I was fortunate to receive review bottles of three of the shades from the SinfulColors Full Throttle collection. Before I had a chance to try them, I saw the rest of the collection (as shown in my recent display post and had to buy the other two new shades as well. Left to right: Rain Rubber, Burn Rubber, Race Rubber, Red Tried, Rubber Ball. The first three are the bottles I got for review; the other two I purchased.
You'll notice the stickers on the caps of bottles I got at the store; all five of these shades are what SinfulColors is calling rubberized textures. You might also notice that I've started writing SinfulColors as one word; I have it straight from their PR firm that that's the correct way to do it. Good to know.
I started my exploration of Full Throttle with the brightest color in the bunch, Burn Rubber, an orange that leans toward the yellow orange end of the spectrum. My swatch is two coats. At first I didn't see any texture at all, but as it dried, some tiny bumps started to appear. These bumps are much less dense than those in the previous textured polishes from SinfulColors, the Crystal Crushes, and there's no shimmer or microglitter here, either, just pure color.
When I first heard that SinfulColors was doing a rubberized finish, my first thought was they'd be like the Orly Plastix collection from 2010. Obviously they are not, as the Orly predated the whole texture craze and were not bumpy, but that didn't stop me from doing a comparison anyway. Here's how Burn Rubber stacks up against Orly Old School Orange (yes, despite saying back in 2010 when I reviewed Purple Heather that I didn't think I'd be getting the other colors in the collection, I eventually did). I used three coats of the Orly. No topcoat on either, of course. SinfulColors' interpretation of rubber is definitely shinier and bumpier than Orly's.
I next reached for Race Rubber, a deep burgundy. I left Burn Rubber on my ring finger as an accent nail and added a racing stripe of the burgundy. I should have realized that tape and texture are not the greatest combination, but my stripe still turned out pretty good. One coat of Race Rubber would have been fine for coverage, but I did two to amp up the texture.
I was curious how the SinfulColors rubberized texture would compare to a regular textured creme, so I grabbed two of the Milani colors from their fall release (which I never saw in stores but ordered online). Left to right: Milani Beautiful Bordeaux, SinfulColors Race Rubber, Milani Charming Carmine, SinfulColors Race Rubber (two coats of each).
Rain Rubber is a bright blue. I used two coats of it, then added double stripes to my index finger. I should of used tape for the stripes despite the bumpiness, as freehand work is not my strong suit.
I finished up wearing the last two colors together, putting Rubber Ball on my index and middle fingers and Red Tired on my ring and pinky. There were two coats as well. Rubber Ball is a classic hot pink, while Red Tired is a slightly orange-leaning classic red.
This collection is available at Rite Aid now and is scheduled to roll out to Walgreeens next month (though I have seen at least one Walgreens who already has it, in that big Declare Your Style sidekick I shared in my last display post). These retail for $1.99, same as regular SinfulColors. My top two picks are Rain Rubber and Burn Rubber; they're both bright colors that feel perfect for summer to me. This finish isn't quite like any of the other textures in my collection, either, so they're interesting from that perspective, too.
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Three of the polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polishes for my own use.