Friday, May 9, 2014

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure "Pastels on Point" Collection Nail Polishes: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
For Spring 2014, Sally Hansen added six limited edition pastel colors to its Complete Salon Manicure line. The new "Pastels on Point" colors ($8.95 CAD each) are formulated with the exclusive "helios" pigments, which makes the polishes extra shiny and reflective.
To see some swatches, click......
Pique Side:
Color: This one is a lovely pastel green with warm golden green shimmers.
Formulation: For a pastel, the formulation of this is super impressive. Two coats and ready to go! The polish was smooth and self-leveling with the perfect consistency.
Two coat with no top coat.
Two coats with no top coat.
Don't be Leotardy:
Color: This one is a beautiful dusty, almost mauve-y pink with no shimmer.
Formulation: The color is a little sheer for this. I used two coats but I should have gone in with another to get full opacity. Other than the minor sheerness, the formulation is very self-leveling and easy to work with.
Two coats with no top coat.
Two coats with no top coat.
Cur-tan Call:
Color: This is a soft neutral nude with no shimmers.
Formulation: Cur-tan Call is definitely a sheer polish. I used two coats for the swatches below but as you can see, the formulation is very sheer and streaky. I am really not a fan of polishes like these because the patchiness is impossible to avoid.
Two coats with no top coat.
Two coats with no top coat.
Tulle Kit:
Color: This one is a beautiful iridescent white/blue shimmer suspended in a clear base.
Formulation: I feel like this is definitely a polish that should be applied over a opaque base. Because the color is so sheer, it really doesn't impress when worn on its own. I applied one coat over a black creme (Hassid from American Apparel) and the result is absolutely stunning. It gives an instant galaxy effect. I do have to note though, the polish is packed with the shimmer so it's a bit hard to get a nice and even coat.
One coat over black base; no top coat.
One coat over black base; no top coat.
Overall:
This is a nice collection with some variation in the formulation. I strongly urge y'all to pick up both the pastel green (Pique Side) and the iridescent blue shimmer (Tulle Kit).

Have you spotted this collection in stores yet? Do you plan on picking up a couple shades? Let me know in comments below!

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