Our metallic shade spotlight | Glamour guaranteed

Our metallic shade spotlight | Glamour guaranteed
Metallic nail colour - the effortless way to add an extra dose of glamour to your look… yet also, perhaps surprisingly, a most versatile and wearable year-round polish. Whether you opt for subtle shimmer, creamy molten metal or all-out glistening glitter, a gilded manicure looks sublime against sun-kissed skin, adds instant edge to winter layers and, of course, delivers the ultimate festive finish to every ensemble.

Here, we showcase the seven metallic polishes in our award-winning L’Oxygéné collection. Breathable, vegan, 12-free and impressively long-wearing, explore each unique hue, find your favourite and enjoy your very own metallic moment.

1. Golden Hour
Vibrant enough to catch the eye, yet with a soft lustre that will never overpower your look, the versatility of our opaque yellow-gold, Golden Hour, means you’ll get many miles out of this metallic polish. Lift a summer beach day look by sweeping it on tips and toes, style with a cosy knit for a chic winter look, or pair year-round with your favourite LBD for striking evening style.

2. Silver Lining
The wonder of our creamy chrome polish, Silver Lining, really comes into its own in winter. Soft, neutral and unquestionably cool, it’s an edgy addition to your everyday look. Our tip for evening wear? Seriously dial-up the shine of this stunning opaque silver with a sweep of our ultra-glossy Shine & Breathe Oxygenated Top Coat.

3. Star Dust
With its semi-sheer coverage and micro-fine glitter, the extent to which you let nails shimmer lies in your hands with Star Dust. A single layer over your usual base coat adds an exquisite iridescence to nails, add more for intensity and a real festive feel to fingers, or sweep over blue, red, pastels, gold or silver polish to add a pretty glow to your party manicure.

4. Ring A Posie
When it comes to metallics, rose gold is one of the easiest shades to wear… and we believe you won’t find one more flattering or versatile than Ring A Posie. Warm, bold and seriously sophisticated, you’re sure to love the vintage glamour it exudes as well as its high-intensity shimmer and rich opacity. Wear it day or night and prepare for a deluge of compliments!

5. Pink Sand
Our opulent rose gold, Pink Sand, is the party-perfect polish! Packed with super-fine gold glitter and nuanced with a deep pinky-purple undertone, you’ll adore the subtle shade changes created when this wow-worthy nail colour catches the light. Opt for an all-out spectacular manicure or sweep it on a single tip for a glitzy and glam statement nail.

6. Glamazon
Of course, metallic shades don’t solely come in gold, silver or bronze. Enter Glamazon - a beautiful, lavish and beguiling green-yellow-blue. Smooth, opaque and subtle pearlised, it’s long been a favourite of our founder, Sonia, with every wearer since praising just how flattering this striking polish proves to be. Compliments are guaranteed. Try it… trust us, you really will love it.

7. 50 Shades
Another unconventional metallic, our semi-sheer glistening grey-black, 50 Shades, exudes a moody, midnight vibe that is stunning on short nails. More subtle than deep kohl colour, this is a great neutral polish with just the right amount of standout style. A little rebellious, a little rock ‘n’ roll - wear it with a winter daytime ensemble to channel your finest brooding beauty look!

A final note on how we mastered vegan metallic polishes

Those in the know on nail colour will be aware that conventional metallic polishes often use fish scales to create shimmer. Instead, as a vegan brand, we’ve achieved the lustre, pearlised and iridescent effects in our metallic polishes using a combination of tin oxides and synthetic mica (ultra-fine, chemically unreactive and plastic-free glitters and flakes). Synthetic mica is purer and brighter than natural mica, plus it does not contain sharp edges, ensuring it’s gentle on the nail surface and bed. Explore our full metallic polish line-up here.