I preordered eight of the twelve polishes from the new holographic collection from China Glaze, Hologlam, and they arrived earlier this week. This is a collection that many of us have been waiting for, but I’ve tried to keep my expectations low. The colors I chose where the following:
L-R: OMG A UFO, Don’t Be A Luna-tic, Take A Trek, Strap On Your Moonboots
L-R: Cosmic Dust, Galactic Gray, When Stars Collide, Infra Red
I love the color of Infra Red. OMG A UFO and When Stars Collide are really unique colors in my collection when it comes to holos. It’s going to interesting to try these out!
So, the big question is: Do they live up to the expectations of the now legendary OMG!-collection? To get an idea of the holographic effect I swatched two OMG-colors and two Hologlam colors that where somewhat similar in color.
From left to right you have: QT, Infra-red, L8R G8R, OMG A UFO. After looking at these in different angles in the sun you do see a difference in the holographic rainbows. The particles seem to be of a similar size, but the holographic effect is over a smaller area in the new colors, and also a little more diffused.
Speaking of the colors, Infra Red is like a deeper version of QT, so if you have been lemming QT I think you can be quite happy with Infra Red.
So, what do you think? I think they look really good actually. If you wanted the mega holographic rainbows like the Color Club Halo Hues you might be disappointed, but compared to the old China Glaze collection I think they’re really nice. It’s way better than that Tronica collection, there’s not much action in those!