A good base coat will keep your nails protected and nourished, while also helping the color last for longer with no chipping. Discover the top contenders for the title of the best base coat 2014, which deliver all that and much more, for gorgeous results.

Whether you’re looking for a high end base coat or an affordable option that’s still very effective, check out these excellent choices for a base coat for the most professional looking and long lasting manicure and pedicure.

Jin Soon Power Coat

A double duty nail primer and base coat, the Jin Soon Power Coat is the right choice when you also need your nails strengthened. This 5-free formula (no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin and camphor) uses biotin and Methiopeptide to keep your nails strong, while also delivering an excellent base for long lasting color.

Jin Soon Power Coat

Dolce & Gabbana Protective Base Coat

The D&G nourishing base coat is an excellent choice, and a strong contender for the title of best base coat 2014, no matter what brand of nail polish you use after it. Get the smooth base you need in order to apply color smoothly, while also protecting your nails from the pigments in your chosen nail lacquer.

Dolce   Gabbana Protective Base Coat

Orly Nail Bonder Treatment

Quick drying and chip resistant, the Orly Nail Bonder Treatment is a rubberized base coat that will help the color on your nails last for longer. Using a new resin technology that helps polish adhere to your nails in a more powerful way, it’s a great choice for a long lasting manicure that will look good while keeping your nails protected.

Orly Nail Bonder Treatment

Chanel Beauté Des Ongles Protective Base Coat

If you’re dealing with yellow nails, the best base coat 2014 for you is probably Chanel Beauté Des Ongles Protective Base Coat. Its special fortifying and anti-yellowing formula can also prevent breakage while keeping your nails looking beautiful without nail polish. Using camellia oil, the protective base coat is great for your nails, whether you keep your nails hidden under varnish for most of the time, or only paint them occasionally.

Chanel Beauté Des Ongles Protective Base Coat

CND Stickey Base Coat

Formulated without Formaldehyde,Toluene or Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), the CND Stickey Base Coat is a great choice for healthy and good looking nails. Preventing staining and extending the life of your manicure for up to 10 days, the soft and sticky base helps color stay put while keeping your nails in top shape.

Cnd Stickey Base Coat

Deborah Lippmann Ridge Filler Base Coat

Definitely the best base coat 2014 for you if you’re dealing with porous or ridged nails, the Deborah Lippmann base coat helps you create a smooth and matte base before applying your perfect shade. Using Aucoumea Klaineana extract, for healthier and stronger nails, the base coat created by the manicurist of the stars is definitely a must try.

Deborah Lippmann Ridge Filler Base Coat

Essie All in One Base Coat

Rich in Argan oil, along with vitamins A, C, and E, the Essie All in One Base Coat strengthens, protects and even promotes nail growth.

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Using rubber adhesives in order to sustain a long lasting color, it has an instant smoothening effect on your nails, that also become shinier, and visibly stronger and longer in less than a week.

Essie All In One Base Coat

Julep Nail Therapy Base Coat & Treatment

If you’re dealing with weak nails, the Julep Nail Therapy is definitely the best base coat 2014 for you. Using vitamin B5, vitamin E, and marine algae, this double duty product fights splitting and peeling, while also preventing color stains. If you’re dealing with brittle nails, you’ll see fast results, whether you wear it on its own or under your favorite shades of polish.

Julep Nail Therapy Base Coat   Treatment

Sephora 3 in 1 Perfecting Base Coat

Another great multitasker, the Sephora 3 in 1 Perfecting Base Coat strengthens, smooths and protects your nails, while also delivering a fast-drying effect.

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Using bamboo extract, silica and minerals like magnesium and zinc which promote healthy nail growth, the base coat also reduces nail polish chipping.

Sephora 3 In 1 Perfecting Base Coat

RGB Base Coat

One of the right options for the best base coat 2014 if you’re looking for products that are both cruelty-free and 5-free, the RGB base coat is also quick drying. It delivers a primer and protecting effect for you nails for longer lasting mani-pedis.

Rgb Base Coat