What are Dip Powder Nails?

The manicure world is evolving, and new trends have been turning up over the last year. Before, if you wanted to have a nice, well-pigmented colour on your nails, you would have apply multiple coats. This was a nuisance, because you would end up with thick nails that made them feel unnatural.

So, How Do You Avoid This?

Acrylic and gel nails have been around for quite some time. But now, dip powder nails are taking over, according to futurenailstore.co.uk. If you have been browsing social media recently, you will have likely come across the dip powder craze.

So, what is dip powder? Why is it gaining a lot of fans in the beauty industry? If you have never heard of dip powder nails and are interested in how it works, read on below…

What Are Dip Powder Nails?

Instead of applying a liquid on your nails, the dip powder nails (which are also commonly referred to as SNS nails), involve a pigmented powder. You dip the nails into a powder, and brush off any extra powder carefully. You then finish off with a sealant that adds that glistering touch to your nails. 

When done, you end up with beautiful, deeply-pigmented nails that last for up to a month. If you are tired of your nails chipping, then dip powder nails could be for you.

How Do You Apply Dip Powder?

The application process for dip powder nails is quite straight forward. It does not take as long as gel nails, and doesn’t involve as much preparation like acrylics. Instead, dip powder nails strike the perfect balance between the two.

When Applying Dip Powder

You start off by first preparing your nails. If you have old polish, we would recommend that you remove it. Then, you carefully file your nails and give them a good clean. 

  • Firstly, you apply a base coat to your nails.
  • While each nail is still wet, carefully dip the nail into the powder. The powder then sticks to the base polish.
  • If you want to apply a darker pigment of your colour of choice, remove your finger from the powder, tap off the extra powder, apply a second layer of the base coat and dip your nail in the powder again.
  • An important point to note is the angle at which you dip your nails into the powder. Make sure that your nails are inclined at an angle of no more than 45°. This step ensures even and neat powder application.
  • Once you have the desired colour, finish off with a sealant. 
  • When the top coat dries, you can then finish with a layer of topcoat. That is if you want your nails to have a glossy appearance.

If you are unsure whether to choose gel or acrylics, then you might want to try out dip powder and see how it goes. Dip powder nails last longer than gel, and have lower maintenance than acrylics, so it is certainly worth trying them!

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Ashley Macdonald
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