base coat


A base coat is a colorless substance applied to the natural nail before the application of colored polish; base coat promotes polish adhesion and reduces staining of the natural nails; in nail art, used for a background of entire nail or large areas that will be covered with another color. 

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Secret Ingredient: Base & Top Coat

September 16, 2011

The proverbial bread in the polish sandwich, base and top coats help polish adhere to nails and prevents nails from chipping and breaking.

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