Vibe: As the name suggests, it’s all about the music for Butter London’s fall collection. Colors were inspired by the colored mascaras and eye liners in Butter London’s first-ever color cosmetics collection. We’ve all heard of matching lips and tips, but now your eyes can match, too.
Colors: Brown Sugar, Inky Six, Pistol Pink, Indigo Punk, Jaded Jack, Black Jack
Vibe: OPI is staying in the US for their fall collection, this time hitting up the West Coast. The colors were inspired by the sea, sky, and famous San Francisco ‘hoods and sights, like Chinatown, the Embarcadero, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Colors: A-Piers To Be Tan, Dining Al Fresco, Haven’t the Foggiest, Peace & Love & OPI, Keeping Suzi at Bay, Incognito in Sausalito, Lost on Lombard, I Knead Sour, Muir Muir on the Wall, In the Cable Car, Embrca Dare Ya, First Date at the Golden Gate, It’s All San Andreas’ Fault, Wharf!Wharf!Wharf!, Alcatraz…Rocks
Vibe: Sally Hansen created collections for Rodarte, Prabal Gurung, and Tracy Reese’s fall runway shows. And now they are finally here. I have been DYING to get my hands on the rose gold ever since I laid eyes on the beautiful metallic French tips at the Rodarte show.
Colors:Prabal Gurung: Night Watch, Coat of Arms, Loden Green; Rodarte: Stocking Nude, Gold Roses, Platinum Star; Tracy Reese (below): Perfectly Poppy, Malbec, New Wave Blue
Buy It: Available September, $7.99.
Deborah Lippmann Jewel Heist
Vibe: Jewels are a theme this season, and Deborah Lippmann has you covered with big, sparkly glitter, deep cream colors, and subtle golds.
Colors: Fake It Til You Make It, Glitter and Be Gay, Laughin’ to the Bank, Shake Your Money Maker, Rollin’ in the Deep, Va Va Voom
Buy It: No need for a jewel heist. Available here, $17.
Vibe: This collection was also inspired by jewels, though it looks decidedly different from Deborah Lippman’s–it’s much more subtle. RGB founder Gina Carney is predicting a move away from nail art. “The pendulum, as it does in fashion, has swung in a sophisticated direction.” It’s a classic fall collection, full of jewel tones and deep brights. “Garnet” (in addition to being my birthstone) may be my favorite shade of all the colors on offer this fall.
Vibe: JinSoon’s fall collection is a collaboration with Tibi and it’s loosely based on minerals. The colors are gorgeous deep, shimmery jewel tones and two sophisticated metallics. Also, give her new Matte Maker top coat a try. It made me a convert to matte finishes.
Vibe: Ruffian always features some of the craziest nail art on the runways, and its “Ruffian Red” is a classic. This is the brand’s first ever stand-alone polish collection (they’ve done collabs with MAC in the past), and they crowd sourced three colors which were chosen for the launch and are based on the upcoming Spring 2014 collection. The other three make up the “Classic” collection.
Colors: Delirium, Fox Hunt, Hedge Fund, Ciré Noir, Ruffian Naked, Ruffian Red
Buy It: Available starting in September during fashion week at Birchbox, $10/bottle or $24 for a trio.
Zoya Cashmere and Satin Collections
Vibe: Like Essie’s, these collections celebrate the fabrics of fall. As usual, Zoya released two collections, one cream and one more shimmery.
Vibe: This collection encourages you to have a drink or two with your girlfriends. Sounds good to me. *clink*
Colors: Gossip Over Gimlets, Goldie But Goodie, Strike Up a Cosmo, Rendezvous With You, Queen B, Charmed I’m Sure, Public Relations, Kiss My Glass, Tongue & Chic, Scandalous Shenanigans, Don’t Make Me Wine, Red-Y and Willing
Buy It: Available September.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Blogger 2.0
Vibe: This is the second collection (the first one was in 2009) that Rescue’s founder, Ji Baek, has done in collaboration with bloggers. You can figure out who the bloggers are based on the polish names.
Vibe: These polishes are meant to mimic CND’s famed Shellac line but without the hassle of gel. They last for a solid week without chipping. Yes there are few metallics, but I’m also loving the deep moody colors.
Colors: Night Glimmer, Steel Gaze, Tinted Love, Blue Rapture, Burnt Romance, Dark Dahlia
Buy It: Available September.
Nails Inc Foil, Modern Art, Galaxy
Vibe: It’s all about the effects this season at Nails Inc. The brand tackles Jackson Pollack in its Modern Art collection, does pearl and crushed foil in its Galaxy collection, and goes for super shiny metallics in the Foil collection.
Colors: Modern Art: Bankside, Millbank, St.Martin’s Place, Cromwell Road; Galaxy: Westminster Bridge Road, Trafalgar Crescent, Knightsbridge Road, Buckingham Court; Foil: Chelsea Bridge Road, South Kensington, Kings Road
Vibe: This Brazilian line just recently launched in the US, and our early prediction is that you’re going to be seeing these polishes everywhere so start brushing up on your Portuguese. They only cost $4.99, are quick drying, and I love the distinctive bottles.
Colors: Ame Muito, Brinde Comigo, Consquiste Sempre, Dance Mais
Summer is just about over. Sad, yes, but there's a glossy, sparkly, silver lining: The new fall nail polish collections are here! And you are not going to be disappointed.
There are a few notable trends this season. Jewel tones (not shocking for fall, I suppose) are huge. I'm loving dark garnet now, and luckily there are several gorgeous ones. Metallics are also everywhere, as are hue-changing holographics. Textured polishes and big, sparkly glitters seem to be waning a bit, but you can still definitely find them this season.
Click through for tons of new fall 2013 nail polishes from pretty much every single company you can imagine.