So how long does dip powder last? Dip powder nails last around 2-5 weeks, depending on the brand of powder and dip liquids used. For instance, there are some cheaper brands out there advertising their acrylic powder as dip powder. If you’ve ever tried to use plain acrylic powder with a dip liquid system, you’ll know it doesn’t work nearly as good, or last nearly as long!

You can usually tell if a dip powder brand is high quality based on their pricing. Many of the cheaper, low quality brands sell small 10g jars at low prices, around $2. These brands will not last as long as a quality brand like OPI, SNS, Kiara Sky, or Revel Nails. Look for brands based in the USA for higher quality ingredients, such as vitamin fortified powder and quality acrylic polymers.

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The dip liquid kit you use will greatly determine how long your dip powder nails will last. Some kits have stronger glues (frequently referred to as ‘bond’ or ‘base’) that stick better to powder. Some are more watered down than others. Some dry quickly while others take time to dry. Look at dip powder company reviews and ingredients to see what other people say about how long their nails last using the products.

You may get dip nails at a salon and have them last around several weeks, then come home with the same product and get disappointed when they don’t last nearly as long. While the dip system and products used is important, your application method is almost just as important. Let’s talk about a few methods you can use to get your dip powder nails lasting longer.

How to make your Dip Powder Nails last Longer.

Tip 1. Buff your nails before applying any dip liquid.

If you buff your nails before applying the powder, the liquid will help cling the powder to your nails. If your nail bed is too smooth, the powder can pop off easier like a fake nail. Part of the reason your nails from a nail salon last so long is because they buff thoroughly.

Tip 2. Use nail dehydrator.

Any kind of moisture on your nails can prevent your nails from sticking long-term. Use a nail dehydrator before applying your dip powder. You can also use nail activator in your dip liquid set if you have it, as it acts as a dehydrator. Or if you don’t have any of those, try using rubbing alcohol and then wipe your nail down afterwards.

Tip 3. Use the perfect amount of powder.

Try to use only 2-3 coats of dip powder. If you use too much, your nail will be too thick and won’t last as long. The thinner the color, the longer it will last. I personally use only 2 coats of dip powder. A good dip powder brand will only take around 2-3 coats to fully color your nail.

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Conclusion: Dip powder can last up to 5 weeks depending on your application process and the brand you pick.

If you’re looking for a new dip nail powder brand to try, consider Fairy Glamor, a 2 in 1 dip and acrylic nail powder solution for nail technicians and professionals. Our powder is vitamin fortified, high quality, non-toxic, and lasts 3-5 weeks.

What’s the longest you’ve ever worn your dip powder for? Let us know in the comments!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

April 16, 2021 — Fairy Glow
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Fairy Glamor designs unique 3-in-1 dip and acrylic nail powders in Galveston, Texas. We're a 100% family owned business that was founded in 2020 and went from making handmaking powders in our spare bedroom to shipping out of a big warehouse. We believe in both quality and affordability--that's why our powders are used by both professional nail technicians and in homes. Our unique colors are hand-designed to give you gorgeous manicures that'll make your nails feel magical.