A Swatch And Learn reader, Andii, tipped me off about the new KleanColor Chunky Holo polishes weeks ago. My ears perked up when she mentioned that one of them was named 230 and had a multichrome personality of Clarins 230 except in a chunky glitter finish.
Unfortunately, the KleanColor website doesn’t ship to Canada (just the United States), and eBay sellers were out of stock on some that I wanted.
Thankfully, I knew an American who was willing to order them for me from the official website and bring them up since he was going to be visiting me soon anyway. His name’s Matty, and you’ve heard me mention him many times. (Thank you, Matty!)
Since each polish was only $3.49 USD and they had a free shipping offer if you spent over $40 USD, I decided to order all 9 colors in this collection…as well as a few back-ups to hit the threshold.
All of these are so beautiful…even prettier in person than my camera could capture! And I can’t wait to wear them as a full manicure. For now, though, here are some bottle pictures. I’ve also swatched them all by themselves and over black to give you a better idea of what these look like.
KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection Pictures
Colors from Left-Right:
- KleanColor 228 Chunky Holo Candy
- KleanColor 229 Chunky Holo Poppy
- KleanColor 230 Chunky Holo Fuschia
- KleanColor 231 Chunky Holo Scarlet
- KleanColor 232 Chunky Holo Clover
- KleanColor 233 Chunky Holo Teal
- KleanColor 234 Chunky Holo Purple
- KleanColor 235 Chunky Holo Bluebell
- KleanColor 236 Chunky Holo Black
Note: Please click on the above link to see a thorough review and swatches.
KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection Swatches
Quickie Review on the KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection
After swatching these, it’s clear that these are more layering polishes than wearing solo (unless you don’t mind having visible nail lines). While some people may think this is a hassle, I’m still really excited about them because it means I can transform any polish I already have with the stroke of one of these babies!
I love how the holographic glitter is suspended in a tinted base. This means that when I layer over another color, it’ll enhance the shade. I also noticed that 231 Scarlet was way more pigmented than others.
Layering Experiment: KleanColor Chunky Holos Over Black Polish
You’ll notice that they look very similar. Some (like 228 Candy) pull more reddish tones, but the rest are pretty similar with the red-orange-yellow-green holographic particles.
KleanColor Chunky Holo 236 Black stands out because the glitter consists of large hexagons and smaller particles.
All of these glitter polishes are not the same. To bring out the unique colors of each (and not just the holographic particles), I suggest layering them over complementary shades. Example: a grass-green polish under 232 Clover or a medium-purple under 230 Fuschia.
In future posts when I wear these as full manicures, I’m going to layer them over different base colors so you can see the magic they bring out in polishes you may already own. Watch for it! 😀
- Collection: KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection
- Colors in KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection: 228 Candy, 229 Poppy, 230 Fuschia, 231 Scarlet, 232 Clover, 233 Teal, 234 Purple, 235 Bluebell & 236 Black
- What I Paid: $3.49 USD each
- Where to Buy: KleanColor website & eBay
Which of these layering glitter polishes do you like the most? How would you layer these? Which one are you most interested in seeing me swatch under a different base color?