We typically change a lot about our beauty looks and routines in the wintertime—perhaps a darker hair shade, a richer moisturizer, and moodier nail hues than the upbeat, bright bottles we reach for when it's warm out. Though, in the case of the latter, a dark nail feels too predictable. This season, we're looking to push the status quo. The problem is, when we walk into the nail salon, those endless rows of polish shades can feel a little bit daunting, so we turned to Instagram to see which shades our favorite celebrities are wearing to usher in the dipping temperatures. Sure, you'll see some classic winter hues in the mix, but there are a few unexpected outliers as well.
Deep Blood Red
Nothing screams fall more than cozy knits and moody nail hues, which we're seeing all over Instagram as of late. This shade from Essie is a deep blood red, but there's beauty to its darkness, as evidenced by Hailee Steinfeld below.
Sheer Baby Pink
A super-sheer baby-pink lacquer transcends every season. It's incredibly unfussy, and if it starts to chip, it isn't outwardly noticeable. Below, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is showcasing how elongating and flattering the shade looks.
Pale Pinky Beige
Another flattering shade we're seeing everywhere is an ultra-pale pink-beige, a color that's reigned supreme for ages and still holds massive weight. Rihanna is seen wearing the shade on long acrylic nails below.
Bright Fire Engine Red
Best described as fire engine red, this seemingly summery shade has been gracing the digits of several celebrities lately, and we appreciate the unexpected pop of color.
You can't escape the news of Ariana Grande's takeover of the Charlie's Angels soundtrack, and her Thank U, Next album. In signature Ari fashion, the songstress nods to the '90s and '00s in her beauty looks, too. We've seen her rock a French manicure for quite some time now, though the almond shape and deep-V design of her nails makes for a more modern take on the classic style.
Speaking of an updated French manicure, Jennifer Lopez is seen flipping the script with a black and white version below. But if nail art isn't your thing, an all-out nail blackout as seen on Candice Swanepoel is also perfectly apropos for cold weather.
Deep Forest Green
Charlize Theron never shies away from a head-turning beauty moment, so it's no surprise she let her nail beds take the spotlight with this bold, green shade. We have to admit, it's right in time for the approaching holiday season, too.
Celebrity nail artist Kim Truong created these ultra-pale, blue nails for Kylie Jenner on her birthday trip using Bio Seaweed gel polish. To create the look at home, try this soft shade from Essie.