A manicure and OPI nail polish go together like peanut butter and jelly, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, or a white tee and skinny jeans. The combo just makes sense. In fact, we'd argue OPI might just be the most iconic and well-loved nail polish brand of all time, easily boasting some of the most in-demand cult nail colors within the nail realm. And when you think of how many nail polishes there are out there, that's pretty damn impressive.
Even if you're not a nail polish person (don't worry, we won't judge), chances are high that you'll recognize fan-favorite shades like I'm Not Really a Waitress, Lincoln Park After Dark, or Cajun Shrimp. And if not, don't stress: We're about to serve up a covetable list featuring 20 of the top best-selling OPI nail colors of all time. Curious to know which OPI colors nail polish lovers everywhere hoard obsessively? Keep scrolling!
1. Bubble Bath
If you love all things neutral and have gone through more bottle of Essie's Ballet Slipper than you can count, we recommend opting for this demure shade which the brand describes as a "sweet candy pink."
2. Big Apple Red
This perky shade of red is one of the brand's most iconic iterations of the classic hue. This one is juicy, commanding, and inspired by NYC.
3. Tickle My France-y
We've always loved the cheeky name of this cult-favorite nail color from OPI, and we also love the chic homage it plays to one of our favorite destinations. The brand describes it as "naughty," but we'll let you be the judge of that.
4. Alpine White
Looking for the perfect shade of crisp white this summer? Your hunt ends here.
5. I'm Not Really a Waitress
We don't know about you, but when we think of OPI's all-time-best nail polish colors, we instantly think of this gorge wine-red hue.
6. Princesses Rule
To be honest, we were semi-surprised to see such precious pink shade make OPI's best-seller list. But the numbers don't lie; apparently this glittery peek of pink is one of the brand's most-wanted hues.
7. You Don't Know Jacques
As my former fellow beauty editor Amanda Montell describes it, this "gloomy chic" shade of taupe is an answer for those who want something relatively neutral but slightly twisted.
8. Black Onyx
Meet your lacquer equivalent to the LBD, Black Onyx.
9. Malaga Wine
Rich and intoxicating (or so says the brand), this vino-inspired hue is one of the all-time best and looks great on everyone.
10. Cajun Shrimp
I might be biased, but this is my personal favorite OPI nail polish color, and I'd pretty much like to have it permanently tattooed onto my nails from June to August. It's coral, but a little more red and more sophisticated.
11. Strawberry Margarita
We recommend pairing this best-selling bright pink nail color with your favorite summer bevvie of choice.
12. Lincoln Park After Dark
Name a more iconic shade of brooding purple. We'll wait.
13. Taupe-less Beach
Think of this lighter, slightly more lavender shade of taupe as the second cousin of You Don't Know Jacques.
14. Funny Bunny
To be honest, we're not sure the difference between OPI rendering this shade of white "soft" and the above Alpine number "crisp," but we'll accept it as a classic best seller all the same.
15. Barefoot in Barcelona
Of course, if you can by any means actually be barefoot in Barcelona, we recommend it. Otherwise, make do with this hue.
16. Aphrodite's Pink Nightie
The Greek goddess of all nail colors, this pearlescent shade of light pink is a pretty way to elevate your go-to neutral hue.
17. Samoan Sand
A warm-beige pink, this favorite shade effortlessly enhances your natural nail color.
18. Berlin There Done That
Yep, another taupe! However, this German-inspired hue offers "crème" coverage and a chic neutral alternative.
19. Don't Bossa Nova Me Around
Pink? Gray? An enchanting combo of the two? We think it's the latter, and take it from us since we wear it 70% of the year.
20. Sweet Hearts
Almost white, this ultra-pale shade of pink is one of the most elegant to date.
Next up, celebrity manicurists share the best nude shades of nail polish for every skin tone.
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