Mittwoch, 15. August 2012

Best White Nail Polish - The Comparison!

I am still on the lookout and I have tried a lot of them up to today. I chose four white nail polishes out of my collection to see them in direct comparison. What is important for me in a white nail polish is opacity with one or two coats and fast drying time. This is especially important for me because I often use white nail polish as a base for nail art, which means there are going to be more layers of polish on top.




So I chose the following bottles:

Ebalay - White Matte
Essie - Blanc
Catrice - Snow Motion
NYX - Matte White

My first white nail polish was actually Snow Motion and the fact that I have a lot more of them now, tells you that I was not too happy with Catrice. But I came to realise that my expectations in a white nail polish are far too high. Because even if I was happy with one bottle, the formula got worse over time and by the time it was half empty, I could not use it anymore. 




Here you can see my four choices with one coat each. You can see that they do not really differ in opacity. They are all quite opaque with one coat but not as opaque as I would need them to be for a base. Ebalay might be the best one in regard to opacity and you might get it right with one coat only. But then again there is the drying time.




With two coats all of them are opaque and do cover the nail. Although you have to be careful with application because each stroke of the brush could ruin the first coat. 




So what is left when all of them are opaque? Exactly, drying time. So I waited about five to ten minutes and pressed my finger on each nail. Following my awesome freehanded arrows you can tell that 3 out of 4 were not dry yet. The only one that did not show a sign of my fingerprints was Essie - Blanc.

That is actually a good result and Blanc is in fact my favorite white nail polish at this time. But keep in mind the following: I bought this bottle about four weeks ago. Catrice is 3 to 4 years old now and Ebalay and NYX are about 4 months old. I can not reassure you that Blanc will not have a similar formula in a few months. 


What is your experience with white nail polish? Do you have a favorite? Or maybe even a half empty bottle of Blanc which you had to throw away? 


Kommentare:

  1. hui, genau so einen post habe ich auch gerade in der mache :D immer und immer wieder wird man nach weißem lack gefragt!
    toller vergleich!

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    1. Danke :) Dann bin ich gespannt auf deinen Vergleich!

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    2. ich trau mich jetzt gar nicht den zu veröffentlichen :D ich komm mir vor wie ein nachmacher.

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  2. Gestern kam mein erster fast weißer Nagellack von Essie namens "Marshmallow" an und getestet habe ich ihn noch nicht, aber erhoffe mir nur gutest nachdem ich so viele positive Reviews gelesen habe :). Von Essie steht als nächster Blanc ganz oben auf meiner Wish-List und deine kleine Übersicht gefällt mir deshalb sehr gut!

    lg Neru

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    1. Marshmallow sieht auch toll aus... und Blanc ist auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert (bis jetzt...) ;)

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  3. echt dein catrice lack ist schon fast 4 jahre alt? oO
    und dann noch so gut auftragbar? O:

    auf dem nyx lack steht "matt" drauf, heißt das der hat wirklcih ein mattes finish?

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    1. Ich hab ihn aber auch fast vier Jahre lang nicht benutzt, weil ich ihn doof fand. ;) Bei regelmässiger Verwendung wäre er wahrscheinlich auch dickflüssiger/schwieriger zum Lackiere.
      NYX und Ebalay sind beide Matt.

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    1. I did and it was good at first but halfway through it got too thick, like the others. :(

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  5. sweet! I just bought that color of essie yesterday!

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  6. whites are hard for me too. i wish there was a white one coater out there. the best luck i've had has been with opi alpine snow.

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  7. I've heard the Milani one is good. I have Ulta but it's thick too, though not TERRIBLE. Thanks for this comparison!

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  8. Well I am still searching for the perfect white =/

    I didnt like the Catrice - Snow Motion (But cmp. to all whites in my stash its quite the good^^) and in generell a good white is so damn hard to find ._.

    I wanted to try Alpine Snow but when I read opinions they werent that good ._.

    hrmpf :D

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  9. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On is awesome... nice thick formula, covers totally opaque in two coats (you could even get away with one if it were kind of thick) and very glossy!

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  10. I hate havin to find a good white, at the moment the best one i have is milani white on the spot.

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  11. Essie Blanc is my go-to white nail polish as well. I don't buy Catrice polish anymore because I think the quality is absolutely horrible! They have great colours but some of them don't even last one day. I expect nail polish to last at least 3 days, but preferably 4, because I feel like I spend too much time on my nails to have to do it again after a day. My go-to black polish is also from Essie: Licorice! Thank you for posting!

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  12. Would adding some thinner help? All polishes get thick halfway and I add a few drops of thinner to make it as good as new (:

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  13. I'm looking for a nice White Matte that is not thick - Any thoughts please ?

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    1. I do only know the two mentioned in the post above, Ebalay and NYX. They're both alright but not perfect.

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