The 7 Best Nail Polishes for New Year’s Eve

Don’t end the year with a chipped manicure—try one of these editor-approved New Year’s Eve nail polishes instead.


“My childish love of gold and glitter remains discreetly strong, but it doesn’t have to with a hue that’s a sophisticated as this one.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor

Diorific Vernis in Diorific State of Gold, $28,


“I love a shiny, glossy goth shade for the holidays. So unexpected.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Director

Marc Jacobs nail polish in Midnight in Paris, $24,


“I love a metallic hue for the holidays. This gold is neither too yellow nor too flaxen—and it’s sophisticated enough to keep on after the season has past.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

NARS nail polish in Milos, $20,


“I love this blue from the vegan nail polish brand. It never chips, or cracks, and there’s nothing like a deep blue to get you in the holiday spirit.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant Writer / Associate to the Editor in Chief

Ella + Mila nail polish in Blindfold Me, $11,


“I’ve been on a strong metallic kick for the past few months. For NYE I’m kicking it up a notch with the color of the moment: rose gold.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Julep nail polish in Reiko, $14,


“It’s a chic gold that’s chic, sleek and shimmery.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

TenoverTen nail polish in 014 Worth, $18,


“I’m sticking with my usual black look, but this color from Essie has some shine to it.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

Essie nail polish in Belugaria, $9,