Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brand Focus: Finger Paints Nail Color

Above L-R: Shall I Illustrate, Original Orange, Bada Bing Bada Blue
Above L-R: Berry Shiny, Brushstroke Blush, Pink Dawn, Shall I Illustrate, Peaceful Pink, Curator's Coral, Impressionist Rose, Coral Collage, Original Orange.
Above L-R: Shades of Dark, Divinely Deranged, Be A Pal-Ette, Gallery Glam, Black Gumdrop, Plum Crazy, Artist's Sapphire, Bada Bing Bada Blue.
Below L-R: Maroon Macaroon, Butterscotch Cookie (a great gold for Konad stamping!), Red Marzipan.
I thought it might be helpful to my readers to focus on a particular brand every couple of weeks as both my review of it as well as general information about it. There have been many times that I have found a polish brand that I never knew existed and it has become one of my favorites. Finger Paints is certainly one of those brands. As far as I know, this is exclusive to Sally Beauty stores. Have any of you seen it elsewhere? The application of this brand is great, although I will tell you, I have had a couple of the cremes disappoint me because they seemed a bit too thick and the application was not the best for me. There is some streaking that doesn't seem to disappear until at least the third coat, and coupled with the thickness of the formula after three coats, it's not the neatest of applications. Mind you, not all of them are like that, but I have come across this problem a time or two (namely Shall I Illustrate and Original Orange, pictured above). It may be that I just got a few bad formulas, because I really do give high praise to all of the others I've tried, including a number of cremes. They have a wide range of colors (I count at least 70 on their website), some rather unique, and they come out with seasonal collections several times a year. They offer a base and topcoat as well, although I have never used them. These are priced at $4.99 or $4.49 with a Sally card and can often be found on sale. Through the end of March there is a coupon in the Sally flyer available both online and in-store for $1.00 off 2 polishes. Many of the seasonal polishes go on sale for $2.99 after the 'season' is over. If you go to Fingerpaints.com (click 'view shades'), it allows you choose your skin tone and then "try on" the colors to get a better idea of the shade. The quality of this formula is quite superb, with good coverage and excellent wear (with the exception of few cremes I have had a problem with). The handle is a bit longer and narrower than many brands, adding to the ease of application. The brush is a little on the thin side, but that doesn't seem to hinder the application. This is definitely a brand I would recommend if you haven't already tried it. If I had to pick a favorite from this line it would be difficult. Bada Bing Bada Blue (pictured above) however, would surely be one of them! This is a polish that every time I wear it, gets me compliments.


  1. Thanks for posting this! I just purchased Artist's Sapphire and I haven't tried it yet. And after reading this, I'm glad I did! I might even try it next!

  2. I don't think I've really seen a lot of this brand, thanks for this post. There really are a lot of great shades I'd like to try now.

  3. Nessa~I think you chose wisely! That's a beautiful dark blue.
    Clockwork~they really do have some different shades and great quality. I hope you get a chance to try them.

  4. Yes, Finger Paints are often over looked as far as brands go. Next time I go in my local Sally's, I'll have to look them over instead of rushing over to the China Glaze rack, lol! I think I have plenty of china glaze, lol!

  5. I've seen Fingerpaints in Ulta. I haven't tried this brand yet, but I guess I'll pick one up soon and give it a try. Thanks for the link to their website!

  6. I purchased a bottle of the "Lavender Highlight" color. It's a beautiful color BUT... this polish seems cheap to me along the quality lines of a Cover Girl, Maybelline, etc... The polish starts chipping in one day. With a good quality polish my nails stay looking great for at least a week. I won't be buying any more of this brand.

  7. I love Artist's Sapphire it's so pretty. A VERY nice blue :D


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