Sally Hansen’s Butterscotch review

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  • Manufacturer: Sally Hansen
  • Availability: originally released as a collaboration with Tracy Reese; included in the Spring 2013 Limited Edition Designer Salon Manicure collection
  • Color Range: harvest-yellow creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.00 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz (full retail price may vary up to $2.00 up or down, depending on the store's prices/policies)
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Sally Hansen’s Butterscotch

Yellow nail polishes don't often look good on me. Even if the color is one that I like, and that won't make my hands look red, the polish formula often has spreadability issues: it holds brushstrokes a bit like a frost polish, even if it's a matte or creme finish. Sally Hansen's Sunflowers, released in 2009, had this problem. So did Zoya's Creamy. Butterscotch has some of this, but the formula is much better: I got more even coverage and fewer visible brushstrokes.


Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Butterscotch Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Butterscotch

I also like this shade better than the brighter, obviously “summery” yellow shades. Since the yellow isn't so bright, the skin on my hands and fingers doesn't look red by contrast. (Yay for cooler yellows that aren't quite golds!)

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