Working with a One-Coat Formula

Working with a One-Coat Formula

Top 3 tips when using a "One-Coat Wonder"

One -oat formulas require more colorants/ingredients or a higher concentration of pigment color to enable full coverage in one application, which often results in a thicker consistency.  If you’re new to using one-coat lacquers here are our best tips! 

  1. Alter the angle of your brush.  When you lower the angle of your polish slightly you gain more control over your brush and the speed of application.  When you go a bit slower you can ensure a more even coat.  
  2. Adjust the polish amount on your brush. Before applying the polish to your nail, you may need to swipe off excess lacquer so its not applied too thick OR alternatively depending on your brush, you may need to “load it up” with polish so that you get a smooth consistent polish with the first (and only) application.  The only way to know for sure, is to test it out.    
  3. Use a base coat. With Taylor Made formulas you don’t typically need a base coat (its built right in to your polish), but if you’re working with a another brand and your worried about staining your nails or you’ve created a custom polish with our kits that you went a little heavy on color ingredients, use a clear base to protect your nails. 

Using one-coat formulas is easy and can be a huge time-saver.  Sometimes simple adjustments are all you need for a flawless application every time!  


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