Eco-friendly nail polishes have come a long way from the limited color choices, weak pigments and chip-prone formulas of the past. Today, brightly hued tones line seamlessly next to their chemical-induced counterparts, so why not make a more natural choice when it comes to your wedding day manicure? Satisfy your love of lacquer with these 10 Mother Earth-approved brands:
Butter London: This three-free company (no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP) had a cult following before being spotted on runways such as Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Betsey Johnson. The England-based brand was the first company to sell three-free nail lacquer in the United States.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Once a pro-only line, the 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free collection’s 36 editorial shades, ranging from classic to ultramodern, has recently expanded their presence to Sephora stores nationwide.
Zoya Naturals: With more than 300 shades to choose from, it’s easy to get lost on Zoya’s scrolling website of colors, not to mention the hesitancy of buying online, which is why we love Zoya’s Color Spoons. Just like at your favorite ice cream parlor, you order up samples to try before you buy. Mini nail-shaped samples are shipped straight to your door (for free) and each cost only 50 cents a pop (which can be applied to your purchase when you get the real deal), and will help you ensure you’re getting the shade you desire.
Megan Miller: In a variety of colors that look like they were plucked straight from nature, these environmentally friendly shades are as pretty on your nails as they are in the bottle. Stored in whimsical packaging, the custom-designed bottles feature cork-covered handles and trimmed in hand-tied raffia.
Ginger + Liz: With vibrant crème pigments, foil-like metallics and a new take on those old, boring nudes, there is something for everyone.
Priti NYC: Along with shades of rich ruby and delicious mustard yellow, this three-free company offers a bridal collection filled with soft, romantic tones ranging from a barely there pink to a something blue.
Scotch Naturals Watercolors: This water-based collection is about as eco-friendly as you can get. It contains only H2O, acrylic polymers and natural colorants, and is also hypoallergenic, 100 percent biodegradable, vegan, cruelty-, gluten- and fragrance-free, and, of course, free of toxins and chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, as well as butyl and ethyl acetates.
No-Miss: Along with their wide range of quick-drying shades, No-Miss also offers glitter and glow-in-the-dark options for those special occasions and holidays.
RGB: This minimalist line is perfect for the basic bride. Necessary shades such as the perfect nude, a striking red and basic black and white are available year-round while seasonal shades make an appearance each fall and spring to create a carefully edited 10-shade collection.
SpaRitual: This lush, shimmering vegan lacquer was crafted using naturally formulated, vegan, certified-organic and fair-trade ingredients from polish to packaging.
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