Get a Flawless Sheer Mani, Every Time
Even when you're simply doing a sheer manicure or classic top coat, ensure that you're cleaning up any "issues" on your nail first. Shiny top coats help to blur any errors, but trendy mattes can make issues stick out. We chatted with Deborah Lippmann backstage at Jason Wu (where the nail was a classic, shiny nude). She told us that you need to use a ridge-filling base coat every time you do a sheer or matte manicure, or else you end up seeing every nook and cranny.