This Spring, FingerPaints is getting buggy with it, introducing Wild About Spring, a set of six polishes with an insect and critter theme.
Normally this would give an “indoor kid” like me the heebie jeebies but I can’t get mad at the adorable bejeweled rings that come with each bottle. It’s the only way a bee or beetle would EVER come in contact with my skin on purpose.
Formula & Application: FingerPaints is 5-Free and produced exclusively for Sally Beauty. The FingerPaints bottle is unique in that it’s kind of an oblong shape (remember The Oblongs) with a long, slender, slightly taped cap. The brush is long, thin and flexible. It reminds me of the old OPI brush which is probably why so many of us speculated that OPI made FingerPaints back in the day.
The formula in this collection varied due to the range of finishes so I will comment on them individually in each color review.
FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider is a violet with blue fleck glitter. It is thin and applies somewhat sheer but I was able to get full coverage in two coats. To give you an idea of the base color, it’s very similar to Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Virtual Violet but the shimmer/glitter makes all the difference. The blue flecks in Itsy Bitsy Spider really bring this color to life.
FingerPaints I Spy-der is a baby pink, laced with violet flecks and a jelly-ish feel. Like Itsy Bitsy Spider, it applies somewhat sheer but becomes opaque to the naked eye with three coats. I don’t have anything quite like it. FingerPaints Strawberry Shake has a slightly warmer base with a pearl finish.
FingerPaints Hoppy Go Lucky is a teal chrome metallic. As is the plague of most chrome polishes, this one applies pretty streaky. It’s pigmented enough that you can get away with one coat, which is always a bonus when working with chromes. Application tip: Finish application with a stroke down the middle of the nail to avoid an uneven finish. You can also sponge on a second coat to get a smoother result. Stain warning: Even with a base coat, this baby stains. I needed two rounds with Orly Cutique to remove it.
FingerPaints Are You Hoppy? is a light purple foil shard glitter. Think of a piece of colored aluminum foil tore into pieces and submerged in clear polish. I don’t recommend wearing this type of glitter as anything but a top coat because of the amount of layers you would need to get it opaque. The shards don’t spread easily so you need to place them on the nail with your brush. Application tip: Dot a ball of the glitter polish at the base of the nail, re-dip your brush and then spread over the nail to get even glitter coverage.
FingerPaints Fishin’ For Fun is a light pink and magenta foil shard glitter. Like Are You Hoppy? it is best used as a top coat.
FingerPaints Owlin’ At The Moon is a pale, verdant green foil shard glitter. On the nail, the green doesn’t translate as much. It looks more a like a light chartreuse . It does come with a pretty kick ass owl ring though.
Bottom Line: Itsy Bitsy Spider takes out the rest of the collection with a one-two punch. It’s my hands down favorite of the group. As much as I love teal, I CAN’T with Hoppy Go Lucky. The staining and streaking are too much for me to bear. I Spy-der is pretty and unique for pink lovers, it’s just not for me. The shard glitters are all fun but Fishin For Fun is the best of the bunch. I love the mix of colors and I think it will work over a wide range of base shades.
FingerPaints Wild About Spring collection is available now at Sally Beauty stores nationwide and in stock online at SallyBeauty.com. FingerPaints nail polish retails for$5.29 ($4.49 with club card) for a .5oz bottle.
Are you a fan of shard glitters? Which of these colors will go on your shopping list? What is your favorite shade from the FingerPaints line?
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