Welcome the Chinese New Year with the luckiest colours for 2019! We pick the best nail polish shades based on the auspicious colours of the Year of the Earth Pig. Now you can really say that you’ve got love, wealth and good fortune at your fingertips.
What are the lucky colours for the 2019 Lunar New Year?
There are five elements in Feng Shui: Earth, Fire, Metal, Wood and Water. Each element has energy that is expressed in different things, shapes and colours.
Elements can balance or negate each other. “Lucky” colours work with the ruling element of the year. Since 2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig, you need to balance your energies with Fire and Metal colours.
What are the best lucky nail polish colours?
Chinese astrologers recommend really vivid reds, and hey – we’re never one to pass up an excuse to wear fiery red nail polish or lipstick!
But the best lucky colours are those that make you feel happy — because good vibes will always be the best way to attract good luck! Pick a shade that suits your taste and skin tone. For orange, pick coral (which also happens to be the 2019 Colour of the Year). For pink, warm rose will flatter darker skin tones, while pale pinks are better for fair and cool skin tones.
Lucky Red Nail Polishes for 2019
Want a bright cherry red nailpolish? Try Essie in Russian Roulette. For a sexier, deeper and high-shine red, get OPI We the Female. For a deeper red nail polish that flatters all skin tone, we recommend Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Red-y to Glow or OPI Malaga Wine.
Lucky Orange Nail Polishes for 2019
Chanel Le Vernis in Arancio Vibrante is a deep, sophisticated orange polish you can wear all throughout the year. Essie Fall for NYC — part of Essie’s 2018 Fall Collection — is a delicate turmeric orange that you can wear to work. For a super sexy metallic orange nail polish, try Jin Soon in Idyll or Zoya Nail Polish in Myrta.
Lucky Pink Nail Polish Colours for 2019
There are sooo many gorgeous pink lacquers, so it’s hard to nail it (no pun intended) to just three top picks. So we’re just showing three kinds of pink you can wear: bold, sweet, and sophisticated.
For bold pink nail polish, make it bright and happy — like Nars in Schiapp. For a sweet and delicate shade, there’s the iconic Essie in Ballet Slippers. sophisticated pink try more muted shades like OPI Japanese Rose Garden. For a hint of sparkle, go for Maybelline Glitter Mania in Champagne.
Lucky Gold Nail Polishes for 2019
Gold has always been considered a lucky colour that symbolizes wealth and a bright, shining future! And with so many pretty gold nail polishes out there, we wouldn’t mind wearing it all year.
For a super shiny, true yellow gold, try Zoya in Goldie. If you’re looking for a more subtle gold nail polish, we recommend Nars in Milos. If you’re going for full-on rockstar glam, get China Glaze in Counting Carats. For a deeper, darker gold that flatters all skin tones, try OPI in Glitzerland.