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unnamedMy need for base and top coats is why I made that Sunday trip to Sephora.  Instead of opting for my usual base coat (Read: Hard Rock), I bought Deborah Lippmann’s All About That Base CC Base Coat.

The Deets: “A multitasking CC formula that provides 10 nail treatment benefits and immediate nail-perfecting coverage in one.  This CC nail treatment is formulated with a special hydrating complex infused with panthenol, which helps to moisturize, strengthen, and protect the look of nails while treatment correctors assist with concealing imperfections, brightening, priming, and filling in ridges for a smooth and matte, flawless-looking finish with improved wear. This multipurpose polish can be used as a base coat with one coat, or apply two coats for a matte, modern look.”  Equally important, this product is a five-free formula (formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dbp (dibutyl phthlate), or camphor) and was not tested on animals.  Question: How does one test a base coat on animals?  I would think any animal would consider it an honor.  Who wouldn’t want their paws protected?

I do like that this base coat dries as a nude matte; however, I am highly unlikely to wear it like that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  Because it’s a base coat, it’s kind of hard to review.  I’m fine with my base coat simply being a hardener but this one has a host of other benefits I don’t care about…  However, I find solace in knowing that using Deborah Lippmann as base and top coats will result in long-lasting and the appearance of professional manicures. Retails for 20 bucks!  Shop my frenemy, Sephora.

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