Beauty Tried And Tested: The Best Quick Dry Nail Polish


Tired of spending ages waiting around for your nails to dry? Then LOOK’s very own Beauty Editor Sophie Beresiner and LOOK reader Rose Harper are here to help, as they’ve found four quick drying purple nail polishes to put to the test…

Beauty Editor: This deep aubergine purple polish looks slick but only after 3 coats, which means quite a bit more drying time… You decide whether this statement nail is worth the wait or not.

Rose: Aubergine is my favourite kind of purple so I was looking forward to this one. It dried in a minute but I did find I had to apply more than two coats to get the intense colour, which defeated the point. Beauty Score: 2/5
Beauty Editor: The polish is exactly the colour of the bottle and the fan shaped brush means it applies so smoothly with zero fuss. Plus the perfect shade with winter knits.


 The colour and brush makes this my winner. It dried within seconds, and I only needed one coat and was good to go. This has definitely earned its place in my make up bag! Beauty Score: 5/5
Beauty Editor: This luscious violet really is on trend for this season, and what’s more two coats will be dry in seconds. Vampy perfection. 
Rose: I’ve fallen in love with violet, it glams up any outfit be it day or night. It dried within a minute clump free! Hooray! Beauty Score: 4/5
Beauty Editor: Ideal for girls on the go, plus with a vast selection of shades you’ll never be stuck for choice. Top coat will help you avoid chips on day one.
Rose: Sweeping a couple of coats of this and dry before I knew it, makes this a great last minute fix, although it didn’t dry as quickly as it said. Beauty Score: 3/5