15 Cruelty-Free Brands You Need to Know: NCLAThis Los Angeles–based nail company has a dizzying array of polishes that includes cool colors, chromed-out metallics, and funky glitters—all of which are five-free, cruelty-free, and vegan. If you're going to Coachella try the nail wraps in What Filter Did I Use? or break out the lacquer in Hollywood and Vine Starlet—a jet black with teeny-tiny silver flecks—for a weekend manicure that's glamorous and badass.
Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color in Pale Blue Eyes You can call them natural and overachievers. Pacifica's seven-free formulation is free of phthalates, toluene, xylene, parabens, camphor, formaldehyde, resin and animal by-products, offering one of the most natural formulas you can find. We love this dreamy periwinkle shade for spring and summer, although you should make sure to apply three coats to keep it streak-free.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Femme Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics polishes are not only five-free; they're also vegan and cruelty-free and come in a variety of edgy, unconventional colors and textures. This baby-pink shade is especially impressive considering it requires only one coat for an incredibly opaque finish.
Côte nail polish in No. 50 Côte polishes are just as fancy and sophisticated as the name suggests. The Los Angeles–based nail brand features clean, modern packaging, sumptuous colors (like this bright tangerine red), and a five-free, vegan formula that won't chip after two days.