Have you jumped on the chrome powder bandwagon yet? It’s so easy to fall in love with these powders, and they’re so affordable, too!
Today’s review is on an iridescent chrome powder from Born Pretty Store in color 585. In all honesty, I couldn’t remember which color I ordered, so when I saw this beauty in the packaging, I thought it was for white iridescent nails. More on this in a bit.
Approximately one gram of Born Pretty Store chrome powder #585 is contained in a cute small plastic faceted jar with a Styrofoam seal covering the opening to prevent leakage. It also comes with a small sponge tip applicator and a holographic Ziploc bag.
Open the jar and you will find the prettiest iridescent snow powder inside.
This powder consists of super fine glitter particles that change colors in the light. It basically looks white in color with hints of pink, purple, and green. It is ultra sparkly and really beautiful.
If you’ve used the classic silver chrome powder before, you’ll know that this powder works best with a gel top coat, so this is what I used to try out the product.
After applying and curing a gel top coat over white polish, I applied some of the powder to my index finger. The color is iridescent and sparkly and apparently hard to photograph well.
The best part about these powders is that you don’t need to use a lot to get the effect to show. I rubbed in a tiny bit of the powder with the sponge applicator from the kit, and the effect was instantaneous.
Pearly white nails.
There is a bit of a mirror effect with this powder, as you can see in the photo below.
Shot in natural sunlight outdoors, you can see the iridescent color shift more clearly.
My one critique is that some of the glitter particles in the powder don’t totally disappear into the gel top coat, so you do not get a totally smooth and uniform color effect. I have heard that the best results happen when you apply the powder while your nails are still warm from the lamp light, but I do think that some of the glitter is on the chunky side. No one will notice this though because your nails will look so chic!
It wasn’t until after I checked the link for the product on the website (listed at the end of this post) that I realized that the effect of the powder was to turn your nails into a chrome green color, which made sense because the other powders suggest that you use them over black polish. I still maintain that the pearlescent white from my first try is a beautiful way to use the product.
Over black polish and a cured gel top coat, the powder turns a deep hunter green.
The same #585 powder applied over black nail polish and a cured gel top coat.
The mirror effect is even more pronounced over the black base, and there is more of a gold to dark green color shift. It’s amazing how the same powder can look completely different!
The only other materials you need to get these nails are the powder, a curing lamp, and a gel top coat. If you already do your own gel nails, you’re on your way to having some stunning nails with not much effort needed. If you need a lamp, you can buy one from Born Pretty along with the powder. Shipping from them is always free. Try it out and see how amazing this product works first hand! I guarantee that people will notice your nails.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this chrome pigment and top coat set (retail price is $7.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!