So "CC" even for nail base coat, yes?
In this case, "CC" means "Correct and Conceal", and Deborah Lippmann All About That Base does that very well.
Thanks to my mom, I have nicely shaped nails that are also strong enough to use to open a soda can (I shouldn't, really). However, they are stained because I paint my nails all year round and some of them have uneven spots on. This wouldn't be a problem during autumn and winter when I sport mainly opaque vamp and red polishes.
But, it is finally spring here in the city. I want to wear sheer airy nail polishes again. No sheer polish would cover the unsightly stains and spots with just two coats, but I don't believe in wearing more than two coats of nail polish, sheer or not. All About That Base solves this dilemma.
As you see the descriptions in the picture above, it claims to do everything. I have to say it pretty much lives up to its claims, although "Perfects" is thrown in to make it ten (*rolls eyes*). My nails do feel hydrated and it visibly covers the stains leaving a soft matte finish. In fact, you can wear this base coat then follow with a top coat to achieve the uber natural yet polished effect.
(Being a really really vain blogger, I couldn't bear to post the before and after pictures. The ugly yellow stains and dots on my nails are something I am trying to hide after all. Which is precisely why I paid $20 for a bottle of base coat.)
Just for fun, I have compared Deborah Lippmann Naked nail polish to All About That Base.
Totally different colors and effects. I will write more about the Naked later on. I even have a matching lipstick.
Here is a NOTD picture with Revlon Nail Enamel Sheer Sweetie (008) which is a demure off-white with a sheer finish. Over All About That Base, two coats of Sheer Sweetie looks just perfect.
Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat is a welcome addition to my nail wardrobe. Maybe having a good nail foundation isn't much different from having a pair of underwear that fits you perfectly.
What is your favorite nail base coat?