With so many lacquer finishes it can become quite confusing understanding them all.
We hope this guide we have provided will help eliminate the nail lacquer finish confusion. An (*) will appear next to finishes we have used and/or currently use in the Jior Couture line.
*CRELLY-A Crelly finish is a jelly finish with a more opaque look. It is the mid point of a true jelly and creme finish. This finish tend to achieve this opacity through use of pigments instead of liquid dyes.
*MILKY–Milky finish is a slightly less opaque creme with added glitter. It is a bit more opaque than a crelly. The glitter in a milky finish does not show through the base color as clearly as it does in a jelly glitter finish.
*HOLOGRAPHIC-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. This finish may have a linear or scattered holo effect.
*IRIDESCENT-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.
*MICRO GLITTER-Micro glitter finish is a sheer, jelly or creme base that is densely packed with very small glitter particles. These glitters are usually a different color than the base lacquer color. Micro glitter lacquers usually have a textured feel once dry.
*GLITTER-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 a mix of various shapes, sizes and colors.
TEXTURED- Textured finished are very similar to micro glitter finish. Textured lacquers usually have particles, such as micro glitter, that gives the lacquer a textured look once dry. The particles, or micro glitter in textured finish are usually the same color as the base lacquer lacquer.
*FLAKIE-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.
*PEARL-Pearl finish is very similar to the frost finish but it has a pearly sheen.
*MATTE-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.
*MAGNETIC- Magnetic lacquers contain iron oxides. A special magnetic disc is held over the wet lacquer to pull the iron oxides to the surface. This creates a creative design on the nail. When the magnetic disc is not used, this lacquer will dry to a pearl or metallic or creme finish.
*PHOTO CHROMIC (UV/BLACKLIGHT REACTIVE)- Photo chromatic, or UV reactive finishes glow under ultraviolet light/black light or sunlight. Most Glow-in-the-dark and neon finishes react under uv/black lights.