When Revolution first launched back in 2014, their initial range included a collection of £1 nail polishes. In all honesty they weren’t the best in terms of formula, but they weren’t awful however they were discontinued shortly later. The main Revolution range hasn’t had a nail polish collection since the initial launch, but their Freedom range did have a really fab range of polishes. I featured a collection of the nude shades when the first launched, but now Revolution have finally come through with a proper nail polish collection. I did buy some of the main range shades but I haven’t got round to featuring them yet, but when I saw they’d just launched the Revolution Holographic Nail Polish range, I had to snap some up.
I love anything holographic but there’s so many brands that stick ‘holo’ on anything that is remotely iridescent. It’s hard to find a true holographic beauty product, and the product shots of the Revolution Holographic Nail Polish don’t show the colours very well so I wasn’t sure if the polishes were true holographic shades or not. There are seven different shades within the holo collection, and they’re all £5 each. The original range of polishes are £3, so for the holographic effect they’re £2 more.
The seven shades available are;
- Aura (silver)
- Cosmic (pink)
- Lunar (grey)
- Spectrum (blue)
- Galactic (red)
- Orbit (berry)
- Supernova (purple)
I chose the shade Aura as a starting shade, so I could see what the formula was like and if they were actually holographic. The packaging looks very similar to the Models Own polishes, with 10ml of product in a circular bottle, with a circular lid. The lid has a sleek, textured foil effect which complements the holographic theme really well. The brush is really fab as it’s very thin, but wide so it spreads nicely over the nail so you only one or two strokes depending on how wide your nails are.
I usually always include nail wheel swatches for my nail polish reviews, but I felt like a hand swatch was more useful for the Revolution Holographic Nail Polish formula to show off the amazing holographic effect. I really didn’t expect them to be true holographic polishes, but Aura certainly is. It has a very thin formula which needs three to four coats for full opacity on my super short nails, so longer nails may need another coat or two, or maybe a pale base polish underneath.
Aura has a silver base and contains millions of tiny holographic particles, which become more holographic and noticeable the more coats you apply. Some holo formulas like the Color Club Holographics are more opaque in comparison, and they do have a more noticeable holographic effect but for £5 this polish really is fantastic and I can’t stop looking at my nails.
Many holographic polishes look stunning on the nails but they only last for a night before peeling and flaking off. I used to love the GOSH holographic polish everyone used to rave about 10 years ago but it lasted a matter of hours. The Revolution Holographic Nail Polish in Aura has slightly better longevity, with two full days of wear before any chipping or flaking so they’re the kind of polish you’d wear for special occasions rather than daily wear.
I used the best top coat in the world over the top of the polish too, and after two days the chipping was in need of some touch ups but I don’t mind as the effect is so striking on the nails. I am so glad I took a chance and purchased one of the polishes, and I will for sure be buying the other six shades as they’re beautiful.
You can purchase the Revolution Holographic Polishes on the Revolution website.