At the moment, craquelure varnish is the most popular among all types of varnishes. Craquelure, as well as python varnish, is a varnish with a crack effect. Prices for this type of varnish vary depending on the manufacturer. It is sold in small bottles, which makes it possible to constantly change your image.
The craquelure effect itself is often used in design and art. For example, artists use this effect to give antiquity to their works. And what can I say, the very word "craquelure" in translation from French means "cracks". Now this effect is also used in cosmetics. Thanks to this, everyone can decorate their nails with this varnish at home and create a variety of effects - from delicate porcelain to pronounced snake skin.
This type of varnish includes several components - a base that will shine through the cracks, and a varnish that will crack and create just the craquelure effect. Because of this, it is important to match varnish colors that match each other. If you don't have base polish on hand, you can also apply craquelure polish to bare nails.
As for applying craquelure varnish, then everything needs to be done in several stages. First, it is imperative to degrease the nail plate. Further, if you have base varnish, then you need to apply it to the nail. It is important to wait for the base to dry. After the base polish is completely dry, apply the craquelure polish to the base. While it dries, you can observe how small cracks gradually form on the varnish. If you do not want to get the effect of peeling paint instead of beautiful and neat cracks, then after the craquelure dries, it is advisable to apply a fixing varnish on it.
There are some tricks and subtleties regarding craquelure application. The very effect of the varnish is divided into "hard" and "soft". Everyone prefers different types. They differ in the thickness and severity of cracks - in the “hard” one they are large and strongly pronounced, while in the “soft” one they are thin and look more like a cobweb. To achieve a "hard" effect, it is important to apply the varnish every time with a clean brush and in thick layers. To do this, after each application of varnish, it is better to wipe off the brush. To achieve a "soft" carquelure, you need to do the exact opposite. The carquelure should be applied in a small layer and the brush does not need to be wiped off constantly.