Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte Collection Swatches and Review

The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte Collection has been out a while and is luckily permanent.  The polishes come in eight shades and work wonderfully in their matte states, as well as with top coat, so I show them both ways. Let's have a look!
*sent by PR for photography and review except for two purchased polishes*
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte Collection
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 011 Smokey Silver is a cool-toned, dark silver matte shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats and it dried quickly. I recommend thin coats to minimize bubbling.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 011 Smokey Silver

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 011 Smokey Silver

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 011 Smokey Silver

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 011 Smokey Silver with top coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 011 Smokey Silver with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 011 Smokey Silver with top coat


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 012 Smoldering Teal is a turquoise-teal matte shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will cover. I recommend thin coats to minimize bubbling.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 012 Smoldering Teal

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 012 Smoldering Teal

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 012 Smoldering Teal
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 012 Smoldering Teal with top coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 012 Smoldering Teal with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 012 Smoldering Teal with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 013 Blue Steel is a cobalt blue matte shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will cover. Nice fast-drying formula.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 013 Blue Steel

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 013 Blue Steel

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 013 Blue Steel

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 013 Blue Steel with top coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 013 Blue Steel with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 013 Blue Steel with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet is a violet blue matte shimmer with pink-to-gold duochrome shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet with top coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 014 Violet Velvet with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine is a matte wine shimmer with blue-to-red multichrome shimmer, blue shimmer and holo microflakes. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a great, fast-drying formula. I love how unique this one is! It is the only one in the collection with holo microflakes.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine with top coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 015 Burnished Wine with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 016 Molten Mauve is a rose red matte shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will cover. Good, fast-drying formula.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 016 Molten Mauve

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 016 Molten Mauve

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 016 Molten Mauve

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 016 Molten Mauve with top coat.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 016 Molten Mauve with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 016 Molten Mauve with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush is a baby pink matte shimmer with copper and gold shimmer and pink-to-gold duochrome shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a good, fast-drying formula.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush with top coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 017 Rose Flush with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush is a warm gold matte shimmer with gold-to-green duochrome shimmer. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a good, fast-drying formula.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush with top coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush with top coat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte 018 Gold Rush with top coat

I also received a couple nail care products to try. The Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Vitamin Strength Serum is intended to hydrate and strengthen nails and cuticles. I personally did not see much of a difference, but if someone doesn't normally use any hand products it may provide additional moisture.

The fast absorbing formula with Hydrolyzed Proteins helps resist against damage and breaking. Pink microcapsules are enriched with Vitamins A, C & E for energizing benefits. Lightly scented with fresh Geranium, the lightweight, non-sticky texture will leave nails feeling smooth and silky.
Use daily for healthier and stronger nails


Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, ALCOHOL DENAT., GLYCERIN, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-11, LACTOSE, CELLULOSE, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, LINALOOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CITRAL, HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN, TALC, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Vitamin Strength Serum

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Vitamin Strength Serum

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Vitamin Strength Serum

Sally Hansen No More Stains Spray-On Base Coat is a base coat that can be sprayed, rather than painted, on. I was a bit skeptical about mess at first, but the excess washes off easily once your nails are dry. This is not a traditional, lacquer-type base coat, but only provides a thin coating with no odor.

The first ever spray-on base coat with nourishing actives helps stand up to the richest of colors. Infused with White Tea extract, the formula is non-sticky and streak-free. Wear vivid nail color without stains with a quick and easy solution!

Ingredients: ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ACRYLATES/OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, DISILOXANE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, POLYSORBATE 20, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL
Sally Hansen No More Stains Spray-On Base Coat

Sally Hansen No More Stains Spray-On Base Coat

Sally Hansen No More Stains Spray-On Base Coat
That wraps up the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte Collection! I love the variety in this collection plus the subtle shifts, and in one color, even holo! I wish Sally Hansen would do more holo microflake polishes.  Burnished Wine was definitely my pick of the collection, but there were a lot of ones I enjoyed wearing. Do you have one you like best?

*sent by PR for photography and review except for two purchased polishes*

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