Black Nail Polishes That Are More Glam Than Goth

The deeper, the chicer.

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Remember that episode of Girls when Jessa says only the chic babies wear black christening gowns? The same goes for your mani. Don't be afraid to go to dark with these polishes that are more glam than goth.

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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Gris Obscur

Best Overall

If you're looking for the perfect black nail polish, it doesn't get better than Chanel's iconic Le Vernis Nail Color. You'll bring a luxe finish to your tips with this deep shade. 

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast-Dry Nail Color
$2.46

Best Budget Buy

The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri basic black shade is a great drugstore nail polish buy. The color is opaque and saturated, and the formula dries quick for a flawless mani.

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Christian Louboutin Nail Polish in Khol
$50.00

Best Splurge

Christian Louboutin's pricey polish is as luxurious as it gets. The giant spiked bottle does provide a large amount of product, and the lacquer itself is of the highest quality. If you're willing to make the splurge, this is the black nail polish for you.

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Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Dirty Baby

With a name like Dirty Baby, you don't have to worry about nails looking too sweet. This black polish is speckled with silver glitter, and it's designed to look like asphalt after rain.

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CND Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish in Black Pool

CND's innovative "weekly polish" dries to a vinyl-like finish that doesn't chip like regular lacquer. If you want your black nails to last through a long weekend, pick this polish.

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish
$20.00

This warm, gold-flecked black shade comes off more chic and metallic than goth teenager, making it a great option for those looking for something more luxe.

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Cherry Chutney
$10.50

This black polish has a hint of cherry red swirled into it, making it appear a little more vampy-brown than straight black.

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Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Blacquer
$18.00

This dusky shade isn't one to hide in the shadows. All Marc Jacobs polishes feature patented bonding agents for a professional shine that you'd expect from the salon.

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NARS Iconic Color Nail Polish
$17.00

Backtrack to your angsty teen years with this inky hue from NARS. A slick coat of the solid black nail color brings some edge to any outfit, no matter how wholesome.

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JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Obsidian
$18.00

Obsidian means volcanic glass — and that's exactly what your nails will look like with this glittered polish. 🔥  (But it's much safer thanks to Jin Soon's five-free formulas.)

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