Ooooh! Lookit! Another neon nail-colour collection for Summer 2019! This one is the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Neon Collection that should be in-store all over the place as of right, right now.
It’s 6 limited-edition shades that can be slapped over a white base – or not. Sally Hansen PR sent me a bottle of their white Miracle Gel Get Mod 789 to use as underpants, but I’m such a rebel that I decided to roll commando. Can't help it – gotta see what stuff is made of, right?
sally hansen neon collection swatches 2019
Sally Hansen Peach Please 051 – Sally Hansen Neons 2019 (above). I don’t know if I’m just absurdly abnormal but I had to do 4 coats of this to get to what you see here. Would white undies have cut down on coats? Nah, I’d have had to do 2 of white + a bunch more of this thin peach thing to get here.
Oh – do I need to mention these dry down kind of semi-matte? Like demi-gloss? Or satin-matte? Or eggshell? Because they do. If you want more matte, slap on a matte coat. If you want glossy, slap on a shiny top.
Sally Hansen Lemon-chillo 055 – Sally Hansen Neons 2019 (above). My notes? They’re awesome! They say “super thin, super matte, super work-for-it. 5 coats. Bahahahaa! No.” But again, there are reports of people out there who manage this in 2 coats with no undies. One day, when I grow up, I wanna paint just like them.
Sally Hansen Electri-lime 052 – Sally Hansen Neons 2019 (above). I can’t lie. I went right over top of Lemon-Chillo (#lazy) and it took 2 coats to get to bottle-shade. What does that mean for you? It means you’ll either need white undies or you’ll need at least 3 coats. (Unless you’re one of those people who can do it in 2 – which I can’t. At all. I tried. Hard).
Sally Hansen Miami Ice 053 – Sally Hansen Neon Collection 2019 (above). You should know that while the formulas on these are crazy thin, they go on pretty quickly. But you have to let them dry down to matte-ish before successive coats. Do that and they're actually really easy to paint with. This outstanding blue? Just 3 coats. No undies, no overies. Ha! Overies!
Sally Hansen Violet Voltage 054 – Sally Hansen Neon Collection 2019 (above). Huzzah! 2 coats! And then I slapped on some of that new SH Matte top coat just because I felt like it.
Sally Hansen Fuchsia Fever 050 – Sally Hansen Neon Collection 2019 (above). And lastly, this punch in the eye that I did in 3 coats and then decided needed a 4th for maximum opacity.
You’re probably wondering why I didn’t top coat my swatches and really, it's just because I like neons to be matte. There's something about the chalky-yet-blinding brightness of 'em that appeals to me.
So? What do we think about this collection, huh? Is it the best bunch of neons we’ve seen so far this year? Because so far, I kinda think it is! Let's talk! C'mon, you know you wanna!