Is dip powder the same as acrylic powder?
Dip and acrylic powders are typically formulated from an ingredient called acrylic ester polymers. While they are made up of similar ingredients, they have different formulations that make their applications vary between companies and powders.
So in short, no dip powder is not the same as acrylic nail powder. If you compare the ingredients between dip and acrylic companies, you’ll see many variances. Some powders are also ground finer than others.
You may notice that acrylic powder is cheaper than dip powder. This is because acrylic powder is made from much cheaper ingredients. Dip powder usually costs more money than acrylic powder.
Can you use dip powder like an acrylic?
You can use dip powder like an acrylic, however it won’t work as well. If you’ve ever done acrylic nails before, you’ll notice that some formulations are easier to work with than others. Dip powder is not as malleable as acrylic powder. On a similar note, acrylic powder does not work well with dip glue and does not “stick” as well as dip powder does. While you may only use 1-2 dips per coat, with acrylic powder you can expect to use 3-5.
What about 2 in 1 dip and acrylic powder?
2 in 1 dip and acrylic powder is the best of both worlds. It works great for both dip and acrylic systems. It can be worked and sculpted just like an acrylic in a monomer system and works perfectly with dip glue systems. 2 in 1 powder is formulated differently than regular dip and acrylic powders. If you’re interested in 2 in 1 dip and acrylic powder, you can browse our Fairy Glamor color options here. We have plenty of colors to choose from!