Spring nail colors tend to be a bit of a gamble. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the concept of soft, dreamy pastels coating my fingernails when it’s gloomy and gray outside. But let me ask you a simple question: Have you ever encountered a quality pastel shade, one that doesn’t streak or look kind of sad once it slides off the brush? In my experience, that’s a rare find.
So this year I set out to find the best spring nail colors that look every bit as good on your hands as they do in the bottle. To weed out the duds, I polled the rest of the Glamour team for their reliable favorites. The result: 33 standout shades that are perfect worn on their own, mismatched, or with the biggest spring nail ideas. There are plenty of whisper-soft blues, cool lilacs, and iterations of pink—but we’re also loving neon green, punchy corals, and tons of sparkle this year.
Also important: They all feature smooth, long-wear formulas that are actually easy to use if you’re painting your nails at home. Scroll on for this year’s batch of the best spring nail polish shades.
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