Chrome French Manicure Looks That Will Make You Want to Try the Trend ASAP

December 07, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
person holding out their hands with green and pink chrome french nail art

We’re huge fans of French manicure nail art — so much so that we love to rock the trend over and over again with slightly different twists on the classic tip each time. This season, we’re into chrome tips for our French manicured nails, from pearly pink tips to metallic golds and molten-chrome silvers. Below, we’re sharing the very best chrome manicure looks to copy  this winter. 

Silver Mood

Add an eye-catching touch to your typical French manicure with this silver-tipped look that’s both unique and neutral. We recommend recreating it using Essie No Place Like Chrome, a brushed, shimmery silver, on the tips, paired with a neutral base like Essie Topless and Barefoot for the rest of the nail.

Molten Pink

This molten-pink chrome mani is really stunning to look at thanks to its squiggle design on the right hand and regular French tips on the left. Use a small nail brush to help create the melted, swirly design and a radiant pink hue like Essie One Way for One.

Regal Gold

Change up your typical French mani with this square golden-tipped look. Super geometric tips mixed with the gold detail makes the look a total must-try. Essie Good As Gold will do just the trick.

Lucky Green

Who says that chrome nail polish has to be your typical metallic shades? Up the ante with this stunning green look that’s both shiny and saturated. To recreate the look, we recommend swiping on a similarly duochrome green shade, like INLP Reminisce, on the tips.

Glowing Bronze

Bronzy tips are a stunning option if you’re looking to warm up your nails with a little bit of sparkle but still want to keep things neutral. Essie Not So Silent night is the warm-undertoned bronze you need for this because it has a nice orange-copper hue and complements a variety of skin tones.

Duochrome Tips

Take your chrome French mani to the next level by copying this duochrome inspired look. Not only is it complete with cute planet-inspired charms, the pink and green multidimensional tips are simply impossible to stop staring at! Essie Expressie in Oil Slick FX is definitely the duochrome polish to try if you want to replicate the finish.

Icy Blue

Go bold and bright with these icy blue tips that will catch the light no matter where you are. We love this look because it also showcases a thinner French tip line on an almond-shaped nail, yet it’s still totally striking. ILNP Serenity is the perfect sparkling blue to capture the look.
Photo: @realhotgurlnails, Design: Juliana Campisi

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