The Fingerpaints Summer Collection has been out for a few weeks now, and I’ve ended up with three out of the six-I initially narrowed my choices down to two polishes, but I had to go back for one more after seeing other swatches!
These six colors are kind of brash and bright in a summery way. They’re the kind of colors that are not very office-friendly, but I couldn’t pass them up! I’ve mostly tried creams from Fingerpaints before, and the formula on the two glitters I picked up from this collection was unfortunately not as nice as the cream formula. But they are so pretty that I like them anyway.
The first is Psychedelic Sunshine. I really tried to convince myself that I didn’t need another yellow polish, since this is definitely a weekend color. But in the bottle this is so amazing that I couldn’t leave it behind. It’s a bright, orange-y yellow packed with holographic glitter pieces that flash with all kinds of colors, especially green. Be warned: the formula on this polish is like cake batter. It’s really thick and sticky, and was difficult to work with. It was sort of like icing a cake rather than painting it on. It’s also pretty sheer and took three coats just to get to this opacity. But…I still like it. It’s pretty and flashy and kind of obnoxious looking, much more out there than Deborah Lippmann’s Yellow Brick Road or Chanel’s Mimosa. If only it applied better, sigh.
The next is All You Need Is Color, a pretty teal blue glitter. This is one of those Fingerpaints glitters with tiny, tiny glitter pieces and a clear base. It took me three coats to get to opacity for this one as well, but it was not as goopy as the yellow. I like the funny, olive green tone it takes on where the light isn’t hitting the glitter. This one is also a reported dupe for Butter London’s Henley Regatta, at a lower price point.
The final color I have from this collection is Give Pink A Chance. This is the one that I went back for; I started to suddenly crave hot, bright colors and this one is a beautiful bright reddish-pink. It’s a bit rosier than other brights like Essie’s Too Too Hot but it’s not as pink as the name suggests. The formula on this color is the typical, nice Fingerpaints cream formula, so it went on smoothly in two coats and dried quickly. It’s a bit brighter in person than it came out in my pictures, really lovely and summery. This one is my favorite and by far the most wearable out of the collection.