I don’t think I’ve swatched a Milani nail polish on this blog (just blushes and lipstick), since all my Milani polishes are older. And, I can’t find their new polishes anywhere near me or online in Canada! ‘Tis a shame, because I was a fan of their nail polish shades back in the day.
Milani Cosmetics seemed to be a brand that was originally aimed at women of color, and as a result, many of their shades were highly pigmented and vibrant! As a lover of such colors, Milani was one of my favorite drugstore brands. I think they’ve branched out more since they’ve become more mainstream, but the vibrant shades remain—some of the lipstick and blush shades are hot, hot, hot!
They’re still a little hard for me to find in Canada—they’re sold online at Well.ca (no nail polish, though) and at Rexall drugstores. However, I don’t have many Rexalls near me and the one I do have boasts a small display with mainly lipsticks, limited blushes, and eye stuff.
Anyway, today’s Throwback Thursday polish is from at least 2008, as that’s the oldest review for it at MUA. I probably bought it off eBay around that time.
The bottles were slightly cheap-looking, but hey, they were inexpensive drugstore polishes.
Breezy (19) is a stunning, tropical blue metallic that leans a touch turquoise. Honestly, the color is drop dead gorgeous!
Sadly, the formula is a little tough to deal with. It’s sheer as heck! I used 3–4 coats to get this level of opacity, though application was really good so it wasn’t hard to apply neatly, just a bit time-consuming. I’d definitely use a quick-dry top coat over it, with this many layers!
I’d say the color is just about worth it, though!
As a side note, my particular bottle got a dud brush. Seriously, what’s up with this?
Milani Nail Lacquer is discontinued in favor of the new Color Statement Nail Lacquers.
Milani Nail Lacquer was quite inexpensive at the time it was produced. It contained 0.45 fl oz / 13.2 mL and was made in the USA. It did contain formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and camphor. It did not appear to contain toluene.
Milani Cosmetics is based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The company is cruelty-free.