Nail Polish Tips

Why Is My Matte Polish Cracking?

Written by Tara

Patience, my friend: Matte polish has a tendency to dry quickly, so to help keep it looking great longer, paint in thin layers, allowing each layer to dry completely before applying the next coat. Oil-free: Matte nail polish and oily products go together like, well, oil and water. They just don’t mix.

Dry nail polish does not expand or contract to accommodate the absorbent nail. As fingernails beneath the enamel first expand with moisture and then contract as that moisture evaporates, the adhesion of fingernail polish to nail surface breaks, and the polish begins to crack and peel.

Generally How do you keep your nail polish from cracking? Applying base and topcoat is critical to preventing chipping or cracking for a lasting manicure, Dunne says. Basecoat is what allows the coats to adhere to your nails and topcoat is what seals it all in. Dunne recommends reapplying your topcoat every other day to prevent your nail polish from cracking.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Does matte nail polish chip easily?

Matte polish tends to chip faster than creme versions, and longer tips are more likely to get dinged up quicker. Trimming your nails at or below the tips of your fingers with make your mani last longer!

Is matte nail polish durable?

A matte finish makes a regular red nail look a little stronger and really durable, Falcone adds. If your hands are still very dry despite the calendar saying its technically spring now, and your nails are still breaking left and right, it’s an easy way to make your manicure feel less fragile.

Why does my nail polish crack after a few days?

You have dry nails Even if the nail polish has a super-strong bond, a damaged nail surface is going to cause it to crack. If you are dealing with dry or brittle nails, you need to get to the root of the problem. Opt for nail strengthening oils and polishes, and ensure that you are getting enough nutrients and vitamins.

Why does my nail polish dry matte?

It is possible they are drying out, try adding just a bit of nail polish remover and shake well. Or put your nail polish in the fridge for 10 minutes. I have found that a lot of their colors turn out matte, and they don’t even tell us! I personally am not a huge fan of matte, so I always have to put a top coat on.

How does vinegar make nail polish last longer?

The acids in the vinegar will help the polish stick to your nails longer and though they might smell a bit at first, don’t worry – the scent goes away! This popular tip has been said to help nail polish stay on at least two weeks.

Why is my nail polish chipping so fast?

Your nails are not clean/ Your nails are too oily An oily base will make it harder for your nail polish (or base coat) to adhere on your nails which will make it easier to chip prematurely.

Do you put top coat over matte nail polish?

Top that: Since it is not recommended that you use both a base and top coat for matte polishes, two surefire ways to make regular polish stay longer, why not turn your regular polish matte instead? A matte top coat is the perfect solution.

How long does matte polish last?

This CND top coat will give you the perfect matte finish without sacrificing your favorite gels. One thin coat should last you up to three weeks, so this bottle should last you through many matte manicures (say that five times fast).

Is matte or glossy better for nails?

As we all know, glossy nails typically last longer than matte nails. However, if your looking for a new and fresh look, we recommend venturing out of the glossed nail from time to time this season. How to wear it: Glossy nails look most appealing on longer nails.

What is the best brand for matte nail polish?

Best Overall:OPI Nail Polish – Matte Top Coat Call it the matte-maker if you like, as it will give your favorite matte nail polish colors an edgy finish like a pro!

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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!