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.
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.
Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Smashing Butter London's new line of seven-free polishes, Patent Shine 10X, removes two more potential toxins from the ingredient list: ethyl tosylamide, a plasticizing agent that's banned in Europe, and xylene, a solvent that in large quantities is a known irritant. And this formula really knocks it out of the park. Two coats give you full, opaque coverage and a gel-like level of shine.