How to Create Matte Nails with Gold Flakes
Est. $55+ / Mani
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- Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond and allow it to dry completely.
- Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder.
PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.
- Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder.
- Apply another coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip fingernail into the color powder of choice. Here we are using CL71.
PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.
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- Tap finger to remove loose powder, and use a pointed tool, like a toothpick or Jelly Pusher, to clean the cuticle edges. Follow by sweeping off excess powder with a fluffy brush. Repeat for more coverage.
- Carefully pour a small amount of Gold Flakes Powder into a shallow container.
- Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail. Use a toothpick to pick up Gold Flake pieces and gently place them on the nail.
- Apply a coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder.
- Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess.
- Apply Step 3 Activator to the entire nail and allow a few minutes for dip blend to harden.
PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.
- File and buff nails to achieve desired nail shape & smoothness.
- Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean.
- Apply a coat of Step 3 Activator to the entire nail and allow it to dry completely.
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