Birefringence (H)

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish ($12.50 for 0.4 oz.) has a black base with multichromatic shift that went between rich blue, deep violet, and warmer magenta. There was a hint of an olive gold at more extreme angles under sunlight, but it was predominantly blue-purple-magenta. This version of the shade included fine holographic micro-flakes throughout, which gave it a rainbow effect under bright light.

The consistency seemed slightly more fluid and a touch thicker compared to other multichrome shades I’ve tested out from the brand, so I felt like I had a little more product than desired on the second coat, but I was able to apply with the level of precision desired the second time I applied it. The first time, there were a few more visible brush lines from a normal viewing distance, but with the second application, I didn’t have that issue. I’d also recommend giving it a little extra time to self-level and dry down, which also helped.

Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in two coats. In the swatches, I’ve applied two coats and then one layer of Zoya Armor top coat (though I added Zoya Anchor as a base coat when I tested for longevity), which was all that was necessary for full coverage. I wore this shade for 10 days and had minor tip wear and no chips.

As a FYI, the brand offers this shade with and without holographic micro-flakes–shades designated with “(H”) include the holographic micro-flakes.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.50/0.4 oz. – $31.25 Per Ounce

The brand has several finishes, though some overlap, and they primarily have polishes with some shimmer to them, which often includes holographic, duochromatic, or multichromatic shimmer and effects.

The majority of shades specifically list how many coats are necessary for full coverage, which typically ranged from two to three, though a few went as high as four coats; the jelly finish, as expected, tended to be the sheerest. I found that what was stated was typically accurate to opacity performance. Most shades needed two coats for even (and/or opaque) coverage.

More metallic shades–often multichromes–had barely visible brush strokes from a normal viewing distance (as compared to a close-up photo, which is magnified). An additional coat sometimes made these even less noticeable, and then a good layer of top coat further reduced the visibility.

Both the holographic and multichrome shades presented with visible shifts and even dispersion of holographic shimmer/sparkle. Some of the multichrome shades had less contrasting shifts, so the effect wasn’t as strong head-on (e.g. shifting between blue to violet to warmer purple) but readily visible just glancing at my nails resting on the desk and so on. Many shades had finer pearl/shimmer, which danced and caught the light beautifully but ensured a smooth texture and easier removal.

The formula tended to have a light to light-medium viscosity to it, which ensured fluid, more even coverage without being thick, goopy, or so thin that it dried down as one applied it to nail. Some of the black-based shimmer shades seemed to be a little thinner relative to the jelly or multichrome finishes. Most shades self-leveled and hid my more ridged nails, though a good base and top coat would be ideal. Overall, the polishes were smooth and easy to work with, while the brush itself wasn’t too wide nor too narrow, though I had to be most careful working with some of the richer shades on my pinky!

The drying time seemed average; I was able to add a second (and/or third) coat after I had done the other nails on my hand. I would give the Multichromes a little extra time to dry down just to ensure the least visible brush strokes in the end result, though. For the more sparkly and textured shades, like the glitters, I felt like a top coat really helped to bring everything together to give the end result a shiny, plush effect.

Of the shades I’ve done full wear tests for (about 20 shades at the time of writing the overview), none of them have chipped over the course of a week. I’ve had minor tip wear across the board with some shades having very minor tip wear at that.

That being said, it’s typical for me to have polish last a week or longer on me, though, and I have not personally had issues with finding a formula that wears a week with minor tip wear but no chipping. The primary source of tip wear likely comes from typing on the computer, though I also open small, paper cartons and peel off labels routinely when opening new products (for review).

Browse all of our ILNP Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish swatches.

Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate MAY CONTAIN Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 27 (CI 75510), Black 2 (CI 77266), Mica, Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Birefringence (H)

PPermanent. $12.50.

A

A

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

96%
Total

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Stardust (H)

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish ($12.50 for 0.4 oz.) seemed to have a gray base with a fine, multichromatic shift from silver, sage green, dusty teal, and bluish-violet with flecks of holographic micro-flakes. The consistency was smooth, fluid, and not too thick or too thin, which made it easy to work with, but I found the product did not apply as evenly on the second coat as most polishes do (including most shades by the brand). It needed that third coat to really come together for me.

Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in two to three coats. In the swatches, I’ve applied two coats and then one layer of Zoya Armor top coat (though I added Zoya Anchor as a base coat when I tested for longevity), but I would recommend a third coat for full opacity as there was a hint of my natural nail coming through in places in the photos, which wasn’t noticeable in person (it seemed “opaque” to me when I applied it). I wore this shade for 10 days and had minor tip wear and no chips.

As a FYI, the brand offers this shade with and without holographic micro-flakes–shades designated with “(H”) include the holographic micro-flakes.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.50/0.4 oz. – $31.25 Per Ounce

The brand has several finishes, though some overlap, and they primarily have polishes with some shimmer to them, which often includes holographic, duochromatic, or multichromatic shimmer and effects.

The majority of shades specifically list how many coats are necessary for full coverage, which typically ranged from two to three, though a few went as high as four coats; the jelly finish, as expected, tended to be the sheerest. I found that what was stated was typically accurate to opacity performance. Most shades needed two coats for even (and/or opaque) coverage.

More metallic shades–often multichromes–had barely visible brush strokes from a normal viewing distance (as compared to a close-up photo, which is magnified). An additional coat sometimes made these even less noticeable, and then a good layer of top coat further reduced the visibility.

