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Nail Treatment - Base Coat


Nail Treatment - Base Coat

What it is:A nail color base coat.What it does:Sephora by OPI Base Coat is an essential step for the woman who wants a long-lasting manicure or pedicure. It's a critical step, especially for women who wear dark nail colors, to prevent staining of the natural nail plate.What else you need to know:The green formula does not contain DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA by OPI Nail Treatment - Base Coat

Question
Prevent Chipping??
Does this prevent chipping?? This there a OPI product at Sephora that does prevent chipping???
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Massie101
(Atascadero, California)
on Nail Treatment - Base Coat
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
A base coat doesn't prevent chipping, that is what a top coat is for. Base coats protect your nails from staining and help the coat adhere to the nail easier. The Top Coat by sephora is pretty nice for not chipping.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jvancour
(Connecticut)
answer 2
sometimes a top coat will prevent chipping of the nail polish, if you mean chipping of your nails try a strengthener
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
fashionista9847
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
compared to using the sephora opi polish without the base coat, the chipping was definitely reduced with its use. it extends the polish wear by about 100%
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
newbietoud
(hermosa beach, ca)
answer 4
YES! Get it & u will not be disappointed. I just wrote a review about this base coat
answered 3 years ago
naturalbeautty
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 5
Use the base coat, and the polish stays on longer, with very little wear, and virtually no chipping. I also use OPI top coat to add a nice shiny finish.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
tmcgal
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 6
This does prevent chipping. I have used several different kinds of base coat and this prevents chipping better than anything else I have tried. Of course your nails will eventually chip...no matter what you do. But this definitely helps a lot. It also keeps the polish from staining your nails .
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
happi217
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 7
I'd try the Sephora by OPI Nail Treatment - Top Coat. It works pretty well.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kkuete
(Calgary, AB)
answer 8
it is supposed to but depends on how much you put on too many layers just comes right off & takes hours to dry
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
busymominbc
(Port Coquitlam, BC)
answer 9
Hi,

I change my polish almost daily. I find the more layers the more chance of chipping. I very rarely bother with a top coat, because a friend of mine, who was a manicurist told me that polish and other nail product buildup is what actually causes the chipping. When I don't have time to change polish, I've got from application to new growth without a single chip, when I've just used one coat of polish and nothing else. However, I do use this base coat to protect from staining from some dark colors.

Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 10
Yes, it prevents chipping, especially when used with 2 layers of polish and a good top coat.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
missmaryjane
(Oberlin, Ohio)
answer 11
this totally makes a significant difference in chipping. I apply 1-2 coats before 1-2 coats of polish and they'll last a good week without chipping, specifically with the sephora by opi polish along with any generic top coat. I'd highly recommend it! it doesn't dry out or make my nails brittle either
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
easilyaddicted
(Newton, MA)
Question
Base Coat
I mistakenly purchased a base coat instead of a top coat. Can base coat be applied in place of a top coat after applying nail polish?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Temple Hills, MD)
on Nail Treatment - Base Coat
10 answers
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answer 1
You could, but you won't get that shiny/ glossy/ finished look to the top. If you have the receipt, you could always bring it back.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jvancour
(Connecticut)
answer 2
Base coat could work but a clear nail polish does better.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
fashionista9847
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
In my experience this leaves the polish tacky (Did this by mistake once.. the two bottles are identical!)
answered 3 years ago
xtinax
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
No way of knowing for sure, but I doubt there's any difference between the two! Clear polish is clear polish. I use the base coat for both, and it works fine.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kkuete
(Calgary, AB)
answer 5
I find that it works fine.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
featherpixel
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I used it as a topcoat as well but works better as a top coat with lighter colors. I have "what's a tire jack?"...the black shine nail polish and it just made my nails a big ol' mess when used as a top coat.
However, I also own Metrochic and it woked very well with that.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
beatsfantastic
(Tampa, FL)
answer 7
I use this as a base and top coat and it works just fine.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
rockergrl890
(Silver Spring, MD)
answer 8
no. It is a totaly different formula. The reason we have base coat and top coat. top coat would work as just a clear coat but not the same way as a base coat.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
tinafacchini
(Houston, TX)
answer 9
No, a base coat and a top coat are not interchangeable. The base coat protects nail from absorbing nailpolish color and ensures even application. The top coat is slow-drying and maintains shine.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
missmaryjane
(Oberlin, Ohio)
answer 10
It can, but it wont work as well to prevent chipping or make them quite as glossy shiny.
The base coat is meant to bond and hold the nail polish you put on next to your nail, where as the top coat is meant to seal everything in and typically add a shiny gloss. It's better than nothing, but not quite the same
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
easilyaddicted
(Newton, MA)
Question
Do you need both?
do you need both the base and top coat or could you use one type for both? it seems like a waste of money to buy two clear polishes
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
mmmpink
(Bellevue, WA)
on Nail Treatment - Base Coat
8 answers
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answer 1
A base coat and a top coat do two completely different things. A base coat is to prevent staining of the nail and to help the paint adhere to the nail, while the top coat is to prevent chipping and to give you a glossy, finished look. You don't necessarily need both, but if you want longer lasting nail color, I would buy both. Also, you can't add a top coat as you would as a base coat because the color wouldn't stick correctly and you cannot use a base coat as a top coat because it won't make it chip resistant or shiny.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jvancour
(Connecticut)
answer 2
The base coat prevents discoloring of your nail and top coats typically prevent chipping but sometimes a regular clear polish is cheaper than a top coat and it will work just as well. The base coat is the most important, especially if you paint your nail a l lot, because they will tend to discolor.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
fashionista9847
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
You don't have to use both. The base coat will keep your polish from chipping as much and keep it from staining your nails. The top coat also helps with chipping but is adds shine to your polish as well which is always pretty...unless you are wearing a matter polish obviously. If you don't want to spend $ on both I would recommend the base coat. Especially if you wear dark polish at all as nail staining is a pain the neck.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
happi217
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
Totally agreed. I use the base coat for both, and suspect that they are exactly the same thing in different bottles.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kkuete
(Calgary, AB)
answer 5
I use the base coat for both top and bottom and it works fine for me.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
rockergrl890
(Silver Spring, MD)
answer 6
Hi,

