Of any shade I have been wearing recently, hues of red, especially wine toned shades of Burgundy, Claret, Merlot and Marsala along with grape toned purples have featured constantly on my nails. Be it hands or toes, these Vino Nail shades have been my go- to polish of choice. Wine shades have been everywhere the past few fashion seasons, with Marsala the Pantone colour of the year, the nail shade this season has to be Wine Nail Polish, full bodied and of a fine vintage!!
It is the main colour focus of the season and it was only a matter of time before I posted by favourite wine nail polish shades, perfect for the coming Autumn/Winter months.
Some of the classics in my collection, which I return to every Autumn, include OPI’s Malaga Wine and Bordeaux.
These shades are timeless and suit everyone, classic wine shades which have rich pigment and an excellent salon formula.
These shades can be pulled out with confidence and are beautiful on the nails.
Another shade of this ilk is Leighton Denny’s Mutual Attraction, a slightly more plum toned red but still absolutely beautiful on.
It has a shimmery formula and is one of my favourites from his range.
Essie’s latest collection offers us In the Lobby, a purple toned deep wine shade.
This is a more grape toned wine, but I recently picked it up and I am so glad I did.
It’s a more sheer formula but offers so much gloss, even without topcoat, and holds up well on the nails.
I popped to my nearest Ciate counter to check it out and quickly swatched. I was sad I didn’t pick it up there and then! I should of.
It’s another deep raspberry toned wine shade and its formula is super glossy, another winner from Ciate.
Another soon to be, great addition to my wine coloured nail wardrobe.
I love this shade and I am sad it hasn’t been added to the main Nails Inc core collection. I bought it in a set and have only ever seen it on Ebay and Sephora since I bought it.
So now I am barely using it, I am sadly savouring this lovely Nailkale polish.
The most similar shades of the wine toned variety from Nails Inc is Kensington High Street. This is one of the nearest shade, in the gel effect formula. These two beauty is pictured below.
From their latest collaboration with Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, Midnight Merlot a beautiful deep merlot shade wine (pictured below) is a classic deep wine shade.
It almost reminds me of Victoria also from Nails Inc without the patent finish.
Rose & Poetry has definitely took my fancy in the lovely lighter pink toned wine colour, you could call it a rose wine shade!
Looking at these shades and swatches it will likely be this shade of the four.
Any excuse really! I will have to pick all these up and see which is the closest to my beloved Holland Walk.
This is mainly due the sheer volume of dupes I would end up with. Yet she announced recently she is adding new shades to her range for Autumn and Winter.
One shade that has took my fancy is Ladies Night (pictured above), a light wine red shade. It hasn’t been released yet, but when it is available I will be picking it up. I am need of a cheaper wine shade and it will be a good opportunity to try out her range.
Two other bargain wine toned reds are straight from the drugstore. Revlon’s Parfumerie range has the gorgeous shade Bordeaux (pictured above) which does have a slight aroma of wine. Just!
It is a pleasant formula, used with good base and top coat and lasts fairly well.
Another shade I pull out from time to time is Maybelline’s Color Story nail polish in Wine and Forever (pictured above). This is a lovely shade for the price point, a rosy toned wine which is ever so pretty. The Color Story range always amazes me for range of shades for the price, you cannot go wrong.
From the complete other end of the spectrum, Chanel have some beautiful wine shades.
My favourite being Coup de Couer (pictured above), a pretty pink toned wine, very similar to the Wine and Forever shade. Definately dupe territory there if you are on the hunt!
I do love this shade at this time of year and it really lifts the hands. If you are like me, with a pale skintone and pink undertone, a bold wine shade gives life and wakens up the hands.
Also from Chanel are two new limited edition shades that I am waiting patiently to get my mitts on in October.
The first shade called Singuliere 673 – a true burgundy shade unique within their range, pictured above on the right.
The second Troublante 675 (pictured above left), is a pretty duochrome which goes from gold to red in tone. This is fairly unique shade in itself and yet I feel this shade could be the most dupable.
Cabin Fever from China Glaze is the most similar shade I have seen if you want to get a cheaper dupe, athough it’s more pink in tone. If I find a drugstore dupe, I will let you know.
Wow that is a lot of wine nail polish shades! I really do love vino nails though!
Especially when it gets to this time of year, it just looks classy like Ron Burgundy. I jest! But in all seriousness, now is the time for those wine coloured polishes.
What are your favourite wine nail polish shades for your Vino Nails? Any I need to check out?
Let me know your thoughts down below in the Comments.