9 Beauty Experts Told Me Their Go-To Shade of Pink Nail Polish—I Won't Gatekeep


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Very few nail polish shades are as versatile as classic pink. Pink is one of those shades that goes with absolutely everything—you can dress it up or down, and it looks immaculate on all skin tones. There are also tons of different pink nail polish shades to choose from. You can lean into the Barbiecore trend with a flamingo pink, opt for an effortless neutral with a muted sheer shade, or pick a shimmery color to add some pizzazz to any look. 

Name a nail polish brand, and chances are, they likely have at least 15 different shades of pink available (since pink will never go out of style, it is one of the most popular nail colors). It's tough to pick a pink nail polish with so many options available—the paradox of choice is real. To make your next manicure decision a little easier, we tapped nail experts to curate a list of the best pink polishes. Keep reading to find out the best pink shades on the market. 

1. Chanel Le Vernis in Diva

2. Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

3. OPI Nail Lacquer in Strawberry Margarita

4. Chanel Le Vernis in Ballerina

5. JinSoon Nail Polish in Love

6. Nails Inc. Naked in Neon Nail Polish in Sun Street Passage

7. CND Vinylux Nail Polish in Be Demure

8. Orly Heart Beet

9. Dior Nail Glow

10. Orly Ethereal Plane

11. Dazzle Dry XOXO

12. Lights Lacquer Girl From Ipanema

13. OPI Nail Lacquer in Mod About You

14. Jinsoon Nail Polish in Dolly Pink

15. Orly Kaleidoscope Eyes

16. Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle

17. Essie Nail Polish in Vanity Fairest

18. Essie Nail Polish in Pencil Me In

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Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.