It’s been awhile since I used some chrome pigment powder, so why not break the streak with the hottest powder out there right now: peacock powder!
This mysterious name comes from the transformative characteristics of the powder. It has both a chrome and holographic effect depending on how the light reflects on the surface, and it is eye catching just like the bird the pigment is named after.
Today’s review covers color J2952-1A from Beauty Big Bang (see below for a link to the product), which is a dark green. 0.2 grams of the pigment are inside a small screw top container with a freshness seal over the opening to keep any powder from leaking out. The set also includes two sponge tipped applicators with everything sealed inside a little baggie that can be zipped closed to keep everything together.
Please be aware that this only contains 0.2 grams of product, so the container will not be very full. The good thing is that you do not use much powder to apply it on all ten nails, so even this small amount will last for quite a few manicures.
This pigment is a deep forest green with gold undertones. It is very shimmery due to the holographic particles that are mixed with the powder.
The preferred application of the pigment is over a no-wipe gel top coat with a black base color underneath to intensify the color. You can either apply and cure 2 coats of black gel polish, or you can apply 2 coats of regular black nail polish and allow your nails to dry completely prior to applying the no-wipe gel top coat.
Next, take one of the sponge tipped applicators, dip it into the powder, and use it to rub the pigment onto the fully cured gel top coat. You will see the beautiful holographic chrome color start to develop on the surface. Keep repeating this step until your nails are covered to your liking.
Please note that application of the powder is best done over a sheet of scrap paper or a paper towel so that it can catch any loose pigment that may fall.
After the powder has been satisfactorily applied, you can use a brush to dust away any excess pigment or clean up your cuticle lines with a small brush dipped in acetone. Then apply another layer of gel top coat and cure it as directed by the packaging to lock in the pigment. If you don’t apply any top coat, the pigment will wash away from the surface the next time you wash your hands.
The holographic shift is subtle but noticeable amidst the green metallic chrome finish.
The peacock powder looks gorgeous on its own but also looks great with nail art on top.
Overall, I’m really impressed with this powder. As stated previously, it does not require a lot of product to produce the holographic chrome effect, and the color itself is stunning. Beauty Big Bang offers this pigment in 12 different colors, and I’m sure they’re all equally amazing. It is super easy to apply, and because gel top coat is used to seal in the pigment, you are guaranteed to have a manicure that will last chip free for as long as a typical gel polish application normally would.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this peacock powder, SKU: J2952-1A (retail price is $5.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code CHRISS will get you 10% off your order, and Beauty Big Bang offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!