How To Use 5D Cat Eye Gel

How To Use 5D Cat Eye Gel

If you’re always on the lookout for the easiest ways to create nail art, keep reading!

5D Cat Eye Gel is our favourite product to give your nails a stand-out gel manicure, without spending too much time on them!

How does Cat Eye Gel Polish work?

The Cat Eye effect is created due to magnetised particles in the gel polish. When you place your magnet over the Cat Eye polish, the magnet will attract to these particles and create amazing patterns on your nails!

How do you apply Cat Eye Gel?

5D Cat Eye Gel can be applied in two different ways. It can be applied after Base Coat just like a normal gel polish, building up the coverage with 2-3 coats in total.

You can also use it as a coat over the top of your favourite gel polish too. You will only need 1-2 coats for this, and it works best over darker shades to get the full effect.

What designs can you make using Cat Eye Gel?

With our Cat Eye Gel being 5D, it means you can create plenty of designs depending on how you use your magnets!

How to use 5D Cat Eye Gel

Classic Cat Eye Stripes

Firstly, apply your Base Coat and cure for 60 seconds in your Bluesky Lamp. Then, apply 2 coats of Cat Eye Gel, curing for 60 seconds between each coat. Apply your third coat and, before curing, take your magnet and hold over your nail for 5 seconds. Drag the Cat Eye Magnet across your nail, and the design will be complete.

You can repeat this on another part of your nail if you wish. Once happy, cure for 60 seconds. Finish with a No Wipe Top Coat and a final 60 second cure to complete your design.

5D Velvet Nails

Our 5D Cat Eye was formulated to get even more out of the dazzling effect Cat Eye Gels can create! You can get this stunning velvet looking effect by using one or two magnets.

If using one magnet:

Apply your Base Coat and cure for 60 seconds. Apply your first coat of Cat Eye Gel, and hover your magnet at the bottom, top and both sides of your nail for 5 seconds a time. Cure for 60 seconds.

Repeat this process 1-2 more times to build up the opacity – and the magnetised effect! Once finished, apply your No Wipe Top Coat and do a final 60 second cure.

You can also use two magnets – this takes advantage of even more magnetised particles:

Follow the same steps above by first applying your Base Coat, curing, and then your first coat of Cat Eye Gel. Take one magnet and hold at the top of your nail and a second magnet and hold it near the bottom. The magnets must be attracted to one another in order for the effect to be created.

Cure, then repeat 1-2 more times to build it up and finish with your No Wipe Top Coat. You’ll be left with gorgeous 5D nails with a velvet-look effect. Perfect for the popular velvet nails trend!

How to use Cat Eye Ge

Do you have any tips for using Cat Eye Gel?

We have plenty of tips in our tutorial video! Our Bluesky Technical Specialist, Maya, did a full length tutorial on the product, showing you the different ways you can use the product. Take a look at our Facebook Live and get ready to create.

Shop our 5D Cat Eye Gel here including our classic 10ml bottles and 5ml Mini Trio Sets.

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  • Linda Beairsto

    Just checking out cat eye gel polish and how to do it

  • Lisa

    Do you always have to use black under the cat eye polish to get the full effect

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