Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New 2014 Sally Hansen Limited Edition Color Foil Collection Reviews, Swatches & Stamp Swatches

Hey guys! Today I have a review for you of Sally Hansen's new Color Foil Collection! This collection consists of 10 bright shimmering metallic shades, perfect for the summer season! I have 5 polishes from the collection to review for you today! To get you more acquainted with this collection I have included Sally Hansen's press release, followed by my swatches & my personal review...


THINK: Metallic iridescence in must-have shades

WHAT THEY ARE: Shimmering metallic special effect polishes in ten trendsetting shades. Get ready to bring your nails into the spotlight. With the new Sally Hansen® ColorFoil™ Nail Makeup collection, rich, electrifying pigments join forces with fashion-forward aluminum leaf to create a never-before-seen brilliant gleam effect for nails. Beloved by the most riveting stars, metallic finish nails can now be yours at home with color leader Sally Hansen®’s newest light-in-a-bottle formula.

Achieve high impact drama with high shine, liquid metal looks.  With on-trend shades such as this year’s “it” color, pinky-purple lilac, to must-have mint and essential gold, silver, and copper metallics, each shade delivers a unique iridescent foil gleam finish for a one-of-a-kind nail lookThese glinting polishes explode from within with extreme theatrical effect, for a new level of brilliance that fuels today’s desire for over-the-top, outrageous shine.

The breakthrough Sally Hansen® ColorFoil™ Nail Makeupcollection features an exclusive non-streaking patented formula that dries in just seconds, for flawless, time saving application. The ten colorful new high-profile shades are designed to be used alone, without a base or top coat to fully preserve the stunning metallic color and effect.

WHAT THEY COST:$7.99 each

WHERE TO FIND THEM:The Sally Hansen® ColorFoil™ Nail Makeup collection is available beginning June 2014 at chain drug stores, food stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide.

The shades I am showing you today are: Liquid Gold, Purple Alloy, Cobalt Chrome, Sterling Silver & Minted Metal. Since these polishes are metallic I decided to also do some stamping swatches since metallic polishes usually work well with nail stamping & these polishes did not disappoint! Each swatch was done with just one coat and no top coat. The middle & ring nails are stamp swatches done over black polish with no top coat. Since metallics can be kind of difficult to photograph since they are so reflective I decided to take pics of the swatches both inside with flash aswell as outside in natural light.

Liquid Gold: I really like this shade as I feel it's not always easy finding a true gold shade, some are too yellow, some are too bronzey, but in my opinion this is just right. 

Sally Hansen ColorFoil Liquid Gold - Stamping plate QA27
Purple Alloy: A pretty purple chrome shade.

Sally Hansen ColorFoil Purple Alloy - Stamping Plate QA65
Cobalt Chrome: A nice blue chrome, although I personally don't consider this to be "cobalt" blue, it's more like steel blue.

Sally Hansen ColorFoil Cobalt Chrome - Stamping plate QA65
Sterling Silver: The name says it all; a nice highly reflective metallic sterling silver shade. In the first pic it looks as if it has a yellowish tint to it, but that's just the reflection from my camera flash. 

Sally Hansen ColorFoil Sterling Silver - Stamping plate QA65
Minted Metal: A beautiful minty green metallic shade. 

Sally Hansen Minted Metal - Stamping plate KD3

Overall Review: I really like these polishes a lot! They are easy to apply, dry quickly, they come from a trusted brand and they stamp beautifully!!! They are opaque in just one coat which I love & have a beautiful shiny metallic/chrome-like finish! I did not find the formula to be streaky either, which can sometimes be a problem with chrome polishes. You should be able to find this collection at local drugstores but grab them quick as these are limited edition! I will say when you stamp with these that you should work quickly as these polishes dry quickly and also I found it worked best with a hard rubber stamper. I initially tried stamping these with my squishy firm stamper but it would not pick up this polish, but when I used my Konad double ended stamper it picked up this polish with no problem. Have you tried these yet? What do you think?

For more information on Sally Hansen products, visit: www.sallyhansen.com 

Also, you can find the stamping plates I used at: http://bornprettystore.com/?ref=1656




Evelyn Novoa said...

Thank you for the review. Very informative.

Anonymous said...

Not that we have these in the UK (I'm currently stalking eBay) but I am really glad to see these work as stampers. I was hoping they might - great post

Deriniti said...

aww thank you! : )