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9 Nail Polishes that Pop on Black Skin – Recommended in 2020

9 Nail Polishes for Dark Skin

These Nail Polishes have all been recommended especially for darker skin tones. Covering a range of colors from neutrals to brights, and at a range of price points, you are bound to find something you like below.

Milani Color Statement Tattle Teal

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

Milani Color Statement Tattle Teal is easy to apply in one single stroke. It is not only long-lasting but also beautiful looking.

Orly Nail Lacquer

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

Orly Nail Lacquer, Cotton Candy has both natural pearls for shine and durability. It has a streak-free coverage and the best part is that it is fast drying. It also has UV inhibitors that prevent the color from fading.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish, Red-iance is made with an argan oil formula that gives your nails a restorative boost. It not only adds a splash of vibrant color to your nails but also provides an instant moisturizing effect.

Allenbelle Color Changing Nail Polish Set

This product was recommended by M. Ammar Shahid from SuperHeroCorp

Get rid of the typical nail polish colors and bring change in your taste. Buy this non-toxic changing hues nail polish that gives your fingers a stunning look. All you need to do is to make sure that your nails are long enough to get the perfect shade effects.

Revlon Nail Enamel, Chip Resistant Nail Polish

This product was recommended by Vickie Pierre from VeteransAutoInsurance

When it comes to nail polish, I am of the opinion that it’s hard to go wrong with any shade of red. However, as an African American, I have difficulty finding red polish that truly “pops” against my skin tone. But once I discovered Divine by Revlon, I was sold. This deep red-purple shade has become my “go-to” polish, especially on my toes, because it provides a vibrant and rich splash of color without looking tacky or overwhelming. And when they say that it has a glossy finish, they aren’t lying! I have never had to add a top coat to this one. My experience with this polish is that it will last for days – sometimes even weeks – without losing its luster or shine.

Spread Your Wings ManiMe

This product was recommended by Kaitlyn Palocsko from inCommN

ManiMe, a company that creates at-home custom gel manicure adhesives for easy application, can be used by anyone. Using 3D modeling and machine learning technology, each mani is tailor-fit to your exact nail shape and size. Made with “10-Free” and Leaping Bunny Certified gel, ManiMe’s salon-quality, non-toxic adhesive stick on gels can be applied anytime, anywhere in under 10 minutes.

3:08 am LaPierre Cosmetics

This product was recommended by Brandi Blocker from LaPierre Cosmetics

LaPierre Cosmetics is an eco-chic beauty brand that encourages the pursuit of love, family, friendship and memorable experiences. The company was inspired by the founder’s mother, Jacquelyn Marie LaPierre. She was a woman who embodied elegance and class loved to polish and take care of her nails. For years, she created many fond memories with her daughter, over a bottle of nail polish. In 2013, LaPierre was diagnosed with lung cancer and was limited to the brands of nail polish she could use. Shortly after, her daughter created a ’10 FREE’ brand that LaPierre could use, while also creating a legacy. LaPierre lacquers are vegan, cruelty-free and manufactured in the United States of America. LaPierre donates a portion of proceeds to several non profit organizations that help those within the cancer community and to now foundations that help support the fight against social injustices.

LAW Beauty Essentials

This product was recommended by Tanisha Lawrence from LAW Beauty Essentials

LAW Beauty Essentials Brooklyn’s # 1 vegan friendly and toxin free nail polish ! Our mission at LAW Beauty Essentials is to promote making health conscious decisions suitable to your life style. We are inspired by women all over the world. You worry about what color suits you best, we’ll take care of all the other stuff!

LECHAT Perfect Match Nail Polish

This product was recommended by Jeremy Owens from Seriously Smoked

The Upper East Side color variant of LECHAT is the deep green hue black-skinned people never knew they needed on their nails. This nail polish perfectly compliments dark skin as it helps invoke a classic chic feel. The formula is also easy to apply and quickly opaques at a maximum of two coats!

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Written by Zak Parker

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