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Dior Gel Coat

What it is: A top coat that imparts the look of a gel manicure. What it does: Recreate the look of a gel manicure. Smoothed over with a brilliant lacquered effect, Dior Gel Coat makes nails appear stronger and thicker. While it extends the life of your manicure, it is simple to take off: just use nail polish remover when you’re ready for your next polish change!
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Questions & Answers for Dior Gel Coat

Question
How long does it take to dry?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
amdka
on Gel Coat
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
No matter what kind of polish you are using as a cosmotologist it is a known fact that it takes 1 hour to fully dry your nails if you put the coats on as normal and not super thick and it takes 2 hours for your toes to dry. Toes take longer due to circulation. Your nails and toes may feel dry within 15 minutes or so but you can still cause damage if you aren't careful for at least 1 hour.
answered 10 months ago
yepyancy
(Odenville, Alabama)
answer 2
About the same as any regular topcoat
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
essexgirl
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
It dried very quickly...I would say at least 5-7 mins. But remember your color has to be completely dried before you apply this gel coat. So your total time will depend on how long your color polish takes to dry.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Lover4Makeup85
answer 4
An hour
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
jovobi
(New Jersey)
answer 5
If you want to be 100% sure, I'd say let it sit 15mins or so. I use drying spray from Sephora also, so that helps. You can run your nails under very cold water after about 5mins of polishing to help set it and speed it along. Hope this helps
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ncat28
(Munster, Indiana)
answer 6
It varies depending on how thick your coats are. I'd say anywhere between 5-15 minutes just to be safer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
janinebt
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
If your base coat of polish is 100% dry, I'd say within a few minutes, i bumped mine 5 minutes out and it didn't mess up.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Meagamoo
(Eastsound, WA)
answer 8
This top coat needs about 8 minutes to dry. Sit still and the results will be well worth the wait.
answered 2 years ago
shibabe
answer 9
2 min
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Sad123
answer 10
Super fast. I tried it on in the mall and a few minutes later after I walked around it was dry. I was not counting but if I had to guess I would say 5 minutes. My nails are short
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Cosmeticsjunkie
answer 11
It is not a quick-dry topcoat, but I didn't find it took super-long. I'd give it a good half-hour to be safe.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
followgashin
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 12
It took about five minutes to start drying because my nails are natural and very long, but I did try it on my toes and it took about two minutes.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
scanna1
(Portsmouth, Va)
Question
Apply over salon pedicure?
If I want to use this as my top coat with a pedicure, do I need to not have them put the regular topcoat on first and make sure the polish is 100% dry?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Mandicakes
(New York, NY)
on Gel Coat
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I usually take it with me to the salon and I ask them to use my top coat. So they dont use their top coat. They should be waiting to put top coat on until your nails are dry (in my opinion). Hope that helps some.
answered 6 months ago
jenny571
(indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
There's no need for a layer of regular top coat, just put Gel Coat right on top of the color! It will dry better if you give a little time between color application and Gel Coat, though.
answered 6 months ago
LAHV
(NY, NY)
answer 3
Yes no top coat and totally dry
answered 10 months ago
capepatty
answer 4
I wouldn't think so. I have only used this on my fingernails, but in doing so have used Gel Coat as my only top coat. Its consistency is sufficiently thick that a regular top coat underneath is probably unnecessary.
answered 11 months ago
Lipstick1573
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 5
You may if you are planning to cover your feet. If not, you dont need a second top coat. I find it does make the pedicure last much longer without the chips.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
cdanger23
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
Polish absolutely needs to dry or else it wont last long. In my opinion, you might want to give the nail therapist your top coat because layering on usually decreases the durability of a pedicure
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
evybub
answer 7
you can have them use a fast dry top coat and put this on or have them put on any top coat and put this on later that day or the next day. I've done it both ways and it works well either way.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
francib
(Boynton Beach, FL)
answer 8
Yes
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
jovobi
answer 9
Use this to replace a top coat. It dries quickly. Give the nails a few minutes before applying, as the texture of this product is a bit heavier.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
bobbydior
(Wellington, Fla.)
answer 10
You don't need an additional top coat to this. Nails don't need to be completely dry, just not too wet.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
njmom09
(Bergen County, NJ)
Question
Can this be used alone on bare nails?
asked 10 months ago
maggie107
(Mississippi)
on Gel Coat
3 answers
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answer 1
I agree the nail glow makes nails look healthier with pink hue than clear gel coat. However, the clear gel coat is a 2-in-1. If you only want to buy one of the two, get the clear as it is a great top coat over colored polish AND a fantastic clear coat on it's own. Save yourself $$!
answered 10 months ago
ChicPanda
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
answer 2
Yes, this works great as a strong, shiny and long lasting clear coat on it's own.
answered 10 months ago
ChicPanda
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
answer 3
Hi Maggie107,

You can wear this on it's own however, we also suggest Dior Nail Glow which gives a gorgeous pink hue to the nails when worn alone.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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