Ooooh! Lookit me! I’m all like, a bajillion swatches of the Sinful Colors things that range from Mattes to Sinful Shine, to new core stuffs! And I had this thing all typed up and then like a dumbhead, I shut my computer down and lost it all. #Drrr. Not to worry though – I took notes in my little polish note book!
I’m sure I’ll forget whatever important things I wrote in my first draft, but I won’t forget to mention that you need a cuppa – it’s a lot of swatches, man.
If you’re in the US, some of this won’t be new to you, but here in Canada, Sinful is slowly making their way into stores across the country. That’s happy news, right? I mean who doesn’t need core shades to round out their Archives, huh? I know I do! And if you ask me, the price is pretty nice too.
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Sinful Colors Hot Toffee (above). I looked at the bottle and made a face. I thought it would be gross. It is not gross. In fact, I actually quite like it! 2 coats, no top.
Sinful Colors Raisin the Roof (above). That’s 2 coats, no top.
Sinful Colors Show and Teal (above). Again, just 2 coats and it seems that these shades are wicked shiny all by themselves. No top. But you should top. Of course.
Sinful Colors Spring Fling (above). I dig this barely mauve, taupe-y grey. Or is it lilac? I dunno. All I know is that it’s very pretty and very sophisticated. It’s also a tricky, sticky kind of formula, but patience and 2 coats will get you what I got. Hopefully.
Sinful Colors Street Legal (above). 2 coats no top. And I like that you get a real sense of the weather outside my window with this shot. It’s mostly clear with one light cloud. Judging from the amount of shutters I have open, I’d say I took this around 10 or 10:30am. Fun, huh? Also, this dries down darker than the bottle shade. Just sayin’.
Sinful Colors Violet Riot (above). 2 coats, no top. This one dries down a tad less dusty than the bottle – shall we say a bit more saturated? Does that make sense?
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Sinful Colors Blue Me Away (above). That’s 3 coats, but while at first glance the brushes are alarmingly skinny, they work spectacularly well with these formulas. Don’t overload your brush, watch for blob-travel down the wand, and just slap it on! It’s good! Oh! You’ll also want to let the coats dry a bit before the next one, k? But they’re mattes, so they dry quickly. #trustme
Sinful Colors Coral Craze (above). Coral? Nah, it’s orange and just 2 coats. Can you add top coat? Sure. Did I? Nope.
Sinful Colors Dragonfly (above). Wow, sometimes my notes just say so many things! Things like “2 coats.”
Sinful Colors Let’s Flamingle (above). 3 coats to opaque, but 100% worth it. Look at it! Gah! #GimmeThat. When I showed this swatch to JJ, she was all “Oooh! Looks like hot-pink velvet.” Yep, it does.
Sinful Colors Purplexed (above). That’s 3 coats and this shade maybe isn’t for noobs. What does that mean? It means if you don’t have a whack of polishing experience under your belt, your results may vary.
Sinful Colors State-mint (above). Little nails will have no problem with this one in 2 coats. I know this because my pinky nail is little. For my other nails, I needed 3. It happens that way sometimes. *shrug*.
Sinful Colors State-mint with CND Vinylux Glitter Top Coat (above). Oooh! A little bit of glossy rainbow sparklies? Okay! And the nice thing about the CND top is that you can have fine sparklies or do more coats and get as many sparklies as you want! Wheeee!!
Sinful Colors White Lies (above). It’s a pretty decent white, yo. While I do wish the brush on this one were a paddle, I totally got it on there in 2.
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Sinful Colors Alfresco (above). These all say Step 1 on ‘em. That’s because they’re meant to be used before Step 2 which is the Sinful Shine Top Coat. Is that one a good top coat? Yep. Did I use it? Nope. Why not? Because I’m lazy. Don’t be like me. Oh! I almost forgot – that’s 2 coats.
Sinful Colors Blacklist (above). This matte formula black is better than some of the regular finish blacks I’ve used. It’s opaque in 2 coats and dries down to that most fabulous satin-matte you see there.
Sinful Colors Blacklist with Revlon Holographic Pearls (above). You know you wanna.
Sinful Colors Diamond in the Raw (above). Wow, I got even more lazy (efficient – ed.) – my notes for this one say “2CNTC.” Hahahaaa! Guess what that means!
Sinful Colors Galaxy (above). Apparently it’s possible to get even more lazy than I was just now. Notes? Zero. I’m just going to guess that this was 2 coats because it looks like 2. Do I know for sure? Nope.
Sinful Colors Liquid Gold (above). This one was a rare 3-coater and I still see slight VNL. It’s okay though because the foily metallic-ness makes them into much less of a big deal than they would be if this were a straight shimmer.
Sinful Colors Magic Dragon (above). I like the name of this one. I imagine someone asking what I’m wearing and me just saying “Oh, it’s my Magic Dragon.” Also, it’s a OCW!!! Yep, a One Coat Wonder!!!!!
Sinful Colors Poison Apple (above). I sound like a busted record. (Do the youngsters even know what that is anymore??) That’s 2 coats, no top.
Sinful Colors Pragmatic (above). If you haven’t got a shade like this one in your Archives, this one is perfect. 2 quick coats with no top.
Sinful Colors Prosecco (above). Word is telling me I’ve spelled Prosecco wrong. I haven’t. I just checked. Grr. Anyhow, that’s 2 coats with no top. If you’re me, after this you mattify it, take notes, write down that it looks fab mattified, and forget to take the photo. Bahahaaa! #Dork.
Sinful Colors Shimmarine (above). I love these foily things so much! I think foil is probably one of my all-time-favourite kinds of finish. I love it I love it! And this one is 2 quick coats.
Sinful Colors Spice (above). You can do this champagne foil in 2 coats and run out the door. It’s so lovely!
Sinful Colors Tutu Thrill (above). Another rare 3-coater but it’s really to be expected with a shade like this. The formula on it is a little thin, so watch for travel down the wand, k? She likes to move faaaast.
Sinful Colors Wine Not? (above). And lastly, it’s my favourite of all the Sinful Shines. I heart it very much a lot a lot a lot. Foil-y jewel tones just turn my little polish crank. And how many coats? 2. The end.
But wait – that’s not the end because now I have to tell you all the places in Canada where you can now find Sinful Colors nail polishes! Lines and shades will vary but it’s everywhere! It’s at Walmart, Loblaws, Jean Coutu, Rexall, Brunet, Lawtons Drugs and Uniprix. See? Everywhere!
And even more better (more better = 100% grammatically incorrect, but it amuses me that people say it so I said it so you could also be amused) than easy access? The price! It’s so happy that you can be doing your online grocery shopping and just chuck a couple in your cart and not feel guilty. Cheaper than a head of lettuce and it lasts waaaay longer. Yay!
And now that you’re blind from looking at all these swatches, let’s chat! I think we need to talk about the basic shades we should all have in our Archives and whether we think Sinful fits the bill. Me? I think they go over and above. I think they’re currently one of the best “gateway” brands out there. You? What are your thoughts, huh? I neeeeeed to know!
PostScript: you may or may not want to stay tuned to Beautygeeks – we may or may not have wangled our way to a Giveaway!