Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your favorite black nail polish? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI don’t have one. As far as pure black, the only one I know I have for sure is MAC’s Nocturnelle, which isn’t great. I love Illamasqua’s Creator, but it has lots of silver sparkle in it.

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71 thoughts on “What’s your favorite black nail polish?

  1. Cult Nails Nevermore! I’ve been wearing it a ton since it first came out. Currently I have it on my tips and toes. Perfect one coat black! Everyone needs it :)

  2. Nicki

    Sally Hansen’s Black Out is a nice opaque cream with full coverage in 2 coats.

  3. blueraccoon

    My favorite almost black is OPI Linkin Park After Dark, which is this gorgeous blackened purple that mostly passes for black but isn’t. I don’t have a favorite pure black that I can think of.

    • I remember this polish when it first came out and I wore it so often it became known as my trademark polish at the salon where I used to have my nails done. It will always be a personal fav.

  4. Zoya’s Raven is soooo pretty. It does have a slight silver shimmer running through it, but it doesn’t really show up on the nail. I think it does give the black a subtle dimension though, and it applies like a dream.

  5. xamyx

    Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Black Out. It’s inexpensive, and is pretty opaque in one coat. I use black mainly as a base for layering, so I don’t see the point in spending alot of money on it.

    As far as black-like shades, I’d have to go with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight In NY. It’s a black base with multi-color micro-shimmer.

  6. Jade

    I love OPI Black Onyx, and I also love a long discontinued Revlon polish that was black with very fine silver shimmer. I think the polish range was called Dark Pleasures, and there was a sister range of sheer polishes.

  7. I actually do not own a single solid black nail polish! Everything is either black with glitter or almost black. Right now my fav almost black is A England Jane Eyre. Rarely do my toes and fingers match, but I’m wearing this on both right now.

  8. My favorite’s definitely the Wet n Wild Wild Shine polish simply titled “Black Creme”. I just used it tonight again! I’ve had it for YEARS. It’s an easy one coat to being completely opaque, and it’s 99 cents! I can’t speak for wear time since I typically change polish every 1-2 days, however.

  9. Wet n Wild’s Black Creme. Cheap, easy, and it works.

  10. Kafka

    NARS Mata. Super, super glossy (without a top coat) and one coat is often enough.

  11. Anna

    Nails Inc. Black Taxi

  12. Dinitchka

    I rarely wear solid black by itself. I use it alot for layering. I do have a love for black polish with glitter or really any black polish with some bling to it.

    My go to is Wet N Wild – Wild Shine in Black Creme.
    I also like Zoya in Raven, Essie in Licorice and Chanel Le Vernis in Black Satin.

    For black sparkle my go to currently is Revlon in Sparkle Aplenty.
    I also like Orly in Androgynie, Butter London in The Black Knight, Sonia Kashuk in Starry Night, L’oreal in Owls night and OPI in Metallic 4 Life.

    For shatter my go to is Sally Hansen in Ink Splatter and for a black shatter with sparkle my go to is also a Sally Hansen in Star Burst.

  13. China Glaze Liquid Leather has been my go-to for years. It’s like black patent leather on your nails. Zoya Raven is also gorgeous with that hint of shimmer.

  14. The only pure black I have is an Anna Sui one, which works okay. However, I’m quite intrigued by Nevermore from Cult Nails, as it’s described as a one-coater. Illamasqua’s Boosh sounds like it might be good, too.

    As for black with stuff in it… I’m currently loving Dior Diva, but am planning on picking up Shu Uemura’s Karl Black and Zoya’s Storm. I’m still kicking myself for not getting Dior Czarina before it sold out. >:

  15. Cindy

    Nails Inc. Black Taxi and the new NARS Back Room

  16. breyerchic04

    I just have a wet n wild one for wearing under pretty top coats.

  17. Malia

    Orly liquid vinyl the best pure black!

  18. Josiane

    My favorite is Illamasqua creator, which is the only black I have, but it is stunning, one of my top favorites!

  19. Pawsha

    Illamasqua’s Boosh

  20. Nails Inc. Black Taxi. It applies like a DREAM and is mostly opaque in one coat. It usually lasts about a week maybe a week and a half with only some tip wear and although creamy and rich in color, is thin enough to be used as a base under glitter/fx polishes without too much bulk. It’s PERFECT.

  21. anna_a

    My favourite is Maybelline’s 677 Blackout from the Colorama series. It looks like vinyl, and it’s cheap! I love it as a base for nail art extravaganza like a black & gold french with a few rhinestones or decals on thumbs and ring fingers. Ahh, more is definitely more ;-)

  22. The only pure black I have is Chanel Noir Ceramic, but I don’t use it often… I prefer Opi Light My Sapphire, the colour is almost black with the slightest flash of navy blue/grey under the right lights and I love it.

  23. Sasha

    Christine, I thought you had a black from Nars? I tend to just use cheap blacks like wet ‘n wild or sinful colors or something of that nature because I usually only use it to layer. Though I do have Chanel’s Black Pearl and am looking at picking up Cirque’s Dark Horse (black with holo glitter).

    • Laura

      Dark Horse is amazing! It needs to be layered over a black base and takes a few coats of top coat to get it smooth, but it’s all worth it!

