Is a Base Coat Essential?

Is a Base Coat Essential?

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Question of the Week: Is base coat an essential step for you when wearing nail polish? If so, what are some of your favorites?

Answer: Most definitely. My favorite is Essie First Base. It’s said to be rubberized so that color adhere to it better. I find it true!

Here’s what happened with the League this week…

EauMG – Your Halloween costume isn’t complete until you’re wearing the perfect perfume “match”! Need some guidance? Here’s EauMG’s perfume picks for popular Halloween costumes.

Gouldylox ReviewsThis foundation is a dupe for one that costs more than three times as much. So light, so fresh, so radiant – what’s not to love?

Love for Lacquer – The Sigma Fall Softly Collection launches next week, but Jess has the scoop & swatches for you now!

My Beauty Bunny – Keep your lips kissably soft this fall with a sheer wash of color thanks to the fabulous Too Faced La Crème Lip Balms. We’ve got swatches of all six hues!

My Newest Addiction – The weather is cooling off. Err… at least it is on some parts of the world… Laura shares with us a smoky liner look to pair with those crisp Fall days.

Nouveau Cheap – Attention Wet n Wild fans: there are some big and exciting changes coming in 2015!

Prime Beauty – has always loved to play with pretty colored crayons. Now that she’s an adult, she plays with colored eyeliners! See her Top 10 Picks for Colored Eyeliners and maybe you’ll be inspired to play with color too.

Phyrra – brings you color with Colour Pop Lippie Stix and Lip Pencils! Which shade will your wear this Fall?

we heart this – brings you a blush so pretty, you’ll want to throw a parade for it! It’s Benefit Majorette.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

How about you we heartsters, base coat: need or skip?

3 thoughts on “Is a Base Coat Essential?”

  1. You definitely need base coat unless you want stained nails. I tried Revlon’s new “gel” polishes that claim the basecoat is ‘built in’ (shyeah right). My nails were green for 3 weeks! Base coat provides protection, and sometimes helps polish last. Don’t believe it when brands say the base coat is built in!!!

  2. I only do a base coat if it’s a darker polish. I’m terrible at doing my nails, so I don’t have a standard base coat, just whatever clear polish I happen to have nearby. Right now it’s Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Clear’d for Takeoff.

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