I'm not sure why, but I've been pretty obsessed with looking for the perfect coral lately. It's been an adventure looking for the perfect color and formula. I finally found the color, but it's going to cost $29 from Nars. I mean, I'm looking but I'm also looking on a budget. So I've finally decided on this lovely color, Island Coral from Sinful Colors. It's my first time trying anything from this brand, so it was quite risky. Here's my review.
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Formula: The formula was thick and did take several attempts to get it right. (It got really thick really quickly.) It isn't watery at all, but the thickness makes adding the top layers much more difficult.
Application and Drying Time: Application wasn't that easy. I decided several times that things needed to be redone. And when they were, they took pretty much forever to dry, even with the drying drops I had recently purchased from Sally Hansen. I do think it had to do with the thickness of the polish. I do wish the formula was thinner so it'd be easier to apply. With a lot of patience and careful application however, you can get beautiful opaque color with this one.
Wear Time: I've had this on for about three days now and so far, there's only minimal chipping. Not bad actually.
Color: I'm really pleased with the color. It's the perfect creamy pastel coral color that I've been searching for.
Pricing and Availability: I got mine for $1.99 USD at Bed Bath & Beyond. It's also available at drug stores and sometimes seen on sale for $1.00 USD.
Overall: This one's kind of like a bittersweet moment for me. I've finally found the color I've been searching for without breaking the budget. However, the formula is just too hard to apply. I don't think I've hard such a hard time applying nail polish to get salon results. I may or may not reuse this.
|Bonus! Sally Hansen Sugar Coat!|