With nail polish brands releasing capsule collection after capsule collection, Tom Ford nail polishes (formally known as Tom Ford Nail Lacquer, thank you very much) remain core to its luxurious roots. It's no secret why manicurists and mani-loving fans are always drawn to the brand's selection: The formula is rich and non-sticky, the polishes make you feel even richer, and there's a plethora of color selections for every vibe.
“I love its viscosity! [Ford's] polishes go on very sleek and smooth, not leaving any streaks. They're lusciously pigmented, too” Sarah Chue, a celebrity manicurist who works with Tiffany Haddish and Amy Poehler, tells The Zoe Report.
And Karen Gutierrez, a celebrity nail stylist who works with Sofia Vergara, sings those same praises. “Their selection of shades are impeccable — the colors are unique and chic, and the pigments on these shades are rich in color,” she notes. “They’ve done an amazing job of creating shades for every skin tone and colors that look great on every skin tone, too. It’s truly worth the price and splurge.”
Let's not forget the fact that they look as good as they wear, too. “The rectangular glass bottles of polishes make it feel that much more of a product!” Chue adds. Because, let's be real... your nail selfie clout will jump a couple of points if you're grasping one of those coveted bottles.
See the best of the best, ahead.
"This shade is one of my go-to red colors. It's the perfect mix of not too warm or cool, and looks good on any skin tone," King tells TZR.
This shade "will complement and not drown out the fairness of skin complexion," Chue says.
Medium & Olive Skin
This pick by King for those with medium and olive skin tones is sure to stand out with the warmer tones of your skin. The pigmented pink shade is a deep, yet creamy almost pastel-like color.
Chue says that this shade is a rich, fun, and luscious burgundy.
The tones in this lacquer start out with a rust tint at first coat, then transform into a deep chocolate brown which matches perfectly with warmer skin tones.
Scarlet Chinois is a "bright, beautiful, classic red that surely gives out a statement."
King says that this is one of her favorite Tom Ford shades. "I love how it pops on darker skin tones," she says.
"I love this nude on darker skin tones because it has a hint of peach and blush pink to it. It's slightly different than your average nude, but it's great for everyday wear," King explains.
Black Sugar reads as a sheer chocolate tone once applied, according to Gutierrez.
This deep plum shade is sure to give a pop of color to your next manicure. Even though it's a deeper shade, it will still show bright and vibrant.