Over the past few years, our beauty routines sure have changed. For better or worse, we’ve been tasked with taking matters into our own hands when it comes to everything from chemical peels to hair color. While we’ve gotten pretty good at executing at-home gel manicures, too, we can’t help but think of how nice it could be to give our nails some breathing room away from that perfect-looking (but sometimes damaging) cured lacquer.
Fun fact: A number of nail polish brands have upped the ante by improving on their traditional nail polish formulas to look, feel, and perform more like gel, without the need to cure it under a light. And, of course, if you purchase an at-home gel nail kit, then you have even more gel nail polish options available to choose from!
We’re taking stock of the best new fall gel nail colors we’re most excited to wear. Ahead, check out the seven shades we’re swooning over, whether gel or gel-adjacent. Scroll for the mood board and shop the ones that speak to you most.