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Best Nail Polish for Spring

By Olivia Cuccaro

Switch over your wardrobe and at the same time, why not switch up your manicure? Spring’s best nail colors have arrived in perfect pastels and lovely light shades to transition your nails out of a dark-hued winter. See this editor’s picks below for the best nail polish for spring.

From Chanel, this pastel blue has a lovely opaque finish. The formula, updated just last year, features bioceramics and ceramides that keep nails looking healthy.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear nail polish in Pastel Bleu nail polish, $28, chanel.com

While the lasting power of a gel manicure is undeniable, it can also damage your nails. Gel Lab Pro Color is a gentler alternative and comes in springtime shades like this lilac.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color nail polish in The Pleasure Principle, $20, deborahlippmann.com

This sunny yellow is sure to brighten even the rainiest day this spring. The opaque lacquer is formulated without harmful chemicals, while still providing smooth coverage.

Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer nail polish in The Bee Side, $18, smithandcult.com

A gray-blue such as this one from Dior is a sophisticated for this season’s business engagements. The formula, enriched with organic silicon, offers gel-like shine and is long-wearing.

Dior Vernis nail polish in Junon, $27, dior.com

Vibrant shades found on the Italian brand’s runways are replicated in their nail polish collection. In Mint, this polish offers a pop of color that’s subtle enough for spring wear in a glossy finish.

Dolce & Gabbana The Nail Lacquer nail polish in Mint, $27.50, nordstrom.com

Said to be inspired by a Malibu sunset, this coral color is warm weather-ready. The formula is quick-drying and chip-resistant, making this polish an ideal travel companion.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture nail polish in Coral Canyon, $18, laurenbbeauty.com

A feminine blush pink is versatile enough for any occasion. Jin Soon’s products are vegan-friendly and developed without animal testing to ethically achieve long-lasting color.

Jin Soon Nail Polish in Dolly Pink, $18, jinsoon.com

 

The right red has a place in every season, like this eye-catching color from YSL. The long-lasting formula is made with rose oil to strengthen nails while the custom brush is designed to pull polish for full coverage that lasts.

YSL Beauty La Laque Couture nail polish in Rouge Pop Art, $28, barneys.com

Bold at first glance, white nail polish is effortlessly crisp and clean. Wear this with your Burberry trench for a gorgeous springtime look.

Burberry Nail Polish in Optic White, $23, burberry.com

Trade tired nude hues for this chocolate-colored polish. The soft brown is flattering on all skin tones and the highly-pigmented formula boasts the effect of 20 layers of traditional nail polish.

Christian Louboutin nail polish in Zoulou, $50, christianlouboutin.com