Living The Best Nail Polish Brands  

Kristin Swift
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List Rules The highest quality nail polish brands.

What are the best nail polish brands? Some of the best polish brands are cheap but high quality. For nail polish fans, you don't have to spend a fortune to have gorgeous nails. This list of excellent nail polish brands includes the inexpensive drug store brands and some of the higher end brands sold in specialty makeup stores. Vote for the brands you like the most, and certainly vote down any nail polish brands you hate (and feel free to say why you voted the way you did in the comments).

What makes for a great nail polish brand? One that offers a wide variety of beautiful colors, in flattering shades, for one thing. Nail polish is a great accessory, and some enthusiasts change their polish colors almost daily. Great color variety is key. Another factor that sets a nail polish brand apart: quality. The best nail polish brands offer great product with excellent consistency. A great polish brush paired with a high quality nail lacquer makes for a perfect manicure.

Cheap nail polish brands and more pricey offerings are listed here. Which polish brand gives the most bang for your buck? That's for you to decide, with your votes. Also, if you have a favorite nail polish brand, drug store or otherwise, that isn't listed here, feel free to add it.
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748 155
OPI is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

2
556 188
Essie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

3
409 190
China Glaze Co. Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

4
404 208
Sally Hansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

5
255 161
Nicole by OPI is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

6
227 171
Orly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

7
221 178
Butter London is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

8
241 227
Revlon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

9
202 184
Zoya is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

10
171 146
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

11
134 123
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

12
164 180
L'Oréal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

13
107 153
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

14
98 138
Estee Lauder Inc is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

15
104 149
deborah lippmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

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100 160
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

17
97 167
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

18
98 184
Cover Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

19
86 174
Avon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

20
84 171
Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

21
3 3
Sinful colors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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56 119
UV-NAILS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands
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23
44 134
Red Carpet Manicure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

24
42 132
Elizabeth Arden, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands

25
36 139
Borghese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nail Polish Brands