Why did it take us this long to realize we should be priming our nails for polish the same way we prime our skin for makeup? No, we’re not talking about a simple base coat. What we really need is something a little more heavy-duty that will protect our nail beds from discoloration, chipping and other setbacks that destroy a freshly painted mani.
Well, praise the makeup gawds because OPI beat us to the punch and created a set of primers that not only extend the life of our polish up to 11 days, but strengthen our nails underneath, too. According to PopSugar, the entire collection is made with lotus flower and bamboo extract and each of the four bottles tackles a specific issue.
There’s a Conditioning Primer for hydration, a Ridge Filler Primer for smoothness and less chipping, as well as a strengthener and brightener. At just $20 a pop, we’d say it’s worth a buy, especially since it’ll likely last you a long while.
Take your pick over at OPI’s website where they will soon be available (date TBD). Until then, you can purchase one at a physical Ulta store.
OPI Brightening Nail Primer, $19.95
OPI Conditioning Primer, $19.95
OPI Ridge Filler Primer, $19.95
OPI Strengthening Primer, $19.95