HOW TO WEAR WHITE NAIL POLISH This season's beauty must

Fashion’s favourite right now? White. White clothes, white accessories white eyeshadow…and white nail polish.  Everywhere fingertips are aglow with the world brightest shade of pale making white nail polish one  one of this season’s beauty essentials.

Like its darker counterpart black, pulling off this look requires a little work but it’s totally worth it. Check out these tips on how to wear white nail polish.



Find the right white for your skin tone…


White is white right? No. If you have ever been in a paint store you have probably encountered the floor to ceiling wall of different shades of white paint. It is the same with nail polish (minus the floor to ceiling part).

Keep in mind that those with shimmer in them tend to have blue or grey undertones, and those that are matt tend to be more of a stark white. Choose what suits your skin tone. If you are olive or tan you can wear almost any shade, especially the stark whites. Those who are fair must be more careful so test liberally before your buy.

A stark, matt white nail is the most highly trending right now however to pull this off you really need to know how to wear white nail polish.




White nail polish need to be perfectly applied…

Like black nail polish, white nail polish looks best on a shorter nail. If your nails are really long trim them back to mid-length and make sure they are filed neatly square. When you think of how to wear white nail polish this is key. To work white nail polish your nails have to be tidy with clean even lines. The polish should not touch the cuticle at all but be evenly applied.

Allow yourself plenty of time to do the job right. Like applying make up that lasts, prep is everything with nail polish, especially white. White looks fantastic on the hand but only if applied right. You will need enough time to apply two coats with a steady careful hand then a top coat to seal them so they don’t chip. If you are wearing a matte white, make sure you choose a matte top coat so it doesn’t add gloss.



Keep your outfit tonal and let your nails pop…


The great thing about white is that it goes with all this season’s most popular looks; the white on white look, all black and double denim. It also looks perfect with on seasonal essential such as that black leather jacket, faux fur and on trend jewellery.

The main rule about how to wear white nail polish with your outfit is to make it the feature. Keep your outfit tonal and accentuate with bright boho or sleek leather accessories so your nails pop. Most importantly though, keep them clean and fresh.


The number one rule of all nail polish especially applies  to white; one chip and it comes off.


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