Can Dip Powder be Used as Acrylic? Understanding the Key Differences

In recent years, dip powder nails have gained popularity as a convenient and long-lasting alternative to traditional acrylic nails. However, many nail enthusiasts wonder if dip powder can be used interchangeably with acrylic. In this blog post, we will explore the question, "Can dip powder be used as acrylic?" and delve into the differences between these two nail enhancement methods.

The Key Differences Between Dip and Acrylic:

If you're looking for a durable manicure, acrylic and dip powder are two of your best bets; however, the main differences when it comes to dip powder and acrylic nails are the ingredients they contain and how they're applied to your nails.

Traditional acrylics contain an ingredient called methacrylate. Revel Nail dip powder does not contain methacrylate in our formulation. Our liquids are similar to glue that is used in hospitals to seal a cut. 

Acrylic is applied by combining powder and monomer to create a "bead-like" shape that is then painted onto the nail and formed into the desired shape. Dip powder on the other hand is applied in three steps. First, you are going to apply your base coat and dip into the powder. Next, you must activate the powder to cure or harden it. Last, you will apply your top coat to seal everything in. 

Can dip powder be used as acrylic?

The short answer is yes. Revel Nail has several colors that are monomer compatible. These shades can be found using the monomer compatible filter on our website, here. These powders are completely safe to use to do acrylics, but please note that the color payoff may be affected when used with monomer in place of our traditional dip liquids.