It’s not official yet, but I’ve read word of a new collection from Essie called “Mirror Metallics” and they’re chromes. Don’t have an expected release date but I’m hoping this summer.
Colors are, left to right: No Place Like Chrome, Blue Rhapsody, Nothing Else Metals, Good As Gold, Penny Talk
I think they’re really pretty, and since I gravitate towards cool shades, I’m loving the silver, blue, and lavender.
So what’s a chrome polish? Is it just a fancy name for a metallic? As I posted back in February, there are some good visual dictionaries on the internet about different polish formulas and finishes. Chromes and metallics are pretty much the same thing, although duochromes are metallics that flash different colors depending on the lighting and angle. Chromes/metallics are not frosts, which have a pearly white sheen and often show brushstrokes like mad.
Chromes and duochromes seem quite popular lately. I reported on a future set of duochromes from China Glaze, but these Essies look gorgeous, feminine, and fun.