I know that dark nails have been popular for years now, but I still love rich, royal purple nails, especially for the fall and winter. And royal purple is going to be hot this fall season. Many makeup companies are launching royal purple products for fall 2010. Royal purple is a deep shade and has more drama than a black in my opinion. It’s neutral tones of blue and red won’t wash you out. Here is a list or a guide of royal purple nail colors at a variety of price points. And of course, if you know of any more, please add them to the list. With so many companies out there, it is so easy to overlook a few 🙁
Under $9 Nail Colors: Elf Nail Polish in Royal Purple is like its name but with shimmer. It retails for $1.Want glitter in your purple polish? Try Sinful Colors Nail Enamel in I Love You (not pictured), a rich purple with lots of glitter. Retails for $2. L.A. Colors Nail Polish in Purple Ice (not pictured) is a royal purple with silver shimmer. It retails for $2. Maybelline Express Finish Nail Polish in Grape Times is a cool blue purple that retails for about $3.50. Milani Nail Lacquer in Totally Cool is a rich purple with coppery pink shimmer. This one really looks great on warm complexions. It retails for $4.50. NYX Nail Polish in Wild (not pictured) is a shimmery royal purple. It retails for $5. Revlon Nail Enamel in Plum Night is a sultry and luxurious deep purple satin shade, flirting with black. It retails for about $5. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Harmony is a shimmery deep purple. It retails for $6.50. Manic Panic Claw Colors Nail Polish in Purple Haze is a deep purple shimmer that retails for about $7. Essie Nail Colour Polish in Sexy Divide is a rich purple with metallic shimmer that retails for $8. Sephora by OPI Nail Color in Just A Little Dangerous is a “punk rock” shimmery purple. This is one of my favorite deep purples this season. It retails for $9.
Over $9 Nail Colors: Sparitual Nail Lacquer in Illume is a dark purple with a vegan formula. It retails for $10. Butter London Nail Lacquer in HRH is a true royal purple with shimmer. It retails for $14. Illmasqua Nail Varnish in Baptiste deep royal purple shimmer. It really is a beautiful shade because it shines like patent leather. Retails for $14. NARS Nail Polish in Purple Rain (how did they ever get away with that name without Prince suing the undies off of them!) is a shimmery purple. I think it is a limited edition shade but it has been around for awhile. It retails for $16. Deborah Lippmann in Pump Up The Jam is a deep plummy purple shimmer. It retails for $16. Usulu Airlines Nail Polish in NMA is a rich, dark purple verging on aubergine because of hints of red. It retails for $22.
If I had to name a favorite from this guide, which is difficult, I’d have to go with Sephora by OPI in Just A Little Dangerous. My favorite name out of the list: Deborah Lippmann’s Pump Up The Jam. What’s yours?
UPDATE: This is an old post. Some of tese are no longer available.
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