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Get The Perfect Crackle Effect

It looks a bit like cracked glass, and the background color can be glimpsed from the broken finish. Crackling nail art is becoming more and more popular.

When the surface layer of nail polish dries and becomes tight, it can cause cracks in the nail bed. These cracks will only damage the surface coating, but the color of the coating is intact.

Try different colors, such as matte or metal-each design is unique.

Crackle nail polish needs to be applied to a surface layer to show the perfect “crack”. Or, you can use a nail pen to create a similar “cracking” effect.

Top Tips for an Awesome Crackle Nail Finish

Be sure to choose a contrasting color. If the colors are too similar, it will be difficult for you to see the effect of the cracks.

You need to make sure that your primer is completely dry.

Use a very thin crack glaze to get the best crack effect.

If it is too thick (You could need nail polish shaker), there will not be so many cracks.

Be sure to apply a layer on the surface, because the cracked glaze is easy to peel off.

Crackling nail art can give your nails a unique look. You may need some practice to get the correct crack effect, but it is well worth the effort.

How to Apply Crackle Nail Polish?


1. Buy a crackle polish and pick your base color

I recommend picking two colors that contrast very well. A dark color will always look good with a light color. Or you can pick any two colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel and they’re guaranteed to pair well.

I recommend choosing two colors with very good contrast. Light colors always go with dark colors.Or you can choose two opposite colors to ensure they match well.

2. Apply a base coat

A layer of high-quality primer can at least keep your nails unaffected for a week, which makes the time you spend on nails completely worth it!

3. Apply a solid color of nail polish

Apply one or two base colors to match the color of your nail polish. You can choose a smooth polish or choose glitter or other textures, but this may affect the appearance of cracks. Wait at least 5-10 minutes for the primer to dry. If you are impatient like me, you can look at the TV so that you don’t stain it or apply a cracked layer prematurely.

4. Apply your crackle polish over the base color

Apply a thin layer of crack polish quickly and evenly. Don’t apply too thickly, otherwise, it will clump. The thicker the application, the bigger the cracks.

5. Watch it crackle

The polish will shrink after use, which is why the cracking effect occurs. You can see that the nail polish shrinks in front of your eyes, and it takes less than 10 minutes for the nail to crack completely. Wait patiently for it to dry completely before applying the surface layer.

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