I'm Totally Obsessed With Hermès Nail Polishes—These Are the Best Ones By Far

Quite often, when you look at the names of nail polishes, they tend to fall in to two camps. They are either quite literal or tongue-in-cheek. OPI's Bubble Bath nods to the glossy, clean-girl finish it leaves on the nails, and it's hard to not laugh a little at the shade Tickle My France-y. Hermès, however, steers clear of this—but what else would you expect of one of the chicest names in fashion? In fact, many of the shades nod to the signature Hermès silk scarves and iconic leather goods. In fact, several of the nail enamels are inspired by pieces from Hermès archives and, in particular, the luxury heritage brand's enamel bracelets.


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The shade Orange Boîte was designed to emulate Hermès iconic orange boxes. Hermès has made something as simple as a nail polish pot a luxurious—and not to mention covetable—item that we'd very much like to house on our own vanity table with its weighty golden-tone lid and circular bottle. Even the cap of the bottle features the embossed Hermès logo. If a Birkin bag or Hermès bracelet is off the cards and, let's be real, out of budget, the nail polishes make buying in to a piece of the brand just a tad more accessible at £42 for the color polishes. The range also includes a base coat, top coat, hand cream, nail oil and nail files. 


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Les Mains Nail Enamels launched in 2021 much to the delight of many beauty editors. Hermès Beauty has a small range of colours compared to most, which perhaps only adds to its appeal as a curated edit of considered shades. In fact, you can even find lipsticks in the matching shades of the polishes. What makes them particularly desirable, however, is that each of the polishes also comes stored in a miniature Hermès box.


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Hermès's collection of nail polishes has also garnered glowing reviews, with long-lasting, chip-free colour touted as one of its best qualities. Want to find out more? We've picked our favourite Hermès nail colour shades below.

The Best Hermès Nail Enamel Colours

1. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 33 Orange Boîte

2. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 46 Rouge Exotique 

3. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 75 Rouge Amazone

4. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 85 Rouge H

5. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 70 Rose Indien

6. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 64 Rouge Casaque

7. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 74 Rose Magenta

8. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 30 Rose Horizon

9. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 91 Vert Ecossais

10. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 49 Rose Tamisé

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.