Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Milani Hi-Tech Holographic Nail Lacquer

Beauty on a Budget: Glitter-tastic Nails with Milani Holographic Nail Lacquer

Milani Hi-Tech 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer ($4.99) is one of six new holographic shades from Milani this spring. Other shades include: HD (silver), 3D (gold), Cyberspace (blue), Digital (eggplant purple), Hi-Res (purple).

According to Milani, “New specialty nail lacquer that exhibits a unique 3D Holographic effect that no other nail lacquer has ever achieved. The nail lacquer appears to color-shift as the illumination source or the viewing angle changes. This color phenomenon is based on Holographic Image Technology that makes a very thin, bright, embossed metallic flake look like a rainbow. It allows the color to travel from red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet; seven distinctive colors of the color spectrum.”

Hi-Tech is wickedly shimmery with larger shimmer particles (but they don’t feel gritty like a glitter polish often does). It’s a spring-y, yellow-green with different flecks of, predominantly, gold and green shimmer. It reflects and catches the light in a way that I can’t capture on film–definitely one of those “you gotta be there” moments. Really stunning, though. I’ll be sure to post again if I try any of the other five shades available.

Have you tried any of the new Holographic shades yet?

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love glitter polishes but not the removal process, Milani’s 3D Holographic polish might be another way to get your glitter on.

Availability: Local drugstores, MilaniCosmetics.com

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Milani Hi-Tech Holographic Nail Lacquer

Milani Hi-Tech Holographic Nail Lacquer

Milani Hi-Tech Holographic Nail Lacquer

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16 thoughts on “Milani Hi-Tech 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jessica

    I just bought Digital and it is a beautiful 3D pink. They look stunning in sunlight and are easy to apply. I hope to get more colors!

  2. Gah that looks gorgeous :3 I might have to try em out after seeing these pics!

  3. Christine shen

    Hi Christine,
    How fast do they dry? I have very little patients when it comes to Nail polish =(

    • I didn’t have any drying troubles with this one… I was swatching it quickly and didn’t even leave much time between layers (a minute or two). You can always use a fast drying top coat, too, to help minimize drying time :)

  4. Jessica

    I’ve never looked twice at Milani (I admit, it’s because the packaging never appealed to me), but they are really stepping it up lately! Between these holographic polishes and their new metallic eyeliners, I think they could become my newest drugstore obsession :)

  5. AnGeLwInGz

    I was planning on going to CVS today anyway. How convenient! Might as well pick up all of them at that price.

  6. This reminds me of OPI’s “couture” polish……except much lighter and less pink :)

  7. omg, that is one of the most gorgeous colours ever! i must get my hands on it lol

  8. I have got to check these nail polishes out!

  9. Luisafer

    looks like cheap but great brand, second product I like :-)

  10. Angela

    Pretty. I love it. Hopefully I can find it in my local drugstore.

  11. Laudry

    Hi – Since you mentioned that the holo effect isn’t really captured in photos, I’m wondering: is MILANI’s holo as good as that in CHINA GLAZE’s Kaleidoscope Collection (my favorite holo polish)? It doesn’t look this way in the photo, but maybe the effect is more like ChG’s OMG Collection or OPI’s DS polishes?

    (Who am I kidding – no matter, I’m probably going to go & pick up a few tomorrow anyway. Just curious what you think!)

  12. Cristal

    So pretty!! =)

    Really hope they are better than a few regular ones I’ve tried from Milani :S But will definitely give these a try! =)