Dip powder nails are somewhere between a regular mani and a fake nail. Instead of using UV rays to seal in your polish, the color comes from a pigmented powder. Between base coats and a sealant, you dip your nails into a little jar of your chosen color for a mani that could last three to four weeks.
The name dip powder basically explains the process. First, a base coat is applied, and the nail is dipped into a powder. The process is repeated a couple of times depending on how many coats you want. Then, the rough, powdery layers are transformed into a smooth, glossy finish once a sealant is applied. The best part: You don’t have to worry about the possibility of skin damage from UV lamps. Unlike the classic gel manicure, it dries instantly and that could last three to four weeks.