The 21 Best Glitter Nail Polishes for Adults

Because we'll never grow up.

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Glitter. Sequins. Rhinestones. Sparkles. Literally, anything that reflects or shines and you’ve got my attention. Yes, I have the attention span of a baby when glittery things (opens in new tab) are placed into my line of vision, but who can blame me? When we were little, glitter was a staple of any little kid’s wardrobe, from sequin shirts for photo days to literal glitter being scattered all across the kitchen during craft time. The beauty of this shimmery substance never goes out of style. If you think that you can’t wear glitter nail polish because it isn’t “appropriate” or “mature” enough for adults, then let this serve as permission to run to your nearest Sephora and pick out the sparkliest color you can find.

Beauty is for everyone and has zero rules, and besides—glitter is just so pretty! If you're looking for something subtle, find a topcoat with a hint of sparkle and apply it to a bare nail, or layer it over your go-to shade. Or, if you're ready to fully lean in, grab a glitter nail polish (opens in new tab) with the chunkiest, most iridescent flecks you can find and add coat after coat until they cover every nail. Either way, it'll be the perfect gateway into a more glittery lifestyle. Here, we've rounded up our favorite shades for a flashy manicure upgrade, from champagne shimmers to rainbow-hued top coats.

Taylore Glynn is the Beauty and Health Editor at Marie Claire, covering skincare, makeup, fragrance, wellness, and more. If you need her, she’s probably roasting a chicken, flying solo at the movies, or drinking a bad Negroni at JFK.