Sally Hansen’s Fee Fi Fo Plum (495) review

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  • Manufacturer: Sally Hansen
  • Availability: part of the Complete Salon Manicure collection
  • Color Range: medium purple 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 Fee Fi Fo Plum (495)

I have a hard time telling if purples, especially deeper purples, don't lean warm or cool; but I think this is actually a neutral purple. I'm not seeing red or plummy tones in this shade. If it's a violet, it's a warmer violet - since violets often seem bluer.

The formula is just a little on the thicker side: you can see I had some issues with pulling at the lower coat on some nails, when I applied the second coat. It isn't so thick that it caused major problems, though; and it's easier to adjust a too-thick nail polish formula, than a too-thin one. (Add actual nail polish thinner, not nail polish remover!!!) It does make my hands look a little bit red when I wear it, so it isn't the best all-over manicure shade on me. But it looks great when I use it in nail art, especially if it's a smaller image or a minimalist design.

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 Fee Fi Fo Plum Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Fee Fi Fo Plum

This was one of the colors added to the CSM line-up in Fall 2014.

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