This week on the polish chrome wars I bring you the challenge of the holo powders.
I've done this already with the chrome powders in Part 5, and today in Part 6 I bring you the holo powders. Are they all the same? What do you get for your dollar? Well lets find out.
Here is a swatch of 4 different holo powders, rubbed into a black base of Dance Legend Glitter base. This was just one application of the powder. As you can see, three of these powders are nearly in distinguishable, and one is rather different.
The three similar ones all have a coarse holographic flame and all provide about the same level of opacity over the base colour. The middle finger has a much finer holographic finish and a more silvery chrome appearance when out of direct sunlight.
So which is which, and what do you get for your dollar?
- Index - JOSS Holo flake 50 micron - this product is no longer available, but a similar product is available at Beauty World 1g for $30AUD (~$22 USD)
- Middle - Daily Charm Holographic Unicorn Powder - 1g $40 USD
- Ring - Born Pretty Store Holographic Laser Powder - 1g $8 USD
- Pinky - Spectra4U Diamond Flake 50 micron - 1g for $6 USD
As far as application, they were all pretty much identical. Very easy to rub in to the glitter base and all had the same level of lasting power (which is terrible without top coat, but excellent either with a gel top coat or an aqua top coat).
So what do you think? Is the linear one worth all the extra money?
Born Pretty holo powder provided for consideration, other powders bought by me.