June 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Big Top Coat Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the Sally Hansen Big Top Coat Collection to share with you! This collection is made up of 6 special effect top coats. There are 4 different kinds of top coats including glitter, crackle and a smoky topper. I've seen these out at pretty much all the drugstores and Target & Ulta near me in the past few weeks! Check out the swatches after the jump!




Black On is a black crackle topper. It's been a while since we've seen a crackle...I was pretty much over these once the market was flooded with them but it's been a while since I've used once and I do kinda like them again. The formula was good, it was easy to work with and the crackle effect was good. I used 1 coat  over Face Stockholm Athena.





Blue Moonlight is a light periwinkle blue and silver hex glitter topper. The blue pieces were more noticeably blue in person but because of the metallic nature of them they were difficult to capture with my camera. The formula was good, but a bit heavy on base which can make application tricky. I used 2 dabbed coats of Blue Moonlight over Nicole by OPI Leapink For Joy for the photos below.



Goldie-Flecks is gold and white hex and bar glitter in a clear base. The formula was good on this one, it was still a little base heavy but not as bad as Blue Moonlight was. I used 1 dabbed coat over Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City for the photos below.



Lighting: Shade

MeteorLight is a black and iridescent hex glitter topper. This one really comes to life in the shade and lower lighting. The formula was ok but very heavy on the base...it was easy to get a lot of glitter onto the brush but it was a little challenging getting that glitter to stay on the nail. I used 2 coats dabbed over LVX Roux for the photos below.


Lighting: Shade




Smoky is a sheer grey topper with a subtle shimmer. I think this is similar to a polish Dior (or another High End brand) had out a couple years ago. I love the idea of this but on the nail I just don't care for it. The application was tricky and it goes on streaky and uneven with 1 coat. With 2 coats it gets too opaque to really see the base color very well. I think this might be good if you wanted to do an ombre effect without using more than 1 polish but other than that I don't see what I would use this for. I used 1 coat over OCC Pool Boy on the middle and ring fingers so you can see the difference between what the polish looks like on its own and how it looks with Smoky over it. I also found that this dried down a bit satin matte so I had to use a regular top coat over it.




Twinkle Snows is an iridescent micro glitter topper in a clear base. I'm a bit confused as to why this is called the Big Shimmer Top Coat when it doesn't actually have shimmer in it...but whatever lol! The iridescent glitter in this polish is really pretty, especially in lower light. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and very dense with glitter. I used 1 coat over Jin Soon Cool Blue for the photos below.



Lighting: Shade


The Sally Hansen Big Top Coat Collection is available at drugstores like CVS, Rite Aid & Walgreens along with stores like Ulta and Target. The suggested retail price is $5.99 but the price can vary depending on where you purchase from.

14 comments:

  1. Anatasia KameliaJune 25, 2014 at 4:47 AM

    Love big smoky top coat

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  2. SkyBlueVelvet NailsJune 25, 2014 at 5:25 AM

    Looks interesting :)

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  3. I love all of these but MeteorLight definitely looks like a dupe for a diamond strength glitter that came out a couple years ago. I have it but it's buried in one of my polish drawers LMAO

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  4. There nice top coats to layer over other colors but I wish the glitters weren't so heavy on the base. I've heard this causes a lot of bubbles.

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  5. Yes I have been looking for a good rich black crackle!

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  6. I'm sad you didn't like the Smoky top coat! That's one of my favorites!

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  7. Meteor Light is probably my favorite, but I also find applying Sally Hansen glitter toppers to be challenging. :/

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  8. Thanks for this review. I have seen people interested in the Smoky TC and wanting to see what it looked like.

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  9. I like Meteor Light, but I think we have seen most of the other toppers from other brands before.

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  10. I would call this the "Big Snore Collection." You do a nice review but most of the polishes are all sort of been there and done that five years ago...

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  11. My best tip for heavy glitters, turn the bottle upside down for an hour or so before you plan to use it. All of the heavy glitter sinks to the bottom, which is actually the top. Use it as soon as you turn it right side up again, and the glitter doesn't have time to sink back down. This also avoids the bubbles you get trying to shake the glitter to the top or fishing in the bottle. Hope that helps.

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  12. Good eyes, Dani! The glittery topcoats have all been previously released:


    Blue Moonlight is the same as Diamond Strength Let's Dance!
    Goldi-Flecks is the same as Xtreme Wear Glitter Gun
    MeteorLight is the same as Diamond Strength Multi-Faceted
    Twinkle Snows is the same as Diamond Strength Diamond Jubilee

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  13. @Lisa Watt Yes!!! Multi-Faceted is the one!!!!

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  14. Smoky is reminiscent of Dior's Rock Coat, which is *much* more sheer/buildable, so it gives a far better dusty, smoky effect with a very even finish. And the Dior one had no shimmer in it, this one does.

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