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The mighty quest for Mirror Chrome Pigment Powder – Part two

Hello everyone!

… and welcome to part II of my mighty quest for the epic Mirror Chrome Pigment Powder that you see all over the internet lately. In my first posting about this I shared my first impressions of a powder that was sold to me as chrome powder, but the results were disappointing. Today I will show you two more powders and compare them to the first powder I tried.

These are the chrome pigment powders I tried:

Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder Comparison

From left to right:

  1. Trendnails Chrom Effect Weiß (white) 1,4 grams, 2,85 € per gram
  2. Nailland Chrome Mirror Effect Powder for Nails – Silver 2,5 grams, 1,60 € per gram
  3. Aliexpress Chrome Mirror Powder from Angel Fashion 10 grams, 0,90 € per gram

Just like last time, I tested all the chrome pigments over a black UV gel nail polish by Trendnails (Lac & Go (A1-02)). I heard that it is important that the UV base you use is a non-wipe gel (you do not want to have a sticky layer after curing the gel).

I made a video of their applications, I recommend watching it as it says more than 1000 words 🙂

Here are the photos of the results:

Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder Comparison Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder Comparison

As you can see, the trendnails powder (on the right) is the weakest with regards to a true mirror effect. It is a pretty effect, but not true chrome. The base colour is much more visible than in the other two colours and the surface is not as reflective. Considering the fact that this pigment is by far the most expensive of the three, I do not recommend it if you are looking for the real metal chrome mirror effect on your nails.

The Nailland powder (in the middle) is my favourite: the pigment spread evenly across the nail and left almost no bald spots. The mirror effect is nice and strong. Plus this pigment comes in a pretty little container, making it easy to handle. Price wise, this pigment is right inbetween the trendnails and Aliexpress powders.

The Aliexpress powder (on the left) is almost as good as the Nailland powder. However, you might be able to spot all the little black dots, making the surface look turbulent and constraining the mirror effect a little bit. First I thought I didn’t use enough product or didn’t work it in carfully enough, but I tried again and got the same results. I feel like the mirroring/shiny effect is really strong with this pigment, but I just couldn’t get it to spread evenly without any black spots. Too bad! Also, when you order this pigment, it comes in a plastic bag, which makes the application a little harder. It is, however, the cheapest option of the three.

I will keep my eyes open for more powders, but I think I found what I was looking for in the Nailland powder. My next lemming is… holographic chrome powder! Love love love that effect. Any recommendations?

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!