I very rarely use a base or top coat, but when I do this is the one I usually use. This protects my nails from darker polishes which might stain. I rarely take the time to use a top coat.

Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 7
No, they are completely different formula. You only have to buy them once every couple of years, so just spend the money. You won't regret it, because the staying power of your nailpolish will be amazing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
missmaryjane
(Oberlin, Ohio)
answer 8
You can skimp and use the base coat for both, but I wouldn't. The base coat is formulated to bond to your natural nail and the top coat is meant to protect against chipping. Plus, they'll last you a VERY long time, so $18 for a year's worth of base & top coat (if you do your own nails once a week for the entire year) really isn't that much. You would spend more than that on one professional manicure, think about it that way.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Alethea
(Lowell, MA)
Question
Two different base coats?
Could I use both the strengthener and this base coat together? My nails stain badly, but they also peel and chip easily, so I'm torn between the two.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
redpat
(Benton, AR)
on Nail Treatment - Base Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
you can use some strengtheners instead of a base coat. It will still protect your nail from staining and give you stronger nails
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jvancour
(Connecticut)
answer 2
Use the base coat when you paint your nails. it will keep them from discoloring. And you the strengthener when your not going to paint your nails. together they won't work very well
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
fashionista9847
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
If I were you i would put the strengthener on your nail first and then add the base coat. When you put the strengthener on first it's able to soak into the nail and there's no reason why you can't put the base coat over it just for the extra protection. If your nails stain try using lotion on your hands more, the moisture will stop the color from seeping into your nail bed. It may take a lil while but the more you put lotion on the faster it will hydrate and you won't have that problem anymore :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
alilee8485
(Nassau County, NY)
answer 4
I'd use the strengthener instead - it should also act as a base coat, solving both your problems!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kkuete
(Calgary, AB)
answer 5
Hi,

For whatever it's worth, some so-called strengtheners, particularly those from the drugstore, cause nails to peel. I tried one of those Sally Hansen varieties last year and my perfect nails ended up with the product peeling off, plus it took the top layer of nail with it. It took a couple of months for the problem to resolve, plus, no matter what I did, nothing would take off tiny bits of the strengthener. The SH company wouldn't even respond to the issue but I ran into some other people who told me they had the same problem.

Sometimes too many layers of polish and other product can make everything peel. And when product peels off, it can take the top layer of nail with it.

Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
I can't say that I've tried that with this specific base, but in my experience with others, using a strengthener under any nail polish, even with a base/topcoat can prevent the polish from sticking well to you nails. My polish would peel off in perfect little sheets.
I would recommend a supplement like biotin to strengthen your nails. Of course, check with your doctor first to be sure it's ok.
answered 5 years ago
mandya
(Clearwater, FL)
Question
ingredients
I need to find a base coat and top coats with no formaldehynde a, etc. and polishes withought that and frosts. Please advise which Opi polishes would be good.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(White Plains)
on Nail Treatment - Base Coat
2 answers
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answer 1
Sehora by O.P.I. does not contain those chemicals
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
fashionista9847
(Denver, CO)
answer 2
Ingredients: Ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcohol, phthalic anhydride/trimellitic anhydride/ glycols copolymer, benzopenone-1, trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate, benzophenone-3, polyvinyl butyral, Cl 60725.

All OPI are formaldehyde and toluene free. So feel free to pick the ones you want
answered 3 years ago
xtinax
(Miami, FL)
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