Sculpture Gel is a breakthrough nail enhancement that can be applied as an overlay or used to sculpt a full set of nails. It's considered a hard gel that must be 'sculpted' or molded with a brush and can be applied over your natural nail or over a nail form to create and shape your own nail. You can also use our Sculpture Gel Tips to create a tip as well - it's extremely versatile! In place of monomer, you would need to use 90% alcohol to be paired with the gel so that you may easily mold it.
We recommend wetting the surface of the nail to where the sculpture gel would be applied, then use a brush to apply the product and shape it. Unlike the acrylic dip powder, Sculpture Gel is not self-leveling and will only move when sculpted into place.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply Sculpture Gel?
1. Prep Nail.
2. Apply Gel Base, Cure.
3. Attach Nail/Nail Form or use the Sculpture Gel Tip.
4. Wet the nail / tip with a 90% alcohol solution
5. Apply the Sculpture Gel, cure for around 30 seconds.
6. Cure underneath the nail as well.
7. Finish it off with NC Top Coat, Cure.
Curing Time: LED (30 seconds), UV/LED (60-90 seconds), UV (2 minutes) depending on lamp wattage.
How do I remove Sculpture Gel?
1. Cut off any extra nail length with a nail cutter.
2. Buff the top layers of the Sculpture Gel. First, you need to break the seal at the tip of your fingers - if you have cut off your nail extensions then you've already accomplished this! Use the buffing cube and make the Sculpture Gel buffy and cloudy so that it will get removed more easily when reacting with acetone.
3. Divide cotton balls into pieces that are big enough to cover your nails. Saturate them with acetone.
4. Cover the surface of your nails with cotton pieces soaked with acetone.
5. Use aluminum foil to wrap up the top of the finger. The less air you let inside, the quicker the Sculpture Gel gets loosened. Wait 10-12 minutes.
6. After 10 minutes, unfold the aluminum foils and use a cuticle pusher to gently scrape off the remaining Sculpture Gel.
7. Smooth and polish the nail by buffing.
Why does my Sculpture Gel still feel 'soft'?
Be sure to cure fully depending on the thickness and also cure the underside of the nail, especially when sculpting the tip of using nail forms. We suggest to apply the Sculpture Gel in layers: do your first layer, sculpt as needed and then cure, then do a follow up layer.
We've experienced the best outcomes in 2-3 layers rather than 1 layer.
First Layer: Create your foundation and coverage.
Second Layer: Create your thickness + apex
Why does my Sculpture Gel crack or come off too easily?
This occurs when the nails are not prepped properly. We recommend taking your brush, dipping it in your alcohol slip solution, and coating the surface you are applying the sculpture gel on first. Afterwards, you may shape it into place.