I purchased three bottles of Salon Perfect Nail Lacquer in Traffic Cone, Loopy Lime, and Fired Up Fuschia because this particular brand offered some amazingly bright colours (as you can probably tell from the names of the polishes I bought). I love bright, happy nail colours, and as far as that part of quality is concerned, these certainly delivered. However, I found the overall quality of this particular nail polish to be less than stellar.
As with most super bright pigments in nail colour, these colours took three to four coats before they would completely cover the nail. Even after letting each coat dry for up to a half hour each, when applying the next coat, the brush would pick up some of the dried coat and leave large brush marks and empty spaces behind every stroke. I would go back hours later to attempt to fix these spots, but could never get a smooth finish.
The colours apply matte, so you have to put a top coat on them if you want some shine, which wouldn't be an issue, except for the fact that, just as when you go to apply a second or third coat, the brush of the top coat leaves large streaking marks across the nail, devoid or partially devoid of nail colour. I have tried applying the nail colour on top of a base coat, and without a clear base coat, but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference when it comes to staying power when touched by another brush. I have even left the colour to dry for a day, and still had the same results. If it didn't actually remove the colour below it, it would leave very rough brush marks, making the coat bumpy and unattractive.
Within one day of application, the nail colour starts to peel, despite the application of a topcoat. And if you apply jewels or other little glitzy touches, expect them to disappear very quickly, not only removing the jewel or sticker, but also removing every single coat of nail lacquer below it. I've been painting and experimenting with my nails since I was quite young, and many nail colours have disappointed me in different ways, but Salon Perfect is by far the most disappointing simply because it requires maximum effort, for a short-lived, bumpy, flaking result. I have tried using different top and base coats from different nail colour companies, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.
Really, the only good thing I have to say about this brand is that they DO offer a very large range of brights, shimmers, shines, glitters, etc., and look extremely attractive on the shelf. They are not a bargain brand by any stretch, so the price is absolutely not worth it.
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