Shade: Pearly, high-gloss white.
Choose it: This sophisticated pearl-white polish by Tom Ford has an understated and classic touch, but the hint of sparkle gives it just enough flash. It may err on the dear side, but NYC-based nail artist Julie Kandalec says a timeless color like this one is worth the extra dough. “Spend a little more money on a higher-quality white polish,” she says. “The pigment will be richer and you will get better coverage with less effort and dry time.”