Go dark with your nail polish this festive season (like Meghan Markle)

Go dark with your nail polish this festive season (like Meghan Markle)

Last night it was The British Fashion Awards, and Meghan Markle made a surprise (and oh so beautiful) appearance to present Claire Waight Keller with the British Designer of the Year Award. It’s little surprise seen as she dressed the Duchess for her wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year.

Breaking tradition with royal protocol, the Duchess opted for a dark nail colour, which we absolutely love (especially for the festive season). The beautifully glossy and inky hue is giving us some major nail envy, so we have rounded up our edit of the best dark nail polishes so you can celebrate the party season a la Meghan Markle inspired.

Which are the best dark nail polishes?

Jessica's Nail Colour in Midnight Affair is a beautiful dark plum hue, which is great if you want to go dark this Christmas without opting for a black polish. Giving a beautifully glossy burgundy hue to nails, this is one of our favourite shades for the festive season.

Want to go dark but prefer a blue hue? You will love Deborah Lippmann's Gel Lab Colour Nail Polish in After Midnight. Free from the common chemical nasties found in regular nail polishes, the formula glides onto the nails to give a cushioned and gel-like glossy finish.

Strapped for time but want a gorgeously dark hue for the upcoming party? You will love Rimmel's 60 Seconds Rita Shades of Black Nail Polish. Inspired by the very fashionable Rita Ora, this is a choice you can't go wrong with.

OPI's Black Cherry Chutney is a gorgeous dark berry shade for Christmas and we can't get enough of it. Its highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly and thanks to its chip-free texture, will leave your nails looking glossy and gorgeous for a long time.

If you're looking for a clean nail polish formula, you will love Nailberry, and for Christmas we adore their Noirberry shade. It has an oxygenated formula, which allows air and water to pass through so your nails stay healthy and strong.

ORLY's Star Spangled Nail Varnish is perfect if you want to go dark with a touch of glitter too. We love its wine-red hue and thanks to its chip-resistant formula, it will last throughout all those Christmas parties.

Image courtesy of elleuk.



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I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!