Are you a beginner makeover artist looking to improve on your manicure skills? Or do you just want to be able to spend less at beauty salons by doing it yourself at home? Whichever category you fall into, this article is specially for you.
In this article, we will look at an acrylic nails tutorial for beginners at home. In case you don’t already know what acrylic nails are, they are actually artificial nails that are placed right on top of the natural ones and painted to look stylish and fashionable.
Being able to do this would greatly improve your fashion sense as well as your comfortability and confidence.
Tools you’ll need:
· Acrylic powder
· Clear acrylic powder
· Liquid monomer
· Non-wipe top coat
· Nourish oil
These are basically the tools you’ll need and you can get all of them online.
How to Apply Acrylic Nails
Before we jump into the application of the artificial nails we have to first and foremost consider the finger we are applying the nails on.
1. Remove the shine of the natural nails.
Ensure that your fingernails are neatly filed and clean to avoid having raised bumps on your acrylic nails which could result in having it fall off too early. You also want to make sure you do this as carefully as possible in order to not hurt your fingers, which could make it harder to paint the edges.
2. Apply the tip
The tip of the artificial nails comes in different sizes and shapes. Most of them are usually big so if you wide fingernails, you would most likely find your nail size. On the other hand, if you have very slim fingernails, you should look for slimmer nails and if you can’t find one, just pick the one which is close to it and file it down. Make sure you do this as gently as possible and use only very little glue. You don’t want to have the glue dripping down your fingers.
3. Mix the acrylic liquid with the acrylic powder
This is where the major task begins. You should dip your brush into the acrylic liquid until it is fully soaked in it, after that, you press it on a surface to remove excess liquid. Touch the acrylic powder with the tip of the brush and apply it to the nails.
While you are doing that, ensure that you start at the bottom line of your fingers up, it is much easier that way.
4. Let it dry
After applying the mixture of acrylic powder and liquid to all the nails carefully, the next step is to leave it to dry. While you are waiting for it to dry out, do not be tempted to touch the surface with your hand as it could ruin the beauty of the whole work. Instead, tap it gently with the tip of the brush.
5. Trim off the edges
You are done with the work. All you have to do now is trim the nails to the preferred length.
By following these simple steps, you would have succeeded in creating your own acrylic nails. Always remember that cleaning the nails is the necessary first step, or the entire work could become useless.