Manicures are so much more than just colorful fingertips. They’re a means of self-expression, self-care, and joy — that is, if you can ever decide on a nail polish color. Picking out a shade among the wide array of options you’re faced with at your local nail salon, beauty-supply store, drugstore, or beauty boutique can prove to be no easy feat. After all, you could be faced with a wall filled with not only hundreds of hues but lots of finish options, like rich cremes, high-shine glitters, and statement mattes.
Remember, it all comes down to your personal preferences at that moment and what you think will make you happiest when you look down at your hands for the next week or so. But if you’re still not sure what color to try next and you’re looking for inspiration for where to begin, we’ve pulled together a guide of the best nail polish colors of all time with options from designer, drugstore, and indie brands, all curated by top editorial and celebrity nail artists like Miss Pop and Mazz Hanna.
Read on to find your new favorite shade.
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