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!
The perfect glittering bronze.
An opaque full-coverage baby pink.
According to the brand, Licorice is "a beguiling jet black cream."
A villainous hit of dark red.
An elegant light pink that's sheerer.
The ultimate shade of crème de menthe for your nails.
Described by the brand as "a light tan with a wash of white."
A mauve-minded pop of pink.
One part beige, one part pink, so you don't have to choose.
A powderpuff shade of sheet white.
Essie's quintessential "tango" burst of red.
A moody apricot with a hint of tonal gray.
The most precious of pale pink nail polishes.
Essie's smooth wash of mauve.
A bossy desert-born rose tone.
Essie describes this nail polish as "a spiced tea rose with a dash of cream."
A sparkling dewy shade of blue perfect for summer.
The brand's most iconic shade of demurely classic pink.
A pillowy shade of snow white nail polish.
Essie's number one best seller? This sheer wash of ultra light pink. Next up: And Now, the 20 Best-Selling OPI Nail Colors of All Time—That You Can Still Buy. This article was published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.