Best Glitter Nail Polishes available on the market

Ever since glitter nail polishes came out, wearing shimmer on your nail has become a huge trend that’s flashy and sophisticated in the same time. The addition of glitter in your manicure or your nail art designs might be the best way to add some glamor to your evening attire, draw attention to your fingernails and let your inner nail addiction shine.

There are plenty of options for you to choose from, starting with shimmery small glittery nail polish to medium sized gem all the way to confetti diva style nail lacquer. Here I present to you the best glitter nail polishes available on the market from your favorite vernis brands and suited for an important event.

There is no limit to what shades or combination of shapes and colors they come in, so you’ll find options whether you’re a glitter novice or more of a shimmer queen. Also, there are plenty of choices for those of you who love incorporating glitter into nail art designs and also for those who like to sauce up their manicure with shimmery tips or statement nails.

Check out the dazzling list of glitter nail polishes I’ve prepared for you and start making your nails the center of attention:

Glitter Nail Polish

Glitter Nail Polish

Colored Glitter Nail Polishes

Nicole By OPI in Cinna-man of my dreams

Cinna-man Of My Dreams has a ton of different colored fine glitter but overall looks like a pink-reddish-brown on the nail. This is definitely one of my favorites as it looks phenomenal matte but also when I apply a top coat.

OPI Mariah Carrey Collection in Sprung

Sprung is my absolute favorite glitter nail polish, since I can achieve different levels of opacity for this one depending on how many layers of polish I apply. It’s a real stunner, combining cooper and gold particles for an intense, party appropriate effect. Although I’m also fond of  A Butterfly Moment, which is a peachy pink with a strong golden shimmer. Figure out which one you love best!

Nicole by OPI "Cinna-man of my dreams" | Orly "Last Dance" | OPI "Sprung"

Nicole by OPI “Cinna-man of my dreams” | Orly “Last Dance” | OPI “Sprung”

Orly Nail Polish in Last Dance

Last dance has a red glitter suspended in a sheer red base, making this Orly nail polish a great option for festive Christmas days, New Year’s Eve or for Valentine’s Day. I find its gel texture unique among other glitter nail polishes, which is why it’s easier to apply as well as remove.

Deborah Lippmann Let’s Go Crazy

Inspired the classic pop hit performed by Prince, this dazzling glitter nail polish is a party favourite on mine. The glitter is multi-colored and multi-shaped and looks sublime paired with its very dark purple glossy base. Because of all the lavender, red, green, fuchsia, blue and gold glitter in both hexagonal and round shapes, some glitter chunks tend to sink into the polish coats, rather than sit on top, thus creating a more 3D effect.

NYX Multi Glitter

Multi Glitter does not only have all sorts of shapes and sizes of glitter in one bottle, but also lots of colors that look good worn on their own, over a nude polish or over pastel shades. You’ll love the reflections the metallic glitter gives to a multi-colored nail.

Colored Glitter Nail Polish
Colored Glitter Nail Polish

Zoya Nail Polish in Aurora

One of the most feminine glitter nail polishes on the market, Zoya’s Aurora purple shade is perfect for those of you who like to take things slowly and get accustomed to the glitter trend. Its fine particles and just the right amount of jazz to your nails.

Nude ladylike Glitter Nail Polishes

Revlon Nail Enamel in Popular

The Popular nail polish features silver sparkles suspended in sheer lilac polish, a great option for all women with cool undertones. Revlon’s small and medium platinum glitter nail polish is a sophisticated choice that is perfect for spring.

YSL La Laque in Première Neige

The same lunar effect as the Revlon nail polish can be found in YSL La Laque in Premiere Neige, a top coat that’s subtle, yet striking. A gorgeous satin finish in a cool, but inviting and sophisticated glitter choice.

Nude Glitter Polish

Nude Glitter Polish

Lancome Vernis in Ginger Swing

Lancome Vernis in Ginger Swing offers its wearer a blend of fine small glitter particles in gold and beige, which makes this glitter nail polish a perfect choice for those looking for something a little more sophisticated than nude nail polish. Plus, the shimmery finish resists chips and prolongs the life of your mani.

