Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Milani Liquid Metal Intense Colors Summer 2010: Part II

The sun never did come out this afternoon, and this is what I was dealing with! The first three shades I swatched earlier today (view here) were photographed under an Ott lamp and I desperately wanted to see these shades in better lighting. These shades are intense, and even heavy cloud cover and rain couldn't detract from that.

Below: Hot Metal, you are a stunner. This is shown using 2 coats, and it's the only one of the six shades in this LE collection from Milani that could use 3. It must be the magic potion they added to this one that made it have less coverage than the others, but it doesn't matter to me. It's gorgeous, even with 2 coats. This photo was taken outdoors with a flash.
Below: Did I tell you how much I love this one? If it looks this good under the clouds (no flash), imagine how it would look in the sun. The glitter is evenly displaced across the nail, but it shifts in such a way from fuchsia to blue that is gives it a somewhat gradient or graduated look.
Below: Indoors with an Ott lamp.
Below: Outdoors with no flash. This shade is more fuchsia than purple, but it darkened up quite a bit after the second coat. It has fuchsia glitter that throws off a beautiful blue flash in any lighting and is much like the effect of RBL Scrangie, Sally Hansen Grape Going, Sation Magenta Ice--only amplified.

Below: Molten Rock was the most pigmented of them all. This is one coat! It's a turquoise blue shade that could also be described as a deep topaz color. The silver and blue glitter give it a somewhat textured look.

Below: Meltdown, a slightly darker shade of cherry red with red glitter, reminds me of a cross between OPI's Smitten With Mittens and Meet & Jingle. This is shown using 2 coats, outdoors under cloudy skies. The clarity of the glitter in this shade and the other red shade, Melt With U, is not as evident on the nail as it is in the bottle. As I mentioned in my earlier post with the other 3 shades, I'm guessing that has something to do with the fact that these two have one color of glitter which is the same color as the base, while the others appear to have 2 colors of glitter.

I might have taken a few too many pictures of Hot Metal, but that is one nice polish! All six of these shades are nice in their own way though, it just depends on what types of colors you're drawn to. No matter which ones you choose if you decide to pick some of these up, the formula will impress you. They're highly opaque and apply evenly, with the exception of Hot Metal. That's a minor exception though, because it is completely wearable using 2 coats the way I showed it. I just think I'd prefer it with 3. These are available for a limited time (June 1-July 2010) at CVS stores and retail for $4.49. Any favorites for you? You already know how I feel about Hot Metal!

*Products featured were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for review.


  1. Oh wow i love the first one!!!!!

  2. Wow yeah I definitely need Hot Metal and Molten Rock. Gorgeous!

  3. I did Hot Metal tonight. I'll be blogging it in a day or two. You did capture this color very well.
    @Phyrra & Tali yes, you DO need Hot Metal!!!

  4. I am totally grabbing Hot Metal now!

  5. Wow, Hot Metal is gorgeous! It kind of reminds me of OPI DS Royal but more pink.

  6. Wow I really like Molten Rock on you

  7. Tali~Hope you're doing well! That was my favorite too, it's gorgeous.

    Lacquer Ware~aren't they pretty? It's a good thing there's only 6, I could play with these for a good long while :)

    Phyrra~I think I'll do a pedi this week with Molten Rock. I also want to try a matte coat on some of them.

    Kimberly~they're all gorgeous, I'm just partial to ones with blue flash! Can't wait to see your post.

    Ashley A.~this one totally surprised me once I applied it. Unbelievable how different it can look in the bottle vs. on the nail!

    whateveramber~it reminded me of a lot of other polishes in a way too, but it needs to be in a class all by iteself :)

    Angie~I liked all of them, but I love Hot Metal. I could not stop looking at it and the way it changed looks was so interesting.

    Biba~glad you like them. Do you have this brand over there?

    Golden Wishes~they did a great job with these. I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

    pretty~not only a beautiful turquoise, but pigmented beyond belief! They nailed it with these--no pun intended!

  8. These are gorgeous! I have to get them all. Hope I can find them soon. They look amazing on you Mary.