Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat

4.21.2015


Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat

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.)

Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat vs Naked
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.

Revlon Sheer Sweetie NOTD



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?





18 comments

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    1. Thanks, Tracy!
      I've always used clear base coat but having other options with more coverage is great.

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  2. I actually haven't used any base coats before. I just slap on the nail color and call it a day. When I have more time, I'll use top coat. LOL! Please don't hit me. HAHAHA!

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    1. Really..??! LOL.
      My nail still get stained with use of base coat, but it does seem help smoother application. Nail polishes stays longer, too. In this case, it definitely makes me feel better since it is 5 free formulations. :)

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  3. I have a bad habit of not using base coats, protective layers and the like and my nails have ever gone discoloured like once or twice! But I should really fix that habit and this base coat seems nice to have for my sheer nail polishes! :)

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    1. I use base coat religiously but my nails are still stained. I heard it is more of the acetone's doing or something. I am still going to use my clear fast drying base coat for other opaque shades, but this CC base coat is really helpful with sheer polishes. :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm going through a stained nails phase myself and really trying to avoid putting anything on. Once the stains are gone I'll give this one a try to secure my nails for future damage.


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    1. Taking a break is a really smart thing to do if you think your nails are stressed. I've also used non-yellowing kind of base coat but I guess constant nail polishing and acetone use does damage the nails.
      This base coat is fantastic overall. I wish it was a bit more affordable, though. :)

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  5. LOL at Lily! I would have even MORE stains if I skipped base coat!

    And LOL at no before photo - I totally understand. That's the point, right? Haha. I didn't even think to look for something like this, but it's perfect! I have the same problems - stained nails from dark shades, and having polish on frequently - and now I want to wear pretty, delicate shades, too. You're a genius! Thanks, Lena! Although now I'm out $20, so maybe not, lol.

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    1. I did snap a few pictures, you know. Although the difference between before and after was dramatic, I just couldn't! Cameras these days show too much...
      There are many other base coat with milky consistency. This CC base has the most coverage from I've tried so far, but I'm sure you can find something similar at a better price. :)

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  6. Ooh nice! I like two by Nails inc - one is a reddish sheer gel type one and the other is a white satiny one..i cant remember either of their names tho..d'oh!! I like the idea of these coloured base coats!

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    1. I've seen pink/purple tinted base coats are marketed to combat yellow stained nail. They seem to work quite well. This CC base coat is more of a milky one and provides better coverage.

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  7. I usually get a nail polish phase mid spring to summer, then look at my stained yellows and stop wearing for 6 months! I use a hardening clear base coat from Kiko cosmetics, purchased in London for around $5 cad and love it!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. Oh, I wish I could go off nail polishes for 6 months! But I think that's actually good for your nails!
      I am perfectly happy with affordable base coat from Seche or Poshe (salon brands) but haven't seen anything that covers and smoothes well like the Deborah Lippmann base. Will have to keep looking! :)

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  8. CC for the nails? very cool. love the idea of a correcting base. the color used here is very pretty for spring.

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    1. Thanks! Without this base, I'd have to apply a sheer polish at least 3 times, then it loses the purpose of wearing sheer polish, you know? This new base coat really covers well. :)

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  9. I hate that BB/CC naming conventions have spread to even nail polishes but your point about layering them under sheer shades is great! I have Naked and love it but the other day I got tired of adding all the layers and erased the whole thing mid-process, LOL! Maybe the CC would have saved me. If you're into cuticle oils, the DL one is excellent too. I think she makes some nice basic nail accessories even though she's lost the colour and glitter game to a lot of indie brands.

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    1. I've always favored Butter London over Deborah Lippmann, but the few goodies I got recently have impressed me! I will look into the cuticle oil, too. :)
      I still hope I can find some affordable alternatives since $20 for a bottle of base coat is too much to spend. I think I will use this exclusively for sheer colors! ;)

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