Comparison of White Gel Polishes
I’m often asked how the Gelish whites compare to one another. Until this week I only owned Sheek White and Snow Bunny, but I also picked up Artic Freeze so I thought I would show you how all of the whites that I have compare side-by-side. Each swatch stick has two coats of color, and a top coat. It was very hard to try to get completely color accurate pictures, but I think this is a pretty good representation. From top to bottom:
- Gelish Artic Freeze is the whitest white in the Gelish line, and also has the best coverage.
- Gelish Sheek White (also called Sleek White), is slightly more sheer and also a touch darker.
- Gelish Snow Bunny is the sheerest of the three Gelish whites, and also the darkest. I would say it’s more of an eggshell color.
- Couture Ooh La La French is a bright white with good coverage.
- Ink Glacier is virtually identical to Couture.
- Shellac Cream Puff is also a bright white with good coverage, perhaps the best coverage of them all.
- Shellac Studio White is more sheer than Cream Puff and is a softer, more natural white.
And here’s another angle. The colors above are shown from left to right.
It’s really up to your preference as to which white to use for French manicures. Some people prefer a bright white, and some prefer a more natural white. I have always used Sheek White for French manis.