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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 🙂

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. >:

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

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.

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