One of the easiest ways to feel autumnal is by changing your manicure. Even if you live in a part of the country that won’t cool off for a while (like south Texas, ahem), you can still enjoy the fall fervor by opting for a moody nail color (may almost-black-plum live forever!)–or one of these on-trend colors for 2018. Because I’m interested in purchasing fewer things and streamlining my routine (win-win!), I’m all for landing on a signature fall shade to rotate with the basic colors I wear year-round.
Because there is an infinite number of shades on the market, we’ve narrowed down eight colors in seasonal shades (in vegan, cruelty-free formulas, of course!) to help you find your signature fall nail color. Let the oohs and aahs begin!
Best Fall Nail Colors for 2018 (Vegan & Cruelty-Free)
It-Girl Mauve: Zoya–Aubrey
Creamy mauve (à la one of the most popular lip shades of the past few years) is a perfect choice for anyone wanting a small change rather than one of the edgier shades for the season. Mauve is feminine and goes well with popular fall wardrobe colors, including charcoal, cream, and caramel.
Sumptuous Berry: Butter London–Ruby Murray
This stunning berry shade is a lovely fit for both fall and winter, and this deeply pigmented stunner is sure to leave you feeling like a queen.
Inky Blue-Green: NCLA–Steal My Kisses
How striking is this hue? I’m picturing it on my nails as my hands wrap around a mug of cocoa–or turmeric latte!
Sexy Sapphire: AILA–My 2 Jeffs
Feeling the trend for cooler-toned fall nails? Take it all the way with this stunning, oceanic deep blue with a subtle luster. This shade is guaranteed to draw compliments and become an instant favorite in your collection.
Vampy Espresso: Habit Cosmetics–Diabolique
This sinfully tempting shade looks almost black on nails–not for the faint of heart–but absolutely worth the indulgence.
Bright Coral: Sundays–No. 13
You may be surprised to see such a cheery shade on this ever-darkening list of colors, but this vibrant orange-red doesn’t need to be retired with your bikini. It’s a perfect signature shade if you’ve never identified with the moody hues that tend to dominant the cooler months.
Hunter Green: Butter London–Across the Pond
This ladylike green is almost too pretty to be true. But it is true. *Swoon*
This soft, warm brown is easy on the eyes and perfectly represents the “grounding down” feel of the cooler months–perfect for a no-fuss gal who loves to look after her nails.
Do you have a favorite shade on this list? I don’t know about you, but I’m really feeling the cooler tones!
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