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Can You Layer Different Gel Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

Start with a base coat, then add at least two layers of color, curing each coat as it is applied. Before applying the top coat, wipe off the tacky surface, buff the top layer of color, and clean it. Then apply and cure your top coat, ensuring a lasting seal.

To start, choose two or more colors that you like together, making sure at least one color has some translucency. If you want to use a more opaque color, put that on as the first coat and add sheer levels over that. From there, the options are infinite!

Generally What goes first gel base or top coat? Prepare your nail surface the same way you do colors. Apply one layer of gel base coat and cure for 30 seconds. Apply a layer of gel top coat and cure for 30 seconds.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Do you have to wipe each layer of gel polish?

So, essentially every layer you use in a gel manicure will remain sticky until you’ve either wiped it over to remove the residue, or you’ve cleverly skipped that stage and use a gel top designed to leave your choke gel manicure smooth, glossy without any stickiness. A no wipe top coat is exactly what it says it is.

Can you layer different colors of gel polish?

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a few (dozen) nail polish bottles hanging around. Sure, it’s tempting to buy a new one, but you can get brand-new colors just by layering two or three of your existing colors.

Is it OK to mix gel polish brands?

No.A brand has vigorously tested its products to work entirely and safely with each other.

How many base coats do you need for gel nails?

two coats Nail technicians recommend at least two coats of color, but the more you do, the more opaque your application. Don’t worry if the first one looks streaky — thin layers will do the job better than thick uneven ones. Cure your polish in between each coat, placing your nails under the lamp for at least 30 seconds each.

Can I use regular top coat over gel polish?

Can you use regular top coat with gel polish? Yes, you can. You can put regular top coat over cured gel top coat for a couple of reasons. After you got your gel manicure done and your gel polish is not shinny for some reasons, you can put regular top coat over your cured gel polish to make it shine again.

Can you put another layer of gel polish over top coat?

Yes, you can use a gel polish on top of another gel polish. A gel-ception. The same rules apply – you will need to make sure that you paint over the colour underneath to avoid it looking messy and unprofessional. If you are using gel polish, be sure to use a UV lamp to cure the polish and lock it in place.

Why are my gel nails sticky after curing?

The sticky residue occurs in the upper layer due to exposure to oxygen. Oxygen does not let the upper layer cure properly. Since we have a high percentage of oxygen in the air, so we can’t avoid oxygen exposure to the upper layer.

Why does my gel top coat separate?

The most common reason for this is because there is too much natural light in the environment where you are applying your Gelish. Even if there is no direct sunlight, shrinkage can occur from indirect sunlight.

Can you Overcure gel polish?

Over-curing a gel is possible. Some gels will discolor when over-cured and some will lose the gloss, while others will do both or neither. So much of this depends on the gel and the curing light. Each manufacturer should be able to assist the nail technician in what issues they may see with over-curing the product.

Why are my gel nails bumpy?

Nail polish can form bubbles when it is too old, too thick, or of poor quality. Another common mistake is to apply polish in excessively thick layers and not waiting long enough before applying another coat. Oil and moisture are common culprits.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!