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Top 10 Pink Nail Polishes

From Bubble Bath To Ballet Slippers, We Ranked The Most Iconic Pink Nail Polishes Ever Made

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What do Elle Woods, Andie Walsh, and Lorelei Lee have in common? Besides being portrayed by iconic Hollywood actresses—Legally Blonde’s Reese Witherspoon, Pretty in Pink’s Molly Ringwald, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ Marilyn Monroe—these fictional characters unapologetically harnessed the power of pink, a color that demands our attention, no matter the shade. It’s a mood lifter and tried-and-true classic that works for any and every occasion. In the same way that red nail polish is associated with passion and drama, pink polish is said to symbolize lightheartedness (and we all could use more of that from time to time).

Our point? Pink nail polish is a classically feminine pick-me-up that’s never going to go out of style. Plus, there are thousands of pink nail polish shades to choose from, so whether you gravitate towards vibrant, hot pinks or delicate, rosy shades, there is surely an option for you. And guess what? We’ve rounded up 10 of the best pink nail polishes to help you find the shade that suits you as quickly as possible. 

Our Method For Finding The Best Pink Polishes

Our Top 10 lists are each built with the help of our data-powered ranking algorithm, a tool that uses information from reviews, social media, and more to determine which products deserve to be featured. Ahead, you’ll see which pink nail polishes made the cut, from recognizable names like Essie and OPI to cult faves like Butter London and Olive & June.

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March 8, 2024

Written By:Sierra Rogers

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Top 10 Lists serve as unbiased shopping guides to the most trusted product recommendations on the internet. Products are scored and ranked using an algorithm backed by data consumers find most valuable when making a purchase. We are reader-supported and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

The Rankings


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Butter London Sweetiekins Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer

Overall Score

4.05

10

Butter London Sweetiekins Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer

4.4

1700 User Reviews

3.2

Best Seller

1

Industry Recognition

1

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

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Best Shimmer Pink Nail Polish

THE DETAILS
If you came here looking for a shimmery, ultra-feminine nail lacquer, this is one of the best options for you. "Sweetiekins" is Butter London’s answer to the TikTok coquette nail trend—a light pink shimmering hue for a frosted mani that’s always shining. 

EXTRA INFO
This nail lacquer features Butter London's signature Patent Shine 10X good-for-your-nails formula. It has been proven to promote brighter, stronger, healthier-looking nails without the toxins found in many polishes. With this pick, you'll get up to 10 days of nail-nourishing wear.

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Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color In Ballerina

Overall Score

4.3

09

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color In Ballerina

4.49

615 User Reviews

2.9

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Luxury

THE DETAILS
Delicate and opaque, Chanel’s Le Vernis nail polish in "Ballerina" is a pale shade that matches any outfit and occasion. Plus, the formula behind this lacquer includes ceramides and bioceramics (two nail-strengthening supplements).

REVIEW HIGHLIGHT
"One reviewer has a tip that might help you avoid chipping your at-home pedi or mani too soon: “If you use the Chanel base and top coat, it lasts for at least four to six days. On feet, four to five weeks (until the next pedicure!).”


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish In Little Peony

Overall Score

4.35

08

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish In Little Peony

4.22

62269 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Affordable

THE DETAILS
Little Peony is a best-selling pale pink nail polish that flatters every skin tone. A part of Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel line, this polish results in a shiny, hard-shell finish when combined with the collection’s top coat.

EXTRA INFO
You may be wondering: Does Miracle Gel live up to its name? Based on the 11,000+ 5-star reviews it has, it just might.


Essie Gel Couture Polish In Haute To Trot

Overall Score

4.45

07

Essie Gel Couture Polish In Haute To Trot

4.53

4963 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Gel

THE DETAILS
Somewhere between bubblegum and hot pink, "Haute To Trot" is a best-selling nail polish shade from Essie’s Gel Couture collection. Formulated to last for up to 14 days, all it takes for a salon-quality finish is this polish and the Gel Couture high-gloss top coat.

