Below: Before applying the topcoat. It looks like a satin finish in the picture from the flash but is much flatter and duller in real life without a top coat.
A few days ago I posted about a mini-haul I made in order to get some of the Revlon scented polishes. I also picked up one of the new Sinful Neons and am thankful I chose only one. It was a small display, separate from the main Sinful's that Walgreen's carries and I believe it was the Neon Summer '09 collection. There were 7 or 8 polishes in all and I debated about getting more than one because the colors in the bottles were bright and looked ideal for summer. I used Orly Ridgefiller as my base coat thinking it might help with the application. I don't think anything will help this polish! The first coat was hideous...streaky, uneven, you name it. The second coat wasn't much better as I could still see my bare nail in spots. I then waited for the second coat to dry and 'touched up' the bare spots. Not once, but twice I did this. I applied a third coat and by the time the fourth coat was dry I had to 'touch up' a few spots again and then apply the fifth and final coat. The color is a bright, fuchsia-purple shade and is true to the bottle color, after 5 coats. It dries flat or matte but shined up nicely with a top coat. The price was only $1.99 but in my opinion it is not worth anything because it's ridiculous to have to apply 5 coats from a time limit standpoint, not to mention the fact that it never really dried enough to actually wear it. I usually have no problem with Sinful's other than that some of them are very sheer, but I use those as layering polishes with great success. Save yourself some aggravation and steer clear of this one. Dream On~ha, ha~this was a nightmare!