Acrylic Nails

OPI's Absolute Acrylic System

Steps are highlighted for use of OPI's Absolute system for nails.

OPI introduces Absolute, the first cosmetic-quality polymer powder system for nails. Absolute Liquid & Powder deliver performance and color, says the company. The Absolute system offers no crystallization, no sensitive ratios, and a self-contouring formula for a smooth surface. The system features six shades of powder, including Absolutely White, Absolutely Clear, and warm and cool pinks in Absolutely Translucent and Absolutely Opaque.


1. Immerse a larger brush in Absolute Precision Liquid Monomer. For a large bead of product, touch the tip only on the side of the dappen dish. For a medium bead, stroke the brush out once. For a small bead, stroke the brush out twice.

2. Swipe the brush through the powder once, then lift it out. For a larger bead, hesitate in the powder.

3. Place the bead on the nail and press it down. Wait a second or two before removing brush. The bead will self-contour to the nail.

4. Without wiping the brush out on the table towel, press the product on the nail and guide it into place. Avoid excessive patting which can create air bubbles.

Editor’s Note: All material in Demos is provided by the product’s manufacturer and is edited for space by NAILS. The full instructions are not necessarily contained here, so contact the manufacturer directly for complete directions for using these products.

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