Jior Couture Nail Lacquer Finishes

With so many lacquer finishes it can become quite confusing understanding them all.
We have provided a guide to all the finishes we have used and/or currently use to help ease any confusion.

013SHEER-Sheer finishes are very transparent. Sheer lacquers are often used for french manicures to show the white tip of the fingernail. Sheer finishes are most often salmon, neutral or pink in color.

017JELLY-Jelly finishes are much like sheer finishes but contain brighter colors, usually obtained from liquid dye instead of pigment. The finish has a high gloss, jelly-like appearance once dried.

082CRELLY-A ccrelly finish is a jelly finish with a more opaque look. This finish tend to achieve this opacity through use of pigments instead of liquid dyes.

 548CREME-Creme finish contain color that is free of any inclusions (shimmer, glitter, flakies, etc). The finish tend to be opaque and is quite glossy and smooth once dried.

078SHIMMER-Shimmer finish is similar to a creme finish but with added shimmer particles. The added shimmer is typically silver or gold.

 555HOLOGRAPHIC-Holographic finish contain light reflecting pigment that gives the finish a rainbow appearance over the base color. This rainbow effect is best seen in sunlight.

558MICROGLITTER-Microglitter finish is a sheer, jelly or creme base that is densely packed with micro sized glitter particles. These glitter particles are usually round.

067GLITTER-Glitter finish is a sheer or jelly finish with added glitter. The glitter added is not as dense as in microglitter finish. This finish is usually layered over more opaque lacquers. Glitters added can be of various shapes, sizes and colors.

011 MILKY-Milky finish is a slightly less opaque creme with added glitter. The glitter in a milky finish does not show through the base color as it does in a jelly glitter finish.

120GLASS FLECK-Glass fleck finish contains inclusions that appear as small glass particles. These particles are larger than shimmer, but smaller that glitter particles.

564FLAKIE-Flakie finish usually consist of a jelly base with thin, fine opal-like particles. These particles are often multi-chrome, giving off an array of colors. Flakie finishes are typically used for layering over other colors.

 567 DUOCHROME/MULTI-CHROME-Duochrome or Multi-Chrome finishes are colors that shift from one color to show 2 or more different colors. These color changes show best in natural light.

048IRIDESCENT-Iridescent finish is a color that has shimmer particles that gives the appearance of a different color sheen on the surface. Much like the sheen on the surface of a pearl. The slight sheen of color is often so slight that it may go unnoticed.

570METALLIC-Metallic finishes gives the appearance of metal on the nails. Popular colors for metallic finish are gold, silver, copper and bronze.

057  FOIL-Foil finish consist of a metallic base with added shimmer and/or microglitter. The shimmer or glitter used is very fine and gives the lacquer a textured look.

572FROST-Frost finish is a creme that has a metallic sheen.

573PEARL-Pearl finish is very similar to the frost finish but it has a pearly sheen.

-Matte finishes are much like creme finish but dry completely matte, no shine at all. There are no inclusions such as shimmer, glitter, flakies, etc.

050SUEDE-Suede finishes are similar to matte finish. Unlike matte, suede contain shimmer or microglitter particles to give the finish a textured look.

041SATIN-Satin finish is the middle ground between creme and matte finish. It is a matte finish with a slight shine.

077NEON-Neon finishes are highly pigmented and very bright in color. Neon finish usually dries with a matte or satin finish.

luminescentLUMINESCENT-Luminescent finish is also referred to as glow in the dark finish. This finish contains luminescent pigment that is activated by light. This lacquer often dries matte.

thermalTHERMAL-Thermal finish contains pigments that react to change in temperature.


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