I’ve always struggled getting manicures to last. In the past I’ve been lucky to get through two days before several nails had chips, regardless of whether I had them done by a professional or did them myself.
A random purchase changed that. I picked up the Sephora Formula X Prime Base Coat before a vacation last summer on a whim and used it when I got my nails done before we went away. I’d had good results with the color range from the Formula X line and was hopeful this would at least help me get through 4 of the 7 days we’d be away.
I was SHOCKED when my manicure lasted the whole 7 days, despite spending that time on the beach, where I expected sand, sunscreen, and salt water to wreck my nails in about five minutes. Again, I had history to back up that expectation.
The formula is thin, spreads easily and has a bit of stick, which works well to keep nail color on my nails. Best of all, I can get abou five days out of my manicures with only minor tip wear. While I know a lot of people can get a lot more wear out of their manicures, this is big for me. Longer lasting manicures mean I have to worry less about my nails breaking. And since I have naturally brittle nails prone to peeling, this is a huge help.
Have you tried this base coat? Is there another one that helps your manicures last? Let me know in the comments!