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FingerPaints Pastel Rain for Spring 2014 – Swatches & Review

FingerPaints Pastel Rain for Spring 2014

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At the beginning of the year, the Sally Beauty-owned FingerPaints brand changed things up with a new logo, a new core collection of colors and a string of new limited edition collections. One of them, Pastel Rain is a set of three creamy bases with three matching glitter toppers, perfect for the spring.

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 (remember The Oblongs) 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.

The three cremes in this collection are kind of thick with pigment but they self level. The only issue I had is that I felt like I had to apply it thicker than usual to avoid streaks. That being said, I got full coverage with two coats. All three dried with a satin finish. The three glitters are all best used as top coats.

FingerPaints Dream I Can Fly is an aqua creme. It’s a bit lighter but similar in hue as China Glaze Aquadelic.

FingerPaints Dream I Can Fly swatch - Pastel Rain

FingerPaints Dream I Can Fly

FingerPaints Crystal Springs is a golden, pale blue glitter topper that contains light blue and gold round micro-glitter mixed with holographic shards.

FingerPaints Crystal Springs swatch - Spring 2014

FingerPaints Crystal Springs

FingerPaints Misful Thinking is a bright chartreuse green creme. It’s not quite as yellow as OPI Did It On ‘Em and lighter than Essie The More The Merrier but is in the same color family.

FingerPaints Misful Thinking swatch

FingerPaints Misful Thinking

FingerPaints Shower with Flowers is a lime green glitter topper filled with various sizes of green hex glitter and bar glitter with small holographic round glitter pieces.

FingerPaints Shower with Flowers swatch

FingerPaints Shower with Flowers

FingerPaints Springtime Bloom is a cool pink. It’s not what I would consider a “bright” but it doesn’t have that chalky pastel look either. It’s somewhere in between.

FingerPaints Springtime Bloom swatch

FingerPaints Springtime Bloom

FingerPaints A Pink of Pixie is similar to Shower with Flowers except the hex and bar glitters are a whisper pink shade.

FingerPaints A Pink of Pixie swatch - Spring 2014

FingerPaints A Pink of Pixie

FingerPaints Spring 2014 - Pastel-Rain
Bottom Line: The creme bases are well made and pretty but not overly unique. My favorite part are the glitter toppers. While these type of mixed media glitters originated in the indie world, I like that they’ve become so affordable and accessible thanks to brands like FingerPaints. I love the shards in Crystal Springs and even though I’m not a pink girl, I’m thinking A Pink of Pixie will look really fresh over a bright blue or navy.

FingerPaints Pastel Rain is available now at Sally Beauty stores nationwide and online at FingerPaints polishes normally retail for $5.99/ea but right now this collection is on sale at for $3.99/ea and all six colors are in stock.

What do you think of the Pastel Rain collection? Which base/glitter combo is your favorite? What colors do you plan to pick up?

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  1. Squeaky Q says:

    I think A Pink of Pixie would look great over black too!

  2. Lisa N. says:

    Such a nice collection! I like the mix of cremes and glitters too.

  3. KellysVida says:

    Love that it’s 5-free!

  4. I like the glitters too! Thanks for the swatches!

  5. Jamie says:

    The blue sparkly one is a texture, btw. I have it on now. Is the pink one textured, too?

    • I’m not sure what you mean by textured. I mean, most glitters have some sort of “feel” to them but I wouldn’t consider any of these glitters to be true textured polish. They don’t have a sandy feel.

  6. Melissa says:

    Thanks for swatching these. I am in Sally’s often enough and have been curios about FingerPaints but wanted to see more reviews first. The toppers are the best part!

  7. Lakesha says:

    Thanks for the review. I’m building up my nail polish collection so this will be an affordable way to get some pastels.

  8. Robin says:

    I bought all three cremes and I love them. Prior to that I bought several Miliani glitter top coats for this spring and it seems they are quite similar to FP glitters so I passed on them. Now that I see your swatches I see the holo which makes them more unique. Thanks for the great review.

  9. LaraLeaf says:

    I’m gonna pass on these. Nothing calling to me.

  10. Alli says:

    I picked up all three glitters during my most recent trip to Sally’s and passed on the cremes, but these swatches make me think I should pop in again and grab ‘em!

  11. Cindi says:

    I love the green one best, but for the price, I can get them all. I’m never one to turn away a pretty polish or a sparking glitter especially when the word sale is involved.

  12. Betty says:

    Nice collection my favorite is the Shower with Flowers and at that price it will be easy to try them out in the ‘real world’.

  13. Emmy L says:

    These are so very pretty nail polishes that I would love to try out. I super like the green one. I have never tried any green shade so this is my first.

  14. kel says:

    i think i’m going to get the shower with flowers set and put it on my toes! love!

  15. kel says:

    i’m ordering them now. only the glitter one is discounted tho.

  16. Marie says:

    I bought the pink with the matching glitter and it’s lovely. I have a hard time getting a good finish with thick creme polishes like that. Can you share your method?