2021 Best Glitter Nail Polishes

Since we’re all at home more often than we’re used to—and not held to typical office dress codes—we’ve got some extra time to experiment with glittery manicures. If you’re looking for something subtle, find a top coat with a hint of sparkle and apply it to a bare nail, or layer it over your go-to shade. Or if you’re ready to fully lean in, grab a bottle with the chunkiest, most iridescent flecks you can find and add coat after coat until they cover every nail. Either way, it’ll be the perfect gateway into a more glittery lifestyle. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite shades for a flashy manicure upgrade, from champagne shimmers to rainbow-hued top coats…fit for all ages.

1. Nail Lacquer Polish in Fête


2021 Best Glitter Nail Polishes

2. Luxeffects Nail Color in Set In Stones


3. Insta-Dri Fast-Dry Nail Color in Shooting Star

Sally Hansen

This formula has major Barbie vibes. And if you need a last minute mani on your way out the door, just brush on one coat of this dreamy shade. It’ll dry in 60 seconds flat. 

4. Nail Lacquer in Halo


Mixing metals is more in than ever. This polish doesn’t make you choose between silver and gold, so it’ll flatter any ring stack. 

5. Nail Lacquer in Magical Pixie Dust


If diamonds are your thing, this polish looks like a light dusting of the precious stone. 

6. Nail Polish in Birthday Suit

ILNP Cosmetics, Inc.

The glitter suspended in this cashmere-pink shade is superfine, so it’s subtle enough to flatter any outfit. 

7. Peel-Off Glitter Nail Lacquer in Living Coral

butter LONDON

Peel-off glitter sounds like a fourth grader’s fever dream, but it’s also the answer to a very adult craving for bold, glittery hands for a night. 

8. Nail Lacquer in Dirty Baby

Smith & Cult

Black feels very very rock ‘n’ roll, and this obsidian shade offers a shimmery but subdued option. 

9. La Laque Couture in Bronze Fever

Yves Saint Laurent

This bronze-y shade invokes major ’70s vibes, and it looks dreamy on every skin tone. 

10. Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer in Glitter All The Way


If you’re going for gold, go big. Apply two thick coats of the round, gilded flakes to cover the whole nail in reflective sparkle. 

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