Best Neon Nail Polishes – Our Top 10

Written by Chaitra Krishnan
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Neon. Isn’t that word shocking in itself ? You think of it and all that comes to mind is bright, bright blinding shades of colour. Wearing accessories and clothes in neon requires courage, but more so when it comes to polishes.

Layer a neon shade with a crackle nail polish. But if you are daring enough, you can totally rock this summer by flaunting bold neon nails. If it’s too much for you, you can incorporate it in little ways in your nail art.

  • Alternately, cut strips of regular tape and arrange them in a pattern on your painted nails. Now cover this with any other regular polish, preferably black. Immediately peel off the tapes. Voila, you have neon stripes!
  • Try them as a french tip or half moon, the possibilities are endless.

A word of advice: neons are mostly sheer, so wear a coat of a regular white polish under them to make the colour really POP. Now that I have boosted your confidence to try out the neon nail polish, decide which of the following colours you are going to pick:

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China Glaze Shocking Pink
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China Glaze Towel Boy Toy
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duri Nail Polish Atomic
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China Glaze Flying Dragon
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OPI La Paz-itively Hot
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Orly Nail Lacquer Neon Heat
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ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer Vivid Neon Pink
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Essie Aruba Blue
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China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
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1. Colorbar Pina Colada:

Summer is here and of course the most appropriate colour to wear is yellow. Pina Colada is a bold neon yellow in a creme finish. The consistency is really sheer so get ready to layer it on. The colour is bright enough to compete with the sunshine outside !!
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2. China Glaze Shocking Pink:

If you love all things pink, you just can’t do without this neon pink nail polish. Shocking Pink is a bright pink in a creme finish. The colour dries to a semi matte finish so you might need to apply a layer of topcoat. Requires three coats.
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3. China Glaze Towel Boy Toy:

If you plan to spend most of the summer by the beach, here is a colour to match the blue waters. Towel Boy Toy (isn’t the name interesting?) is a sky blue neon that dries almost matte but has subtle shimmer in it. This one is quite wearable in spite of it being neon. Requires three coats.
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4. duri Nail Polish Atomic

Give your nails a teasing look with this duri Nail polish in the atomic color. This neon yellow shade with a matte finish provides full coverage to your nails. The bottle has a sleek design, and it is formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. However, it is a sheer texture, so you might have to layer it on for the desired shade.

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5.  China Glaze Flying Dragon:

Another wearable neon that anyone can carry. Flying Dragon is a dark purple with some shimmers in it. The idea of having shimmers with neons is quite nice. Requires three coats.
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6. OPI La Paz-itively Hot:

Neons are challenging enough to wear, and now you have them in a matte finish. Can you see how the matte finish further intensifies the colour ? La Paz-itively Hot is a bold hot pink which dries matte. This one will look hot beneath a black crackle. Requires two coats.
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7. Orly Nail Lacquer Neon Heat

This shade is part of Orly’s summer collection that is sure to energize your mood. The bright cherry red adds glamour to your nails and offers an ultra-smooth application. The vitamins A, E, and B5 infused in the nail polish protect and nourish your nails. You can combine this nail polish with other neon nail polishes by Orly to give a customized look to your nails.

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8. ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer Vivid Neon Pink

If you love shiny looks, here is a glittery nail polish by ILNP. This vegan and cruelty-free polish lasts long and dries faster. The neon pink holographic polish adds a magical pop to your nails and provides a sparkly finish. In addition, the nail polish spreads evenly on the nails for comfortable application.

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9. Essie Aruba Blue:

Here is a shade fit for royalty. Aruba Blue is a bold royal blue in a metallic finish. The shade is really gorgeous and I would love to get my hands on this one. Adding some rhinestones would take this over the top. Requires three coats.
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10. China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy:

Corals work well on almost all skin tones and here is one in neon. Flip Flop Fantasy is a pink-orange neon in a creme finish. The shade dries to a matte finish and is quite wearable on its own. Requires three coats.
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Chaitra is an extremely passionate writer and storyteller. She has a triple main Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communicative English, and Economics and a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has more than three years of experience in content writing and editing and specializes in beauty, fashion, and lifestyle genres. Her background in journalism helps her guide her team in churning out fine content for the readers. When she’s not editing or juggling tasks at work, she likes to daydream and stalk doggos on Instagram.