Sally Hansen has a new range of textured polishes! Today I’ll talk you through the new Velvet Texture and Luxe Lace polishes out on the shelves.
Sally Hansen Velvet Texture
Cute little matte laminate label to distinguish the finish, with the standard Sally Hansen long brush.
The black is by far the most pigmented with little to no streaking, the red is harder to work with as it’s a bit streaky.
I find matte finnish polishes to last a little longer than regular polishes, but these did chip after about 2 days of wear. I’d really don’t mind as I usually want polish to come off after 48hrs, and although touch ups are relatives easy to fix, I still was surprised to find chipping so early on for a matte finnish polish.
So the instructions say to apply one thin coat, let it dry completely, then apply a second coat. You definitely can see a velvet texture the less coats you do, however I need my polishes have 0% streakiness so I did about 3 layers and that results in less texture.
I love matte nail polishes. I especially love dark matte polishes so I’m very happy to own these guys. Do I think they have a velvet texture, mmmmh yeah I guess so, but it’s so subtle I don’t think it’s much of a novelty. Overall they are very pretty, especially the colour lavish, it’s the perfect merlot winter red.
Sally Hansen Luxe Lace
Same as the Velvet texture range, the Luxe Lace has a long neck with standard SH brush.
I don’t know about these ones. They are very similar to Sally Hansen’s previous splatter range, they are cool for layering over a polish and perfect for nail art, but alone they kinda looks like you were outside spray painting and not much like lace. I see where the lace thing comes in, but it’s a stretch.
They are super long lasting because of all the texture, I like them best on my toenails or as an accent nail.
They are textured so they last long, but take forever to dry. Thin coats are a must for the gel-like formula.
Have you picked up some exciting nail polishes recently? And when is someone going to make matte nude ones!?
Have a great Tuesday,