The best top coats, base coats, and matte top coats chosen by /r/RedditLaqueristas: A compilation of answers from over 100 threads asking this question.

The best top coats, base coats, and matte top coats chosen by /r/RedditLaqueristas: A compilation of answers from over 100 threads asking this question.

Best 2014 Base Coat Orly Bonder Nothing makes us swear like a sailor more than nicking a nail before the polish is dry. This peachy-clear base has a rubberized, flexible texture that’s "like double-sided tape for nail polish," says N.Y.C. nail pro Julie Kandalec. "It’s very forgiving," says Connecticut pro Kris Kiss.

Best 2014 Base Coat Orly Bonder Nothing makes us swear like a sailor more than nicking a nail before the polish is dry. This peachy-clear base has a rubberized, flexible texture that’s "like double-sided tape for nail polish," says N.Y.C. nail pro Julie Kandalec. "It’s very forgiving," says Connecticut pro Kris Kiss.

Run out and buy this right now. Im serious. Ive never found a base coat that keeps my polish ON until now. No chips after 4 days and counting. It's fabulous.

Run out and buy this right now. Im serious. Ive never found a base coat that keeps my polish ON until now. No chips after 4 days and counting. It's fabulous.

Get this look by doing a base coat in a light color. Roll a darker colour overtop - while the paint is still wet, use a dry brush to brush off and smooth the paint out - exposing the colour underneath.

Get this look by doing a base coat in a light color. Roll a darker colour overtop - while the paint is still wet, use a dry brush to brush off and smooth the paint out - exposing the colour underneath.

This shit works WONDERS. Never used to use base coats but now that I started using this stuff I will never stop! My nails  grow so fast and are hard as, well, rock plus my nail polish chips a thousand times slower. <3

This shit works WONDERS. Never used to use base coats but now that I started using this stuff I will never stop! My nails grow so fast and are hard as, well, rock plus my nail polish chips a thousand times slower. <3

I just started using Essie 3-way glaze and I agree that it is the BEST base coat/top coat available.  Love it!

I just started using Essie 3-way glaze and I agree that it is the BEST base coat/top coat available. Love it!

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