Just when you thought burgundy nail polish was burgundy nail polish, think again. Sure, it's one of the most in-demand nail color shades for fall (and pretty predictable as far as our polish trajectory goes), but not all burgundy shades are created equal.
Some are a tad more purple, while some are more black or crimson. And yes, some even teem with shimmer and chunky glitter. Regardless, there are 10 cult best-selling burgundy nail polishes that beauty editors, manicurists, celebs, and polish-loving reviewers go nuts over. And we're divulging them here.
If you're in the mood for something a little less-expected for fall, feel free to peruse these options instead, but if you're ready to explore our favorite all-time bottles of burgundy (preferably while sipping something spiked with apple or pumpkin), we've got you covered. And just as an extra bonus, we picked color pairings in case you're shopping for both your manicure and pedicure.
Ahead, the 10 best burgundy nail polishes of all time.
1. Essie Nail Polish in Bordeaux
According to the brand, this rich shade of fine wine is a consistent best seller and the perfect addition to your fall beauty M.O. (Or really, any season M.O.)
2. Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Lover's Creep
Described as an "opaque" shade of Bordeaux, this luxe polish from Smith & Cult is the ultimate shade of burgundy—high shine and ultra-pigmented color pay-off.
3. OPI Nail Polish in Malaga Wine
Dubbed by the brand as one of their most iconic nail polishes of all time, Malaga Wine is a rich, intoxicating, eternally classic shade of burgundy.
4. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Noir
Borderline black, Chanel's stunning shade of burgundy is the vampiest out of the bunch and not for the polish faint of heart.
5. Jin Soon Nail Polish in Jasper
Looking for the best burgundy nail polish with a touch of shimmer? This '90s-inspired hit of rich crimson is your ticket to success.
6. Tom ford Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux Lust
This ultra-deep nail polish from Tom Ford is your quintessential burgundy, and it also happens to have the perfect balance of gloss and and true-to-color opaque payoff. It also has just a touch of mesmerizing shimmer.
7. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Lady Is a Tramp
A classic burgundy doesn't get better than this. Deborah Lippmann's Gel Lab Pro line imitates the look of a gel manicure with a high-shine finish.
8. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Wine Stock
This vino-inspired shade of burgundy nail polish hits the trend spot-on while inflecting significantly less damage to your bank account. Plus, it wears so well you'll think you paid five times the price for a gel mani.
9. OPI Nail Polish in I'm Not Really a Waitress
Chip resistant and amazingly fade-proof, I'm Not Really a Waitress will be the best new burgundy addition to your fashion and beauty arsenal.
10. Zoya Nail Polish in Rachael
Zoya describes this consistent best seller as a full-coverage mulberry cream, and yes, it just so happens to be our favorite chic hue of burgundy from the brand.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.