Note: at the time of post, it’s been about 2 days since I originally reached out to Sinful Color’s parent company, Revlon, for a customer service complaint (Sinful Colors currently doesn’t have a customer service department at all.) I’ve received no response.
A while back, I purchased three bottles of Sinful Colors polish in a bright fuschia, a neon pink and a pretty teal. I couldn’t put them on immediately due to their weird nail fiasco, so you can imagine my glee to put on these bright polishes the minute I mentally cleared myself for painting. All the beauty reviews at the time had nothing but good things to say about Sinful Colors (later, I’d learn that they stole photos from bloggers for their press materials, and I’d realize that most beauty bloggers don’t review wear longevity.)
I was let down, big time.
I first tried the fushcia, a shade called Dream On. It looked lovely as I brushed it on. Then it went sort of flat gloss matte. It was a bit streaky, so I did two coats. I like the matte look, so I decided to give it a wear without a topcoat. As I brushed my hair, the polish began to flake. The next day, I spent most of my time brushing off the polish flakes that had scattered everywhere. I wrote Revlon about this experience. Any polish should be able to be worn without a topcoat, in my opinion, and a polish should be up front about what texture it will be when dry.
Since two of my fingers were totally clear of polish after that, I brushed the teal on my pinkie and the neon pink on my ring finger. The teal only needed one coat but the neon pink was super streaky and could’ve used two coats. I didn’t bother, just to see if it would chip as quickly. It didn’t, so I gave the teal a try on all my fingers.
The color is Savage. On this blog post, you can see the matte finish, as well as how it looks with a topcoat. I did a basecoat, a single layer of Savage and a topcoat. Within 24 hours, this happened:
It shattered. I’ve never seen anything like it. Not only did it chip and require a touch-up, the polish actually appears to have shattered in the middle. It’s completely cracked all across the nail, which the photo doesn’t totally show. There are other chips on other nails, as well. Some of the chips are in the middle of the nail. I didn’t do anything too rough with my hands. Certainly nothing that could gouge the polish.
This is awful product quality. If I can’t get 24 hours worth of wear out of a nail polish, the company may as well fold.
Have you tried this brand?