Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer
Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer

Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer

Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer ($1.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a bright pop of chartreuse–a light-medium yellow and green hue–with a creamy finish. NYX Lime is a chartreuse as well but has a lot of shimmer. China Glaze Electric Pineapple is similar but a touch greener. Illamasqua Radium is a bit darker and greener, plus it has a very fine shimmer. Zoya Mitzi is also similar, but it’s a little greener.

First and foremost, this polish WILL stain nails a very ugly shade of yellow-green. I’m a huge fan of chartreuse, but the stained version of the shade is too close to looking jaundiced. It’s not overly surprising, because this kind of shade has a tendency to do so, but buyer beware.  Sinful Colors is a very hit-and-miss line–some shades are amazing, but there are a lot of sub-par shades within the line.  It seems to be my luck that the majority of the ones I’ve swatched have been the latter!

Staining aside (which isn’t indicative of a poor product–even chartreuse-hued eyeshadows can stain when used wet!), the formula was difficult to work with.  It was thick, almost goopy, and had a tendency to pull and pool to the sides.  It was very streaky on the first coat, and the second coat didn’t manage to smooth out all of the streakiness.  The drying time was also on the longer side, which I suspect is due in part to the unusually thick consistency.  I don’t have any wear issues with Sinful, but I can’t think of any polish that has chipped on me aside from matte polish when worn without a top coat.

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Sinful Innocent Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

C+
If you want to try a chartreuse-colored shade but know you're unlikely to wear it or have the patience to work with the disappointing formula, it may still be worth the $2 (or $1, if you can find it on sale). If you're only interested in a top-quality polish, this isn't it.

Product

6.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3/5

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Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer
Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer

Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer
Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer

Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer
Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer

Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer
Sinful Colors Innocent Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Walgreens, $1.99.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

NYX Lime is a chartreuse as well but has a lot of shimmer. China Glaze Electric Pineapple is similar but a touch greener. Illamasqua Radium is a bit darker and greener, plus it has a very fine shimmer. Zoya Mitzi is also similar, but it's a little greener.

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23 thoughts on “Sinful Innocent Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rachel

    This is the polish that has had my nails stains since st. Patrick’s day!! Or actually I think it was a the spoiled brand, but this exact color! It is half grown out but I’ve tried everything, even bleach, and now I’m just waiting for them to grow out. It’s about halfway grown out now.

    • Rachel

      I typed this comment on my phone and apparently I wasn’t paying attention because the grammar is awful!

    • Crisstyna

      Have you tried using an emery board to “shave” it off of your nails? The same thing happened to me with Nicole By OPI’s Kardashian Kolors “Listen To Your Momager”, I just soaked my nails, and used the emery board & that got rid of it. Good luck!

    • Sunzelle

      I have had some pretty bad stains from polishes, but the people who work at my favorite (Asian) nail salon always have the magic touch. If you’re desperate you might want to try a local salon and spend the 10-15 bucks for a mani. It could be worth a try!

  2. Rachel W.

    I own this (along with almost every other sinful polish) and I lovelovelove it

  3. A.

    Sad. I really like the color and the price is great.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat

    I have this color, I got like 6 of these as a gift. Funnily enough, my complaint with the formula is the opposite, it’s SO THIN. I have to do at least 4 coats to get it to how it looks in these photos. I wear it occasionally though, despite it’s shortcomings.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maggie Maggie

      My problem with the Sinful Colors I have (Bare and Rise & Shine) is that the formula is goopy but not very pigmented. So that means multiple layers of medium-thick coats—not good.

      The formula I think is inconsistent–I’ve repurchased polishes I thought were great only to find the new bottle’s formula awful.

  5. Lolly

    If your issue is only that a polish is a little thick, use a few drops of nail polish thinner (it’s very inexpensive: <$4 for a big bottle usually). It's likely that this polish and others would perform much better if given a few drops of thinner. Sometimes in the manufacturing process, some bottles have a slightly thicker consistency if they are at the end of a batch. It's not necessarily indicative of a bad polish. Thinner is handy anyway; it saves old polishes.

  6. Mandy

    I tried Sinful Colors in Savage last night…horrible! A weird cream finish that dries before you even finish coating your nails, and then it starts gooping up and settles unevenly. Yuck.

  7. Karen

    I have this polish and it works great for splatter nail art. (Which is what I bought it for)

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Erin Erin

    when i saw this i went straight to the written review to see if you had staining. i didn’t know that about chartreuse shades but i remember my friend bought this exact polish last summer and it stained her nails an ugly yellow-y green color (fingers and toes!! :/ ) and i was wondering if the same happened to you, i see through the review and the comment that this shade really just has a problem with staining :///

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    I have no trouble whatsoever with staining, so now I have a morbid curiosity about whether or not this would stain my nails. I will probably never know, if I ever wanted to wear a cream, I doubt it’d be a chartreuse one.

  10. Hisha

    i own ‘Spoiled’ by Wet & Wild in color “I only eat Salads” much similer to this color but to the greener side.

  11. mwebi

    I have bought this color more than once and I swear it looks way different than it does in these pics. Did they change something? This here looks almost neon and at home, it’s much more dusky? Just my monitor? In any case, I love this color. I’ve never had problems with the formula. It’s really good for leaves and such when you’re making flowers.

  12. Maddie

    I own almost every SC polish, with the exception of most of their iridescent colors as they are much too sheer for my taste. I like the consistency, the colors and the price. I’ve only had staining with an opaque deep green they have which kinda sucked. I guess I don’t care too much because I paint my nails in opaque color all the time anyway sso it’s undetectable.

  13. Debra Wynter

    im lovin it!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Sue Ellen Figueroa

    I tried this brand a few months ago and I was really disappointed.

  15. Victoria Conley

    I adore sinful colors!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Michelle Corey

    A lot of other sinful greens stain as well, but I really enjoy the majority of their line

  17. HoneyBee Sting

    Always put white polish under any polish. Base coat first of course

  18. Krystal Ventro Hafer

    I just got “did I dye it too blonde” by spoiled – very similar color and it works great :)

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kat Kat

    i alway thought that chartreuse was a bright pinky purple… and i asked my mom and brother too. but when u described this color as chartreuse i google it and u were right! that was a really weird experience lol