Essie—without a doubt—is one of the most iconic and beloved nail polish brands of all time. As of this year, approximately 818 bottles of the cult-classic shade Ballet Slippers are sold each day in the U.S. alone, (ahem, that’s roughly 24 per hour, folks), the second and third best-selling shades are Blanc and Mademoiselle, and the ever-so-cheekily named polish Bikini So Teeny is the top-selling shade in history. Impressive, no?
Since the fever for the perfect spring mani is exponentially rising, we had an itch to conduct some polish research. After reaching out to the experts at Essie, we now have the brand's official list outlining the 20 best-selling shades still available for us to buy in bulk. Curious to see how the list plays out? Keep scrolling!
20. Summit of Style
Essie Nail Polish in Summit of Style ($9)
The perfect glittering bronze.
Essie Nail Polish in Fiji ($8)
An opaque full-coverage baby pink.
Essie Nail Polish in Licorice ($4)
According to the brand, Licorice is "a beguiling jet black cream."
Essie Nail Polish in Wicked ($8)
A villainous hit of dark red.
16. Hi Maintenance
Essie Nail Polish in Hi Maintenance ($8)
An elegant light pink that's sheerer.
15. Mint Candy Apple
Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple ($9)
The ultimate shade of crème de menthe for your nails.
14. Wild Nude
Essie Nail Polish in Wild Nude ($7)
Described by the brand as "a light tan with a wash of white."
13. Muchi Muchi
Essie Nail Polish in Muchi Muchi ($7)
A mauve-minded pop of pink.
12. Topless & Barefoot
Essie Nail Polish in Topless & Barefoot ($6)
One part beige, one part pink, so you don't have to choose.
Essie Nail Polish in Marshmallow ($8)
A powderpuff shade of sheet white.
10. Forever Yummy
Essie Nail Polish in Forever Yummy ($7)
Essie's quintessential "tango" burst of red.
9. Bare with Me
Essie Nail Polish in Bare with Me ($8)
A moody apricot with a hint of tonal gray.
8. Sugar Daddy
Essie Nail Polish in Sugar Daddy ($9)
The most precious of pale pink nail polishes.
7. Lady Like
Essie Nail Polish in Lady Like ($7)
Essie's smooth wash of mauve.
6. Mrs. Always-Right
Essie Nail Polish in Mrs. Always-Right ($9)
A bossy desert-born rose tone.
5. Eternal Optimist
Essie Nail Polish in Eternal Optimist ($7)
Essie describes this nail polish as "a spiced tea rose with a dash of cream."
4. Bikini So Teeny
Essie Nail Polish in Bikini So Teeny ($8)
A sparkling dewy shade of blue perfect for summer.
Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle ($9)
The brand's most iconic shade of demurely classic pink.
Essie Nail Polish in Blanc ($9)
A pillowy shade of snow white nail polish.
1. Ballet Slippers
Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers ($9)
Essie's number one best seller? This sheer wash of ultra light pink.
This article was published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.
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