When Gigi Hadid stepped out with futuristic-looking chrome nails at this year’s Met Gala, the internet exploded with news of its exorbitant price tag (it cost a whopping US$2,000, or S$2,783). Since then, this particular manicure might have faded into digital obscurity, but we think it’s worth reviving now because the beauty trends we’ve spotted on our Instagram feeds lately are all about sporting reflective, metallic colours.

Check out five ways to wear chrome nails below:

#1: Go big on bling

Pair them with silver jewellery or bling-ed up accessories to boost their eye-catching appeal (literally).

#2: Change up the colour

You don’t need to stick to metallic silver – experiment with different colours, like this version which also comes with glitter.

#3: Match it with a metallic lip

Metallic lips have been all the rage on our social media feeds. Colour your nails in the exact same reflective hue as your lip colour for an ultra-sleek beauty look.

#4: Mix the finishes


If painting your nails in a bright, reflective shade may be too OTT for you at first, tone it down by applying matte or darker shades on alternate digits.

#5: Use it to upgrade your nude nail polish


Neutral nail polish shades go well with all skin tones. Make it less “basic” by interchanging it with chrome shades.


Main image taken from Instagram: @iamkareno

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