Within even the girliest of beauty brands lie some of the most perfect goth-inspired products, and that even goes for nail polishes. Too often, the world of goth queens is reserved only for the color black. However, there are days when you may not be feeling as Morticia Addams as usual. That's where we come in.
We've put together a list of 15 nail polishes that aren't black but will still satisfy your craving for darkness. From lacquers the color of the abyss to purples that are every witch's dream, the options are endless.
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China Glaze Nail Polish in Moon Light The Night ($8, Ulta)
The terms "goth" and "unicorn" might not sound like they go together, but China Glaze proves that they do. This sparkly yet dark nail lacquer is for the person who wants a little glitter to quite possibly illuminate their dark soul.
Christian Louboutin Nail Color in Bianca ($50, Sephora)
As if the packaging isn't enough to sell you, this long-wearing, provocative nail lacquer comes in a blue as dark as the midnight skies. And if you were looking for a great vanity accessory to go with the rest of your spiky stuff, this is the ultimate spike of all.
Essie Nail Polish in For The Twill Of It ($9, Ulta)
This iridescent gray packed with hues of silver and blue is reminiscent of a nighttime storm. Hypnotize those around you as your nails change color with the light.
Nails Inc. Dirty Unicorn Collection in Hot To Trot ($15, Sephora)
Dirty Unicorn? Now that's a name we can relate to. This shade-shifting, multitone shimmer is inspired by those who like to hang out after dark.
NARS Nail Polish in Night Porter ($20, NARS)
This brilliant yet witchy green hue is anything but basic. Just one coat of this pigmented formula will have you ready to go in no time.
NeVerMind Polish Holographic Multichrome Polish ($11, Etsy)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the biggest and baddest goth queen of them all? NeVerMind's chrome polish gives the effect of popular chrome powders without the hefty price tag or trip to the salon.
One Off Black Holographic Nail Polish ($15, Etsy)
Deep silver glitter pigments are the star of this nail polish. If you're looking for something almost black but not quite, this is for you.
Smith & Cult Kings and Thieves Nail Lacquer ($18, SpaceNK)
Coat your nails in a dark ink-blue shade that turns heads with this highly pigmented nail polish. The uniquely shaped bottle includes a shorter-than-usual nail brush that allows for smooth coverage and greater control when applying the lacquer.
Spectrum Cosmetics Purple Sparkle Nail Polish ($5, Etsy)
With a sheer black base, this polish, loaded with flecks of purple sparkle, is out of this world.
Zoya Nail Lacquer in Giovanna ($9, Ulta)
This long-wear vegan nail polish is for the goth queen that wants to soften it up a bit. Don't worry, though, this color is anything but girlie.
Jin Soon Nail Polish in Abyss ($18, Barneys)
JINsoon's FW17 nail polish collection is inspired by Art Nouveau, a 19th-century art style embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and decorative arts. This long-lasting gray-blue shade is quick-drying and chip-proof.
Givenchy Le Vernis Nail Polish in Cosmic Night ($24, Barneys)
This limited-edition, sparkling burgundy shade is mesmerizing AF. This is the color your friends will be begging to borrow.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Prune Dramatique ($28, Barneys)
This nutrient-enriched polish strengthens the nails while looking amazing. This deep purple is perfectly practical while being equal parts gothic.
Deborah Lippmann All Fired Up Gel Lab Pro Collection in You Oughta Know ($20, Sephora)
You'll feel like you're being put under a spell with just one glance at this deep orange and burgundy color-shifting nail polish.
OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in This Color's Making Waves ($11, Ulta)
Have you ever looked at the sky before a storm? Well, now you have, and it's in a nail polish.