Sally Hansen has once again teamed up with the dream team of designers -- Tracy Reese, Rodarte, and Prabal Gurung -- to create fashion forward collaborative colors that were worn on the runways during NYFW during the Fall shows last Spring. In addition to Sally Hansen's own Dark Romance Collection, I have a few of each to kick your autumn off to a great start!
Let's start with a fresh, clean pale nude from Prabal Gurung. This pink-toned ivory creme was an absolute favorite of mine and applied cleanly and evenly in two perfect coats. A definite must have for those that love nice, clean cremes.
Layered over Himalaya, Rodarte's Pink Dream added a sweet iridescent glimmer to the soft underwear. While called "pink," the base of this jelly is actually orange, however once on the nail, the jelly becomes invisible and the circle mylar and flakie microglitter just glow. One thick coat for each of my nails for this.
A rich, deep raspberry pink/red, Prabal Gurung's Rhododendron just screamed autumnal. On the nail, it had such a beautiful finish and sheen and I loved wearing this! The only downside was the formula which wasn't self leveling and applied on the messier side; I love the CSM prowide brush, but with Rhododendron, it just wouldn't cooperate and I ended up with red everywhere at the end of this manicure. This took 3 coats to even everything out but a steadier hand could probably get away with 2.
Layered over Rhododendron, Tracy Reese's Chili Flakes are so aptly named! Shards of copper, gold, and red metallic glitter in a clear jelly base look like fire over a red base. While not my favorite type of glitter, there's something unique about this that spoke to me. Only one coat was necessary here, with minimal dabbing.
From Sally Hansen's Dark Romance Collection, Dark Knight is a lovely deep navy creme with a shiny finish. Is it unique? Not at all. But if you're looking for a navy and you don't currently have one, this is a very suitable option. 2 coats here.
Tracy Reese once more used the shard glitter to create this silver topper that I layered over Dark Knight. Personally, I think this glitter looks more like shattered mirrors than shattered stars but I like how over the dark navy it had a nighttime sky-like feel. Only one coat of this, again minimal dabbing needed.
I love a good hunter green creme and was excited to test out Ever Green (released in the Fall collections from Sally Hansen although I'm still waiting on confirmation from my SH press rep what collection this is actually from). As a creme, this applied beautifully and evenly in two coats. The color, however, was not quite as hunter as I would've hoped. Instead there was an olive undertone that made Ever Green stand out among my other deep emerald cremes.
I thought I'd conclude with Rodarte's Golden Rust, a polish unlike any I have ever seen. Sitting in a deep amber jelly, Golden Rust is comprised of multi-sized hex glitter in gold, pink gold, and copper. The color shift of the glitter is really dependent in how deeply it sits in the amber base, which only adds an additional dimension to this polish. I'm sure this would look great layered, but sitting on its own at 3 coats really allows you to absorb how complex this autumn glitter is.
The Designer Collaborative Series are Limited Edition and currently available wherever Sally Hansen is sold.
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