|HIPP x RGB Nail Foundation in F1.|
I love trying nail polish brands outside of my favorites—Essie, Revlon, and Chanel—so I couldn’t resist ordering a bottle of Nail Foundation by HIPP x RGB after reading about it in the February 2012 issue of Lucky. RGB is a brand out of LA by Gina Carney. HIPP refers to Jenna Hipp, a celebrity manicurist. The two teamed up to create Nail Foundation, which comes in 4 shades and is meant to give you nude nails, so you select the shade closest to your skin tone. I went with F1, the lightest shade.
|One coat of Nail Foundation in F1.|
|Two coats of F1.|
Carney said in Lucky that her favorite way to wear Nail Foundation is one coat of it topped with her favorite sheer neutral and that’s what worked well for me too. Two coats of F1 was too beige for me, but one base coat of F1 followed by a coat of Essie’s Ballet Slippers and I have my new favorite neutral manicure—pale caramel-pink and perfect for any occasion.
|Base coat of F1 topped with Essie's Ballet Slippers. Perfection!|
I was impressed by the application of F1, it’s thin, goes on smoothly, and dries fast. One coat of F1 is great, even better than clear polish—a hint of color and a lot of shine—but I know I will be topping it with Ballet Slippers and my other favorite neutrals because I never get tired of a ladylike pale nail.
|F1 and Ballet Slippers.|
HIPP x RBG Nail Foundation sells for $16 and is available at RGBcosmetics.com.