Base Coat

A type of nail polish meant to be the first coat applied directly to the nail bed as a barrier between the nail and nail polish or the environment. A good base coat can fill in ridges, reduce polish dry time, extend the wear of a manicure, prevent staining and ensure a smooth, even polish application. Speciality base coats also help with specific concerns such as nail hardeners, nail strengtheners, ridge fillers and other treatments.

Synonyms

Basecoat