13 BEST Builder Gels For Nails 
Here are the best builder gels for a DIY manicure. If you're looking for the perfect nail art supplies to help you achieve a strong DIY manicure, look no further than builder gels. Builder gels are specially formulated to create a strong and long-lasting manicures on natural nails and nail tips & forms. Here are our top picks for the best builder gels on the market.
Have you ever wanted to give yourself a beautiful diy manicure but didn't know where to start? Well, we are here to help! In this blog post, we will be sharing some of the best selling builder gels for creating the perfect at-home mani. So whether you're a beginner or an experienced nail artist, read on for some inspiration!
Before using a builder gel, it's very important to prep the nail properly. If you skip that step, the manicure is not going to last the full 3-4 weeks. Always follow the manufacturer's directions for prepping the natural nail or nail forms.
BEST BUILDER GELS FOR A DIY MANICURE
1. MOROVAN BUILDER GEL
Here is a hard builder gel that is thick enough so it won't run, and also and self leveling. Morovan's formula is easy to spread onto the natural nail or form. And it will go on smoothly when using a medium brush. This is a great builder gel for lengthening your nails or for nail embeds.
2. MOROVAN BUILDER GEL NAIL KIT
Morovan also offers a builder gel kit with 6 colors to choose from. They have several different color combinations on the same listing so you can choose what colors you like. With these builder gel kits, you also get a brush, nail file and forms. The forms are good for building up the gel if you are not using nail tips. If you have not used builder gel before, it does take practice to get the nails perfectly shaped.
After curing, there will be a sticky layer on the nail surface. You just need to wipe the surface of the builder gel nail with a slip solution or rubbing alcohol to remove it easily.
3. SAVILAND BUILDER GEL IN A BOTTLE
For those who are looking for a builder gel that comes in a a bottle, this one from Saviland is a great one to try. There's many different ways to use this builder gel too. You can use this for extending your natural nails, nail repairs, or to reinforce thin nails.
If this is your first time with a builder gel, you might find that a brush on gel might be easier to apply to your nails or forms than the builder gels that come in pots.
4. SAVILAND BUILDER GEL
Looking for a builder gel that won't run out quickly? Look no further than this builder gel for nails! This large pot of builder gel is perfect for building up your natural nails or nail forms. This builder gel is long-lasting and crack resistant.
5. SAVILAND BUILDER GEL COLOR KIT
Saviland also offers a clear, pink and nude builder gel sets like this one. This set comes with three colors of hard gel for nails, a 15ml top coat base coat, 100pcs nail forms, 1pcs gel nail brush and 1pcs nail file. So if you are looking for a great gift idea for someone who is just starting out with a builder gel, then this is a good set to start out with.
This clear nail extension gel is made of high quality resin materials. It has high transparency and high glossiness.
6. NUNAYLS CLEAR BUILDER GEL FOR NAILS
Let's head on over to Etsy! We found an Etsy seller who offers builder gels in pots. If you need just a clear builder gel, this shop has a quality UV builder gel that will give you a hard finish once cured.
Nunayls’ mission is to help spark every nail enthusiast's creativity. We always aim to offer a variety of fun colors and glitters to get the imagination going.
7. NUNAYLS COLORFUL BUILDER GEL FOR NAILS
Nunayls also carries a wide variety of colored builder gels including glitter gels, opaque and nudes. Check out their gorgeous two toned builder gels that have pigments in them that give a multi-dimensional look.
8. BEETLES BUILDER GEL IN A BOTTLE
Here is a builder gel that comes in a bottle. These kinds of builder gels are easy to use since you just brush them on. When you need a quick coat onto your natural nail to help strengthen, then this is the way to go. Beetles builder gel is lighter than acrylic and hard gels so they are very beginner friendly.
Can last just as long as acrylic as long as it is taken care of and if the product is applied correctly.
9. IBD PINK BUILDER GEL IN A BOTTLE
Another easy to use builder gel that comes in a bottle. Here is the IBD hard gel nail extension gel. This is formulated to self level slowly so that it will stay in place but also level out properly. You can brush this on and then with your brush, refine the nail before curing.
IBD focuses on building stronger relationships with the best salons and professionals the world has to offer, changing the way we experience beauty and nail care one salon visit at a time.
10. IBD CLEAR BUILDER GEL IN A POT
IBD also has the best selling builder gel that comes in a pot. This is thicker than regular builder gel that comes in a bottle. And you can use this for building up a natural or fake nail tip. This gel is also good for embeds and adding glitter elements to your manicure.
11. MODELONES HARD BUILDER GEL
This is a very popular builder gel because it's so easy to use. You get quite a lot in this pot so it will last for a while when you are doing manicures at home. This set comes with some forms and also a brush.
You can use this builder gel for nail extensions, nail carving and nail art decorations. It's quite thick so it will pretty much stay in place while you are working with it until it cures.
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12. MIA SECRET BLUSH BUILDER GEL
Looking for a professional builder gel to create gorgeous nails at home? Look no further than this builder gel by Mia Secret. This self leveling gel is perfect for creating nail art extensions.
Their gel is easy to apply with a brush. It's consistency is easy to work with to make nail extensions using sculptural nail forms.
13. MAKYNAIL BUILDER GEL
We've ordered from this shop before on Etsy. They offer so many cool and fun nail art supplies including builder gel. If you are looking for some fun ways to use builder gel, then definitely check out this shop.
They offer builder gels in many different colors so you can pick out your favorites to try for your manicures.
Watch the unboxing and nail art tutorial using MakyNail from Etsy. We had a great time using some of their nail art stickers and shells.
WHAT IS NAIL BUILDER GEL?
Nail builder gel is a thick, self leveling formula that is used to create more length, thickness and strength to the natural nail. Builder gel provides a long lasting, high gloss shine for up to 3-5 weeks. Builder gel is generally easy to use so it's great for beginners and professional nail techs. Builder gel is more thick than a regular gel polish so you can use it to build up the nail and also embed nail art elements like decals, rhinestones and glitter.
HOW LONG DOES BUILDER GEL FOR NAILS LAST?
A good builder gel that is properly formulated will last between 3-5 week. Builder gel is crack & chip resistant. As long as the nail bed is prepared properly, you can expect to get a long lasting manicure. When using builder gel, always read the instructions for the specific company you are purchasing from. Also a base coat is required to prep the nail or nail form before applying the builder gel.
Always purchase builder gel and the base coat from the same company if possible. Their formulas are meant to work together. You can still use other base coats, but sometimes you might find that certain brands just don't work together.
DO I NEED TO CURE BUILDER GEL?
Yes, builder gel requires a LED or UV lamp for curing. Most builder gels will have a sticky layer once cured that will need to be removed by a builder gel slip solution or rubbing alcohol.
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