Talk Is Chic (558), from Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure line, was released last year in a collection of fifteen Canada-exclusive shades. The whole concept is a bit odd to me! Why not release the shades for everyone?
The shade is a deep, smoky plum cream. It goes on the nail quite a bit darker than how it looks in the bottle, which was a surprise. Not vampy in the bottle, vampy on the nail!
As usual, I am not a fan of the Complete Salon Manicure stem, and this shade is no exception. My particular brush seemed ever so slightly less badly-cut than some of the others, however, so I had less trouble applying Talk Is Chic.
The formula is pretty good, and I got close to full coverage with two coats: not shabby for a vampy. A third coat might be preferred, but two are OK.
At some point, I have to try swapping out the CSM brush with a superior one, and seeing if that changes my opinion on these polishes. This line has some gorgeous colors, but it’s so let down by a poor brush, in my opinion.
Sally Hansen Color Therapy contains 0.5 US fl oz / 14.7 mL and retails for around US$7.99 / CA$9.95. The formula is free from toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).
Sally Hansen’s website states that Sally Hansen and her husband developed a Hard as Nails nail treatment in the late 1950s. (This begs to differ! How odd.) Sally Hansen, the company, was purchased by Coty Inc. in 1997 when the cosmetics giant acquired Del Laboratories, which owned brands like Sally Hansen, La Cross, and NYC (New York Color). Coty itself was founded in Paris, France in 1904; today it is headquartered in New York, NY, USA. Coty is the world’s third largest cosmetics company, with brands like OPI, Rimmel, and leading fragrances (including Calvin Klein, Chloé, and Marc Jacobs) in its portfolio.