Glitter, scattered, linear, thin, coarse, smooth, glossy,... So many different holographic effects now coexist on the shelves, but to the purists, the true, strongest, have to be the smooth linear ones.
FNUG, the high end Danish based nail polish company, is now extending its lines to the global market and, to our great pleasure, has very recently released holographics!
Futuristica, Fantastica, Psychedelic and the aqua base :
strong sky blue linear holo
strong pastel green linear holo
strong silver linear holo
Formula on all 3 of these was exactly what you'd expect from a smooth linear holographic : perfectly even over an aqua base but a patchy mess over a regular base coat so the aqua base is definitely a must!
I used 2 coats of each over the aqua base and POW!!! The strongest linear holos I have ever laid my eyes on!!!
The rainbow is so strong and sharp, it's almost blinding... And I swatched them under my regular OTT lamp that dulls so holo effect, so I can't even begin to imagine how they would look like in full sun :O
I didn't use topcoat in these swatches, Fnug Top Model Top Coat is supposed not to attenuate the effect but I found that it did very slightly. I would definitely still use it for everyday as it was very subtle but for review purposes, I wanted them unaltered.
I thought I had strong silver holos, China Glaze, Make up Store, Gosh, Jessica, even Chanel Holographic (this one being the strongest so far)... but FNUG put them all to shame! I've pulled a couple to show you how they all compare :
As you can see, Gosh and Jessica are very similar, Chanel is stronger but they all look feeble in comparison. In conclusion, I'll just say : you need them, they're all MUST HAVES in my book!
FNUG products can be purchased directly from FNUG.com or through local / web stockists.
They retail for 125,00 DKK / $21 / £13 / 16€ (8.5ml) and ship to most countries.
*products provided for review*