9 Editor-Approved Nail Polishes That Won't Chip for Days

Katharine McEntee

A chipped nail among a perfectly painted set can be frustrating to say the least, especially if said polish peels away a mere 24 hours after a manicure (it’s happened). To prevent this mani-pedi mishap from taking place in the future, we turned to long-lasting nail polish formulas—lacquers that look like a polish but last as long as a gel (about two weeks).

Sure, topcoats, base coats, and the way in which you paint your nails are all important players in the longevity of your manicure, but the quality of your polish is just as important. Which is why we've rounded up the best long-lasting nail polishes for a chip-free manicure. From better-for-you metallic lacquers that last 10 days to gel-polish hybrids that won't chip for weeks, our favorite polishes have some serious staying power.

For the long-lasting nail polishes Byrdie editors swear by, click through the gallery below.

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