The Hottest Fall Nail Polish Shades Under $17

Fall is here, and that means you can change out your nail polish shades for some hot new looks. Whereas summer and spring were perfect for wearing bright happy colored nail polish, fall and winter lend themselves to more bold and moody shades. Runways and fashion magazines are showcasing the most-desired new shades for the season, and it’s now time for you to add some new colors to your repertoire without breaking the bank. We’ve gathered some of these sweet new shades for a must-have list of beauty buys under $15, the same amount as two trips to Starbucks. You’ll love them just as much as your beloved PSL!

Formula X

Vamp colors never go out of style, they just get more fabulous. Formula X’s new arrival, Vampira, is the goth vamp color you loved in high school with a subtle grown-up twist. The color is the result of a collaboration with famed tattoo artist Kat Von D and Formula X. It’s cruelty-free, and even features a matching lip color, so you’re style from head to fingers.


Essie’s new fall nail polish collection is inspired by rock and roll, and these glam shades will certainly stand out. Try the gold fabulousness of Leggy Legend or the dark espresso color of Frock n’ Roll. Both shades are available for less than $9 at most retail locations.

butter london

One of butter london’s new fall colors, Shag, is inspired by autumn leaves, and is a rich metallic lacquer. Also hot right now is Wallis, inspired by Wallis Simpson, Edward, Prince of Wales’ mistress. The color is a deep metallic olive gold that has the right amount of sparkle. These new colors are priced at $15 at beauty stores such as Ulta.

caring-caramelThe Body Shop

Although known more for their bath and body products, The Body Shop has some great nail polish shades. With its rich coloring, Colour Crush Caring Caramel will remind you of delicious caramel apples and kettle corn. It’s also 100% vegan and is only $8. You’ll find it on both the UK and US The Body Shop websites.


OPI is a favorite you’ll see on many beauty editor’s lists, and the gorgeous colors they create is one reason why. Try Peace, Love & OPI from the company’s San Francisco Nail Lacquer collection. Its rich dark grey has a bit of smoky appeal for only $10.

The brand also has a new fall line of Infinite Shine nail polish including the beautiful berry color Berry On and Stick to Your Burgundies. Both feature OPI’s gel effect system and look amazing when dry.


All of these shades in the OPI collection to die for, as are the others we’ve shared here. This fall, give your nails the perfect shade to complement the sweater weather, falling leaves, and crisp temperatures we all love. Put away the bright pink, the happy yellows, and light blues, because the season is ripe for bold, beautiful colors on your nails. All of the polishes here will get you through nicely from fall to winter, and even the first beginnings of spring.



  1. Jess Marie says:

    That gold is gorge!!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m so happy to find vegan nail polish, and so cheap. Makeup testing is horrible, and I already ditched several brands – educate yourselves! I can’t wait to buy at The Body Shop.

  3. Gabby says:

    Ah I love Formula X. They have the best nail polish and I love this vamp color, even if it was by Kat Von D. Ha.

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