Both the holographic and multichrome shades presented with visible shifts and even dispersion of holographic shimmer/sparkle. Some of the multichrome shades had less contrasting shifts, so the effect wasn’t as strong head-on (e.g. shifting between blue to violet to warmer purple) but readily visible just glancing at my nails resting on the desk and so on. Many shades had finer pearl/shimmer, which danced and caught the light beautifully but ensured a smooth texture and easier removal.

The formula tended to have a light to light-medium viscosity to it, which ensured fluid, more even coverage without being thick, goopy, or so thin that it dried down as one applied it to nail. Some of the black-based shimmer shades seemed to be a little thinner relative to the jelly or multichrome finishes. Most shades self-leveled and hid my more ridged nails, though a good base and top coat would be ideal. Overall, the polishes were smooth and easy to work with, while the brush itself wasn’t too wide nor too narrow, though I had to be most careful working with some of the richer shades on my pinky!

The drying time seemed average; I was able to add a second (and/or third) coat after I had done the other nails on my hand. I would give the Multichromes a little extra time to dry down just to ensure the least visible brush strokes in the end result, though. For the more sparkly and textured shades, like the glitters, I felt like a top coat really helped to bring everything together to give the end result a shiny, plush effect.

Of the shades I’ve done full wear tests for (about 20 shades at the time of writing the overview), none of them have chipped over the course of a week. I’ve had minor tip wear across the board with some shades having very minor tip wear at that.

That being said, it’s typical for me to have polish last a week or longer on me, though, and I have not personally had issues with finding a formula that wears a week with minor tip wear but no chipping. The primary source of tip wear likely comes from typing on the computer, though I also open small, paper cartons and peel off labels routinely when opening new products (for review).

Browse all of our ILNP Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish swatches.

Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate MAY CONTAIN Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 27 (CI 75510), Black 2 (CI 77266), Mica, Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Stardust (H)

PPermanent. $12.50.

A

A

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

10
Longevity

4.5
Application

93%
Total

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Tilted (H)

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish ($12.50 for 0.4 oz.) has a black base with multichromatic shift that went between brighter violet, warmer purple, olive green, and green and had larger holographic flakes. There’s supposed to be some blue in the shifts, but I really couldn’t see it except as, at most, slightly bluer-based purple but that one I had to go looking for. The holographic flakes added a “starry sky” effect in certain lighting.

The consistency was smooth, fluid without being prone to pooling, and applied the product evenly but didn’t self-level as well as I experienced with other shades, which led to slightly visible brush lines.

Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in two to three coats. In the swatches, I’ve applied two coats and then one layer of Zoya Armor top coat (though I added Zoya Anchor as a base coat when I tested for longevity), which yielded full coverage. I wore this shade for eight days and had minor tip wear and no chips.

As a FYI, the brand offers this shade with and without holographic micro-flakes–shades designated with “(H”) include the holographic micro-flakes.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$12.50/0.4 oz. – $31.25 Per Ounce

The brand has several finishes, though some overlap, and they primarily have polishes with some shimmer to them, which often includes holographic, duochromatic, or multichromatic shimmer and effects.

The majority of shades specifically list how many coats are necessary for full coverage, which typically ranged from two to three, though a few went as high as four coats; the jelly finish, as expected, tended to be the sheerest. I found that what was stated was typically accurate to opacity performance. Most shades needed two coats for even (and/or opaque) coverage.

More metallic shades–often multichromes–had barely visible brush strokes from a normal viewing distance (as compared to a close-up photo, which is magnified). An additional coat sometimes made these even less noticeable, and then a good layer of top coat further reduced the visibility.

Both the holographic and multichrome shades presented with visible shifts and even dispersion of holographic shimmer/sparkle. Some of the multichrome shades had less contrasting shifts, so the effect wasn’t as strong head-on (e.g. shifting between blue to violet to warmer purple) but readily visible just glancing at my nails resting on the desk and so on. Many shades had finer pearl/shimmer, which danced and caught the light beautifully but ensured a smooth texture and easier removal.

The formula tended to have a light to light-medium viscosity to it, which ensured fluid, more even coverage without being thick, goopy, or so thin that it dried down as one applied it to nail. Some of the black-based shimmer shades seemed to be a little thinner relative to the jelly or multichrome finishes. Most shades self-leveled and hid my more ridged nails, though a good base and top coat would be ideal. Overall, the polishes were smooth and easy to work with, while the brush itself wasn’t too wide nor too narrow, though I had to be most careful working with some of the richer shades on my pinky!

The drying time seemed average; I was able to add a second (and/or third) coat after I had done the other nails on my hand. I would give the Multichromes a little extra time to dry down just to ensure the least visible brush strokes in the end result, though. For the more sparkly and textured shades, like the glitters, I felt like a top coat really helped to bring everything together to give the end result a shiny, plush effect.

Of the shades I’ve done full wear tests for (about 20 shades at the time of writing the overview), none of them have chipped over the course of a week. I’ve had minor tip wear across the board with some shades having very minor tip wear at that.

That being said, it’s typical for me to have polish last a week or longer on me, though, and I have not personally had issues with finding a formula that wears a week with minor tip wear but no chipping. The primary source of tip wear likely comes from typing on the computer, though I also open small, paper cartons and peel off labels routinely when opening new products (for review).

Browse all of our ILNP Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish swatches.

Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate MAY CONTAIN Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 27 (CI 75510), Black 2 (CI 77266), Mica, Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Tilted (H)

PPermanent. $12.50.

A

A

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

93%
Total

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Birefringence (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Stardust (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

ILNP Tilted (H) Holographic Ultra Chrome Nail Polish

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