I previously reviewed my old base coat from Caronia and if you have read that, you know that it is not worth the money.
I randomly picked up a clear polish to use as a base and top coat and I turn the bottle over and I find out that it really was a legit base coat.
5: Beyond Explanation
1. Packaging: (3/5)
The packaging is decent but I must admit, to me, they look kinda cheap. It's similar to the packaging of the Caronia nail polishes which I also don't care for.
2. Application: (3/5)
The application is okay. It applies pretty much the same as any regular polish.
3. Drying Time: (3/5)
The drying time is decent as well. Nothing special but it doesn't take forever to dry which is kinda good.
4. Smoothness of Color Polish: (4/5)
I was going to give this a zero but I think it's my fault that I got dents in the colored nail polish. Basically, in my right hand, it looks amazing. It's smooth and dent-free. But on my left hand, dents galore. So, I think that it needs just a little bit more time to dry so that the quality of the color polish turns out better.
5. Lasting Power: (3/5)
When using my Caress polishes, within a week, it chipped like crazy. But when I use my The Face Shop polishes, which are notorious for chipping, it stayed put. It did get some wear and tear on the tips but other than that, it's still pretty good. So, I guess it still depends on the lasting power of the colored polish itself.
OVERALL RATING: 3/5
WOULD I RECOMMEND?: No. There are definitely better brands of base coats
Price: Php38 for 15mL
Availability: Mercury Drug
Do you guys have any recommendations for good base coats?