Not only does it create the perfect foundation for nail polish, but a quality basecoat also helps extend a nail polish’s wear time. “Basecoat is important to adhesion and to even out tone, brighten, and perfect the nail plate,”Says Deborah LippmannCelebrity manicurist, founder of Deborah Lippmann. “It will also dramatically improve the longevity of your manicure.”
When shopping for a base coat, be sure to look for products that will improve the longevity of your manicure and help strengthen and nourish your nails. Avocado oil, calcium, keratin and vitamin E can help make nails stronger and more durable. Below, see some of my favorite base coats to extend the life of your next at-home manicure.