The Best Base Coats for Gel Nails

Looking to achieve the perfect gel manicure or pedicure from the comfort of your own home? We get it, and we’re here to help. First things first, you’re going to need a good base coat. This foundational coat acts as an adherent that holds the polish to the nail for richer, longer-lasting color. Note that you’ll need a UV or LED lamp to cure each layer. Ahead, we rounded up the best base coats for gel nails, with top coats included, for a high, shine, durable finish.

1. Aimeli Base & Top Coat

This set includes two 10-millimeter bottles of pink polish made to offer over 10 applications each.

Pros: It should provide up to 21 days of high-gloss wear.

Cons: The base coat may feel a tad sticky at first.

Aimeli Base & No Wipe Top Coat Kit
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2. Arte Clavo Base & Top Coat

With this option, you get a 15-millimeter bottle of base gel and a "top-it-off" sealer gel.

Pros: It offers a mirror-like finish.

Cons: This also may feel tacky when first applied.

Arte Clavo Base & Top Coat
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3. Beetles Base Coat & Top Coat Set

In addition to a 7.5-milliliter base coat, this pick includes two top coats for a glossy or matte finish.

Pros: This product is made to lasts a few weeks.

Cons: It may be a little runny.

Beetles Base Coat & Top Coats
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