* I received the following in exchange for my honesty review by Milani.
I have for you the other new collection by Milani. This one is called Fantastical Plumage, which is a mix of brightly color shades with a white & black Jewel FX glitter top coat called Carnival.
Canary is a sunny yellow with a subtle shimmer.
Purple Martian is a bright lavender with a very subtle shimmer.
Carnival is a mixture of white & black hexes and black bar glitters in a clear base.
Colors: These colors are excellent! I absolutely love these bright shades. They are vibrant and pigmented. This is exactly what I look forward to from a drugstore brand as far as colors.
Formula: I'm sure you're curious considering my issues with the Retro Glam collection what my thoughts were on formula with this these. I will say off the bat these performed much better for me than the Retro Glam collection. These were not perfect though. I did have some issues with some, namely Canary, Purple Martin, and Carnival. I will break those down for you.
Carnival- I found this one very hard to work with. The glitters did not stay put on the nail, and I think ended up making a bigger mess than what it was worth using this.
Purple Martin and Canary- These both had some noticeable leveling issues for me. They did not even out on my nail well. That being said, I didn't find them so challenging that they became frustrating to work with unlike the other collection.
The other colors Scarlet Ibis, Peacock, and Blue Jay while not perfect formulas were overall pretty good in my eyes.
Price: $4.50. These can be found in August at select CVS and Meijer stores. This collection can currently be found on the Milani website.
Overall: I think this is a good collection sans Carnival Jewel FX top coat. The glitter top coat is simply just too hard to work with and I can't recommend it. The other colors though are beautiful and bright. Some of the colors do have a few formulation issues, but nothing I felt was overly problematic.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters