The Most Popular Burgundy Nail Shades

The Most Popular Burgundy Nail Shades

A burgundy mani always looks good in autumn – and if you’re after a new shade, these are the most popular choices in some of London’s top salons.
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SALON: Blush & Blow

SHADE: CND Vinylux Nail Polish in Decadence, £11.95A purple-toned red, this is ideal if you are after a burgundy that’s a bit different. Its more blue tone is flattering on everyone and, like all CND polishes, the high-shine gloss will keep nails looking slick. Available at

SALON: Margaret Dabbs

SHADE: Margaret Dabbs Polish in Plum Rose, £14We love this classic plum-tone. The reddish undertones come out in the light, while vitamin E and wild rose work to strengthen nails over time. A must-try if you prefer a rich, deep shade. Avaiable at


SHADE: Nailberry Lacquer in Noirberry, £15One of our favourite colours of all time, this blackish-red looks seriously expensive. The well-sized brush coats nails in one go, while the vegan and cruelty-free formula is so gentle it never strips nails of essential moisture. Available at

SALON: London Grace

SHADE: London Grace Polish in Holly, £12Great for paler skin tones, this deep berry tone never looks too harsh. Wear it with shorter tips for a cool, clean and elegant look. Available at

SALON: Nails & Brows Mayfair

SHADE: Kure Bazaar in Cherie, £15Highly pigmented, this ruby red is beautiful worn as a single layer, but you can build it up for more impactful colour. The formula contains zero formaldehyde, parabens or synthetics and is made using wood pulp, wheat cotton and corn to nourish and hydrate the nail as it wears. Available at

SALON: Secret Spa

SHADE: OPI Nail Lacquer in Malaga Wine, £13.90This colour might look slightly lighter than the others on this list, but two layers is all you need for a rich tone that still lives up to its name. Classy and chic, expect this to last you at least a week with zero chipping. Available at

SALON: Aimee Purser Beauty

SHADE: The Gel Bottle in Cinnamon Spice, £14.50With a vegan and cruelty-free formula, this high-shine polish contains a rich pigment that lasts for days. The burgundy-brown tone is unlike anything else you’ll see on the shelves. Available at

SALON: Townhouse

SHADE: CND Vinylux Polish in Oxblood, £11.95An SL favourite, this beautiful burgundy is guaranteed to earn you compliments. Plus, the formula is designed to adhere fully to the nail, so you don’t need a base or top coat. Available at

SALON: Duck + Dry

SHADE: CND Vinylux Rouge Rite Nail Varnish in Rite, £11.95 

Prefer your reds a little more pink? This one’s for you. Chic and sophisticated, the finish is a little lighter, so it suits multiple skin tones. Great for your toes as well.  Available at

SALON: Blow Ltd

SHADE: OPI Nail Lacquer in I’m Not Really A Waitress, £13.90

This is Blow’s most requested burgundy. With just a hint of shimmer, it’s ideal for Christmas parties or anyone wanting something a bit more eye-catching. One coat will give you a soft, sheer finish, while two will deliver a deeper red. Extra points go to the wide brush for seamless application.  Available at

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