Monday, July 15, 2013

Milani vs China Glaze Purple Holo

Milani Hi-Res vs China Glaze Octa Gone Wild

Here is a quick comparison post for you.
I chose 2 scattered holographic purple polishes.

I applied 3 coats of each over
 Duri Rejuvacote and 1 coat of top coat.

Milani Hi-Res is discontinued as of winter 2012.
 (you can find on blog sales for $2-$5)

China Glaze is discontinued as of 2010.
(eBay and blog sales for $15+)

Do you need both?
Probably not, but I still plan on keeping both.

Formula wise, China Glaze is more watery.
Color wise, China Glaze is a tad bit darker.
Holographic pay off, China Glaze has more of a linear scattered effect
while Milani has mostly a scattered holographic effect.

Can you guess which is which from the pictures below?

( Below is in the direct sunlight)
Pinkie & Middle= China Glaze Octa Gone Wild.
Ring & Pointer= Milani Hi Res

(Below is soft box artificial lighting)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for this comparison. Really helpful! I'm wondering if I put a little of my spectraflair in my Milani.... :p

    1. That would be interesting! I would love to see your results if you do try it :)