Dip powder is amazing for nail techs that want to save time or beginner nail techs. It's an easier, faster way to get those gorgeous nails you often see on Instagram. Dip powder is used to create a natural, lightweight, and strong nail enhancement and can be used on both your natural nails or an artificial tip to create an extension. The Dip Powders at iGel Beauty are manufactured in-house - this means we have full control of the quality of the products. They're perfect for achieving a smooth, even application.
Better yet? They also work wonders for Acrylic application. Why is this so great? This versatility allows nail techs to customize what they wish for their clients - perhaps their clients may get dip flu so they need Acrylic application. On the contrary, it's also good for beginner nail techs who want to start off by learning the Dip Method, however later in their nail journey, people tend to eventually learn Acrylic application as well. With the Dip Powders at iGel Beauty coming at a whopping 2 oz jar which is double the industry standard, this is sure to be a future-proof investment.
We at iGel Beauty are also often coming out with hundreds of different colors - providing you the exact shade you wish for. Dip Powder is formulated without harsh chemicals and has added vitamins and calcium to strengthen the nails without damaging the nail bed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Dip Powder & Acrylic?
Dip powder is activated with glazes, so it has no need for monomer, is odorless, and has a much faster application. It's perfect for those who want a more natural alternative or are too hesitant to try the Acrylic application. Dip powder is also much thinner than Acrylic application, however it still has the same structure and just as much strength as Acrylic.
Can your Dip Powder be used for both Dip & Acrylic?
Yes it can! Our powders are specialized to be used for both Dip and Acrylic application. This versatility allows nail techs to customize what they wish for their clients - perhaps their clients may get dip flu so they need Acrylic application. On the contrary, it's also good for beginner nail techs who want to start off by learning the Dip Method, however later in their nail journey, people tend to eventually learn Acrylic application as well. With the Dip Powders at iGel Beauty coming at a whopping 2 oz jar which is double the industry standard, this is sure to be a future-proof investment.
Note: The products that have "RECOMMENDED FOR DIP" in the titles are not recommended for dip method only. While it can be used for Acrylic application, it may be more difficult to do so due to the formula used for these specific colors.
What do you recommend for beginners?
Our powders DP01 to DP05 are great powders to start with. Clear, French White, Light Pink, Medium Pink, and Dark Pink. You will need the 6 dip essentials for the dipping method: Bond, Base, Activator, Top Coat, Nourish Oil, and Brush Saver. We also recommend an acrylic brush for acrylic application - Beauties usually love using the size 14 Kolinsky brush. For optimal results with acrylic application, we suggest to use our iGel Beauty Monomer as it's formulated to achieve optimal results with our products.
How long does Dip/Acrylic last?
When applied correctly, a dip or acrylic set can last anywhere from 3-4 weeks without chipping or lifting!
Can I apply Gel Polish on top of Dip Powder?
Yes you can! You can even use the foundations as well; however please note that the original intended use for the foundations are for each specific application and are not tested to be optimized and may lead to color differences. We have heard a lot of feedback from our community that they love doing this 'gel-method' though!
My dip powder top coat doesn't look shiny - how do I apply it properly?
Prior to applying the top coat, make sure you clean your nail thoroughly with a lint-free wipe. If you are having a cloudy or matte finish this means that the Top Coat may be activating too fast, or the surface is not cleaned well enough. If you don't clean your nail well enough this may also cause your Top Coat brush to harden since it was come in contact with the Activator. If this happens, please replace your brush and do not place the hardened brush in your bottle or else it will contaminate the foundation.
I can't open my Dip Base and Top Coat - how can I open it and how can I prevent this from happening?
To open your bottles you may soak your bottles in warm water to loosen up the liquids for 10-15 minutes. If you are unable to open your bottles please do not force them open as our bottles are made out of glass and can cause serious injuries if broken.
While this is a totally common occurrence from any brand, there are 2 ways you can prevent this from happening:
1. Make sure you clean your bottles well with acetone or alcohol after each use. This will help prevent product buildup drying around the lid, which will cause the issue you are having.
2. Take your Nourish Oil and apply it to the neck and rim of your Dip Base and Top Coat to make them easier to open for your next use!
My Dip Base & Top Coat look very thick, gummy, or stringy. Is there something wrong with it? Why does this occur?
There are 2 reasons that this may happen:
1. Your storage temperature.
This normally occurs during the colder seasons and is completely normal. To resolve this you may heat up a cup of water and leave the bottle in the warm water to loosen the liquid inside the bottle until your desired consistency. You may also roll it in your hands - do not shake it as it may cause you to have bubbles in your manicure. Make sure your base/top coat is completely shut when not in use as well, otherwise the product will be compromised.
2. You may have accidentally contaminated your Base/Top Coat.
If your brushes had come into contact with Activator that was not thoroughly cleaned off, it will active the Top/Base brush and cause your brush to harden. If this happens and you return the brush to the bottle, it will contaminate the rest of your liquids and make it gummy/stringy. To avoid this make sure you are cleaning your nail thoroughly with a lint-free wipe before you apply your top coat. This is a common occurrence and is also why most nail techs have replacement brushes on hand.