Channel the Controversial Megan Fox-Approved Nail Trend With These 9 Polishes
When I think of black nail polish, I think of being a mall rat, spending hours in Hot Topic, and saying "this isn't a phase, mom" while begging her to buy me a My Chemical Romance shirt. I had forgotten about that era in history until I saw celebrities like Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian ushering in the return of a very specific trend: black nail polish.
It's impossible to pinpoint the exact driving forces behind the resurgence of black nail polish, but I speculate there are a few. Despite personal feelings, there is a general Y2K resurgence happening in makeup (see: body glitter) and fashion (somehow, Von Dutch). Black polish and accents also made several appearances in different fashion week shows like Peter Do and LaQuan Smith.
Personally, I also speculate that the pandemic has fostered a low-maintenance attitude of which black nail polish fits into perfectly. When the polish starts chipping it can look "grunge" instead of messy, and it's an easy manicure to DIY. Many of the celebrity looks are minimalist — Fox and Kardashian, for example, are wearing solid color nails.
As the days get darker during fall and winter, black is also less of a stark contrast than in the light-filled seasons. If you have decided to join in on the Hot Topic fun, maybe leave that bottle you bought from Claire's in 2002 and consider one of these new options instead.