The 2018 Indie Beauty Awards: Nail Winners
#nailfie-approved shades with formulas that are strong enough to keep up with our go-go-go lifestyle.
The Best Dark Polish: JINsoon Nail Polish in Abyss
“This lasted a good eight days without chipping,” said BLINK's producer and director Kelsey O'Brien of the moody blue tinged with a hint of green. “The shade is so cool and chic but isn’t too edgy for work.”
The Best Bright Polish: Côte in No 50
We tried the warm orangey red on fair, medium and dark skin tones and it looked fire on all of them. We were also impressed by the tiny brush that let us get close to cuticles.
The Best Neutral Polish: Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Ghost Edit
The sheerest of petal pinks, two coats yields a your-nails-but-better finish. “Neutral shades can look drab against my medium skin, but the peachy undertones kept it from looking chalky,” said our senior media analyst, Amy Tran.
The Best Cuticle Cream: Julep Your Cuticles Look Thirsty Fast-Absorbing Cuticle Creme
Packed with honey and shea butter, a pea-size amount softens ragged cuticles in seconds.