11 Dip Powder Manicures That Will Make You Give Up Gels and Acrylics
Gels and traditional acrylics are often the first choice for long-lasting nail art designs, but if Pinterest is any indicator, you should consider dip powder processes too. As one of the platform's top-projected trends of 2019, dip powder nails introduce a new and improved (not to mention less damaging) way to score a stellar mani. Powder formulas are made with vitamin-infused, finely milled acrylic and deliver high-shine color that's resistant to chipping, yellowing, and breaking for up to three weeks.
Whether you attempt a dip powder mani on your own or with the help of a pro, the process is the same. Start with a bonding, glue-like base coat (like Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Base Coat ($10)), dip your nail in the pigment, and finish with a powder-friendly liquid top coat (like OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat ($20)) to smooth out any lumps and bumps. If you want to rock the must-try beauty trend, check out the nail art designs ahead and, in addition to OPI and Red Carpet Manicure, keep an eye out for brands like Kiara Sky, Gelish, and Cuccio Pro to bring the look to life.
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