The Most Famous Nail Polish Colors

Nail polishes come in a dizzying array of colors and finishes, but some classic hues have stood the test of time. 

Essie's Ballet Slippers, a neutral shade suitable for any event, hardly requires an introduction. Queen Elizabeth herself uses it as her preferred nail polish!

If you're looking for a virtually dark purple, go no farther than Lincoln Park After Dark. It's a must-have for the cooler months.


The first red nail polish, Cherries In The Snow, was released by Revlon in 1932. There may not be a more classic example than that one.

Essie's Topless and Barefoot is a universally flattering shade of neutral beige that never draws attention away from your other accessories.

Since its inception in 2001, OPI has sold over 5 million bottles of this nail polish. The sheer, baby-pink hue is ideal for a wedding.

You can take our word for it that every time you leave the house people will comment on the gorgeous glitter of this periwinkle hue.

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