Whether you tend to gravitate towards trendy nail art or like to stick to a traditional monochrome manicure, a recent survey revealed that more than 70% of Good Housekeeping readers paint their nails at home — and you want that DIY manicure to last as long as possible.
While there are hundreds of formulas on the market, some nail polish brands are better than others. That’s why the Good Housekeeping Institute tested nail polish brands to find the best polishes you can buy. We started with more than 40 offerings from various brands and whittled down to the 10 best, with the help of over 174 consumer surveys. For the study, our team conducted consumer, Lab, and expert tests to analyze dry time, longevity, shine, chip score, coverage, and whether or not the polish would stain nails. We also scored the polishes on whether the brush was easy to use, if the polish went on evenly, and how easy it was to remove.
Finally, the Beauty Lab considered consumer feedback to find the best nail laquers including nontoxic polish picks, and seasonal colors for fall nails, spring nails, and beyond: