Sally Hansen’s Grey Matters (290) review

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  • Manufacturer: Sally Hansen
  • Availability: part of the Miracle Gel collection
  • Color Range: white-beige gel
  • Cost/Amount: USD$10.00 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 Grey Matters (290)

When the Miracle Gel line came out, this was one of the first colors to catch my eye. It's a gorgeous greyed turquoise-aqua - a bit more greyed than Jaded. It almost looks like a bleached-wood beach house.

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 Grey Matters Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Grey Matters

Application was better than my first manicure with these polishes, but it still took me two coats to get even, opaque coverage. (And I got better results when I use a base coat, which Sally Hansen recommends one not do. Well, I tried not using a base coat…and just got better results when my manicure didn't go commando.) There are still a few small bald spots, which all resulted when I applied the UV-activated top coat. It's a thicker product, and application tends to drag through the polish beneath.

I got just over five days' wear out of this polish. I like this color, I'll keep using it, but as I've stated previously…five days' wear time, for a nail polish where I have to use only a certain top coat? Not the best fiscal option, in my opinion.

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