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Red Carpet ManicureStep 2: Structure Base Coat Gel
Red Carpet Manicure

Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel

Item #: 2236275

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Red Carpet ManicureStep 2: Structure Base Coat Gel
 
4.4

(based on 82 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (50)
  • Long lasting (49)
  • Good value (41)
  • Good applicator brush (32)
  • Fast drying (31)

Cons

  • Hard to remove (11)
  • Difficult to apply (7)
  • Messy/clumpy (7)
  • Strong smell (5)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (40)
  • Any time (16)
  • Professional settings (8)
  • Special occasions (5)
  • Nail art/design (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (23), Classic style (22), DIY nail artist (14), Trendy style (13), Natural (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (5), 10 minutes (4), 1+ hour (3)

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5.0

loved it!

By none

from oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

      Loved it!

       
      1.0

      Big mess

      By Laura

      from San Diego

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Complicated To Use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

          I was trying to give myself a pedicure but ended up with a big mess. The basecoat hardened on the brush by the time I finished with my first foot.I tried to use it on my second foot anyway and ended up with big globs on my toenails which hardened immediately. Needless to say, this was not the look I was going for. When I went to return the product, the sales person said that she uses it all the time and I probably got a bad batch.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Works well

          By Tina

          from Turlock

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weekly Use

            Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

            Good deal!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great brand and a good price

            By thebanana

            from Wichita, ks

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

                This is a great product with a fair price. It's not cheap, but neither is the quality. I feel like it is a great bang for your buck. Plus with Ulta points, and coupons in the mail and email you can save even more!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love My Red Carpet!

                By Susieandfamily

                from Los Angeles area

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

                    Yes, it takes more than an hour from start to finish for my full manicure (which includes removal of old polish). Yes, it takes awhile but, once completed, I'm good for about three weeks! Also, I am a value/bargain shopper, so having my own gel kit saves me each and every time I do it myself.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 1+ Hour
                     
                    4.0

                    Don't use in sunlight!

                    By Jen E.

                    from Northern VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

                        This base coat works really well and holds tight to the nail -- no chipping or peeling until 2 weeks.
                        However, I used this at my kitchen table where there was sunlight shining in and the sun started hardening the polish as I was painting it onto my nails! Before I even put my fingers under the UV light to cure it, the polish brush had hardened. I love this, but I will never use it with my blinds open again!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Seems to be a good product!

                        By gelish person

                        from Central Valley, Ca.

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

                            I really like the ease of application with the brush. This gel base coat works better than the Sally's name brand I was using, and it was a little less expensive.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Disappointing Performance

                            By Lady W

                            from Phoenix AZ

                            About Me Brand Buyer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Readily Availablereasona

                            Cons

                            • Not Effective
                            • Poor Texture

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

                              Bought this because I liked a color from this gel nail line. However, I found it gloppy and difficult to control or form a smooth, uniform coat with. I returned it.

                              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                              • 1+ Hour
                               
                              5.0

                              long lasting

                              By Jenn

                              from upland ca

                              About Me Budget Buyer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Effective

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

                                  Had my gel polish on for 2 weeks and it still hadn't chipped. Had to take it off though because my nails were growing out and started getting a gap at the bottom .

                                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                                  • 10 Minutes
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Holds the gel great!

                                  By JB

                                  from Charlotte NC

                                  About Me Budget Buyer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Effective

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Structure Base Coat Gel:

                                      I have used different brands and this one you can keep on for two weeks and it still looks great!

                                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                                      • 10 Minutes

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