Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Vamp that is so classic to me. It’s the kind of nail look that you can wear with any outfit and it elevates the style. This shade from Chanel has just a hint of shimmer, which gives it a super luxe feel.” $27, chanel.com

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Brittany Burhop, Senior Editor

“It’s so hard to pick just one—every week my nails are a different color—so I’ll settle for a tie. Essie Really Red (it’s just a downright perfect shade that I can wear any time of year and looks just as good on my nails as it does on my toes) and Essie Bikini So Teeny (I have a little love affair with this color—it’s so fun and flirty, yet a little tomboy, which I like).” $9 each, essie.com

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Leah Goldblatt, Editorial Assistant

“As soon as fall hits, I always jump at the chance to break out my all-time favorite nail polish Revlon Nail Enamel in Midnight Affair. It goes on smooth and looks like the richest, most luxe shade of navy with just a slight sheen to it. I come back to it year after year, and you can’t beat the price.” $3, ulta.com

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Margaret McGriff, Senior Web Editor

“When it comes to a nail color I can wear no matter the season, I always turn to Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Trouble Maker. It's rich enough to wear during the fall, yet gives me the right pop of fun color come summer.” $11, soap.com