image from sallyhansen.com
Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color pen is a piece of crap. I’m not pulling any punches here. This nail polish pen is worthless.
I thought it would be cool to have an easy way to do touch ups at the office since I end up chipping my nail polish a lot at work. I figured I could do a quick touch up without much smell and with quick drying time. I picked up a Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color pen in 06 Red Crème. A nice wine red that is safe for the office. It comes in a few other shades. I resisted buying the black shade because I have like 3 zillion black nail polishes….ANYWAY…
According to the Sally Hansen Website, the pen “seems” like a good idea. It boasts:
* New fast dry nail color formula packaged in an easy-to-use, take anywhere spill-proof pen!
* Just click to dispense color, brush on and go!
* Handy application makes it easy to use anytime, anywhere.
* Great for pedicures, too!
* Available in 8 beautiful shades.
* No DBP, Toluene or Free Formaldehyde.
What a great idea!
It was easy enough to get the color to run into the brush. The mechanics of the items are fairly good. But there are two main problems with this abomination…err. I mean Nail Color pen; the formula of the nail polish and the brush.
Let’s examine the brush shall we?
Look at it!
Do you think you can get even application with a brush the looks more damaged than the hair of a 1980’s head banger? No. I think not.
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And the proof is in the application.
Here is just one coat
Look at the streaks, look at the uneven edge along the cuticle. Look at just how awful it looks.
OK. Maybe with a second coat it will be better.
Nope. Look. The edge looks even worse and the streaks are STILL there. Yuk.
OK. Maybe three coats will do the trick. It’s fast drying so 3 coats won’t take too long right?
No only is it still streaky it has the WORSE edges I have ever seen. It looks like I was blindfolded when I applied this nail polish. Come to think of it. I think I could have done a better job if I were blind folded with a proper brush. Regardless, I felt totally ripped off by Sally Hansen. DO NOT BUY THIS. It’s crap.