I received this package of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mattes about a month ago and I'm finally caught up with my swatches.
The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mattes apply in two easy coats and dry to a matte finish. Sally Hansen also included two new nail treatments. No More Stains Spray On Basecoat and Hard as Nails Vitamin Strength Serum.
Sally Hansen Smokey Silver
Sally Hansen Gold Rush
Sally Hansen Rose Flush
This one is my favorite. If you only get one from this collection, I highly recommend this one.
In direct light it's a beautiful rose gold velvet matte. But, it's more of a duo chrome with yellow and rose gold. You can see in my nail art picture.
I love how this looks as a base for nail art and on it's own. It's a beautiful shade that is unique to my collection.
Sally Hansen Smoldering Teal
Sally Hansen Burnished Wine
This one has holo sparkles in it that compliment the deep berry shade.
My swatch is in two coats, but I definately would do three next time.
Sally Hansen Molten Mauve
Hard as Nails Vitamin Serum
This comes in a pump bottle. Directions indicate to apply to nails and cuticle area, but I just rub it all over my hands!
It has a nice, light scent and I really like the light non greasy formula.
No More Stains
I applied this before my swatch. You can tell by the shininess on my fingers. Maybe, I should've gotten closer to the nail!
Tips on application:
Mattes can be tricky. Do not overwork the polish. Apply one coat in one stroke. I was able to do this with every polish because the brush is wide. Make sure to leave a good amount of dry time between coats.
If you are still have trouble applying a matte, start with a matte top coat as a base coat. Sally Hansen does make a great Matte Top Coat. Starting with a matte top coat gives the polish a nice base coat to stick to.
I'll have the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Summer Collection next week!