Base and primer — what is it?
If we are talking about makeup, then here the primer does not differ from the base. But in manicure art — these are completely different coatings. Of course, novice masters often identify concepts and they are forgiven. Often, the primer is used by nail art masters in salon conditions, while only the base is enough for an amateur manicure.
- the base (for example, the base for gel polish) looks like a typical nail polish with a transparent structure. However, its main purpose is to prepare the nail plate for further application of the colored layer. The base levels the surfaces, filling cracks and providing excellent grip with the next ball;
- primer — a liquid with a sharp alcohol odor. Depending on the intended purpose, there are:
1. degreased: materials from alcohol and aldehydes, which completely rid the surface of the lipid layer;
2. “primer” — a coating with the function of a primer, resembling glue. Needs drying with a lamp and increases the quality of adhesion, protects the nail from negative external influences. “Primer” is used both for shellac and for extensions.
What was the top for?
The top requires polymerization in a UV or LED lamp, after which the sticky layer must be removed from the coating.