- Eliminates chipping or peeling from the nail
- Base coat in gel format
- Cures in 30 seconds in a LED light or 1 minute in a UV light
- Secures adhesion of the nail color without damaging the natural nail plate
- Made in USA
Works great with UV light.
Great for the no chip mani
I bought the Red Carpet Manicure kit and needed a refill of the base coat. I am not sure if you can buy this in stores. Maybe at Sally’s. I rather have it shipped to my door!
As with all Red Carpet nail products this is a quality base. I can’t stress enough though that it must be applied in a thin coat. It is rather thick so it goes a long way. Wipe both sides of the brush on the inside of the bottle before applying.
This gel is supposed to be applied in a very thin layer in order to cure properly, but the texture of the gel is extremely thick. Even when applied as thin as possible, I experienced peeling after only a week, even though I used pH bond. I was previously using Sally Hansen base/topcoat for LED gel curing systems, and it is easier to apply and cures in half the time (plus it works as a base AND topcoat, so I don’t have to spend another $10 on a topcoat). I have also never experienced peeling with the Sally Hansen brand (which doesn’t have the greatest reviews). I expected RCM structure gel to be a lot better, and I’m pretty disappointed. I have been happy with the gel colors from RCM, so I was pretty surprised that the structure gel was such a fail.TL;DR: Structure gel is not worth the money; it’s hard to apply, takes a long time to cure, and peels after a week.
This product is so thick that it’s nearly impossible to get an EVEN thin coat.The worst thing about this product is I do not consider it a base coat. It’s so shiny and doesn’t have the "rubbery" texture that my other gel basecoats have.Getting this stuff off is tough. Any gel colors I apply over this come off just fine but then I end up rewrapping my nails in foil because not all of the gel basecoat comes off.Red Carpet Gel Base Coat is not at all what I was looking for as far as a base goes. I will stick with Sally Hansen or Finger Paints basecoats from now on.
It isn’t my top choice for a gel manicure, but it’ll work as a last resort.The applicator brush could be a bit longer for easier, smoother brushstrokes ensuring even coverage. Also, my manicure doesn’t seem to last as long with Red Carpet as it does with Gelish or FingerPaints, but again, it’ll do.