17 Best Polishes for Teens

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Based on 7828 reviews of 2697 polishes from 132 brands, written by MakeupAlley users in their teens, these are the 17 best polishes for teens

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

4.7

398 reviews

91% would repurchase

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This is the polish I put on when I want to go all out. It is just flat out gorgeous in every way. The sparkle is stunning. The shade of red is just perfect. It i

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OPI Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)

4.7

149 reviews

87% would repurchase

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Ugh. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Thought I would hate it, but I love it? PITA to remove. Bottle will last ages. Damn you Katy.

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OPI Do You Lilac It?

4.6

139 reviews

89% would repurchase

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I am currently wearing this on my hands and feet and this color rocks! I'm dark and I used to avoid lilac colors because I felt they wouldn't look right on me. Well,

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OPI Big Apple Red

4.6

167 reviews

84% would repurchase

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This is not a true red, if you're looking for a true red go for opi red (I'm my opinion a true red has more of a blue undertone) I am a yellow toned asian girl nc20

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OPI Russian Navy

4.5

297 reviews

84% would repurchase

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Let's face it: O.P.I.'s nail polishes are hands-down, amazing. When I saw the new Russian Collection, I freaked. What great colors for Fall! I've been looking for a

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OPI Strawberry Margarita

4.5

183 reviews

86% would repurchase

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You will need sunglasses to look at your nails after using this color! Pictures don't do the brightness of this shade justice. Quite a bright, and hot, shade of medi

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OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress

4.5

556 reviews

85% would repurchase

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Beware!!! If you have yellow tones in your skin AT ALL-peaches and cream, olive skin, golden skin, whatever shade of yellow- this will look terrible on you. I mean t

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey

4.5

183 reviews

90% would repurchase

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I love this moody grey purple! I first saw this polish on a nail polish blog and I knew had to have it. I like the taupe/grey nail polish trend, but after my bad exp

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OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

4.5

494 reviews

82% would repurchase

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Lincoln Park After Dark is a unique, purple-black creme that is fairly easy to apply (for a creme this deep in colour). It's a great vampy: nearly black without bein

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac 270

4.4

62 reviews

83% would repurchase

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LOVE this spring color!!! is a super pretty lilac it's very creamy and thick, but it applies quite nicely...LOVE these polishes!

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Essie Mademoiselle

4.3

401 reviews

79% would repurchase

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update: The colour in the bottle is inconsistent, I'm on my 5th or 6th and sometimes it's goes more beige, then another bottle is almost mauve. I still love it, but

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Barry M Nail Paint

4.3

70 reviews

94% would repurchase

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People seem to rave on about Barry M polishes, but I find them a bit hit-and-miss. They have a brilliant range of products which many other companies would charge tw

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Wet 'n' Wild 424 Black Creme

4.2

120 reviews

80% would repurchase

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Well, I wouldn't say its a creamy black. Creamy black to me is OPI Black Onyx (my all-time fav black). This is more like... vinyl or patent leather... a bad-girl bla

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New York Color In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish

4.1

122 reviews

85% would repurchase

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HG status and NO topcoat ever need, just top with more NYC polish. I just tried Madison Avenue, a bright red. It went on thin, you need two coats but it is smoo

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mint Sorbet

4.0

97 reviews

79% would repurchase

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An excellent, opaque mint green. I actually like it better than Essie's Mint Candy Apple. Great to find a good quality polish at such an affordable price.

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish

3.8

239 reviews

72% would repurchase

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I am just crazy about this nail polish! For years, I wore Revlon ColorStay nail polish because it wore like iron. I like to do my nails once a week and not have to

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Wet 'n' Wild polish

3.7

176 reviews

82% would repurchase

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You can find this at almost every drug store for a dollar and maybe cheaper if you wait for the sales. Wet and Wild may be cheap, but that does not mean cheap qualit

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