From Pantone’s Color of the Year (Rose Quartz) to the Fendi Spring 2017 runway’s pink-toned bedazzled lips, rose gold has become a full-blown beauty obsession. Enter the era of rose gold chrome nails. Metallics’ edgier cousin, chrome first caught our eye at the Met Gala where Gigi Hadid arrived with reflective metal nails. “I really feel that this trend started after I created Gigi’s look,” shares celebrity manicurist Mar Y Soul Inzerillo in conversation with Vogue Arabia. “Shortly after, beauty companies started producing a powder to get the reflective effect.” The manicurist recalls, “I started to see everybody wearing chrome nails—silver, gold—but rose gold was really prioritized.”
Rose gold chrome nails work on any skin tone. Head to the newly opened We Nails in Dubai or Eden Spa and Salon in Kuwait City for a long-lasting manicure that uses a highly pigmented powder for the reflective effect (and it won’t set you back US $2000; AED/SAR 7,346—like Hadid’s Met Gala mani). Or, if you prefer a subtler take on the trend, choose one of the metallic rose gold polishes in the gallery ahead.