OPI Bright Colour Booster: Using White To Enhance Your Polish Colour

Bright, bold and colourful nails are big news for summer. With neon and tropical shades being perfect for the forthcoming Brazillian football onslaught, and pastel hues being a more wearable alternative, there won’t be a nude nail in sight. If you want your nail varnish to really pop, then a simple trick used by the professionals will help to bring out the pigment and make colour stronger. A white base helps create a great starting point for nail varnish, ensuring the colour is as strong as possible; it’s like colouring pens on a fresh white notebook vs a tatty piece of yellow sugar paper… The white base will always provide the strongest colour result. OPI have launched their Natural Nail Base Coat ‘Put A Coat On’ Bright Colour Booster, which not only helps to neutralise any yellow tones or unsightly pigments that can cause the colour to be distorted, but it ensures a smooth and uniform base.

Although there’s nothing particularly revolutionary about this polish, it’s a great way of enhancing the bright colours we love so much when the sun gets a little hotter. Any white polish will do the job exactly the same, so there’s no need to invest in a pricey OPI version, but getting into the habit of applying a white base before a strong or pastel shade will help create an even more perfect look. Below I’ve painted the white base, a summer shade and a combination of the two – the difference is subtle when photographed, but it really does make a difference in reality. This is a great tip to use when applying pastel shades, bright blues or tropical oranges; the white really helps the shades to pop and create a striking finish that will have you beach and cocktail ready in no time.

The OPI Natural Nail Base Coat is available online priced £11.95



  1. The Not So Secretive Diary
    June 1, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    This is such a good idea..I must try this 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    June 1, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    I have a product that does a very similar job. Tesco's Barbara Daly 'Goodbye Yellow' clear nail polish can be worn alone or under nail polish – I'm assuming this one goes on fully white, and needs painting over. The BD one is almost the only make-up item I've bought religiously for the past decade – it works, it's cheap (£6) and it does this amazing thing when your'e out in natural light and just wearing it alone, it seems to makes your nails almost glow with health! In a similar way to the OPI product, it also improves the pigmentation of colours I put on top (same principle of negating yellow tones in the natural nail, I guess). Whilst it's nice to see more products coming out with these benefits, the bargain basement Tesco own brand make-up and nail range is hard to beat – particularly this product. For those OPI devotees though, and those who love their summer shades, I can see this being really useful.

  3. Kinia Regulska
    June 1, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    That's a great idea! I was thinking of trying that 🙂

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