EXTRA INFO
Spoiler alert: This won’t be the last time you see a pink nail polish from Essie on this list.


OPI Nail Lacquer In Strawberry Margarita

Overall Score

4.75

06

OPI Nail Lacquer In Strawberry Margarita

4.6

109192 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Bright Pink Nail Polish

THE DETAILS
Speaking of the best hot pink nail polishes, OPI’s Strawberry Margarita is a shade that knows how to let loose. Bonus: The fast-drying formula behind this polish promises to dry in approximately eight minutes. 

REVIEW HIGHLIGHT
This review that was posted one month ago summarizes why you’ll love OPI’s Nail Lacquer in just a few words: “Color and texture are perfect! Shine lasts for days.”


Olive & June Nail Polish In HZ

Overall Score

4.5

05

Olive & June Nail Polish In HZ

4.43

3831 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Long-Lasting Pink Nail Polish

THE DETAILS
"HZ" is a sheer pink nail polish shade that Olive & June describes as “a rosy-toned neutral.” If you’re curious about how well it will complement your skin tone, you can see this best-selling pink nail polish on pale, olive, and dark skin tones on Olive & June’s website.

EXTRA INFO
This polish is vegan, cruelty-free, and 15-free.


Essie Nail Polish In Fiji

Overall Score

4.7

04

Essie Nail Polish In Fiji

4.53

25907 User Reviews

3.3

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

5

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Opaque Pink Nail Polish

THE DETAILS
Fiji is Essie’s ode to opaque pale pink nail polishes, but this creamy pastel pink has too much pigment to offer to be considered a true neutral shade (however, #2 is a different story). Instead, it provides the perfect feminine touch to your nails that might even cause you to consider making it your new signature shade.

EXTRA INFO
Unlike the Essie product featured above (#8), you don’t have to combine this polish with other products to get good results. That said, Essie suggests using a base coat and a top coat for a long-lasting finish.


OPI Nail Lacquer In Lisbon Wants Moor OPI

Overall Score

4.7

03

OPI Nail Lacquer In Lisbon Wants Moor OPI

4.56

2472 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Pale Pink Nail Polish

THE DETAILS
OPI’s Lisbon Want Moor is a light pink shade that’s so pale it could almost be white. Its delicate color makes it one of the best pink nail polishes for dark skin, but honestly, anyone would look great rocking this neutral hue.

EXTRA INFO
This light pink nail polish is one of Amazon’s 50 best-selling nail polishes.


Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

Overall Score

4.8

02

Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

4.6

27736 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Sheer Light Pink Nail Polish

THE DETAILS
Essie’s last appearance on our list comes in the form of their best-selling light pink nail polish, Ballet Slippers. Subtle and lovely, you can make this delicate color last longer by applying a base and top coat. PS: If you’re thinking this color looks familiar, it might be because it’s also featured in our list of the 10 best nude nail polishes

REVIEW HIGHLIGHT
Here’s a rave review for this particular shade: “I was thrilled with my purchase of Essie’s Ballet Slippers. It was everything I hoped it would be. The polish goes on as smooth as silk and dries to a subtle, pearly pink, translucent, natural-looking finish.”


OPI Nail Lacquer In Bubble Bath

Overall Score

4.9

01

OPI Nail Lacquer In Bubble Bath

4.48

8919 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Overall Pink Nail Polish

THE DETAILS
Bubble Bath is a pale pink nail polish shade for those who like to strike the balance between classy and fun. And because OPI’s Nail Lacquers can last up to seven days, you can trust this whimsical color to keep you looking put together all week. 

EXTRA INFO
Reviewers mention that lighter shades of polish usually require more coats for proper pigmentation. Based on what we learned from scrolling through reviews, we suggest applying three coats of Bubble Bath for the best results. If you want a sheerer look, you can stick with two.

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