Nail Polish Tips

Why Does Light Nail Polish Streak?

Written by Tara

Use a ridge-filling base coat with a milk base such as, Zoya Get Even. Let it dry completely before starting your color application. Outing says the biggest secret is to be patient and not go back in and overwork the polish. Start with a thin first coat and don’t worry about streaksā€”just get it on, she says.

Another reason why nail polish gets streaky is because the brush strokes show through. Keep the brush at a 45 degree angle, not flat against the nail, to prevent brush strokes Fromm showing through. Keep the brush up at the base of your cuticle and press down gently to fan the bristles out and swipe downwards.

Generally How many coats of nail polish should I do? Applying nail polish properly requires multiple steps. Nail polish application typically involves 1 coat of base coat, 2 coats of color application to ensure full coverage, and 1 coat of top coat for long-lasting wear and shine.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Do you need a base coat for white nail polish?

White Manicure Tip #2: Start With a Good Base Coat The key to avoiding streaks when using white nail polish is to start with a ridge-filling base coat. Base coats like these make for a smoother application, explains Remark.

Why does white nail polish not dry?

If your nail polish is not drying quickly, you’ve likely just painted on too thick of a layer. You should only be applying thin layers at a time and let each one dry before applying another.

Should I put clear nail polish on first?

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.

Can I use top coat as base coat?

Also, topcoat as a basecoat doesn’t work because it’s thicker, it takes longer to dry, and it doesn’t have the properties that a basecoat does to properly lock out the oils in your natural nails, she adds. Mistake No.

Why does my nail polish smudges hours later?

In this case, though, patience really is key. When we apply color in thick layers, the polish takes much longer to dry, and the longer it takes to dry, the more likely we are to smudge the manicure, Candido says. Instead, apply thin, even coats and wait two minutes in between. The polish will actually dry faster.

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