Hello, TGIF and welcome to my holographic nail powder post!
If you are on any kind of social media at all, you know that nail powders are THE hot thing at the moment. Chrome, multi-chrome and holographic powders are all the rage and many different companies are offering various versions. I like the chrome ones but wasn’t interested in them enough to actually fork over some dough to buy some. But then the holographic ones started showing up all over my feeds, and of course I couldn’t resist!
So what the hell are these powders? They are cosmetic grade powders with prismatic properties which come in different sized microns. The one from Superflynails comes in just one formula, but the one from ColorCraze2000 comes in 20, 35 micro and 50 microns. The smaller the microns, the smaller the linear holo particles are. Most of the holo powders do work better with gel polish, but I think some people have used them without.
I decided to use the method that Twi-Star used on her video about the ColorCraze2000 one since she seems to know what she’s doing and I am kind of clueless with this kind of nail art! By the way if you aren’t following her on YouTube, Snapchat (Twi_Star) and Instagram, you are crazy, she’s AWESOME and hands down my favorite nail art vlogger.
So here are the basics of what I did to achieve both of the looks below with both holo powders.
- Paint nails with a base coat (use a peel-off one for easier gel removal).
- Paint nails with base color of choice. For the ColorCraze2000 one I used Cirque Memento (black). For Superflynails I used essie Find Me a Man-nequin (deep blue). Let color dry for 30-60 minutes.
- Paint on Bundlemonster Gel Top Coat.
- Cure Gel Top Coat with UV Flashlight (30-60 seconds per nail).
- Rub holo powder onto nails using either a finger or a sponge eyeshadow applicator.
- Top with 1-2 layers of Bundlemonster Gel Top Coat.
- Cure Gel Top Coat one last time with UV Flashlight.
- Clean up loose powder around edges.
Amazing right? For me the Superflynails one seemed slightly more holographic, but I also used it over a different base color, which might change how it looks. Both of them are truly gorgeous and drool-worthy though! I do think these are at least as holographic, if not slightly more, than any recent holo nail polish I have used, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we will see a new bunch of crazy super holo polishes coming out soon to compete with the powder.
You can find everything I used below.
- ColorCraze2000 Holo Powder ($10.75-$21.00)
- Superflynails Holo Powder ($25.00)
- Bundlemonster Gel Polish ($9.99 for base and top coat)
- Pink Portable UV Gel Curing Flashlight ($7.99)
So what do you think about this trend? Is holo powder something you will be trying out soon?