Be Glamorous With The Top 5 Chrome Nail Designs of May, 2019

High Gloss, High Shine, Height of Fashion

Chrome nails are bang on trend right now. From understated to show stopping acrylic chrome nails, these modern metallics are “the new black”. Once only available in salons, thanks to a flurry of DIY acrylic manicure sets, powders and polishes, the control, and budget, is in our hands.

Of course, metallic nails have been around for a while. I remember searching for the shiniest, sparkliest nail polish I could find back in the day. Then there were only shimmery type polishes – the ones where you could see the individual specks of glimmer, which, although lovely, lacked that full-on mirror finish I longed for. Now powders have hit the metallic market big time, with spectacular results. However, for a powder novice it can all seem a bit daunting – fortunately, it’s easy to get the look!

So, what’s the best way to create the mirror look with powders?

You can create chrome nails on either a clear nail or with a base color. When the base is a dark color, such as black, you’ll get a better end result than with a light one (but it’s fun to experiment with base colors). Follow your normal nail routine, finally curing with a tack-free top coat. You then apply the chrome powder with an eyeshadow applicator. Wipe off the excess, buff and add two layers of no-wipe top coat, and you’re done. Quick and simple.

Now you know how to achieve that impossible shine, which are the best products to use?

 

1) iMethod Holographic Chrome Nail Powder

What Makes It Great

Using ultra fine salon-grade pigments, these little pots of magic from iMethod, contain real silver, and can achieve a super glossy finish. I found them so simple to apply, using the accompanying applicator, with no mess, and after a couple of top coats, my nails looked amazing. The shine is really high gloss, and remained chip free and perfect for nearly two weeks. Plus you need such a small amount of powder, the jars will last forever.

Where It Could Be Improved

This works better with no-wipe top coats, rather than no-tack, so beat that in mind when you’re using it.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you want to achieve a perfect mirror-like finish, easily and simply, these powders from iMethod are awesome. The added silver powder provides a real depth of chrome-ness.

Holographic Chrome Nail Powder - iMethod Premium Salon Grade Rainbow Unicorn Mirror Effect Multi Chrome Manicure Pigment, 0.04oz/1g

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$11.99 $19.99

 

2) PrettyDiva 7 Jar Mirror Powder


What Makes It Great

With 7 shades to choose from, and each looking dramatically different depending on the base coat, this is a great set. Following the instructions, as I buffed the powder, the shine came through impressively, giving my nails a perfect mirror finish, which was increased by adding the top coats. Lasting nearly three weeks, with a quick buff every morning, this set of powders is a really good choice for gloss, shine and durability.

Where It Could Be Improved

As the jars are difficult to open one handed, it’s a good idea to have them open and ready. Just remember not to sneeze near them!

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

PrettyDiva have designed a budget friendly set of nail powders that give a long lasting perfect high mirror shine. Definitely one for the gift list.

PrettyDiva 7 Jar Pearl Powder Mirror Effect Chrome Nail Powder Metallic Nail Manicure Pigment

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Last update was on: May 19, 2019 6:19 am
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$13.98 $19.99

 

3) ColourButtons 3 Box Mirror Nail Powder

What Makes It Great

The set contains silver, gold and champagne chrome powders, and a generous 50 applicators. Using light or dark base coats changes the finished result quite dramatically, so it’s great to experiment and see what works best for you. I preferred these on a black base, and felt that gave the best shine. They go on smoothly and you hardly need any powder to produce a great finish. Without any touching up, these powders lasted well over two weeks.

Where It Could Be Improved

You do need to put a bit of pressure on your nails when buffing this powder. If you end up with a sparkly surface, it means you didn’t press hard enough.

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re a chrome nail fan, this set provides some unusual shades to play around with. The application is smooth and mess-free, and the result is dazzling.

CoulorButtons 3 Boxes Mirror Nail Powder Champagne Silver Gold Shimmer Glitter Powder Manicure Nail Art Chrome Pigment Dust With 50pcs...

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Last update was on: May 19, 2019 4:21 am
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4) Vrenmol 9 Box Chrome Nail Powder


What Makes It Great

Vrenmol’s chrome powder set consists of nine high gloss chrome powders and enough applicators to go round several times. The powders go on smoothly, leaving a beautiful finish with real depth – this was on a black base. On a white base, the color is a more pearl-like chrome. For nearly three weeks, my nails retained their awesome appearance.

Where It Could Be Improved

It can be tricky to pick the right amount of tackiness of base coat to apply this so that it sticks well.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Vrenmol’s set of 6 chrome powders is excellent value for money, and the final results not only look great, but look good as new for weeks!

Vrenmol 9 Boxes 0.2g Mirror Nail Glitter Powder Nails Art Glitter Chrome Metallic Manicure Pigment Ultra Thin Glitter Dust Set

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Last update was on: May 19, 2019 6:19 am
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5) Yuxuan 6 Pot Chrome Chameleon Powder Set

What Makes It Great

I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this powder, and, as recommended for the best effect, I used a black base, and WOW! The finish was amazing, catching the light and throwing back fire-like flickers. It appeared to change color depending on the angle, and it literally drew gasps from friends. It remained undamaged for just over two weeks, and I’ll definitely be using this again and again!

Where It Could Be Improved

The applicators that are included are not particularly durable, so I ended up using eyeshadow sponges, which worked perfectly.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you want long lasting, eye-catching nails with a very unusual finish, these deserve a top spot in your manicure kit!

Nail Powder, Yuxuan Star Chrome Chameleon Nail Pigement Mirror Effect Powder For Nail Lightweight 6 Colors

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Last update was on: May 19, 2019 6:19 am
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