Sally Hansen Spring 2011 Tracy Reese Collection Swatches
I posted the Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen Spring 2011 Collection a few days ago, so today is Tracy Reese’s turn! As with the Prabal Gurung post, I am posting the swatches for this collection in the order that they appeared in the press release picture. Without further ado, here is Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Spring 2011.
First up is Delphinium.
I wondered about what the name meant and a quick online search led me to “any of numerous plants of the genus Delphinium, especially any of various tall, cultivated species having usually blue, pink, or white flowers” on Dictionary.com. Interesting! A pretty shade nevertheless. In fairness, this delicate hue does make me think of Spring or Easter-ish flowers. Formula is a winner. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Next up is the shade in the collection that generated the most buzz, Barracuda.
Of all 7 shades in the collection, this one was the one I was least satisfied with in pictures. I looked at my nails and it looked nice and neat, but you will notice in some shots there is excess polish that I attempted to clean off afterwards that I missed. It was not noticeable in person, but the pictures does capture it much more than I would like. A very pretty pale blue. I am tempted to say baby blue, but I won’t go as far to say quote me on that. Formula is a bit watery and can be patchy in application. It evens out with more coats. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.
Third shade featured is called Coral Fever.
Yum! Need I say more? This shade looks so juicy! A beautiful coral shade that’s perfect for the summer….I can see it on both fingers and toes! Formula is a bit watery, but gave me no problems during application. I chose to sport this shade more opaque. I used 3 thin coats with no top coat.
Next is the darkest shade in this collection, Summer Plum.
Oh wow, nice vampy plum shade. It didn’t look like it was going to be that dark just by looking at the bottle. It took my breath away when it glided smoothly onto my nails. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
I had to learn to love the next shade, Eel Skin.
WOW. I mean, simply WOW. I never thought I liked shades like this. I LOVE this. Formula was a dream to work with. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat. It’s one of my favorite shades from this entire collection. I don’t know why. I think I lost my marbles. I used to hate shades like this. Help!
A pretty pink in the bunch is First Kiss.
I absolutely adore this pink. I did thought it was lighter based on the press release picture, but I’m not going to complain! It’s a very fun pink that is just right for Spring into Summer. Formula is a bit watery, so application is patchy with the first coat. It evens out with more coats. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.
Last shade is simply named Malt.
Doesn’t the name seem appropriate for the shade? To me, Malt is more of a summery name though. This light chocolate-y malt shake shade wraps up this collection nicely. Formula is a dream to work with. It practically applied itself onto my nails. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Which ones of these will you be getting when it hits stores in May? The original anticipated release of this was in March, but I was told these will be in retail stores by May.
*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*