Nail Polish Tips

Do You Put Clear Nail Polish Over Color?

Written by Tara

if you’re going to do be painting your nails a really dark color, it’s always a good idea to use a clear coat before applying the polish. It will lessen (if not prevent!) the staining that can occur from dark polish.

The nail polish strips are 100% real polish. They contain base coat, color and top coat all in one strip. You don’t need other nail products when using Color Street, but it won’t affect the product if you want to use a clear coat on top or a nail strengthener underneath.

Generally What is the point of clear nail polish? Clear nail polish can extend the life of a manicure, treat nail conditions like peeling and splitting, prevent polish from yellowing, and make bare nails look more, well, polished. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, you’ll be able to do so with the help of the best clear nail polishes, outlined below.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Do you put top coat on nails first?

The clear base coat is applied first to the natural nail to secure to the nail bed and act as an adhesive bed for the pigment to fasten. Top coat is then applied over the polish to seal in the color and protect it.

How do you apply nail polish like a professional?

7 Tips to Apply Nail Polish Like a Pro

  1. FILE AND BUFF YOUR NAILS.
  2. USE A FINE TIP BRUSH TO CREATE A DEFINED OUTLINE AROUND YOUR NAIL CUTICLES.
  3. APPLY THE NAIL POLISH PERFECTLY AND WITH CARE.
  4. ROTATE YOUR DOMINANT HAND TO APPLY NAIL POLISH.
  5. ALLOW FOR ADEQUATE DRYING TIME.

Can I use clear nail polish as a top coat?

For this very reason, we don’t recommend using clear polish as a top coat. Even the best clear nail polish will crack and peel unless it’s properly sealed. Using a top coat over the nail polish would be best for the longevity of your nail polish as clear nail polish is not made to protect and seal.

Can you use base coat as a top coat?

It is best not to use them interchangeably. Although they look similar, these two products are designed to do different things. Base coats are usually thicker and stickier, which helps the nail polish adhere better. They contain more resins to give the nail added strength.

Do you need a base coat for clear nail polish?

A base coat is your best defense against staining. It provides a clear protective layer between the nail and the pigment of the polish above, says Waldorf. A good rule of thumb is that the darker the color, the more important it is to use a base coat.

Does clear nail polish turn your nails yellow?

Fortunately, this is a purely cosmeticā€”and temporaryā€”problem. The pigment is absorbed in the superficial surface of the nail plate, so it won’t stain your fingers or nail bed, and has no effect on the nail growing in.

Is clear nail polish a base coat?

A base coat is simply to help adhere the polish to the bed better and to protect it from staining. Clear polish might not work as well as a base coat polish but it will work. Just remember to buff your nail up a bit so the clear polish can hold on to the nail better.

How do you apply nail polish step by step?

When it comes to color application, it’s best to apply nail polish down the center of the nail, avoid flooding your cuticle. Then work your way down the sides of the nail, and be sure to cap the free edge as a final step. Apply 2 coats of color application, allow each coat to dry in between.

When should I apply top coat?

The Top Coat provides the seal for your gel manicure, and helps greatly in preventing chips and cracks to your newly manicured nails. Simply apply at the end of your gel manicure to all nails, capping the ends and avoiding your cuticles, and cure for 60 seconds under your Bluesky Nail Lamp (LED).

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About the author

Tara

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