Confetti Glitter Nail Polishes

Nails Inc Summer Party Grosvenor Gardens

This summer party favorite combines cool metallic shades with a beautiful blend of pastels, a perfect option Decorate nails and toes with the graphite and red hues, then slick on the sparkly topcoat if you’re feeling extra bold.This 3D glitter polish features a blend of pastel shades. The polish gives an amazing burst of glitter for a full coverage finish. We recommend applying 2-3 coats of polish or painting over your favorite Nails inc nude polish.

Confetti Glitter Nail Polish

Confetti Glitter Nail Polish

OPI Nail Lacquer in The Living Daylights

The longer your nails, the bigger the glitter can get, so you need some length when trying the confetti-size sparkle in OPI Nail Lacquer in The Living Daylights. Layer it over taupe for a Saturday night—the neutral base tones down the colorful shine so your nails don’t look like a kid’s craft project.

Black base Glitter Nail Polishes

Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra in New York

No party is complete without the perfect choice of dark nail polish sprinkled with some gold glitter. Cleopatra in New York is one option that you’ll love wearing with a little black dress or a rock’ n ‘roll attire.

MAC Nail Lacquer in Everything That Glitters

With blue and purple multidimensional glitter creating a luminescent effect on a black glossy base, this nail lacquer is prone make you fall in love with it.

Black with Glitter Nail Polish

Black with Glitter Nail Polish

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Jack the Lad

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Jack the Lad has fine teal, gold and green glitter that give great depth to the black base. Its sparkling, yet not over the top, so you can’t go wrong with it for any dress code or event.

Pastel Glitter Nail Polishes

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream

Perfect for summer, this beach inspired nail lacquer from Deborah Lippmann has vibrant shades of blue and shimmering green glitters, that leave a glamorous, satin-like finish. The combination of shimmer and pearl used in Mermaid’s Dream is wearable and flattering.

Orly Brave

When you’re tired of round or hexagonal glitter shapes and want something more unique for a manicure, yet not over the top, go with this cute pastel holographic pink string glitter nail polish by Orly.

Pastel Glitter Polishes

Pastel Glitter Polishes

Sally Hansen Strobe Light

Strobe Light is a gorgeous clear polish filled with light pink fine glitter and fine and medium holographic silver and colored glitter. It looks fantastic applied in multiple coats on its own or layered over a nude polish.

Metallic Glitter Polishes

Essie Set in Stone

If you’re looking for a silver glitter nail polish, that has various sized densely-packed glitter, Essie Set in Stone is the one for you. It looks gorgeous applied on bare nails or on either the tip or the base of the nail bed for Half Moon Manicures.

OPI GoldenEye

Although not a personal favorite, I’ve included the famous OPI GoldenEye glitter nail polish from the Bond Collection to please the voice of the people. It you’re into golden glitter polish, you’ll love the very small, but dense flaky glitter that GoldenEye brings, its reflective qualities and its quite luxurious shade.

Metallic Glitter Nail Polish

Metallic Glitter Nail Polish

China Glaze Nova

China Glaze’s Specialty Collection also brings a pretty silver glitter nail polish to the table. Nova is a clear polish with medium and chunky silver hexagon glitters combined with small colored ones. A feast for the eyes and an incredible addition to your nail polish stash.

Nails Inc. in Chelsea Square

Copper shades gain popularity this season, as do rose gold tones. Imagine a shade that brings the best of the two colors and then apply it on your nails for a feminine, party perfect look. Where do you find such a thing, you ask? Nails Inc. And it goes by the name of Chelsea Square.

How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish

Although the glitter nail polish is an easy way to add a touch of sophistication to your look, taking it off is another story, often involving a pile of cotton pads and a great amount of remover.

Luckily, there are a few tricks up on my sleeveless dress that I’m happy to share to avoid wasting 10 minutes of your life. There’s the aluminum foil method, that all the nail artists use, one not-so-recommended glue layer solution and finally, some efficient nail polish removers with natural ingredients that work as solvents.

Remove Glitter Nail Polish

Remove Glitter Nail Polish

I’ll tell you more on this subject in another article, about the best nail polish removers on the market.

In the end, I leave you with countless possibilities of nail polishes and nail art designs to try, from glitter tips to Half Moon nails with a glitter base and Triangle manicures. Please share your favorite glitter nail polishes in the comment section below.


As a professional make-up artist and beauty enthusiast, Luiza's expertise has become highly prized over the years. As owner of this site, she set her mind to create a publication for those who are focused not just on beauty trends and popular brands, but also on the industry's most well-kept secrets.

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