5 Mistakes When Applying Dip Powder

There are so many great things about using dip powder on your nails. Besides looking totally gorg and is super easy to do, it also dries quickly and makes the color last longer. 

However, there are a few things you could be doing wrong when dipping your nails into those pretty little bottles.


Make sure you don’t make these mistakes: 

Mistake #1 Over buffing  your nails  

Before you start dipping, you’ll have to lightly buff your nails to make the powder attach better. But don’t overdo it because it will weaken your nails.

Mistake #2 Holding the brush improperly

When applying the base coat, tilting the brush will make the product build unevenly. Make sure the brush is in a horizontal position and your palms are on a flat surface facing downward. 

Mistake #3 Applying too much Base Coat  

Too much base coat can look thick and clumpy and will take longer to dry. Do it in three light, even strokes, and always seal up the nail’s edges. 

Mistake #4 Dipping the nail at 90 degrees

Doing this leads to an uneven surface. When applying dip powder, dip the nail into the powder at a 45-degree angle. Then brush off the excess powder.   

Mistake #5 Peeling off dip powder 

No matter how gently you think you are doing it, if you peel off the dip powder, the top layer of your nail’s surface comes off with it. Instead, use a professional gel polish remover. 


Think you’re ready to start using dip powders? Why not start with one or two Dip Powders first. Then when you get the hang of it, go crazy with the other colors in our fab collection.