This has been sitting around for a few months now waiting to be swatched, reviewed and shared. I’ve finally come around to getting it done. Sinful Colors is one of my favorite drugstore brands so I was very excited about this new neon collection exclusive to Walgreens for July-August.
The polishes were all scattered in the large Sinful Clors display at my Walgreens. The first thing I noticed was that there were a lot of pinks. I thought they were all the same polish until I flipped two of them over to check and their names were different, That’s when I began flipping all the pinks like a crazy women! If you were there you’d probably step back a few feet from me! That day Sinful Colors was on sale for just a dollar each so I had to get every single one! I managed to walk about spending half the amount I expected to. My wallet was happy, I was happy.
Before we begin with the swatches, let’s talk about the overall look. Bottle Design. There’s a colored plastic wrapped around the bottle, somewhat like lipstick packaging. You know, where the whole perimeter of the package is covered with a shade “similar” to the color you’re getting inside the container. Deceiving. The color isn’t accurate to the color of the polish. Surprise. NEON is also printed nice and big across the bottle. Just look how bright they are! They’re were seriously throwing my camera off. If only they really looked like that…
Now the formula. These were a bit of a disappointment. With NEON clearly printed and labeled on each bottle, I expected bright eye-searing neons. That’s not what we have here.
I really don’t have much to say about them individually, they’re all about the same, so I wanted to get this out of the way first. These are all sheer jellies, all except for one, I guess. Even on white, it doesn’t help very much and really, it’s just a big patchy mess to even try. I’m really disappointed and let down. I guess with all the neon polishes with superb formulas released this past season, I was expecting more from one of my favorite brands. I wanted these to blow my socks off.
However, they are still pretty good. If you ignore that they were intended to be neon polishes and instead see them as jellies, they’re fantastic! They really should not have been named neons! They have really good formulas and they don’t apply super patchy like others. I had a tough time layering one over white so I just gave up on that. I mean, we’ve got high standards now! We shouldn’t need to layer polish over white! Unless it’s those Color Paints and such. The formulas are nice and smooth. It’s a thinner consistency, yet it covers the nail pretty well, no patchiness or streaks!
The first polish is named NeON and ON. This polish is really thin and liquidy. It’s a very wet jelly. I guess I’d call this one raspberry jam. The shine on these are decent but I love to get that intense shine so top coat is definitely needed.
NeON and ON- 3 coats, no top coat
This one is the brightest of the group. Bright B4 Ur Eyes is one of the only ones that really fit into the neon category. This polish is also very thin. With three coats, you can still easily see my nail line.
Bright B4 Ur Eyes- 3 coats, no top coat
natural sunlight, w/top coat
Bright to the Point is a milky pink. The only milky shade from this collection. The formula is still jelly-like, not a creme or crelly. A jelly pastel neon, I guess. Hmm, maybe they should make a collection of these! I’d buy ’em. I used three coats and it covered nicely. It wasn’t as sheer as the others.
Bright to the Point- 3 coats, no top coat
natural sunlight, w/top coat
Rays of Bright is not very bright. It just doesn’t live up to its name. This was once again very thin and offered very good coverage. It’s a good orange jelly, if you’re looking for one.
Rays of Bright- 3 coats, no top coat
natural sunlight, w/top coat
Vivid a Try is a red jelly. After trying Color Binge from Essie’s new fall collection, I wanted to see if I would like this red. Ehh. I don’t really care for it. It’s like almost every other red jelly. Nothing special. It has a hot pink look to it, so that may tickle your fancy if you’re into that.
With my experience this one dried the most flat, I’d recommend boosting this polish with some healthy shine.
Vivid a Try- 3 coats, no top coat
The last one is this yellow named The Bright Thing. I was the most let down by this one. The bottle’s wrapped with bright neon yellow so that’s what I was anticipating. Instead, this dirty chartreuse yellow flows out. It’s also super patchy so this is a no in my book. So patchy!
The Bright Thing- 3 coats, no top coat
You may have noticed that I don’t have sunlight shots of Vivid a Try and The Bright Thing. Frankly, that’s because I didn’t care for these two. They really let me down and I just wanted to be done with them! The thin patchiness just wasn’t doing it for me.
It seems that they photographed brighter than they looked in person, so don’t let them fool you! These are in no way true neons. If you want some neon polishes, check out these, these, or these! So these were a little disappointing, to say the least, but I ended up enjoying them as jellies. Would I recommend them? If you’re really into jelly polishes, then go ahead! They’re only $1.99 each, so it’s not too much of a loss. Then again, they’re $1.99 each and if you don’t see yourself using them, you could be saving that money for other polishes from other collections, say like the new Essie collection for this fall! They are phenomenal! Not to mention, there are other Sinful Colors collections coming out/out now that are, in my opinion, worth it. The decision’s yours! I just want to end with saying this really wasn’t one of my favorite releases from the brand.
My very favorite from this collection would have to be Bright to the Point. It was the only one I can truly accept as a neon polish that up-to-par with the amazing neon polishes out today that don’t require a whit base to show up vibrant and neon.
At the time of this post, Sinful Colors is on sale at Walgreens for $0.99! Run over and grab what you can! Keep your eye out for their new collections!!