I don’t know about you guys but I’m saying, “Bye Felicia!” to Radiant Orchid, as amazing blues have dominated 2014 way more than the “Pantone Color of the Year.” And, as we move into fall, I’m transitioning from cobalt to indigo, sapphire and navy.
When my eyes clamped on the FingerPaints Fall 2014 Masquerade Affair collection, I couldn’t resist putting these rich jewel tones on my digits. I mean, emerald, amethyst, gold and sapphire. What’s not to love?
Formula & Application
FingerPaints nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor) and produced exclusively for Sally Beauty. The FingerPaints bottle is unique in that it’s kind of an oblong shape with a long, slender, slightly taped cap.
FingerPaints recently revamped their polish line, including the brush. The bottle now contains a long, flat, wide brush with flexible bristles that easily fans out without putting too much pressure on the nail.
All the polishes in this collection are well pigmented, giving full coverage in two coats. The consistency is a little on the thicker side but it self levels and dries with a smooth, glossy finish.
FingerPaints Ball Gown Glamour is an emerald green shimmer peppered with golden metallic flecks.
FingerPaints Dance Til Dawn is a red grape shimmer with golden flecks that flash a bit bronze-y.
FingerPaints Masked Beauty is a champagne foil metallic mixed with warmer golden flecks.
FingerPaints Queen For A Night is a deep sapphire blue packed with shade shifting metallic flecks. Depending on the angle, they can look gold, bronze or green. While the bottle shows a duo-chrome effect, it’s pretty weak on the nail. Note: This one can stain your skin so apply cuticle oil before removing.
Bottom Line: If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that my favorite nail colors are green, purple and blue, in that order, so it’s like this collection was made for me. The smooth shimmer and gold flecks just draw me in. And I’m always down for a foil metallic so Masquerade Affair is a slam dunk in my book. If I had to pick one, Queen For A Night gets my vote as the flecks show up the most in that color.
The FingerPaints Masquerade Affair collection is available in September 2014 at Sally Beauty stores nationwide and online at SallyBeauty.com. FingerPaints nail polish retails for $5.49/ea for a .5oz bottle.
Are you loving Masquerade Affair as much as I am? Which polish is your favorite? What one color do you think will dominate fall?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for FingerPaints. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.