Halloween is the best time to add a little spookiness and fun into your manicure. That said, it’s time to swap out your staple shades and instead opt for a jet-black hue, or amp up your look even more with classic Halloween-themed nail wraps. Below, we’ve rounded up the must-have nail goodies to best complement your costume this year. Scroll down to see our picks and get your nails in the holiday spirit!
Glow in the Dark Nail Polish
Make your manicure glow at night by applying a glow in the dark polish instead of a black or orange hue. We love NCLA Glow in the Dark Polish ($16; whatsupnails.com) and SinfulColors Glow in the Dark Polish ($2; sinfulcolors.com), which both leave behind a vibrant (and eerie!) glimmer on the nails.
Achieve fun and spooky Halloween designs with an easy-to-apply nail wrap that can last up to a week. For red and black spiders, go with a KISS Nail Dress ($3; bejour.com). For fun Halloween designs, try NCLA’s Designer Nail Wraps in Jack-O-Lantern ($16; shopncla.com) or Day of the Dead ($16; shopncla.com). Better yet, stock up on the new Incoco magic and mischief collection, which includes four festive Halloween designs (available at Walgreens).
For a long-lasting manicure that will serve as the perfect complement to your costume go with a mess-free, press-on nail option—no dry time required. For vampire-like nails, try Elegant Touch Vampire Kiss ($9; eleganttouch.com) white and bloody red press-ons. For classic Halloween designs like pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and candy corn, opt for Broadway Nails Press-On Manicure in Haunting ($5; bejour.com) or Cauldron ($5; bejour.com).
Black Nail Polish
Nothing screams mysterious and scary more than a jet black mani. Get into the Halloween spirit by painting your nails this fierce shade. For dark and intense hues to get you ready for trick or treating, we love Essie Nail Polish in Licorice ($9; essie.com) OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx ($10; macys.com) and Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Fade to Black ($18; deborahlippmann.com).