Dip Powder Nails: The Ultimate Guide to Long-Lasting and Durable Manicures

Have you ever found yourself considering getting dip nails but also unsure if they're right for you?

We’ve got some Pros and Cons of Dip Powder to help you NAIL your decision.

What is Dip Powder? A dip powder manicure involves several steps, including dipping your nails into a pigmented powder, which is then sealed with a clear top coat layer for protection.

Pros VS Cons:


  • Dip Powder Nails are Long lasting - durability of up to 4 weeks making them as strong as gel
  • Instant Dry Time
  • Versatility - dip powder comes in a variety of colors and finishes
  • Non-toxic AND Monomer-FREE
  • Does not require a UV/LED light
  • Easy to do yourself at home

While there are many benefits to dip powder nails, there are some cons to be mindful of too...


  • Sensitivity - it is possible that you may be sensitive to the liquids used in a traditional dip powder manicure
  • Longer Removal Process

How to Apply Dip Powder at Home?

1. Shake or stir powder to fluff it and evenly deposit the pigments.

2. Apply Pro Base.

3. Dip into the powder (Repeat 2-3 times).

4. Apply Activator.

5. Buff and file nails to desired smoothness.

6. Apply Activator and wait 1 minute.

7. Apply the first coat of Finish Gel with 2-3 quick brush strokes from base to tip.

8. Apply the second layer of Finish Gel.

DIY-Bring the Salon Home

Want to try Dip Powder Nails at home? Check out Revel Nail Essential Dip Powder Starter Kit.