For the ninth consecutive season, Prabal Gurung has collaborated with Sally Hansen to create a set of nail polishes representative of his runway collection. The Sally Hansen Spring 2015 Prabal Gurung Collection is inspired by, “the global traveler and a Himalayan trek at dusk, as well as the work of artist Tara Donovan.” Check out the three limited-edition shades below.
Formula & Application
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). The formula is designed to serve as base coat, color and top coat. Plus it packs in ingredients to help promote growth, strength, extended wear and high shine. The claim is a 10-day wear and as I’ve shown in the past (click here), it lives up to that.
The hefty glass bottles are topped with a smooth chrome cap that has a rubberized grip around the base. The grip makes opening the bottle easier and keeps the brush from slipping while polishing. The flat, curved brush is attached to a long paddle that needs to be wiped to avoid drips. Note: I believe the bristles have changed because they are softer and easier to press and fan out without worry of dragging the polish. I noticed this with the other spring CSM releases as well.
All three cremes in this collection have a smooth, buttery application with decent pigmentation. I did need three coats with Kashmir Valley, which seems to happen more often with corals, but the others only needed two coats.
Sally Hansen X Prabal Gurung Swatches
Sally Hansen Kashmir Valley is a pink-y coral creme with a ripe peach undertone. It’s bright yet feminine, like a creamy lipstick for your nails. Its tone falls between Morgan Taylor My Carriage Awaits and NCLA I Only Fly Private, and makes butter LONDON Trout Pout look positively pink in comparison.
Sally Hansen King of Shadows is a mid-range iris purple creme. It’s cooler than OPI Planks a Lot and darker than OPI You’re Such a Budapest, and unique to my collection.
Sally Hansen Teesta Turquoise is a bright turquoise creme. It walks a fine line in that it is a pretty true turquoise, not leaning green or blue. It’s a touch deeper than butter LONDON Artful Dodger and not as blue as Essie In The Cab-ana.
Bottom Line: These whole collection is so me. The colors are beautiful and scream spring/summer. They’re of great quality and I dig the new brush. I would say that King of Shadows is the most unique, but I can’t resist a fab blue or green, so Teesta Turquoise grabbed my heart.
The Sally Hansen Spring 2015 Prabal Gurung colors are available now at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. I haven’t spotted them on shelves but Curly Comedy found a display that includes the other designer shades, and some I’ve not heard of.
Which of the Prabal shades do you plan to hunt down? Have you spotted them in stores? Where? And what kind of display were they in?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Sally Hansen. 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.