Cover gel polish base coats are specialized base coats that are designed to provide opaque coverage to the nails, similar to traditional nail polish. They are typically used when a sheer or transparent gel polish color is applied, to provide a solid base for the color to adhere to and to help prevent visible nail lines (VNL) from showing through.
Cover gel polish base coats are formulated to be highly pigmented, with a thick and creamy consistency that allows for easy and smooth application. They are typically applied in one or two coats, depending on the desired level of coverage, and are cured under a UV or LED lamp like regular gel polish.
In addition to providing coverage, some cover gel polish base coats also contain strengthening or nourishing ingredients, such as vitamins or proteins, to help keep the natural nails healthy and strong.
It’s important to use a high-quality cover gel polish base coat to ensure proper adhesion and longevity of the gel manicure. Skipping the base coat or using a low-quality one can result in uneven or premature chipping of the gel polish, so it’s an important step in achieving a long-lasting and professional-looking gel manicure.