15 colors of chrome nail polish for an easy mirror-like manicure

Chrome nails are having a moment. Flooding both Insta feeds on red carpets, high-shine manicures are everywhere — and for good reason. This eye-catching nail art is one of the best ways to elevate any beauty look.

“Chrome nail art is clean and simple,” Los Angeles-based nail artist Chyna Stevens told Bustle recently. She explained that chrome nails involve applying a micro powder over any nail polish or gel to give that mirror effect. This makes them versatile and one of the easiest choices for a bold manicure. (“Chrome nails also look great with jewelry,” Stevens added).

But what if you don’t want to do the extra steps and buy powder to mix with your polishes? What if you just wanted a one-stop solution? No problem. Luckily, many of the best nail brands have done the hard work for you and released chrome polishes so you can achieve the super cool chrome finish in just under two coats of polish – no extra supplies needed.

Covering all the best shades and color combinations, here are 15 of the best chrome nail polishes.

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silver leaf

Achieve cool silver chrome nails in two coats with this high gloss polish.

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shimmering silver

This shimmering metallic silver gives you the longevity of gel nails without all the hassle. Simply apply two coats for a chip-resistant chrome manicure.

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silver powder

For a long-lasting manicure, Shellac from CND is an A+ option. This gel polish comes in a vibrant silver chrome shade that lasts up to two weeks.

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Iridescent Pearl

A pearl chrome is another way to replicate Hailey Bieber’s beloved glossy donut nails, but either way, it’s minimalist and chic. This 73% plant-based varnish illuminates the nail bed and gives a pretty iridescent shine.

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Pretty in pink

A metallic pink is a softer version of chrome nails. This polish is a rose gold shade with shimmer that also contains nourishing ingredients like bamboo extract, sea buckthorn oil, rice bran oil, vitamin E and biotin to strengthen your ends and prevent the breaks.

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Mermaid vibes

This turquoise blue is a real love at first sight. As a bonus, its formula is also chip-resistant and made without harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and phthalates.

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Romantic Red

A deep burgundy red wine sets the mood for cooler, more comfortable weather. Pair it with a chrome finish and you have one of the best fall nail colors. This polish also has a high shine and is quite chip resistant.

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Shade-Changing Metallic

This mixture of purple, turquoise and silver metal is fascinating. It also has a super glossy finish and paired with a good topcoat it has lasting power for days.

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Bright blue

Go bright or go home. This bright blue chrome has subtle purple undertones that show up under the lights. Apply a few coats and you have the coolest chrome studs in the game.

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moody green

For something cozier, opt for a soft olive green with a chrome effect. This one from Pear Nova also has a vegan and fragrance-free formula.

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feel rich

Gold is one of the easiest ways to apply chrome to your nails, and this shade from LaPierre Cosmetics is one of the prettiest shimmer shades.

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happy gold

Some shades of nail polish make you smile, and this pearly, pigmented gold is one of them.

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stay neutral

This metallic bronze enhances any manicure and is perfect for fall.

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dreamy aquamarine

Another great gel alternative, this light blue-green shade with shimmer is chip resistant and non-damaging. It is also vegan and is made with nail nourishing ingredients such as keratin, biotin and green tea extract.

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Starry Night

This glitter infused blue and purple mix is ​​simply stunning. It has four tones that change and shimmer as you move your hand.

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