The nail polish pen is one of the most practical inventions for those who want to achieve the perfect manicure, whether it is classic nail polish, French manicure or even nail art. Find out how to use this accessory, what are its pros and cons, and where to find the best varnish pen.
Varnish pen: what is it for?
The varnish pen or nail art pen is a pen that allows you to apply your varnish by tracing more or less precise patterns: flowers, arabesques, geometric shapes …
THIS PEN CONTAINS NAIL POLISH AND MUST BE APPLIED TO A SMOOTH SURFACE, EITHER A POLISHED NAIL ALREADY PAINTED OR WITH A BASE COAT.
There are several colors of varnish pens: red, white, black … It is the essential accessory to varnish the nails without any smudging!
The advantages of the varnish pen
The varnish pen has many advantages. For starters, it has a fine tip that allows you to create precise patterns but also to apply varnish all over the nail without smudging. There are also varnished chisel point pens.
The varnish pen is very easy to use.
THIS IS PERFECT FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO GET TO NAIL ART OR FOR THOSE WHO TEND TO MAKE A LOT OF BURNS APPLYING THEIR VARNISH.
The most creative will use it as a tool to let their creativity run free.
Finally, the varnish pen has the advantage of drying quickly.
The disadvantages of the varnish pen
The varnish pen requires a good helping hand: if you press too much, you risk digging the manicure.
IN ADDITION, IT IS NOT MADE TO BE APPLIED ON A TOP COAT AS IT WILL SLIDE AND BOND WITH DIFFICULTY.
Better to apply it on the varnish and apply the top coat afterwards.
What are the different uses of the varnish pen?
Most models of varnish pens have a metal tip on one side (for precise designs) and a thin brush on the other.
THE VARNISHED PEN CAN BE USED IN MANY SITUATIONS. YOU CAN USE IT TO CREATE NAIL ART, THAT IS TO ADD PERSONALIZED PATTERNS TO YOUR MANICURE.
You can also use it to outline the tip of the nail if you are doing a French manicure.
While the traditional pen is filled with colored polish, there are also oil-soaked nail pens for the nails and cuticles, and corrective nail pens soaked in nail polish remover to pick up a smudge or poorly traced pattern.
Our tips for applying your nail polish correctly with a pen
To apply your polish properly with a varnish pen, start by preparing your nails: cut them, polish them and shape them with a nail file. Ensure that you use professional manicure tools.
THEN APPLY A THIN BASE ON THE NAIL, SHAKE THE PEN AND APPLY THE VARNISH TO YOUR NAILS.
Be careful, the varnish will dry very quickly. Make the designs and patterns of your choice and add, last, the layer of top coat, to protect your manicure and ensure a longer life.
If you want to keep your nail pen longer, store it in the refrigerator, just like polish.
The varnish pen is very practical for the following reasons:
- Achieve a perfect, precise, uniform and smudge-free manicure
- Try your hand at nail art
- Correct burrs (with the correction pen)
- Apply your varnish quickly and dry it in seconds
For beginner beautystas or for those passionate about nail art, the nail polish pen is certainly one of the most practical accessories to achieve beautiful nails!
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