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InStyle.com: Do They Really Work? 16 Big-Claim Beauty Products Put To the Test

3-D Foil Tips

The Claim: News flash: Nail art is having a major moment, and this kit aims to make dressing up your digits ridiculously easy and fun. You just paint a nail with the enclosed polish, then dot the white glue over areas you want to cover in foil. Wait a few minutes until the glue turns clear, then press a foil sheet onto the nail (the box contains 30 of them). Rip it off, and voilà!

Expert Opinion: As a manicurist, Dawn Sterling quickly got the hang of it and "loves the fashion-forward look it offers" but admits that someone who isn't skilled at doing her own nails might find the technique "tricky." Her best tip for foolproof results: When it's time to let 'em rip, "yank the foil off swiftly and in one direction."

Our Take: The finish "looks so cool," but you must be "very patient," warns a tester. "If you don't let the glue turn completely clear before pressing on the foil, the surface will be goopy when you pull off the sheet, and you'll be left with smudges."

Ciaté Very Colourfoil manicure kit in Wonderland, $19; sephora.com.

(CREDIT: Brian Henn (2))
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