If the polish chips, it’s best to remove the paint from the nail and start over.
The secret to keeping nails from smudging: dry time! Surfaces will feel dry to the touch after 10 minutes, but don’t be fooled. It actually takes an entire hour for nails to completely dry. When a nail polish breaks, the best thing to do is to cut it off.
But here’s a trick if the break is low down: cut a tiny strip of gauze from a teabag, place it over the tear & the paint over with nail polish.
Tips for nail polish