The Best Nail Polishes You Can Buy on Amazon

We don't have to tell you the value of a solid nail polish. You already know that work conferences and Insta-worthy vacations are no time to discover that that random bottle rattling around in your toiletry kit just can't hack it. Ahead, our list of the very best, most reviewer-approved nail polishes to add to your cart when you’ve absolutely got to have it, the way only Amazon can deliver. 

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Best Nail Polish on Amazon Overall

OPI Nail Lacquer, Oranges.

OPI Nail Lacquer in A Good Man-darin Is Hard to Find

If you need one do-it-all polish to tuck into your carry-on for anywhere from Rio to Reykjavik, look no further than this classic OPI shade. This long-time fan favorite (it’s garnered 4.5 stars from over 1,000 enthusiastic Amazon reviewers) red-meets-pink-meets-orange is the perfect blend of timeless and trendy to suit all your travel needs. 

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Best Nail Polish Set on Amazon

 ZOYA All Snuggled Up Quad.

Zoya All Snuggled Up Quad

This Amazon best-selling set of blushing neutrals from Zoya has lush, opaque coverage and a range of brown-tinged pinks that are universally flattering and appropriate from everything from meetings to chilling on the beach. 

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Best Long-Lasting Nail Polish on Amazon

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish

Sally Hansen’s two-step Miracle Gel has gathered a serious fan following for its chip-resistant formula, budget price, and DIY ease. With more than 20 color options (the color step and the clear top coat chemically interact to cure on your nail, without the use of a gel lamp), this is easily the most versatile, toughest-wearing polish on Amazon. 

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Best Luxury Nail Polish on Amazon

ORIBE The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish.

ORIBE The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish

There aren’t many nail polishes that look as chic in the bottle as they do on your nails, but this ultra-glossy polish from luxe beauty brand Oribe is the exception to the rule. One swipe and you’ll feel J.Lo-level glam.

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Best Cheap Nail Polish on Amazon

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel.

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel

Formulated with hydrating shea butter and oils, this gel-style Revlon pick is designed to help strengthen your nails. Add in its surprisingly long-wearing formula (just ask the hundreds of fans who have given it five stars on Amazon) and you’ve got a polish that performs like one 10 times the price.

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Best Red Nail Polish on Amazon

OPI Nail Lacquer, Reds.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red

In the world of nail polish, this classic OPI red is the sold-out-show-at-Madison-Square-Garden headliner: the 4.6-star polish boasts over 3,000 Amazon reviews. Its shade is the vivid, shiny Corvette red that you think of when the words “red nail polish” pop into your head, with just the right balance between warm and cool tones that will satisfy even the most veteran red-polish lovers. 

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Best Bright Pink Nail Polish on Amazon

Orly Nail Lacquer, Beach Cruiser.

Orly Nail Lacquer in Beach Cruiser

If you’re looking for a tropical shade to pair with a rum punch and a two-piece (or if you’re just craving a pink with some zing), this juicy neon Orly polish is the one nearly 1,000 Amazon reviewers rave over. 

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Best Light Pink Nail Polish on Amazon

essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Muchi Muchi.

Essie Glossy Shine Finish Nail Polish in Muchi Muchi

If you like your pinks more demure, this sleek, opaque powdery hue is eye-catching without skewing too babydoll. A trace of peach warms it up, so even more golden skin tones can wear it with confidence. 

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Best Neutral Nail Polish on Amazon

butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer.

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy

A hint of grey gives this cafe au lait polish from Butter London an elegant je ne sais quoi that gives you the best of both worlds—the goes-with-everything-ness of a neutral, but with just enough edge to have people thinking, “who is she?”

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Best Mauve Nail Polish on Amazon

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in The Pleasure Principle

Not quite pink, not quite purple, this long-wearing lilac from celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann’s line is ideal for transitional seasons.  

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Best Wine-Colored Nail Polish on Amazon

What better to wear while sipping Merlots in Napa Valley than a blackened red like this Revlon version that’s earned enthusiastic praise from more than 500 Amazon reviewers?

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Best Metallic Nail Polish on Amazon

 Smith & Cult Nail Polish Metallics.

