A Comprehensive Guide To: Vegan Nail Polish
More and more makeup and beauty brands are understanding the power of cruelty-free cosmetics, meaning there’s never been so many vegan and cruelty-free brands as there is now. Here are the best vegan and cruelty-free collections and brands of nail polish.
Barry M is one of the most well-known and popular nail polish brands in the beauty world, known for its funky collections and good-quality finish at affordable prices. Beauty lovers will be happy to know that 97% of all of Barry M’s products are vegan, and they are working to make sure it is 100% vegan. Its nail range is 100% cruelty-free and vegan, meaning all nail polishes from the brand are plant-powered.
For nail tech gurus, Sensationail is the brand for you. Known for their at-home kits for salon-quality nails, Sensationail has launched a vegan and cruelty-free collection of nail polish. If you want a pigmented nail polish that lasts, Sensationail is definitely a brand to get familiar with.
My mood is a vegan and cruelty-free nail polish brand sold exclusively in Boots and has gained a loyal following. With a thick and high pigment formula, My Mood has a range of colours for both everyday wear and occasional glam. It’s also fast drying, making it a perfect brand for those who get impatient to buy from.
Nailberry has been consistently raising the bar in the realm of nail care with its vegan and cruelty-free polishes. Breathable, oxygenated and water-permeable, Nailberry polishes deliver vegan makeup with a truly professional finish. It also prides itself on being the go-to for a healthy manicure, as all of its products are 12-step free (aka free of certain toxins that can prove harmful to nail health as well as the environment). For those who are willing to invest in fantastic long-wear polishes, these highly pigmented and smooth polishes will be in your shopping basket, stat.
Orly should be your one-stop-shop for all things vegan and cruelty-free gel nails. If you’re serious about nails and achieving the perfect manicure, Orly’s GelFX range is perfect for you. If you want standard polish at a high quality, there’s got something for you too, so don’t worry! Check out their breathable range, perfect for those that want to strengthen their nails (but also make it fashion).
For salon-worthy results, shop the nail lacquer over at Morgan Taylor. Sally Beauty stock a massive range of this vegan and cruelty-free brand, so that you can get every colour for every mood. For a quick-drying polish that is easy to apply, definitely get Morgan Taylor polishes (in a few colours, because good luck narrowing it down).
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.