One of the freshest and most curious ways to make your nails mirrored today is “chrome manicure” - created using mirror pigment or glitter powder. And gel polish, on the surface of which this powder is rubbed well.
Imported pigment for mirror manicure can have different names - be it Mirror Powder, Chrome Powder, Chrome Pigment, Glitter Powder and others. Its essence is the same: it is the smallest aluminum powder intended for rubbing into the surface of the varnish base - and giving it a shine.
Pigment shades can also be different: most often they are silver and gold. But, having set a goal, you can also find colored options for metallic manicure powder on sale. And even shades of chameleons, playing on the nails with different tones of blue, green, purple and pink.
The price of the product depends on the place of purchase and configuration. A 1-3 gram jar of glittering powder for chrome manicure in specialized salons can be expensive, but you can buy the treasured tool inexpensively on ebay or aliexpress within 1-2 US dollars.. With the same quality - or even with the same name …
Let `s start?
From the beginning it is necessary to apply a layer of gel polish base on the nails and dry it under the lamp. Then apply a second coat and dry again.
Next, we apply color gel polish. The choice of color is up to your taste, but the craftsmen claim that chrome looks better when using a black substrate. And we tend to believe them.
Now we take the metallized pigment and sprinkle it on the nail. The remaining pigment must be shaken off. Then, using the old shadow applicator, start actively rubbing the pigment onto the surface of the nail. And so in several layers, until you get the desired mirror shine.
When all the nails are sparkling and turn into a reflective surface, apply a gel coat on top and send to dry again.
Of course, such a manicure will take a lot of time, but you will be satisfied with the result. We offer you to watch the video master class.