Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apothecary: Diamond Cosmetics Super Base

Hello ladies,

Over the past few months, Diamond Cosmetics Super Base has become an essential nail treatment in my apothecary. This whitening base coat helps with polish adhesion, protects nails against staining, and glosses over imperfections. 

A former devotee of CND Stickey, I was searching for an alternative that would help secure polish to my nails without contributing to staining. Super Base does an impressive job of removing the yellow and orange discoloration left from years of using CND Stickey. My nails look brighter and cleaner every time I remove my polish. It also protects my nails from polish related discoloration. I have had no incidents of blue or green staining when using Super Base. I noticed a faint orange tint after wearing a bold peach shade, but subsequent applications of Super Base under nail color removed this tone from my nails in about a week.

Super Base adds a subtle white cast to the nail. To make neon polishes appear at full brightness while completely camouflaging the visible nail line, two coats are required. I do wish Super Base were slightly more pigmented.

It works effectively to smooth over nail patches. I currently have a patch on the middle finger nail of my right hand. After buffing with a super fine grit file, a layer of Super Base helps the surface of the nail to appear even and masks imperfections. This base coat is worth trying over light ridges or to hide other nail related damage. Super Base is a great slipcover for nails.

If you are looking for an affordable whitening base coat for an everyday nail treatment, I highly recommend Super Base. It's the first layer under all my manicures.

Diamond Cosmetics Super Base was sent to me for review. This product is available in the US at diamondcosmetics.com. For international purchasing, visit boozyshop.nl.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. Glad you've posted again! This is a good thing to know about this polish. I'm on my last bottle of Zoya's Ridge Filler. I think I'll be picking this up for sure.

  2. I'm always on to try a (new to me) basecoat. I know it'll be the only way to find the holy grail. I'll try this one! :)

  3. Thanks, I have added Super Base to my Diamond Cosmetics list

  4. I like the idea that it is creamy and makes neons brighter. I haven't thought about that. :)

  5. Ohhh, that sounds impressive. I'm so tired of dealing with the yellow-iness, so I'm having high hopes. I think I'm going to purchase it soon. Thanks for the review, dear! xoxoxo

  6. Nice! This is something I have to look out for and maybe try soon.

  7. Lucy: You will be seeing more of me, my lady. Zoya is more opaque, a quality which I prefer when needing a solid layer beneath very sheer polishes. I like Get Even as an occasional base coat, but I much prefer Super Base for everyday wear. I'm already on my second bottle. :)

    nathalie: The difference in the coloration of my nails in a few months is amazing. I hope it works as well for you too. <3

    peripatetic33: The list of colors and treatments I want to try from Diamond Cosmetics never ends. ;)

  8. Kimberly: I find I prefer a couple coats of Super Base under neons to a standard base coat. Love the extra pop when starting with Super Base!

    Daria: Hello dear! It was amazing watching the yellow tint reduce over a few months. <3

    kittypolishnbags: Definitely worth trying. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :)


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