In need of some winter nail inspo? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve identified the top five winter 2022 nail trends, and found affordable nail colours to help you achieve them at home.
Metallic makeup is big this season – it dominated Autumn / Winter 22 runways, and we’re seeing this translate into nail colours, too. Luxurious gold, bronze, silver and gunmetal is the perfect complement to woolly knits, scarves and coats.
Revlon SuperLustrous Nail Enamel in Crème Brulee (R129.95)
Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Colour in Darling, You Are Fabulous! (R79.00)
Mavala Silicium Nail Color in Inverness (R105.00)
Playgirl Nail Lacquer in Vienna (R29.99)
Not exactly ground-breaking, but earthy tones are a popular winter choice because they’re so versatile, and they work! Not only do they look great with just about any winter outfit, but they make nails look well-groomed and are elegant for office attire.
Revlon SuperLustrous Nail Enamel in Sheer Pink (R129.95)
Mavala Silicium Nail Color in Muscat (R105.00)
Mavala Silicium Nail Color in Salamanca (R105.00)
Playgirl Nail Lacquer in Rio (R29.99)
We don’t usually associate pink with winter, but experts reckon this unexpected trend started on Tik Tok, after pink nail polish dominated the makeup videos towards the end of summer. The most popular shades right now? Bright fuschias, dusty pinks and bubblegum pinks.
Mavala Silicium Nail Color in Party Pink (R105.00)
Revlon SuperLustrous Nail Enamel in Optimistic (R129.95)
CATRICE Stronger Nails Strengthening Nail Lacquer in 10 Pink Warrior (R88.95)
essence gel nail colour in 15 Pink Happy Thoughts (R39.95)
Greens and teals
Green nail polish is one of those beauty trends that you’ll either love or hate – there’s no in-between. It can be somewhat daring and a lot of women worry about pulling it off, but when you find your perfect shade, green nail polish looks fun, bold and trendy. Shades of teal and grass seem to be particularly popular this winter.
essence gel nail colour in Don’t Leaf Me (R39.95)
CATRICE ICONAILS Gel Lacquer in Mint To Be (R75.95)
Mavala Silicium Nail Color in Grass Green (R105.00)
Mavala Silicium Nail Color in Detroit (R105.00)
Red nail polish never goes out of fashion, and is a year-round favourite, every year. This winter we’re looking towards deeper reds and brick reds – a welcome change after summer’s bright and fire engine reds.
essence gel nail colour in All-Time FavouRed (R39.95)
Revlon SuperLustrous Nail Enamel in Revlon Red (R129.95)
Playgirl Nail Lacquer in Anguilla (R29.99)
Mavala Silicium Nail Color in Manaus (R105.00)