Extreme Shine Gel Top Coat
See our Pearl Chromes & FAQ page for directions on applying Chrome Pigments with the gel.
MadKin's Acrylic Powders are specifically designed for (best) use with our liquids. Liquids are designed for MadKin's acrylic line but will work with any quality acrylic brands. Liquids are self leveling and have more of a medium set so work with ombre and chunky glittered acrylic is easier.
MadKin Dipping Kit Instructions Using Gel Top Coat
- Wash your hands in warm water & make sure your liquids are at room temp. Glass is a really good insulator & if your liquids are cold, the Top Coat will NOT dry.
- Buff all surfaces of your natural nails, removing all the shine, push back the cuticles & clean off all nails with our special formulated Nail Cleanser. (Purchased separately). Apply tips at this point if you are going to.
- Apply Primer & BondAid (Step 1) to all of your natural nails.
- Shake all powders to mix them well due to settlement when stored. One nail at a time, apply a THIN layer of Base Coat (Step 2) to your nail then slowly dip into our Pure Diamond Clear Powder. Wait for a couple seconds before you dust off the excess with our dust brush. I normally dip one nail, dip another one, then go back to the other nail and dust it, do another nail & then go back to the previous nail & dust it off. This allows the nail to dry so you don’t get brush ripples in the powder on the nails. Repeat on all of your nails.
- Repeat #4 on all nails using the color of choice & apply 2-3 layers of the desired color, then always encapsulate in the Pure Diamond Clear. Encapsulating in clear gives the nail its strength and prevents you from filing of any color or glitter when shaping.
- Apply a generous coat of Activator (Step 3) to all hails & wait AT LEAST 4 mins until nails have hardened with no tacky feeling. This step is VERY IMPORTANT to actually time. The activator MUST have time to soak thru & harden all the layers of acrylic that you have applied. If it does not dehydrate all the way thru, you will have Top Coat drying issues.
- File, Shape & buff all nails. Wipe all nails off again with the Nail Cleanser, removing all dust.
- Apply another layer of Activator (Step 3). Allow it to dry for about 30 seconds.
- Here is where the process changes! Instead of applying the Step #4 Top Coat, you will now apply a coat of our Super Sticky Gel Base Coat and cure for 60 secs.
- Apply a coat of our Extreme Shine, No Wipe Gel Top Coat and cure for 90 secs. The Gel Top Coat requires no wiping with our nail cleanser or alcohol after. Once you cure...... You are ready to go! Add your cuticle oil to nail beds to moisturize & use as needed during the day. Remove with 100% acetone.
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