I am so excited to share with you some new pigments I've been playing around with from Daily Charme, the online nail art Mecca shop.
I know there are soooooo many chrome pigments on the market, at all various price points, but the old adage- "you get what you pay for," definitely holds true. I have tried so many different "chromes" that were not mirror AT ALL. Some looked like a fuzzy gray- Horrible!
These pigments however from Daily Charme are truly magical.
First up I have the Star Dusts to share with you. These provide a magical iridescence. They can be applied over white (as shown here), black for a completely different effect, or over any color to add a candy-like coating and iridescence.
Here I have Star Dusts (2g) in-
Sapphire: a green and pink iridescence
Amethyst: a purple iridescence.
Emerald: a green iridescence.
Topaz: a golden iridescence.
I also played around with some of Daily Charmes incredible chromes.
Mirror Chrome no.3: the most shiny mirror-like silver I have ever seen. I put mine over a silver gel polish base for the most mirror effect. (2.5g)
Mirror Gold: a light yellow gold mirror chrome. I put mine over a gold gel polish base to intensify the effect. (1g)
Holographic Unicorn: an ultra fine silver hologram, that can be applied over any color to achieve different results. (1g)
For all of the swatches shown here I used the Gossip gel, cured for 1 full minute in an LED light, and used the silicone tool to rub the pigments in.
The Gossip Gel is a non-wipe soak off top coat that is needed to achieve the chrome effect (12 ml 0.42 oz). I really enjoyed the consistency of formula, and the bottle had a nice weight and feel to it as well. I used to only cure it for 30 seconds in an LED light, however I have found that my chrome results are much better when the gel is cured for a full 1 minute. Also I find the silicone tool the best for rubbing in the pigments because it uses very little product and rubs it in truly and fully. I have seen many other technicians online using eye shadow sponges, which will get the job done, however I find they absorb and waste a lot of product.
I highly recommend you give these pigments a try, they are absolutely incredible and hands down the best I have tried. I know they are a bit pricey, but a tiny amount goes a very long way, and the results are unparalleled, which clients will love and come back to you again and again.
And for those of you who are interested in chrome, but aren't sure of the steps, make sure to watch the video linked below.
For more info or to purchase any of the products mentioned in this post, check out https://dailycharme.com/