There’s nothing cooler than a nail polish that makes you feel good — and there’s nothing better than a nail polish that has the ability to do this while changing color before your eyes. That’s where duochrome lacquers come in, where in one light, they look one way, and in another they completely metamorphize. Ahead, find our favorite five polishes to sport this season that will make everything you touch turn to duochrome.


Smith and Cult Peaceful Paranoia

For a neutral lacquer with a little bit of kick, Smith and Cult Peaceful Paranoia is the duochrome polish you need in your life. At first glance, this formula appears to be nude, but upon closer examination, it contains a twang of a glazed purply-pink, which we simply can’t get enough of.

Essie For The Twill Of It

For some major duochrome action, For The Twill Of It by Essie seriously changes the game with its multi-dimensional rainbow iridescence. The base of this shade is metallic silver gray, and it transforms into the coolest oil-spill chroma on your nails and in the light.



Butter London Knackered

If you love a great bold polish shade, Knackered by Butter London is a crisp blue with purple sheen that will have heads turning. We also love how buildable this polish is: You can layer it overtop another polish shade or wear a couple of coats of it alone for an awesome, blinding finish.  


Essie Penny Talk

An oldie but goodie, Penny Talk is the perfect copper lacquer that transforms into an icey gold under the light. Definitely one of our go-tos, we love this rose-gold accent to our fingertips.

Floss Gloss Disco Dust

Another rainbow-chrome polish, Disco Dust will make all of your holographic dreams come true. Upon first glance, this polish appears to have a copper sparkle, but when the light hits it at just the right angle, a flurry of rainbow holo takes over, enough said.



Photo Credit: Chaunté Vaughn


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