The Best Black and Gold Nail Polishes and Styles – Discover the Ultimate Hacks!

Black and gold – two colors synonymous with style, elegance and classic glamor. Gold, offset beautifully by a deep, dangerous black, can shine in glorious warmth and splendor, whilst black looks sleek and slick next to gold. 

Any occasion can be enhanced and uplifted by this two color combo, as can any manicure. 

Designing your own black and gold nails is great fun, and there are so many variations. How about gold rhinestones on a bed of matte black polish, or crackle nails? If you’re feeling adventurous you could try using a nail pen to draw a unique design on each nail. 

You can really let your imagination run free, and remember, whatever is trending now in the mani world, you can always start a new trend. 

However, there are also plenty of black and gold nail hacks if you’re in a rush, and here’s my top three. 

 

1) ILNP Black Gold Flake Nail Polish – Silhouette 

What Makes it Great

ILNP polishes are always eye-catching, and this is no different. A rich, lush black, with a galaxy of gold flecks. Twinkling like the brightest golden stars, this unusual polish give a luxuriant decadence to your manicure. Suitable for any occasion, from daywear to the most extravagant black-tie event, Silhouette just keeps on giving, and it was nearly two weeks before I spotted the first chip.

Where it Could be Improved

Like many darker polishes, I had to apply two coats to get a streak-free finish.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Like many darker polishes, I had to apply two coats to get a streak-free finish.

ILNP Silhouette - Rich Black Gold Flake Holographic Nail Polish

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2) Elite99 Cat Eye Nail Polish – Black with Gold Eye

What Makes it Great

This polish form Elite99 is fun, fun, fun. Using a magnetic wand while the polish is still wet, you can create some simply awesome effects. The gold particles, being attracted to the magnet, follow where it leads – swirls, lines, dots, anything is possible. I created spirals on alternate nails, with a diagonal swipe of gold on the others, and received countless compliments. When the first chip appeared after 16 days, I almost cried.

Where it Could be Improved

It became obvious that this polish didn’t want to leave me, so it took a bit of time and effort to prize it off my nails (or maybe that was just my reluctance to give it up). 

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Magnetic polish is awesome, and allows you to create some ultra stunning effects. You need this in your kit box!

Elite99 UV LED 3D Cat Eye Effect Nail Gel Polish...

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3) EchiQ French Tips Black and Gold 

What Makes it Great

Super cute and uber stylish, this set of 24 acrylic French tips, with attractive black and glitter gold angled designs, is really pretty. Just apply them to your natural nails, add a couple of swipes of a good quality topcoat and voila! Instant class. For speed and simplicity, you can’t beat them, and mine lasted well, staying in place for just over a week. 

Where it Could be Improved

This set comes with adhesive strips, however, I found that using a good quality nail glue increased their staying power. 

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Easy to use, durable, and great for those emergency nail occasions, I love these cute French tips.

Short French Nail UV Gel Black Tips Gold Glitter Angle...

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