Builder Gel: A premium builder gel designed to provide the highest level of durability and gloss. The single-phase application allows for easy application, and the self-leveling formula ensures a perfect finish. Plus, it cures with both UV and LED lights, making it a great choice for professional nail artist.
- 1 Builder Gel "Ballerina"
- 1 Builder Gel "Glittery White"
- 1 Builder Gel "Glittery Blush"
- 1 Builder Gel "Soft White"
- 1 Builder Gel "Peach"
- 1 Builder Gel "Baby Pink"
- 1 Builder Gel "Glittery Nude"
- 1 Builder Gel "Cherry Blossom"
- 1 Builder Gel "Cream"
Ingredients: Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, Mica, CI 15880, CI 77491, CI77492, CI 77891, Ethyl Trimethylbenzoyl Phenylphoshinate.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical attention immediately.
FAQs About Our Builder Gel Kit
Builder gel is sometimes called construction gel or hard gel. It's a type of nail enhancement product that's used to strengthen, shape, and extend nails. Typically, builder gels are used to create many looks - from natural-looking nails to 3D artwork. You can apply Builder Gel by sculpting with nail forms, on top of nail tips, on top of your natural nails to give it strength or with dual form tips.
Nail enthusiasts who have brittle or weak nails will often use a solid builder gel as the base coat and apply regular gel polish color on top of that or you can use of our more than 20 colors of Builder Gels we have available.
No. Acrylic and gel builder nails are different materials.
Builder gel is applied using a bonder and a base coat. This is then cured underneath a UV or LED lamp. Overall, it has a thicker viscosity than gel polishes.
Alternatively, acrylic is in powder form and is applied with a mixture of polymer and monomer. You can mold it into different shapes, and is cured by air.
Whether you use builder gel or acrylic depends on your nails and how the manicure should look. If natural nails tend to break, builder gel is the best choice. It offers nail-strengthening properties and is more flexible.
Acrylic often works well for soft nails because it encases them and protects them from everyday dangers.
Some people say that builder gel doesn't feel as strong as acrylic, though it's more flexible. Therefore, builder gel nails aren't as likely to break if they're hit with something hard. Strength-wise, acrylic and hard gel are an even match.
There's no right or wrong answer here. Your personal preference determines whether you, as the nail tech, use builder gel or acrylic.
Traditional gel polish and builder gel are both used for nail care, but they have different purposes, application styles, consistencies, and skill levels. Gel polish is designed for shine and color. However, builder gel nails are thicker and require skill. Time and effort are necessary to remove builder gel nails.
Hard gel is primarily used for nail extensions because it adds length where soft gels cannot. You will also have to cure them with a UV or LED lamp. Likewise, the hard gel must be filed off to avoid damage to the natural nails.
Hard gel nails are ideal when a nail tech wants to create extensions.
Yes, you can use traditional gel polish over the builder gel nail extension. However, you should stay within the same brand of gel system.
Using a clear builder gel will add length and strength to the natural nail. Overall, you must understand the builder gel application technique to design a longer-lasting gel manicure. Here are some instructions for applying builder gel:
- Use a nail dehydrator on each surface to remove all oils.
- Apply Ultranond primer
- Apply your base gel, and cure it under LED or UV light.
- Adhere your nail form or tip to the natural nail.
- With a Brush apply the builder gel onto the nail along the free edge. Tap to avoid streaking. Then, apply your builder gel down your nail form to create length and shape the extension.
- Cure your nails. Shape and file them.
- Wipe away the inhibition layer with a cleanser or alcohol.
- Apply a gel color polish if needed and finish with a top coat.
- Cure everything one last time.
Typically, builder nail gel will last two to four weeks.
Builder gel will not damage the natural nail as long as the application and removal instructions are followed. Don't peel them after a week or two because that will hurt your natural nails.
Before removing builder gel from nails, make sure you know the correct and safe way to do so. Here are the steps if you wish to remove 100 percent of builder gel from nails:
- Grab a low-grit nail file or e-file, acetone, cotton balls, and a buffer.
- With the nail file or e-file, file down as much of the builder gel as possible without hitting the natural nail.
- The process requires patience; go slow to avoid damaging the natural nail.
- Once there is a thin layer of builder gel left, use 100 percent acetone and cotton balls to soak the remaining builder gel. After 10-15 minutes, when the builder gel is soft and breaking down, scrape away the remaining product with a cuticle pusher. Repeat this step as needed.
- Once the gel product is removed, buff the surface of your nails.