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I don’t wear nail enamel so often, but like to have the shine that a base coat or top coat provides. I opted for the Wet n Wild mega last saving base coat as it offers healthy nails including brightening and conditioning. Let’s get into the details to know more about this base coat.
Price: INR 299 for 10.5ml
Calling all multi-taskers, this base coat is your new BFF! The 10-in-1 treatment does it all- brightens, strengthens, conceals, moisturizes, protects, fills ridges, smoothes, primes, perfects and improves the wear of your nail colour. Now that’s a base coat with benefits.
• An all-in-one nail base that treats, brightens, hides flaws, strengthens and protects the nails.
• Preps and primes nails for nail colour.
• Can be worn alone or as a base.
Helps Improve the Appearance of 10 Dimensions of Nail Health:
• Fills Ridges
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Gold, Calcium Pantothenate, Silk Powder, Diamond Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Nylon-12, Glycidoxypropyl Trimethoxysilane, Water/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclomethicone, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Arginine, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, BHT, Yellow 5/CI 19140, Iron Oxides/CI77491, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891.
My Experience with Wet n Wild Megalast The Saving Base 10-in-1 Fortifying Base Coat:
Wet n wild Megalast saving base comes in a transparent bottle with white screw cap. The saving base has outer packaging of the white coloured cardboard box that houses all the information regarding the product. Overall, the packaging is pretty basic, simple and travel-friendly.
This is not like any regular base coat and it actually has its own shade name; never basic. Never basic can be defined as beige shade or be accurate, nude beige shade. It comes in a beige shade but goes on transparently over the nails in a single coat. Hence, it will not alter the appearance of your nail enamel’s true colour, rest assured. The brush applicator is more flat than round shaped. The bristles are soft and moderate in terms of thickness.
The brush works fine and covers more than half of the nail in a single swipe, ensuring the application to get complete in minimum strokes. The base coat is on the thicker side, but not gluey, with a creamy texture. It glides over the nail easily without any clumping. The saving base has acrylic paint like smell that is not strong, but noticeable. It does not take much time to get dry and in a couple of minutes, the base is ready for nail polish application.
It claims to prime, strengthen, protect, brighten, condition, smoothen, harden, hydrate, perfects and fill ridges. Ah, mouthful. Isn’t it? All my nails are already healthy except the toenails. My toenails are a bit discoloured, dull and need time-to-time conditioning. My toenails are also more prone to peeling rather than chipping. Other than that, my fingernails are smooth to touch but don’t seem to be smooth. The claims of wet n wild saving base along with ingredients like citric acid, avocado oil, gold, silk powder, diamond powder, tea tree oil, etc. made me try it out.
In a single coat only, it provides nail with a natural-looking healthy finish. It does not look tacky at all. The brightness it provides is subtle and does not look like there is a base coat over the nails. After a week or so, the shine starts to fade but the coat remains there without any chipping. As you can see in the image, the nail with base coat looks much smoother than the one without it. When coming to provide strength, it does so.
It prevents the nail from peeling.My nails are not breakage-prone, hence I cannot comment on this aspect. Moreover, it keeps my nails hydrated and conditioned. The base coat primes the nails very well and makes the nail enamel’s application very much easier. It keeps the nail paint intact, preventing it from chipping easily. Also, it protects the nails and does not let nail paint provide any harm to them. It does not let the nails get dry or discoloured because of frequent nail polish switches, but at the same time, it does nothing to treat discoloured nails.
Keeping aside the goods, there is one thing I didn’t like about this base coat. It provides a milky tint to the nail if another coat is applied. Although a base coat acts as a foundation for the nails and it is meant to be applied in a single coat as you are going to layer the nail enamel after that. However, I keep the nails bare most of the time; hence I am used to applying a base coat twice. Other than this, it is a nice base coat.
Pros of the Wet n Wild Megalast The Saving Base 10-in-1 Fortifying Base Coat:
• Workable consistency with nice brush applicator
• Fulfill all the claims
• Perfect for natural-looking healthy nails
• Prevents peeling and chipping of nails
• Stay intact for at least 7 days straight
• Does not lose its shine easily
• Protects nail
• Works great as base coat
Cons of the Wet n Wild Megalast The Saving Base 10-in-1 Fortifying Base Coat:
• Gives a milky tint with two coats
• Does nothing for discoloured nails
IMBB rating: 4/5
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