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Today I have a review of some multichrome powder from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I am sure you have seen some similar products around – in fact, I did some holographic powder nails a couple of months ago. This was my first time trying a multichrome powder.
I used the Born Pretty Store multichrome powder in number 583 over a black base here. The powder is easiest to apply over gel, but I didn’t have a black gel polish, so I used regular polish (Sinful Colors Black on Black) and a gel top coat. Applying the powder over black is quite incredible – the powder is a kind of translucent white, but as you rub it over the black base it takes on the stunning blue and purple shades you see above!
The powder has an eye-catching chrome finish which you just don’t get with polish. The only disadvantage is that you can see small gaps between the particles, giving the slightly speckled look you see above. It is also considerably more effort to do this than to just apply a multichrome polish – so I would only put in the effort when I really want the distinct chrome finish.
I decided to add some stamping and I think I like it much better this way! I just did accent nails so that the chrome finish can still be the main feature. I stamped using plate BP-17 and a white Essence stamping polish.
Seeing the change in the powder over the black polish made me curious – I had applied it over black since I expected that to give the strongest multichrome effect, but how would it look over another colour?
I decided to see how the powder would look over white, so I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. As you can see, the powder gives a lovely perlescent effect. Depending on the lighting conditions, I could see a slight bluish or purplish shade; mostly my nails just looked like pearls!
I honestly feel like this is the true strength of the powder. Nail polish can give you a multichrome effect – but the powder can give you a multichrome effect OR pearl nails – and this is only over black and white, it could be used over other polish colours as well! I thought that this would make a gorgeous base for some bridal nails, so I decided to add some lacy stamping to it:
I stamped using a lacy image from plate BP-L020 and the same Essence white stamping polish. Don’t you think this would be gorgeous as a bridal look? It is so subtle yet beautiful! I think that another lacy image which allows more of the pearl-like base to shine through might be even better.
What do you think? I love the versatility of this powder as opposed to the opaque holo or silver chrome powder! If you’d like to purchase some for yourself, it’s available here, and don’t forget to use the code KGG10 for 10% off your purchase!