Dip Powder Step-by-Step

THE DIP POWDER BASICS

Difficulty

Easy

Time

45'

Cost per Mani

$2.59

Products used

STEP 1 - PREP

- Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back cuticles. Use a cuticle nipper only if you need to. 

- Lightly buff your nails along the tops and sides to give them a matte look so your manicure will stick to your nails much better. 

- Remember to shake the Glam Powder jar or stir the powder with a clean utensil before use. 


STEP 2 - DEHYDRATE

- If you have the Essentials Pro Kit on hand, use the primer on your nails. This will ensure your nails are totally clean and oil-free. 

- Otherwise, take a lint-free wipe soaked in alcohol and rub down your nails. 


STEP 3 - BASE COAT

- Remember to shake the Glam Powder jar or stir the powder with a clean utensil before use. 

- Apply Rossi Base Coat to the ¾ of the nail and immediately dip into the jar.

  • PRO TIP: If the product touches your cuticles, remove it straight away with an orange woodstick, so it won't harden on your skin.


STEP 4 - DIP

- Dip the nail into the powder at a 45-degree angle to ensure a smooth powder surface.

- Tap the finger to remove excess powder. 


STEP 5 - BRUSH

- Brush off excess powder with a clean fluffy brush after finishing one hand.

  • PRO TIP: Don’t brush off straight away, it’s better to let the base absorb the powder. 


STEP 6 - NEXT LAYER OF BASE COAT

- Apply another layer of Rossi Base Coat this time a hairline away from the cuticle.

  • PRO TIP: To ensure even application, hold the brush parallel to the nail, moving it from the cuticle to the free edge in long strokes.


STEP 7 - DIP AGAIN

- Dip the nail into the powder at a 45-degree angle to ensure a smooth powder surface.

- Brush off the excess powder.

- Repeat the Base Coat and Dip steps if needed.


STEP 8 - ACTIVATOR

- Liberally apply Rossi Activator and wait 2 minutes for the nail to harden.

- Activator is what sets and cures the powder. 

- Let the nails fully harden before attempting to file or buff them. 


STEP 9 - BUFF & FILE

- Buff the surface of the nail for a smooth manicure.

- Do not buff too much, so the nail will keep its strength.

  • PRO TIP: Remove the filing dust using a lint-free pad soaked in alcohol. Don’t use cotton balls as they leave white fluff behind. Don’t wash your hands at this step.


STEP 10 - TOP COAT

- Apply two layers of the Rossi Top Coat. 

- Use quick strokes. 

- Allow the first layer to dry for about 2 minutes.

- Apply second layer and wait 3-5 minutes for the nails to fully dry.


STEP 11 - HYDRATE

- Massage Rossi Nourish Cuticle Oil into the skin surrounding the nail plate. 

-Be sure to continue applying the cuticle oil over the days to come to keep your cuticles healthy and moisturised. 

-And that's it, you're done!