5 Shimmering Shades of White

Pure, snow white–in a variety of finishes, plus a highlighter that looks almost white in the pan but is a little warmer and golden than that. I wanted to include a white polish, but there weren’t many permanent ones to choose from (that I’ve covered and were good) — what white polishes have you found to work best? You can check out comparison swatches of my picks, too 🙂

  1. Inglot #453 — bright, metallic white (and not too cool-toned)
  2. Sugarpill Tako — matte white
  3. Maybelline Too Cool — creamy, cool-toned white
  4. NARS Albatross — a dusting of shimmer and sheen
  5. NARS Santa Monica Blvd. — bright white for your lash line

What’s your favorite white-hued beauty product?

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Mariella Avatar

I think my favourite white shadow of all time is probably MAC’s Unbasic White (LE Starflash). On a hot, humid summer day, if I dust a wash of this over my lids, it seems to brighten and freshen up my whole face and it looks “cool” (in the temperature sense…makes me look like I’m not feeling the heat). I also really like the white eye shadow in the Tarte Aqualillies palette called “Parasol”.

Marisa Avatar

I’m surprised Nyx jumbo eye pencil in milk isn’t on the list – it’s such a good base to make other intense shadows really pop.

I’ve never found a really good white nail polish. I have a few, all of them look streaky and cheap once applied. :/

xamyx Avatar

My absolute favorite white eyeshadow is, and forever will be, Revlon Pure Pearl. I think it may be DCd, but I managed to pick up 5-6 at Big Lots a few years back, and I’m still on my first one, so I think I’m set for a while! It’s my HG brow highlight, and leaves just enough sheen to not look garish, especially when blended well. I’ve also used it as a face highlight, as it is truly a pear finish, with absolutely no sparkle.

Carrie Ann Avatar

Wet ‘n Wild has a great matte and shimmery white single eye shadow and I really like the one in theBalm’s Nude ‘tude palette.

David Nuggets Avatar

LOVE Sugarpill Tako! Its my go too, for setting any white bases such as Kryolan or Nyx Milk!

Nyx Milk is a fantastic affordable base color for just about anything combined with Tako!!

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