The Nail Polish Colors Every Woman Should Own

Whether it’s key pieces of jewelry or the wardrobe essentials everyone needs, we’re big proponents of investing in timeless fashion staples. The same goes for beauty, too, which is why we’re excited to present the first story in our brand-new Ask Byrdie series: the seven nail polishes every woman should have in her repertoire! 

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    While a new set of of-the-moment polishes pop up on our radar each season, there are specific shades that will always be on trend. Byrdie’s Beauty Director Britt Aboutaleb breaks down the ideal wardrobe of polishes. 

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    Red

    OPI Nail Lacquer ($8) in Big Apple Red

    “If you're going to own just one polish, this should be it. The classic cherry red works on every skin tone for every occasion.”

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    Burgundy

    RGB Nail Color ($18) in Oxblood

    “A classic burgundy should be your go-to shade during the colder seasons.”

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    Pastel Pink

    Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer ($24) in Tutu

    “A cotton candy pink's as classic as a cherry red—and makes your skin look significantly tanner.”

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    Black

    Wet 'n Wild Shine Nail Color ($4) in Black

    “Black's come in and out of fashion often enough to warrant a spot in your vanity.”

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    Metallics

    Butter London ($15) in Diamond Geezer (Silver), The Full Monty (Gold), and The Old Bill (Bronze)

    “Everyone needs a metallic, and your skin tone will determine whether gold, silver, or bronze looks best on you. I think Butter London makes the best metals.”

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    Pale Pink

    Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27) in Ballerina

    “A pale pink neutral's the way to go when you want to look polished and well-manicured without a shot of color.”

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    Glitter

    Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Collection ($19) in Happy Birthday

    “This glitter polish has flecks of sparkle in every color of the rainbow for the ultimate party on your nails.”

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Nail Lacquer

Nail Lacquer

OPI, $8
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Le Vernis Nail Colour

Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel, $27
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Nail Color

Nail Color

RGB, $18
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Glitter Nail Collection

Glitter Nail Collection

Deborah Lippmann, $19
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Butter London

Butter London

Diamond Geezer, $15
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Butter London

Butter London

The Full Monty, $15
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Butter London

Butter London

The Old Bill, $15
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