American Apparel has a new summer collection out which includes six new NEON colors. I mean NEON!

Some companies say they have neon polish but really it’s just a bright creme. These (well most that I tried) are truly retina-burning brights.

My eyes actually adjusted when I looked at some of them!

The six shades are:

  • Neon Orange
  • Neon Red
  • Neon Coral
  • Neon Green
  • Neon Yellow
  • Neon Violet

Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Violet

Source: American Apparel

American Apparel Neon Coral
Neon Orange

Neon Orange is a bright, clean orange which leans towards the tangerine rather than reddish or burnt side of orange. This is actually brighter in person than the picture depicts!

The formula was very streaky and yet also thick and hard to work with. I needed three coats and you can still see some areas which aren’t fully covered.

American Apparel Neon Green
Neon Green

Neon Green is probably the brightest neon nail polish I have ever laid eyes on. I mean it’s SOOOOOO bright! I had a pair of socks this green back in the 80’s 🙂

The formula is also super thick and not so easy to work with, however this one covered a little better than Neon Orange did. I totally love it because it’s so amazingly green and bright!

Neon Green

Retina searing!

American Apparel Neon Violet
Neon Violet

Neon Violet is a bright violet/pink color. Now this one in person is actually more purple than it looks here, my camera wouldn’t pick it up correctly. However I don’t think it’s nearly as bright as the previous two. In fact I don’t really think it’s even “neon”, more just bright.

The formula was much better with this, though still on the thicker side. This covered almost completely in just one coat and was easier to apply.


I like these though the formula left a little to be desired. Of the three I tried I totally recommend Neon Green, I just think it looks super cool!

Availability: Their website or stores

Pricing: $6.00 each

What do you think about neon nail polish?

Written by Kelly
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