Rimmel London Double Duty Base Coat Review & NOTD

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Rimmel London Double Duty Base 

I used to be a nail biter for years, so my nails are very weak – they break at the drop of a hat! So I was looking for something to strengthen them a little bit and the SA at my local Monoprix store recommended the Rimmel Double Duty Base Coat.

 Rimmel London Double Duty Base Coat Review+fingernail hardener+nail colors

 

I’ve had this for about three months now and I use this in two ways – as a base coat or just a nail paint for my finger nails, when I’m going for a more subtle look.

 

Rimmel London Double Duty Base Coat+nail hardeners

As you can see in the swatch, it’s just a clear nail paint. It does have a slight pinkish tint and a hint of shimmer though, that isn’t visible in these photos but gives a very polished look in real life. When used as a base, it doesn’t enhance the nail paint that is applied on top in any way, but it does prevent staining.

 

Rimmel London Double Duty Base Coat Review nail swatch+nail hardener

 

What I like about the Rimmel London Double Duty Base Coat:-

1. I love the polished look it gives when used as a nail paint

2. It prevents staining when used as a base coat

3. It lasts for upto 5 days on its own and when used as a base coat, it definitely helps the nail paint last longer

 

What I dislike about the Rimmel London Double Duty Base Coat:-

 

1. It has not really helped make my nails stronger – they still chip and break
2. It has a strong smell that lasts for a day or two (my husband hates it!)

So there are almost as many cons as pros, but I still love this base coat – it is perfect for every day wear and when worn under a nail paint, it does a decent job. If only it improved the condition of my damaged nails – that would make it the most perfect product ever!

Do you ladies use a nail strengthening product that actually works? Do let me know in the comments!

 Have you tried Rimmel London Double Duty Base Coat ?

 

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Wow!! I want this, though I got Rimmel London 5 in 1 base and top coat but its crystal clear…this one gives so beautiful effect to the nails if applied alone :-)) :-))

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