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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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How long does it take to dry?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
on Gel Coat
12 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 3 months, 2 weeks ago
(Odenville, Alabama)
answer 2
About the same as any regular topcoat
answered 11 months ago
(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 11 months ago
answer 4
An hour
answered 11 months ago
(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 ago
(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, 3 months ago
(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, 4 months ago
(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 1 year, 6 months ago
answer 9
2 min
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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 1 year, 6 months ago
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 1 year, 6 months ago
(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 1 year, 6 months ago
(Portsmouth, Va)
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, 2 months ago
(New York, NY)
on Gel Coat
8 answers
answer 1
Yes no top coat and totally dry
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
answer 2
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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 3
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 6 months ago
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
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 9 months ago
answer 5
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 10 months ago
(Boynton Beach, FL)
answer 6
answered 11 months ago
answer 7
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, 1 month ago
(Wellington, Fla.)
answer 8
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, 2 months ago
(Bergen County, NJ)
Can this be used alone on bare nails?
asked 4 months ago
on Gel Coat
3 answers
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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
answer 2
Yes, this works great as a strong, shiny and long lasting clear coat on it's own.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
(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 3 months, 4 weeks ago
(San Francisco, CA)
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