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Finger Paints Peace, Love & Color Swatches

I have been so excited when swatching these shades. What I thought would be my favorites turned out to be just okay and a shade that I thought was just cute turned out to be my favorite of the bunch! Here are swatches for Finger Paints’ Summer 2011 offering, a 70’s themed collection aptly named Peace, Love & Summer. As usual, these are in the order of the press release pictures.

First up is Groovy Green.

Finger Paints Groovy Green

 This is a very nice green shimmer, leaning to a frost finish really. I don’t have anything in my stash quite like it. I’m on the fence if I like this green or not. Formula was a bit tricky for me on this one as it tend to show brush strokes. I got the hang of it the second time I tried. Drying time was pretty short. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Groovy Green (in shade)

Finger Paints Groovy Green (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Groovy Green (another angle)

Finger Paints Groovy Green (close-up)

Next up is Outta Sight Orange.

Finger Paints Outta Sight Orange

This is one of the shades that totally caught me by surprise! I thought it’s just a glittery orange. Wow, it’s a glass flecked orange shade! I loved it the moment I put it on my nails! Formula was a dream to work with. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Outta Sight Orange (in shade)

Finger Paints Outta Sight Orange (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Outta Sight Orange (close-up)

The teal in this collection is called All You Need Is Color.

Finger Paints All You Need Is Color

This is a teal glitter shade. Very pretty, but nothing out of the ordinary. I don’t have a teal glitter in my stash yet, so I gladly welcome this new shade. Formula was a bit tricky for me with this one. Being that it dries pretty fast, I resorted to using 2 thicker coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints All You Need Is Color (in shade)

Finger Paints All You Need Is Color (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints All You Need Is Color (close-up)

The 70’s  was all about peace, so the next shade didn’t surprise me being named Peaceful Purple.

Finger Paints Peaceful Purple

Mmmm…..yummy purple glitter. This one’s quite a beauty. Tiny silver glitter in a purple jelly base. Can’t go wrong with that. Formula was easy to work with and drying time is quick, as with most glitter shades. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Peaceful Purple (in shade)

Finger Paints Peaceful Purple (lighting changed)

Finger Paints Peaceful Purple (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Peaceful Purple (close-up)

 The lone creme shade of the bunch is called Give Pink A Chance.

Finger Paints Give Pink A Chance

This one’s a pretty darker than the typical pink creme shade. This one applied smoothly on my nails, almost like the buttery formulas I’ve seen from OPI. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Give Pink A Chance (in shade)

Finger Paints Give Pink A Chance (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Give Pink A Chance (close-up)

Last up is a shade called Psychedelic Sunshine.

Finger Paints Psychedelic Sunshine

A beautiful bright yellow glitter shade, this turned out to be my favorite in this collection. I didn’t know that this has holographic glitter! I thought this was just another yellow shade that’s cute and bright. Formula for this is nice and smooth. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Psychedelic Sunshine (in shade)

Finger Paints Psychedelic Sunshine (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Psychedelic Sunshine (close-up)

Finger Paints Psychedelic Sunshine (lighting changed)

Overall? I love it. Another great collection that suits summer perfectly. There’s a bit of everything for everyone in this set.

These will be available at Sally Beauty Supply stores in May for $4.99 each. Which shades are now on your shopping list? 🙂

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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10 responses

  1. I want the orange,purple & teal!

    April 17, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    • Great choices! I love those the most along with the yellow.

      April 17, 2011 at 9:45 PM

  2. Cute! I’m getting the orange and the teal. Is it just me or are the orange shades this year really so pretty!!?

    April 17, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    • YES! I am very pleased with the oranges I’ve seen so far!

      April 17, 2011 at 9:44 PM

  3. I’ve been impressed with Finger Paint’s oranges in their last 2 collections. And the teal looked almost like it had a natural matte finish and I was wondering what it would look like with a matte TC. Thanks for the great swatches.

    April 17, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    • It does! I freaked out a second, but then remembered glitters from other brands having the same matte-ish finish.

      April 17, 2011 at 9:45 PM

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  5. You know I’m getting the purple. I might have to get the teal just so I can compare it to Butter London Henley Regatta; it looks very similar to me.

    April 18, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    • I don’t have that one or else I’d do a comparison for ya. 🙂 Let me know. I’m curious too!

      April 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM

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