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Consequence of Fame

You can’t help but feel fancy when wearing this gleaming yellow gold polish by Smith & Cult. Its subtle shimmer catches the light and makes nails look gold-plated (the pretty packaging sure doesn’t hurt either).

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Best Glitter Nail Polish on Amazon

 ILNP Cityscape - TRUE Black Holographic Jelly Nail Polish.

ILNP Holographic Jelly Nail Polish in Cityscape

This INLP polish has garnered gushing acclaim for its galactic effect formed by tiny, irregularly shaped shards of holographic glitter that make the glossy black base look stunningly dimensional. 

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Best Sheer Nail Polish on Amazon

essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish.

Essie Glossy Shine Finish Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

This famously sweet shade from Essie is a go-to for mani lovers everywhere—even Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle have been known to sport it. A single coat of the subtle color leaves a your-nails-but-better look that’s right for all occasions. 

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Best Orange Nail Polish on Amazon

 OPI Nail Polish Scotland Collection.

OPI Nail Polish Scotland Collection in Suzi Needs a Loch-Smith

For those who live for Pumpkin Spice season, meet your spirit nail polish. The fresh pop of orange is warm and earthy, grown-up and fashion-forward. 

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Best Dark Nail Polish on Amazon

ZOYA Nail Polish, Anja.

Zoya Nail Polish in Anja

The ultra-deep merlot shade of this Zoya polish comes across as almost black on nails, but the subtle red tint warms it up for a hue that’s edgy and flattering.

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Best Blue Nail Polish on Amazon

China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners:For Audrey.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in For Audrey

Everyone who’s ever obsessed over those pretty blue boxes from Tiffany will appreciate this delicate duck egg blue. Just like the iconic jewelry boxes, nails painted with this China Glaze shade look luxuriously expensive, even if a bottle costs a few bucks. 

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Best Neutral Gel Nail Polish on Amazon

Gellen Gel Nail Polish Set - Nude Grays 6 Colors.

Gellen Gel Nail Polish Set in Nude Grays 

For a genuine gel neutral that can get you through a weeks-long trip with nary a touch-up, this Amazon best-selling set offers a range of neutrals from slate gray to petal pink. 

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Best Base Coat on Amazon

Orly Nail Bonder Nail Treatment-0.6 oz.

Orly Nail Bonder Nail Treatment

Do-it-all base/top coats might seem like the minimalist way to go, but for a manicure with real staying power, you need a base coat that really *sticks* around. This ultra-thin Orly base coat creates a slightly sticky, rubbery texture on nails that grabs on to polish and keeps it there to minimize chipping. 

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Best Top Coat on Amazon

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, Clear.

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat

A longtime pro favorite, this fast-drying, glossy top coat has a well-justified cult following on Amazon. A whopping 10,000-plus reviewers have granted the top coat an average 4.4-star rating. 

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Best Nail Polish for Weak Nails on Amazon

 OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener.

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener, Nail Treatment

Whether it’s dry airplane air, vacation weather, or an old-fashioned manicure addiction (guilty) leaving your nails in need, this classic nail strengthening treatment from OPI has your, um, nails. With more than 4,500 reviews securing a 4.5-star rating, this mix of calcium and hydrolyzed wheat protein provides structure to weak, damaged nails in need of a little love. 

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Best Fast-Drying Nail Polish on Amazon

essie expressie quick-dry nail polish.

Essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish

When you’re in a serious manicure emergency (see: polishing your nails in an Uber on the way to dinner), you need a polish that’s bone dry by the time you’ve reached the restaurant. This line of base- and top-coat-free shades from Essie has you covered; the angled brush head makes polishing easier and the formula is designed to dry in less than two minutes. 

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Best-Selling Nail Polish on Amazon

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Invisible.

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear

When you think “best seller,” a clear polish may not be what jumps to mind, but don’t discount the value of this much-beloved Sally Hansen workhorse. After all, between adding a glossy sheen to other shades, extending the life of your mani, and adding a healthy glow to color-free tips, no polish in your kit sees more nail time than a clear shade. More than 1,300 Amazon reviewers can’t be wrong! 

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