The search for a perfect white nail polish can be a little frustrating. There is something very fresh and modern about opaque, yet shiny white nails but in practise white nail polish is often streaky and can look like white out if the color is not applied cleanly.
(If you don’t trust me, you gotta trust Queen Bey!)
My top 10 white nail polishes are;
Illamasqua Scorch – this is seriously good as a white, but not really worth the price tag (it’s just a pure white with go texture, shimmer or other tricks). Try and pick it up on sale from Illamasqua.
OPI Alpine Snow – Pure white, but a tricky texture
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls – slightly off white but slightly easier to work with than OPI Alphine snow
Essie Blanc – Snowy white
Essie Marshmallow – more of a jelly like texture which is nice if you want something less stark.
Picture Polish White Wedding – milky white base packed with rainbow shimmer. This formula is NOT fun (thick, streaky, goopy) and the polish is not always easy to obtain. Yet the shimmer is really pretty and lifts it to the next level.
Ulta3 Lily White – this is only available locally in Australia and is a normal white (ie slightly hard to work with) with a relatively long dry time (ughh) … and yet it’s $2. A good basic to have on the shelf.
Chanel Eastern Light – which looks utterly stunning, yet the price tag is somewhat aspirational 27USD/39AUD
Butter London Cotton Buds – which has got some good reviews but I find chips quickly on me. YMMV of course.
China Glaze White on White – this dries quickly. Its a pain to get streak free but no more than the average white and at least a quick dry time is a plus.
Do you like white nail polish? What’s your favorite that I should try next?