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Lacquer Coverage Basics

April 1, 2020

Full-coverage, sheer, semi-sheer — when it comes to lacquer coverage, the options can be overwhelming. Fortunately, navigating nail polish terms isn’t too different from picking out pantyhose or tights. And to help you find your perfect match, we’re breaking down the basics on lacquer coverage.

Full coverage

Our most impenetrable polish. Full Coverage lacquers deliver what they promise in just one to two coats.

Full Coverage Bestsellers:  AnticipationWhite lightningLess Is MauveIts Not U Its MeBroadway BeigeFaithMythic TealCarnival coralPassionate RedSmittenSentimentalLoveHolly BerryRapid RedLavender Parade,  Oh My!RadiantPanacheBoss,  Yoga MamaAlluring CharmStarstruckOcean MotionPortia’s WitDawning Desire


Think of semi-sheer as semi-coverage. Even with two coats, these lacquers allow a little transparency.

Semi-Sheer Bestsellers:  Prima BallerinaTouch of LoveLivin La Vida YogaBreathe FreeStrawberry MacaronWatermelon SliceRose Quartz


Sheer: A lacquer that leaves little to the imagination. Sheers let the natural nail show through while still leaving a hint of color, an iridescent effect or a subtle shimmer.

Sheer Bestsellers: Peacefully Me,  Mind Your ManiFine ChinaPinkies UpWink Wink