Post # 1
Am I just not appkying this right? I paint my nails a lot but mostly dark colors. Every time I go to paint them a nude color I end up with streaks and lines and an uneven coat.
Is it the nail polish brands I am using? Am I needing to use a base coat? I have even used OPI and Essie and it’s same results.
Post # 3
I have the same problem. Dark colors look fine, lighter and nude colors streak. I end up just putting on very, very light coats… and a lot of them!
Post # 4
I think Essie is pretty good, but I think the trick is to do thin coats and lots of them. For nude shades I do two, sometimes three coats.
Post # 5
I really like OPI Samoan Sand, but I agree with PPs in that most of streakiness has to do with application.
Post # 6
@jessyrez: It’s not necessarily application. Some nail polishes are just more prone to streaking (opaque, light colors come to mind). The best way to avoid this is to read online reviews from nail polish bloggers. Most of the good ones will always mention if streaking is an issue.
Another way to avoid streaking is to do the thin-thicker-thin application: one thin coat (will look super streaky), a thicker coat to make sure everything is opaque, and a final thin coat to smooth everything out.
ETA: I second OPI Samoan Sand and would also like to suggest OPI Sand in My Suit. The latter has some shimmer which seems to even out the polish and prevent streaks.
Post # 7
I don’t know if you have it there but I find the nude colours in rimmel or sallyhansen go on well and they have fast drying too 🙂
Post # 8
@somethingaquamarine: I am going to try that one you suggested with the shimmer because I just love shimmer and for some reason it lasts a bit longer on me than a non shimmer. Thank you everyone!
Post # 9
@lisha_1988: I will try those brands thank you!
Post # 10
I pretty much only use zoya nail polish and I never have streaking. It’s seriously the best polish I’ve ever used.
Post # 11
Lots of very thin coats. It will streak, but it will cover itself when you apply more coats.
Post # 12
Nude colors do tend to streak. Like the other girl’s said, it’s all about applying a couple of coats. I usually do 2-3.
Post # 13
I’m a dark colors girl too but have been experimenting with lighter colors for my own wedding. I highly recomend the Dior nude colors. They’re pricier than other polishes but I believe they’re worth it! I don’t have the streak issues and only one or two coats are enough to make the color opaque.
Post # 14
All of the colors I have had difficulty with in the past apply great with the Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure polishes. I seriously only need one coat of this stuff!
Post # 15
@ThatOneGirl9613: +1 I have this color too and LOVE it. Never comes out streaky. Are you putting on 2 coats and a base coat first?