Sinful Colors recently released a new line of permanent products, the Sinful Shine polishes with Gel Tech – supposedly five times glossier than the regular line of Sinful Colors polishes (many of which I find quite glossy, actually). Per the display, these can be found exclusively at Walgreens.
Here’s a short review for you: As far as I can tell, they are exactly the same as the regular Sinful Colors polishes, except with a shiny silver cap instead of a matte black cap, and they cost $2.99 instead of $1.99. No difference at all – the shine factor is the same, wear time is the same, application / opacity is the same – most cremes are opaque in one coat, and just the like regular line of Sinful Colors, some colors stain.
I bought three shades. Blue Suede Shoes is a dusky blue creme (I love this one especially), Manhunt is an army green shimmer, and My Kryponite is a super bright teal green that I love – but for the green nails it left me with after removal. I’ve worn all three, but given the state of my cuticles, I only have these two on the nail swatches:
This last photo is closer to the brightness of My Kryptonite – it’s actually even brighter than this in person. It’s really a pity that it stains so badly, as it’s quite gorgeous!
It also seems like in addition to the formula being the same between Sinful Core and Sinful Shine, some polishes may be literally rebottled. Check this out:
There are many other similar shades, and possible other identical shades; I didn’t go through them all. These are just a few that caught my eye! There are also some shades that are unique to the Shine line as far as I can tell, including the three I bought.
Overall, I would recommend these polishes as inexpensive polishes – they’re only $3 after all – just as long as you realize that they are the same formula as Sinful Colors’s $2 formula. It is disappointing that there’s no real difference between the formulas, but I can’t say I’m surprised
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