Our Favorite Pink Nail Polish

A perfect pink nail polish is the little black dress of the beauty world. It’s timeless, goes with everything, and is universally flattering. Plus, just like our LBD collection, you can count on us to have more than a few stashed away in our makeup bags. Since we’re always looking for our next go-to shade, we decided to round up our editors’ current favorites to give you a little inspiration the next time you’re heading into the salon or doing a DIY mani. No matter your nail shape or polish brand preference, you’ll want to test out some of these pretty pinks for yourself. And while you’re at it, maybe throw in a recovery soak or a strengthening treatment to keep your nails in tip-top shape. Keep scrolling to see which shades of pink polish make us blush…

Essie Ladylike

1. Essie in Ladylike, $8.79
This mauve-toned blush will always have a place on my nails thanks to its ability to seamlessly match any outfit and any season. —Lauren, Editor in Chief

OPI Let Me Bayou a Drink

2. OPI in Let Me Bayou a Drink, $10.50
I’ve been a huge fan of OPI’s pink nail polish collection for quite some time! Whether you’re a nude/tan pink kind of gal or into something a little more true pink, you can’t go wrong with their selection. This color in particular is my favorite! –Jessi, Senior Editor

Essie Young, Wild, & Me

3. Essie in Young, Wild, & Me, $8.79
Essie will forever hold the key to my heart when it comes to pale pink polishes (Goodbye, Romper Room, you will be missed). This rosy pink is just dark enough to add a pop of color to your nails while still managing to look good with just about any skin tone.  –Kiera, Editorial Assistant

Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop

4. Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Candy Shop, $20
I mostly opt for a more neutral hue, but when I’m in the mood for a fun polish Candy Shop is one of my favorites. A sheer pink with rainbow glitter, this playful polish is sure to turn heads. –Ilana, Managing Editor

Zoya Laurie 5. Zoya in Laurie, $10
I’m obsessed with this soft neutral hue for an everyday chic look. Blush pink never goes out of style and this brand is all natural. What’s not to love? -Rachel, Managing Editor

Ariel Gordon Yass Qween6. Ariel Gordon Glitter Polish in Yass Qween
I dislike most glitter nail polishes, but this is one of the few that I’m actually in love with. It’s the perfect mauve-y shade, and the shine is out of this world. It also builds really well, so you can apply just a light shimmer over bare nails or dab on with a foam sponge for a heavy coat of glitter. –Tessa, Associate Editor

 

Deborah Lippmann You Sexy Thing 7. Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Pro in You Sexy Thing, $20
If you’re looking to stray from pale pink, this deep raspberry hue looks luxe on everything from long oval nails to a shorter square cut. -Kiera, Editorial Assistant

OPI Stop It I'm Blushing

8. OPI in Stop It I’m Blushing, $9.97
This barely-there color is great for lengthening your hands and giving you an elegant, polished look. Plus, the subtle color means you can worry less about chipping in between touch ups. –Rachel, Managing Editor

Essie Fairy Tailor 9. Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Fairy Tailor, $8.62
I love this polish for a few reasons, not just the color! (Although, it really is the perfect shade of neutral blush pink.) I also love that it wears for a long time, looks SO smooth like nail salon gels, and can be as sheer or as opaque as you like, depending on how many coats you apply.–Tessa, Associate Editor

Ella + Mila Stuck on You 10. Ella + Mila in Stuck on You, $10.49
This pretty pink shade is from a line free from harsh chemicals, which means you can feel free to touch up throughout the week without adding harmful elements to your beauty routine. –Ilana, Managing Editor

What’s your go-to pink polish?

Tell us in the comments!

XO Team LC

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Photos: Essie, Ariel Gordon
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