These Are the Best Long-Lasting Nail Polishes, According to Experts
In our busy world, finding time for self-care can sometimes feel impossible, so when you are able to carve out an hour for a manicure, you want to be sure that it lasts. While there are certainly nail polish options out there that guarantee longevity—like gel or acrylic—sometimes you just want a straightforward polish that won't chip after a day. To help you, and your hands, we asked nail artists and manicurists to share the best long-lasting nail polishes at varying price points so that you can achieve your best manicure yet.
While shopping for nail polish, you'll find many companies claim their products are long-lasting, but determining if this is really true can be tricky for the average consumer. "Long-wear polishes often are advertised as such, but then again so are all nail polishes. Also, the use of the word 'gel' is nearly meaningless," explains Miss Pop Nails, celebrity and editorial nail artist. "The key to knowing if something is truly a gel is if you need to cure it under an LED light. If you're not curing it, it's a nail polish." To take some of the guesswork out of long-wear lacquer, take a look at our experts' top long-lasting lines, below.