Long wear, exciting colors, and good value earn OPI nail lacquers our high marks. A top-selling brand among professional and at-home manicurists.
Surpasses others for its long wear and numerous shades that has made it a favorite brand of professional manicurists. Goes on smoothly and evenly, and most shades look great with just one coat. Not too pricey.
Some shades, especially darker ones, may chip quicker. Bubbles in the lacquer have been reported after shaking it in preparation for use.
Choose this nail lacquer if variety and affordability are your top priorities. You'll also most likely get streak-free results and longevity from your Orly manicure.
An affordable lacquer by a popular name brand that provides reasonable wear. Comes in just about any shade you can imagine, including vibrant, bold, and neutral colors. Lasts a long time.
Some colors may look a bit different in person, and some shades, such as those with special effects, tend to chip faster.
Dior offers similar quality in its nail lacquers as it does in its other premium cosmetics. However, they are pricey and come in less shades than most competitors.
Offers rich colors by a top name in beauty. Many users brag about how long it wears before chipping or peeling. Most shades also provide amazing shine that lasts. Easy to remove when needed.
Expensive. Available shade options are limited compared to some other brands.
This brand has gained a loyal following for its numerous colors and lack of several harmful chemicals, plus it tends to provide similar wear as other competing brands.
Comes in a wide array of colors, from trendy to classic. Highly pigmented, only takes one coat for dramatic color for most of the available shades. Made by a brand popular for containing less harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene.
Some colors seem to chip or peel easier than others.
This nail lacquer has some excellent features such as the protein-rich formula and natural results, but also has limited colors and possible application issues.
Brand focuses on natural nail care. Polish is formulated with protein, which may provide added strength to nails. Finish is natural. Dries quickly and wears well under most typical circumstances. A brand that is used by many salons.
Streaking and bubbling during application are common.
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