Easy Chrome French Tip Nails Tutorial

7 Materials
40 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do chrome French tip nails.

I’ve been wanting to do French nails with chrome where you put the chrome all over the manicure, but you have a dark color underneath so the chrome really pops. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Chrome powder
  • Gel color nail polish
  • Gel base coat
  • Gel top coat
  • Striping brush
  • Peel base
  • Clean brush
Applying base

1. Apply the base

Apply your base color and then apply a layer of gel base and gel top coat over top of it.

For the base, I used a baby pink gel color. I also used a peel base underneath everything.

Drawing French tip

2. Draw the basic shape of the French tip

To do the French tip, use a long striping brush to draw in the basic shape.

The technique with the brush is to start with a line across where you want the base of the French tip to be. 

Drawing French tip

Then, go down your nails with the sides of the brush to make the dropped part of the French tip.

Drawing French tip

3. Fill it in

Fill in the rest of the nail inside the outline, and curve around it to get the classic French tip look.

Cleaning up

4. Clean up the lines

Use a fresh clean-up brush to crispen up the French line.

Applying top coat

5. Apply a gel top coat

Now for the chrome, start by applying a gel top coat and then flash cure for only ten seconds.

Adding chrome

6. Rub the chrome into your nail

Apply the chrome to your nail with a small brush and rub it into the nail. 

Applying gel base

7. Apply gel base

Apply a gel base over the chromed nails. Cure.

Applying top coat

8. Apply gel top coat to your nails

Apply a gel top coat to your nails. Cure.

Chrome French tip nails

Chrome French tip nails

This method gets you really slick and super sheer-looking nails.

Alternatively, if you want a shimmery chrome effect, you can apply the chrome over a few layers of base gel to get that look instead. I did this technique on the thumb!

Let me know what you think about these chrome french nails down in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Chrome powder
  • Gel color nail polish
  • Gel base coat
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