BUST Tests Vegan Nail Polish

by BUST Magazine

BUST Test Kitchen 


Kelly                      Tess                        Sholeh


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer

$10, occmakeup.com

On the plus side, according to one tester, “this nail polish dried really fast.” Unfortunately, “it started chipping pretty quickly,” she said. Another intern was unhappy with the product’s “inconsistent coverage.” While “the color was vibrant,” declared one tester, she and another intern recommended applying at least two coats “to really let the color shine on your nails.” 

RGB Nail Color

$16, rgbcosmetics.com

All our testers praised this polish’s consistency and coverage. “I only needed one coat,” enthused one, “and this was thick enough that it didn’t run while I was applying it.” But this product also takes its sweet time; our interns made a few comments about how long it took to dry. “It smudges very easily if you’re not careful and patient,” warned one. Still, a tester complimented the design of this product’s brush—it caused only a tiny bit of mess on her skin.


Zoya Nail Polish (The BUST Interns’ Favorite!) 

$8, zoya.com

This “thick, quick-drying” polish was the overall winner. Our testers loved the small applicator brush: said one “it was easy to put on quickly, with minimal spillover onto my skin.” Even better, the “creamy color” gave even coverage. “I only needed one coat, and by the time I was done painting both hands, my first hand was already dry!” said one happy intern. “This polish delivers,” another declared.



This review appears in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Janelle Monáe. Subscribe now.

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