I wear contacts. I know that if you don't have a top coat on your polish it will come off in contact solution. How about the velvet coating?
As a contact wearer, the first time I tried to use a set of new contacts when I had polished my nails the night before but not used a top coat, the color bled into the contact solution making my contacts unwearable due to the residue. What happens with this velvet coated polish?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
on Velvet Manicure™
The velvet coating is made up of tine loose fibers that adhere to the polish, so it's possible they could get into your eyes and/or contact solution.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
It doesn't stay velvety anymore.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
(Staten Island NY)
I'm a contact lens wearer and used this polish. You don't use a topcoat because it defeats the purpose. This is no a long lasting nail application. The velvet diminishes VERY quickly. It is as fine as thick dust, and can irritate your eyes during the application process (as you shake the velvet onto your nails as directed) as well as after the nails have "dried" if you touch your face or rub your yes a lot. My mom actually thought I had a problem with my eyes the night I wore this polish because I had cleared a stray eyelash which resulted in several hours of rubbing my eyes and the pink/red irritation which comes from that. I do not recommend application of the velvet if you wear contact lenses, though the colors themselves appear to be of high quality and fast drying if you like them and want to use without the velvet.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
(Los Angeles, CA)
I found velvet fuzz on everything for days (I don't wear contacts). I would suggest against it, or at least wait until the last day before you switch to a new pair of contacts in case it ruins them. If you're really hard core, you could always wear latex gloves to put them in...
answered 3 years, 9 months ago