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Finish your nails with a coat of Smith & Cult Above It All Top Coat.

Smith & Cult Basis of Everything Base Coat

$18.00 Ships Free
0.5 oz. / 14ml

Availability: In stock

$18.00

Birchbox Breakdown

The foundation of every good manicure is a great base coat. This translucent formula protects nails while helping polish adhere for smooth, even, chip-free color. What’s more, this formula is 5-free—so you can feel even better about that long-lasting manicure.

How to Use

Brush a thin coat onto nails and let dry before applying polish.

Alcohol Denat., Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 60725 (Violet 2)

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Smith & Cult base coat
Purchased

I recently purchased the Smith and Cult base coat with an order of polish. First impression, gorgeous bottle of course! The base coat itself has a pink tint in the bottle, but it goes on the nail clear. It dried quickly so I could get on with my color. The smell was pleasant. Also the top comes off of the brush for easier painting of you find the odd shape awkward to hold. It was a splurge but I would buy it again. Its cruelty free too!

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Great Base Coat
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I use 1 coast of this before I use all my nail polishes! It seems to make the nail polish last longer as well. Its really a great product!!

5
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Great Product - Faulty Batch of Lids
Purchased

The base coat itself is fantastic. It helps polish last for any normal days of wear, or two and a half of remodeling and swimming in chlorinated water. Worth every penny.

I am a super fan of everything I've bought from Smith & Cult so far, except...

The lid on this bottle came apart the second time I used it. Not just the decorative part, but everything. To use it I have to pop the tiny nub that holds the brush off of the rim of the bottle. It's nearly impossible to use, and I'm sure as time goes on it will be harder to pop that part up.

Birchbox, of course, replaced it because they are awesome. Unfortunately, the replacement did the exact same thing. It has to just be a bad batch because I have three other Smith & Cult products that have not done this. Nonetheless, I would hope that the MOST EXPENSIVE nail polish I've ever purchased in my LIFE would not do this :-/

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Great 5 free base coat
Purchased

This base coat is great and goes on so smoothly to lay a good foundation. I was looking for one that was 5-free and this exceeded my expectations. I would not plan on using it as a top coat as well; it isn't matte, but it doesn't have the shine you would want from a top coat.

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Nice base coat
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I like this base coat. It is easy to apply and dries pretty quickly. I took off one star because the brush and cap will not stay attached to each other. I have three other Smith & Cult products and did not have that problem with them. Most likely just this one.

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