The Most Classic Pink Nail Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

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In the manicure world, pink nails easily win the popularity vote, thanks to being impressively versatile for different occasions, seasons, and personal styles. Perhaps that is why there are many pink nail shades that simply never go out of style, such as legendary barely-there hues like Ballet Slippers and Bubble Bath, as well as more modern polishes that go beyond sheer baby pink. Pink nails make it hard to go wrong, whether you're going to an event, heading on vacation, or simply want to treat yourself.

You'll likely spot your go-to polish in the mix, but here's hoping you'll also find a new pink nail color to put on your list. If you love the classics, get ready to be delighted. Here are 12 iconic pink nail shades we'll never stop wearing.

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Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

Best Pink Nail Polishes
Essie

Ah, the classic of all classics. This pink never gets old and is favored by many celebrities, royalty, and fabulous Southern women. It's season-less, chic, and always iconic.

BUY IT: $7; amazon.com

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath

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OPI

This creamy pink with candy undertones is an icon for a reason. It's perfect for those who prefer to keep things a little demure. It's barely-there, but just enough.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Lisbon Wants Moor

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OPI

Just a hint of pink hidden within a pigmented cream color, this shade leans more neutral. If you're not a typical "pink gal," this makes a great fit.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Revlon Nail Enamel in Angelic

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Revlon

It's hard to think of old-school Revlon nail colors without imagining the beloved pearlescent shades, including this baby pink with a glossy, holographic finish.

BUY IT: $7; amazon.com

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Dior Nail Glow

Dior Nail Glow
Dior

Think of this like an Instagram filter for your nails. It lends a healthy, glowy, pinky clear tint to your natural nails. Basically, it's no-makeup makeup for your digits, and you won't want to go back.

BUY IT: $28; sephora.com

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Let's Be Friends

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OPI

In a world of sheer baby pinks, don't be afraid to go fully opaque with this creamy, full-pigmented pink that favors our favorite OPI shade, Funny Bunny, but with a cotton-candy pink twist.

BUY IT: $10.50; ulta.com

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Chanel Le Vernis in Camellia

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Chanel

Raspberry is the pink spectrum's most personality-packed star, and this one is easily the best in the business. It doesn't hurt that Chanel has created a super luxurious formula.

BUY IT: $30; chanel.com

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Dior Vernis in Muguet

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Dior

Another longtime favorite of those who don't prefer a true pink, this nude color has the most subtle pink undertone that's not too in-your-face.

BUY IT: $28; neimanmarcus.com

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Essie Nail Polish in Fiji

Essie Fiji
Amazon

This shade is a standout that goes beyond the brand's beloved sheer pink (Ballet Slippers) in terms of pigment. It's a full-coverage, soft pink that you can always depend on, especially for a brighter pop in the spring and summer months.

BUY IT: $8.99; target.com

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Baby, Take a Vow

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OPI

This newer shade has slowly been replacing legends like Ballet Slippers and Bubble Bath, and it's easy to see why. It's a little more full-coverage, but glides on like a dream.

BUY IT: $10.50; amazon.com

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Chanel Le Vernis in Ballerina

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OPI

You can achieve a different look with each coat of this semi-sheer pick. Without a doubt, you can expect subtle and clean.

BUY IT: $38; chanel.com

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Essie Nail Polish in Watermelon

Essie Watermelon
Amazon

How could we forget this hot little number? It's fresh, fierce, and exactly what is needed to add some pop to your summer festivities.

BUY IT: $8.99; target.com

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