This polish should really be renamed to “Bait and Switch” because it’s some shady business going on here! Firstly, I spied this polish in a random dusty Guardian Pharmacy on the bottom shelve behind some Revlon polishes. It was covered with a fine layer of dust but I was quite pleased with myself for finding a Milani nail polish since Milani isn’t readily available here. I think the lady at the cash was surprised someone wanted to buy this polish – it’s likely sat on the shelves for 4 years since the Neon collection were released in 2010 (I bought this polish last year). There were a few Neon shades in the display but the vibrant purple colour called “Rad Purple” drew me in:
The important thing to note about this polish bottle is that it is opaque, which I didn’t even notice until I got home and opened the bottle. Now for the bait and swatch…
THIS is what the polish actually looks like…
And one layer applied:
What?! It’s a sorta jelly burgundy wine shade that dried to a streaky matte finish. It bares NO resemblance to the bottle colour! This is what it looks like with 2 coats:
There’s nothing neon about this purple! If I wanted a vampy shade, I would have bought a vampy shade!
I added a topcoat to my index and middle finger – the topcoat helped a bit:
I was so disappointed, what a crock. Even if I was to accept the colour for what it is, the formula wasn’t very good – it was patchy and never fully covered the nail line even after 3 coats (I wore this polish on my toes). This bottle is going in my PURGE pile!
PS. Most of the other shades from this line do apply as the colours appear on the bottle, just this Rad Purple was a total miss!
Have you tried these Milani Neons? What was your most disappointing makeup item?