Dotting with Dipping Powder

Dotting with Dipping Powder
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Products & Tools Used
Before You Begin

Complete Powder Perfection Nail Prep Step by Steps.

Get the look: Watercolor Me

Apply 1 even coat of Base Coat and dip into Mexico City Move-mint. Allow the product to absorb and dust off excess. Repeat for coverage.

Get the look: Watercolor Me

Use a dotting tool and Base Coat to apply various sized dots throughout the nail and immediately pour Mural Mural on the Wall to the tip of the nail.

Get the look: Watercolor Me

Proceed with Coral-ing Your Spirit Animal to the middle nail and My Chihuahua Doesn’t Bite Anymore to the middle of the nail to create a dotted ombre effect. Dust off excess with a cosmetic brush.

Get the look: Watercolor Me

Apply 1 coat of Base Coat & dip into Clear Color Set Powder. Allow to absorb & dust off any remaining powder. Apply 1 generous coat of Activator to the nail surface & allow 1-2 minutes to fully harden.

Get the look: Watercolor Me

With a Fine Carbide Safety Bit or a Mandrel + Sanding Band, shape and contour the nail as desired. If shaping by hand, use a 180 EDGE File followed by a 100/180 and 220/280 FLEX Buffers. Once complete, remove excess filing dust.

Get the look: Watercolor Me

Apply a second generous coat of Activator to the nail, making sure to cover the entire surface. Wait 1-2 minutes before applying Top Coat. Not waiting for the Activator to dry will cause your brush to harden.

Get the look: Watercolor Me

Apply one even coat of Top Coat using 2-3 quick brush strokes. Wait 1-2 minutes to dry. Repeat this step, but this time with more precision as this is the final step. Wait 1-2 minutes to dry.

Pro Tip

Finish by removing the excess powder with a cosmetic brush. Add a drop of Cuticle Oil to each nail and massage in.

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Powder Perfection- Step 1 Base Coat
$9.00
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Mexico City Move-mint
$23.00
Mexico City Move-mint
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Mural Mural on the Wall
$23.00
Mural Mural on the Wall
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My Chihuahua Doesn’t Bite Anymore
$23.00
My Chihuahua Doesn't Bite Anymore
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Coral-ing Your Spirit Animal
$23.00
Coral-ing Your Spirit Animal
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Clear Color Set Powder
$57.00
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Powder Perfection - Step 2 Activator
$9.00
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Edge File - 180 Grit
$1.30
Edge File - 180 Grit - Files - OPI
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Flex Silver 100/180 Buffer
$2.50
Flex Silver 100/180 Buffer - Files - OPI
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Flex Green 220/280 File
$2.50
Flex Green 220/280 File - Files - OPI
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Powder Perfection - Step 3 Top Coat
$9.00
Nail & Cuticle Oil
$9.96