Pro Tips: Powder Perfection Application

OPI Powder Perfection Application
  • OPI Powder Perfection Application

    What is a dip powder manicure? OPI Powder Perfection is an odor-free acrylic alternative that promotes a clean-air environment while offering gel-like shine & weeks of wear without the need to light cure. Use OPI Powder Perfection for protective overlay services on clients with weak, flexible nails that break easily.

    Using OPI Powder Perfection has three steps: Prep, Application, Removal. Below, we're taking you through the application process. Go back and see Prep here. Looking for more information on how to remove dipping powder? Jump ahead to read about the Removal steps.

    Before you get started, you'll need the following products:

    • OPI Powder Perfection Color Powder Bond-Aid pH Balancing Agent
    • OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat OPI Powder Perfection Activator EDGE 180 File
    • FLEX 100/180 Buffer
    • FLEX 220/280 Buffer
    • OPI Powder Perfection Color Set Powder OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat 

    Now, for the steps...

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      Properly prep the nails according to OPI Powder Perfection Nail Prep Step by Step. Separately pour a small amount of OPI Powder Perfection Color Powder shade of choice and OPI Powder Perfection Color Set Powder into small, plastic cups.

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      Apply one coat of Base Coat to a single nail making sure to cover the entire surface of the nail.

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      Immediately dip the same nail at a 45-degree angle into OPI Powder Perfection Color Powder. Tap off excess powder. Repeat on the other four nails of the same hand. Complete one nail at a time in order to prevent the OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat from drying too quickly.

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      Once complete with the entire hand (all 5 fingers), tap off excess powder. When dry to the touch, use a sanitized cosmetic brush to wipe off any remaining loose powder. Apply a second layer of OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat and Color Powder. Wipe any remaining loose powder.

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      Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat to each nail.

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      Before the Base Coat dries, dip each nail at a 45-degree angle into OPI Powder Perfection Color Set Powder. Tap off excess powder.

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      When dry to the touch, use a sanitized cosmetic brush to wipe off any remaining loose powder.

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      Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Activator to all five nails, making sure to cover the entire surface of the nail. Allow to dry completely. While the OPI Powder Perfection Activator dries, complete Steps 2 through 8 on the other hand.

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      Go back to the first hand that you started working on and make sure the OPI Powder Perfection Activator is completely dry. Contour the surface if needed by gently filing with the EDGE 180 File. Buff with the FLEX 100/180 Buffer.

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      Smooth the surface if needed with a FLEX 220/280 Buffer. Use a light hand when filing and buffing to avoid filing through the OPI Powder Perfection Color Powder layers. Use a cosmetic brush to remove excess powder and filing dust.

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      Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Activator on all five nails of the same hand, making sure to cover the entire surface of each nail. Allow to dry completely. Repeat steps 9-10 on the other hand.

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      Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat to each nail and allow at least 1 minute to dry. Repeat this application on the other hand.

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      Apply a second coat of OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat to each nail. Allow 1- 2 minutes to dry. Repeat this application on the other hand. Dispose of any leftover OPI Powder Perfection Color Powder and Color Set Powder.

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