White nails were first spotted on the runway at Nanette Lepore’s Spring 2014 runway show. Now chic red carpet regulars have recently been seen dressing their nails in this pristine shade and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Most recently, Kristen Wiig was seen sporting an ultimate white manicure to the ‘Spoils of Babylon’ film premiere. Whether it’s intense, opaque whites or creamy blends, here are some tips to sport this clean shade all season long.
Nail Styles: If you’re feeling a bit edgy, try pairing white polishes on longer squared tipped nails, like the stylish Kylie Jenner did on the red carpet at various events. A manicure in a richly opaque blend of white, like Essie’s Blanc, offers a fresh approach to the otherwise simple shade. Take a note from ‘Revenge’ star, Ashley Madekwe and keep the look elegant with rounded edges and a creamy, slightly translucent white polish, like O.P.I polish in Alpine Snow.
Polish Finishes: Another fantastically fashionable way to update the white manicure is choosing a polish in an expected finish. For a slightly glamorous touch, try polishing your nails in a white with a sheen finish, like Deborah Lippmann’s ‘Silks’ Nail lacquer in Pseudo Silk Kimono. Dressing your nails in a white shimmery, pearlescent finish makes white nails look a bit more luxe. If you desire a more high fashion look, try a white polish in a matte finish. Snag a bottle of Jin Soon’s Matte Maker and layer over your favorite white (or any colour) for a modern matte look.
O.P.I ‘Alpine Snow’
Deborah Lippmann ‘Pseudo Silk Kimono’
Jin Soon Matte Maker