Sally Hansen Insta-Ombre Swatch & Review

Thursday, June 18, 2015



Hi all! Sally Hansen has recently released a limited edition collection called Insta-Ombre. They've made glitter gradients simple for everyone!
From Sally Hansen: "It's official: Ombré is the look of the decade. From runways to red carpets, from highlights to home decor, a gradated wash of color is perpetually on trend. Now, Sally Hansen makes it easy to create a sparkling ombré manicure with new Insta-Ombre™ Special Effect."

I'll admit it, I was skeptical, yet intrigued. I have no problems doing graidents (ombres) it's actually one of my favorite nail art techniques. I thought I'd give one of these a try and see if I liked it. 

First, let's start with the application process:
Step 1: Apply 1 coat to clean, dry nail

Step 2: Apply 2nd coat from mid-nail to tip

Step 3: Apply 3rd coat to nail tip only

I wasn't sure if I was supposed to apply this over a base color or by itself. I'd seen swatches of these on naked nails, and to me it just kind of looked like an incomplete manicure. I decided to swatch Gold Grade over a pink base, Sally Hansen Rum Punch.
Final thoughts: Not too impressed. I feel like I can do a glitter gradient better the normal way with a sponge and dabbing. However, for those that want a touch of nail art and aren't able to do it on their own, I think this is a really neat concept. I love that Sally Hansen has been branching out and trying new things.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: This limited-edition Insta-Ombre™ collection, is available for $5.99 beginning June 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

What are your thoughts? Could you see yourself using this?

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