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5 Best Fall Nail Polish Colors of 2020 That Won’t Chip

These long-lasting hues are on-trend for fall.


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Not only do the leaves change colors during autumn, the nail trends do too! This year’s fall nail polish colors are earthy with a few surprisingly bold hues.

Whether you plan on heading to the salon or giving yourself an at-home manicure, make sure you get your hands on the latest shades that are not only longer-lasting, but also perfectly compliment your autumnal sweater dresses and boots.

Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer

fall nail polish

$28.00, Nordstrom

Why we like it:

  • 0.33 oz.
  • gel-effect
  • Made in France

You can’t go wrong with cherry red! This bold designer nail polish leaves an immaculate glass-like finish. With many classy tones available, this 999 Rouge 999 is no doubt our favorite.

One reviewer wrote: “First, I love Dior polishes. Yes, they cost a lot more than the drugstore brands. But they glide on easily, last a long time, and the brush makes doing my own nails quite easy. Also, the quality products have actually improved the texture and strength of my nails. This lacquer in the color Muguet is like a quick french manicure in a bottle. One coat of Dior base coat and 2 coats of this and I am good to go for about 10 days. I feel as though I have searched for years and finally found my perfect, everyday color. I don’t even look at cheap polishes anymore. Nothing else has ever been as consistently good and simple to apply as this.”

ORLY Nail Lacquer Polish – Turn It Up 20856

fall nail polish

$9.48, Walmart

Why we like it:

  • .6oz/18mL
  • Features the patented gripper cap
  • Iconic Orly bottle with 20% more product than the competition

This long-lasting nail polish is perfect for the colder seasons when applied correctly. It’s difficult to remove unless you use 100 percent acetone, so you won’t need to worry about ruining your manicure. This festive multi-color shade is versatile and adds a bit of glam to your look.

One reviewer wrote: “I so love this polish! I love how fun the colors are, how I get a lot of the color flakes, and how easy it is to manipulate it. It does dry out textured but that can be fixed with a thick topcoat. I really recommend it. Warning, it is difficult to remove. Will need a 100% acetone or a peel base.”

$5.59, Ulta

Why we like it:

  • ize 0.31 oz
  • 33 percent more chip resistance

With a matte metallic finish, and many colors to choose from, Sally Hansen Insta Dri is perfect for the colder season. It’s a third more chip-resistant than its competitors, so you don’t have the worry of damaging your nails as you zip up your coat.

One reviewer wrote: “I applied one light-medium coat and it dried fast about 90% in 3 minutes. I’d give it 5-7 mins tops for it to be completely dry. And just be too safe, I would not apply another coat for some colors. It looks fulfilling enough with one coat which is fantastic. Great product and beautiful colors!”

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour

fall nail polish

$28.00, Nordstrom

Why we like it:

  •  0.4 oz.
  • Enriched with bioceramics and ceramides
  •  Winner of Allure magazine’s ‘Best of Beauty’ award for Best Pink Nail Polish shade Organdi, 2019

The iconic Chanel nail polish has been reinvented with a new formula, with the sole purpose of lasting longer, leaving a top-quality high-shine finish. We love this rich burgundy.

One reviewer wrote: “This product has been well worth the price. It goes on with a smooth yet glossy finish to transform your hands into feminine and radiant sleek tools. I enjoy the product that I expect to purchase another color to alternate. The quality is not disappointing as most of CHANEL’S makeup products.”

Morgan Taylor
Platinum Professional Nail Lacquer Collection

fall nail polish

$11.99, Ulta

Why we like it:

  • Size 0.5 oz
  • 4 color choices

Platinum uses a long-wear formula, extending wear up to ten days. The texture allows an easy application process, with even spreading and an easy-to-grip wand.

One reviewer wrote: “Very happy so far with my Morgan Taylor nail polish purchase. Ordered the pinkish color during lockdown, hoping the ingredients used to create the holographic shine would also provide staying power. I was right! This polish goes on very easily & neatly (extra points) and lasts about a week. (It would probably last even longer without all the soap & hand sanitizer.) Will purchase additional colors from this brand.”

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