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.
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