Nail Polish Tips

Can You Mix Different Brands Of Nail Polish Together?

Written by Tara

Mixing only two polish colors is recommended, because mixing more than two colors can make the mixture appear muddy. Normally, using nail polishes with the same base type (glitter, sheer, opaque, matte, etc.) makes for an overall better polish mixture.

Yes, you can technically mix nail products from different brands. It’s highly unlikely that mixing and matching product from different nail brands will have any explosive effects.

Generally What nail polish colors go well together? Nail Colors that Go Together

  • Red, White and Blue. Pick a sparkly blue for the majority of your nails.
  • Mauve and Pink. This combo is not too surprising, but go with a sparkling or glittery mauve.
  • Berry Gold. A deep berry color is always classy and interesting.
  • Minty Orange.
  • Neon and Nude.
  • The Blues.


Similarly, DIY / Mix Your Own Nail Polish

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you layer nail polish colors?

Jin Soon, a NYC-based manicurist, recommends up to three coats of nail polish for full color coverage and a smooth, finished look. If you apply more than three coats in one sitting, the application will be prone to clumping off in one piece, almost like a shell she says.

How do you make orange nail polish?

Choose at least 2 colors of nail polish.

  1. For example, mix a silver sparkly polish and a dark purple polish.
  2. Alternatively, make an orange polish richer by adding a little red and yellow to it.

Can I mix gel nail polish brands?

When working with gel polishes, while mixing brands can look good, I would always recommend sticking to one system or brand for longer lasting and more durable nails. While brands use a similar formula to each other, just like liquid & powder acrylic there will always be small differences.

How do you make purple nail polish?

Select your mixing polishes.

  1. Mixing primary colors is a good rule of thumb to follow when mixing colors. For example, to make a purple polish, mix together a red and blue polish.
  2. Like colors tend to mix well too.
  3. Nail polishes of the same brand tend to blend together the best.

How do you make maroon nail polish?

To make the color maroon, start by mixing together 5 parts primary red with 1 part primary blue.Then, mix in a little bit of primary yellow at a time until you get your desired shade of maroon.

Can you mix brands of nail polish and top coat?

Answer. Mixing different brands of base coat, polish, and top coat can sometimes cause a loss of adhesion leading to chipping, as well as other problems such as yellowing or shifting of nail polish color.

What nail colors are classy?

Classic Red Nails It’s a timeless colour that exudes femininity, confidence and just overall elegance, and that’s all there is to it. And so, no matter what you’re wearing, rest assured that red nail polish is always suitable.

Should nail polish on fingers and toes match?

Simply put, no – you mani and pedi doesn’t have to match. Back in the day, it used to be mandatory to match the colour on your fingernails to your toes but, over the years this trend has become predictable and a little boring too.

Are colored nails unprofessional?

Regardless of the nail shade or style you choose, remember that there’s no such thing as an unprofessional nail look. Creativity and individuality are valued in workplaces, and any qualified hiring manager shouldn’t judge a candidate by their nails.

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