Sure, we’re all familiar with the OPI, Essie, Chanel and Deborah Lippmann polishes of the world, but there’s also a strong crop of lesser-known (but equally awesome) lines worth discovering. We did the research for you and found four brands you’ll want to add to your collection ASAP.
Designer: Jin Soon Choi
Formula: Made with high-tech polymers and resins for long-lasting wear and vibrant color
Why it’s worth it: This celebrity manicurist developed a double-patented formula that will keep your tips looking flawless day after day.
Designer: David Klasfeld
Formula: 100 percent vegan and PETA approved
Why it’s worth it: The densely pigmented colors are vivid and vibrant, making them great go-to picks for anyone who loves a bold mani or pedi.
Designers: Jaclyn Ferber, Nadine Ferber and Adair Ilyinsky
Why it’s worth it: The brand’s fun collaborations (like a sunny yellow they created with SoulCycle) are worth checking out.
Designer: Ginny Cardenas
Formula: Water-based and gentle on nails
Why it’s worth it: You can remove the dozens of colors (from the palest pink to gunmetal black) with the brand’s Soy Polish Remover to take polish off with natural, safe ingredients.