  24. Clamavi

    My favourite is China Glaze’s Black Leather, it’s really nice !

  25. Jacklyn H

    My favorite is definitely Color Club’s Where’s the Soiree? It’s a pure black creme that is opaque in one coat, and it lasts longer without tip wear than any other black I’ve tried.

  26. Close race between Cult Nails Nevermore and Dashing Diva Limo Service, but Nevermore has to be my winner.

  27. I actually have Illamasqua Boosh on my nails right now – it’s very nice! But I also love Wet n Wild Black Creme for just 99 cents.

  28. AMANDA

    Zoya Raven is gorgeous!

  29. Michelle Thong

    Essie Licorice is AMAZING. Pure, glossy black that stays for ages and doesn’t yellow the nails as much as other brands.

  30. Bertha

    Butter London’s Union Jack Black is the only solid black I have but I like it a lot!

  31. Aki

    I picked up NARS Back Room because of your review. It’s very pretty.

  32. Amber

    Wet n Wild Mega Shine Black Creme!

  33. Jessica

    Christine, you should try Cult Nails Nevermore. It’s a glossy, one coat black! I love it!

  34. Carrie

    Nails Inc Black Taxi. It’s essentially a one-coater which makes it great to use as a base coat for layering.

  35. Daintynymph

    I still keep reaching for Maybelline Onyx. Like many people, I use black mainly for layering, so the fewer coats needed the better! Sometimes I can get get one coat, but usually it’s two.

  36. Cynthia

    You forgot NARS Back Room !!! I love NARS nail polishes :)

  37. Nails Inc, Black Taxi :)

  38. Cassy

    Orly Liquid Vinyl. Best black ever.

  39. DJ

    Chanel Black Satin is the only one I own.

  40. Julie

    I use Pure Ice Black from Wal-Mart. It is affordable and has great coverage.

  41. em

    I love Essie Licorice. It’s just the perfect glossy black creme, and I use it quite often, especially for layering. It also looks awesome on toes by itself!

  42. crystallinity

    I love Nails Inc Black Taxi for a true, patent-leather black. It is just… so black. Great for layering with glitters, but I use it as a background more than a wear-alone (I see hear my former 19 year old goth self shaking her head at me lol) My MOST favorite wear-alone “augmented” black is The Black Knight by Butter London… omg, the shimmer in that in the black base is to die for.

  43. Brynn

    Camelot by A England!

  44. Rosie

    Nails Inc Black Taxi polish with a Nail Jewellry top coat for a bit of sparkle

  45. Giselle

    OPI Black Onyx! Not watery so you only need the standard 2 coats.

  46. Courtney

    Deborah Lippman’s Bad Romance! Black with purple glitter and hexagons. So lovely and always applies like a dream.

  47. roslynd

    Cult nails nevermore! One coater perfect black creme

  48. Jennifer

    The only black I have is China Glaze’s liquid leather. It works well!

  49. Cynthia

    I love OPI Black Onyx, it’s opaque in two coats, not goopy, and doesn’t bubble.

  50. Dior Diva! Never thought I would purchase a black polish before but this was love from the first sight ! And I love the bottle & box :)

  51. Jordan

    Cult Nails Nevermore is the best black nail polish, hands down. I have several of the other brands listed, and Nevermore is my favorite. One coat gives you completely opaque coverage. It’s fantastic.

  52. Laura

    I love Wet n Wild Black Creme for layering. Cheap and nearly opaque in one coat.

  53. I love Wet N Wild Black Creme. Awesome cheap black thats easy to work with and its pretty much opaque in one coat (depends on how heavy handed you are. I can easily make in opaque in one coat with out dealing with bubbling or lumpyness) I’ve tried China Glaze’s black and its garbage.

  54. Nikki

    China Glaze Liquid Leather

  55. laura

    stargazer in ‘black’. The true goth polish! Cheap, ultra black and the right amount of shine.

  56. Amber

    Definitely Cult Nails Nevermore! Best. Black. Ever.

  57. Reesa

    I actually love Deborah Lippmann’s Edge of Glory. It’s the perfect jet black cream to wear under flakies and other fancy pants top coats. :-) I rarely wear a black polish alone, though.

  58. theglitterydragon

    wet n wild’s black creme for sure. It is smooth, goes on so slick and opaque and leaves a great shine even with out a top coat.

  59. Ash

    Wet ‘n’ Wild’s “Black Creme”….it’s a one coat wonder. I’ve been wearing it for years and it’s never let me down.

  60. Whithout a doubt;
    China Glaze Liquid Leather!
    So freaking shiny! :D
    (I need 3 coats though,
    not so good…
    But it´s my favorite anyway!)

  61. Donalene

    I love OPI’s Black Onyx. Excellent!

  62. Kayla

    Wet n’ Wild’s Fantasy Makers black that they put out on Halloween. It’s probably the same formula as their normal black, but it’s honestly the greatest.

  63. Christine! :) HI!!

    I saw that you tried NARS Back room from the AW collection. It’s my top choice right now. It’s amazeballs and in one coat you’re done! Great finish too.

  64. Adoree Galaxy Black is definitely my fave. It’s black with sliver glitter. For the trend in glitters like right now, with Galaxy black I don’t have to use glitter layered on black.