The high-quality nail polish base coats are the key to a beautiful and healthy manicure. You should always use it since it protects from yellowing and helps the product last as long as possible. There are several types of these products, each with its specific function.
The features of nail polish base coats
This product for a regular manicure dries naturally. Like a regular colouring product, it lasts about three to five days, after which it can chip, crack and peel off the surface. This formula is more suitable for those who do not like to wear the same colour for a long time.
Nail polish base coats for a gel manicure requires more careful application and drying in a special curing lamp – the process by which the composition hardens. Depending on the ingredients, such a composition has different effects and lasts with the gel for about two to four weeks.
Types of these products
There are several kinds of nail polish base coats:
Moisturizing. It is suitable for dehydrated plates. Thanks to this coating, the fingers look more well-groomed.
Evening. It fills in any irregularities on the plate and creates the perfect "canvas" for further colouring. Use it if you cannot boast of the mirror-like smoothness.
Colour-correcting. It protects perfectly colour pigments and neutralizes yellowness. It also protects from other colour changes and gives a healthy shine.
Universal. If there are no visible signs of damage on the plates, a multi-purpose formula will work. It will protect from the penetration of coloured pigments and further yellowing.
One of the reasons for the appearance of chips and cracks is the wrong choice of nail polish base coats. Every person's plate condition is different: some have strong ones, others – thin, soft and plastic. You cannot use the same composition for everyone. It is necessary to analyse the condition of the manicure and pay special attention to the choice of the product.
Frequently asked questions
Here are the most frequently asked questions about these formulas:
Can a gel be applied without first applying nail polish base coats? It is possible only if you use a single-phase or two-phase gel, but above, we have already described the disadvantages of such products. In the case of using a three-phase system, the use of such formulas is necessary! Otherwise, the gel will not stick to the surface.
Can I use the top instead? No, it has a different chemical formula in its composition, and the manicure will not last long. Also, tops usually have a thinner consistency and will cause sagging.
Can it be used for an extension? Thanks to a thick composition, we can only extend the corner. It will not work to increase the full length. For these purposes, special extension materials are used.
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