Hi, all! I’ve been working on a rating system for a while and am now prepared to unveil it. This helps me, and I hope it helps you, to determine at a glance how good a nail polish is. In conjunction with this rating system, I’ve added 2 new pages “Swatch List by Brand” and “Swatch List by Color“. These are helpful tables that show each swatch reviewed here on this site, with a link to the relevant post and its rating. As I add more swatches, I will update these tables.
For the ratings system, 5 bottles is the best, with 1 being the worst. As with most ratings, this is subjective. What I think is an excellent color may differ from yours. My definition of an excellent formula may differ from yours as well. However, these are things I look for in a great polish:
Note: I can’t judge long-term wear, as I usually only wear a color for two days. If you’d like me to test a certain polish, let me know and I will do so.