The 10 Best Essie Colors of ALL Time

Updated 09/08/17

With their chic little square bottles, easy-to-justify $8 price tag, and incomparable colors, Essie polishes were made for collecting. And since you'll be sporting many a DIY mani/pedi over the coming months, we took it upon ourselves to create a master list of the best Essie colors of all time.


Click through to discover the 10 BEST Essie polishes on the market for expanding your lacquer library!

A creamy pearlescent eggshell, the subtly sheer shade is as elegant as they come —a far cry from its Wite-Out reminiscent counterparts. We’ve never found a white this good. 

Chinchilly ($8)

The slate-inspired color takes on different hues in different lights, alternating between shades of gray and mousy brown, with lavender and camo-green undertones. Beyond chic with a chunky white sweater and denim cut-offs, it elevates any casual ensemble.

Fiji ($8)

The most perfect baby pink ever created. It’s not too sheer and the hue is the ideal candy pink, making it perfect for showing off a (faux) tan.

Dive Bar ($8)

An unparalleled moody blue-green-black worthy of the cosmos. It has an understated sparkle, and the shimmery swirl of colors is dramatic and sexy. 

We’re obsessed with this gorgeous robin’s egg blue that looks both white and mint green in different lights.

Luxedo ($8)

For dark vampy nails, Luxedo’s the ticket. It somehow pulls together plum, black, burgundy and oxblood into one rich color

The only sandy beige-nude nail polish you’ll ever need.  

A unique mixture of sea foam, jade, and true turquoise.  

For a playful pop of purple, we love this bright violet shade. It’s flirty and bold, but not over-the-top.  

A cult favorite, this Easter-egg pastel mixes mint green with Tiffany blue for a minty fresh kick. 

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