Quite often, when you look at the names of nail polishes, they tend to fall in to two camps. They are either quite literal or tongue-in-cheek. OPI's Bubble Bath nods to the glossy, clean-girl finish it leaves on the nails, and it's hard to not laugh a little at the shade Tickle My France-y. Hermès, however, steers clear of this—but what else would you expect of one of the chicest names in fashion? In fact, many of the shades nod to the signature Hermès silk scarves and iconic leather goods. In fact, several of the nail enamels are inspired by pieces from Hermès archives and, in particular, the luxury heritage brand's enamel bracelets.
The shade Orange Boîte was designed to emulate Hermès iconic orange boxes.
Hermès has made something as simple as a nail polish pot a luxurious—and not to mention covetable—item that we'd very much like to house on our own vanity table with its weighty golden-tone lid and circular bottle. Even the cap of the bottle features the embossed Hermès logo. If a Birkin bag or Hermès bracelet is off the cards and, let's be real, out of budget, the nail polishes make buying in to a piece of the brand just a tad more accessible at £42 for the colour polishes. The range also includes a base coat, top coat, hand cream, nail oil and nail files.
Les Mains Nail Enamels launched in 2021 much to the delight of many beauty editors. Hermès Beauty has a small range of colours compared to most, which perhaps only adds to its appeal as a curated edit of considered shades. In fact, you can even find lipsticks in the matching shades of the polishes. What makes them particularly desirable, however, is that each of the polishes also comes stored in a miniature Hermès box.
Hermès's collection of nail polishes has also garnered glowing reviews, with long-lasting, chip-free colour touted as one of its best qualities. Want to find out more? We've picked our favourite Hermès nail colour shades below.
The Best Hermès Nail Enamel Colours
1. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 33 Orange Boîte
2. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 46 Rouge Exotique
3. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 75 Rouge Amazone
4. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 85 Rouge H
5. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 70 Rose Indien
6. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 64 Rouge Casaque
7. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 74 Rose Magenta
8. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 30 Rose Horizon
9. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 91 Vert Ecossais
10. Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in 49 Rose Tamisé
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