Lilly Delmage

Hermès, Louboutin, Dior & more: The high-fashion brands putting their name to nail polish lines

By Lilly Delmage | 25 October 2021 | Brands, Feature

louboutin nail lacquer

Scratch puts the spotlight on the high fashion brands dipping their fingers and toes into nail colour lines…


Birkin owners can match their manis to their handbags, as Hermès has become the latest luxury brand to serve up a nail line. Les Mains Hermès launched on 15 October 2021 with a collection in which ‘care and beauty echo each other’. Joining a 24-shade nail collection is a hand care cream, nail and cuticle oil, a protective base coat, top coat and a set of nail files.

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The bottle boasts a sophisticated round shape and the renowned Hermès Paris logo sits proudly in the centre. A gold and white two-toned lid ensures the lacquer range lives up to luxe expectations.

Christian Louboutin

From stiletto red soles to stiletto shaped nail bottles; Louboutin’s much talked-about lacquer line features classic hues, from Rouge Louboutin to the black Khôl and matte finishes. The iconic eight-inch stiletto cap tops the weighted glass bottle and is inspired by the ‘Ballerina Ultima’ – Christian Louboutin’s tallest heel.

louboutin nail lacquer

The luxury lacquers in the matte collection retail at £44 per bottle and a Matte Base Coat and Top Coat are also available as part of a kit.


Chanel’s ‘Le Vernis’ (French for ‘the nail polish’) range retails from £24 per bottle, and is described as ‘longwear nail colour’. Twenty-seven shades are available, with the Fall/Winter 2021 collection featuring four complementary mini bundles – Khaki Harmony, Silver Grey Harmony, Brownish Red Harmony and Champagne Harmony. Each includes a nail polish, 3-in-1 eye pen and liquid eyeshadow for colour co-ordinated result.

chanel nail lacquer

Also in the nail range is Boy De Chanel – a matte nail lacquer, Le Dissolvant Douceur – nail enamel remover, La Base, Le Top Coat and Le Gel Coat, a longwear top coat.

Yves Saint Laurent

Another luxury nail line? Y-yes-L! Yves Saint Laurent has dipped into the nail-verse with its La Laque Couture Nail Polish. The rose oil-infused, long-lasting and moisturising formula has gained the luxe approval, earning a 4.4 star rating on the brand’s website.

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Packaged in a glass rectangular bottle and finished with a gold logo engraved cap, the polish is available in 24 shades.


Available in vibrant, refined shades to make a statement, Dior nail lacquers are inspired by designer, Christian Dior’s, favourite colours and those that feature in the world of couture. The formula of the 25 Dior Vernis shades offers an ultra-shiny look.

dior nail lacquer

Alongside the staple shades are limited edition products; a Color Games scented nail lacquer, a trio of gel effect finishes and two shades in a round couture bottle, as well as glitter topcoat.

Dolce & Gabbana

Named ‘The Nail Lacquer’, D&G’s enamel like ‘fuses fashion and beauty to create the perfect colour-rich manicure’. Shoppers can choose from 43 shades and textures, from vibrant brights to delicate neutrals, inspired by runway looks.

dolce and gabbana nail lacquer

The round brush has been designed for smooth, streak-free application and eight of the shades have been precisely matched to the brand’s Classic Cream Lipstick shades.