While shopping for groceries today, I saw a display for the new Maybelline Holographic collection. Being a holo-a-holic, I had to get all five! The colors are Allurig Rose, Bold Gold, Lavender Lustre, Blue Blaze, and Mystic Green.
From left to right: Bold Gold, Lavender Luster, Blue Blaze
From left to right: Mystic Green, Alluring Rose
Alluring Rose is much more duochrome than it is holographic. It’s still pretty, but I don’t think it should be marked as a holo. It shifts from gold to a light rose gold. It reminds me of China Glaze Swanky Silk.
Lavender Lustre: Again, this one is much more duochrome and not at all holographic. I really feel like I’m getting taken for a ride! Maybelline has lost a lot of credibility with me with this collection. This one is light purple…and not even very pretty! It shifts from a weird gray to a light purple.
Bold Gold: This one is a chrome finish…which you’ll notice is not holographic. I’m getting more and more annoyed. The color is actually ok on this one. It’s a good gold. But, with all of these polishes, the finish is such that you can see every tiny flaw on the nails.
Blue Blaze: This one is a duochrome finish (not holographic!!) and shifts from gray to light blue. This one is not very pretty.
Mystic Green: I did not swatch this color. I returned the whole collection to the store, I was that disappointed!!!
Do not buy. In my opinion, there is not a single one worth picking up. Not only are they being FALSELY marketed as holographic, they’re not even pretty colors!!!