Sometimes you want simplicity. Other times, you want fireworks on your nails!
You’ll get the latter with Madam Glam Holo Fever, a glittery purple-based polish that left my nails drooling with my jaw on the floor.
This is the grand introduction to Madam Glam nail polishes on the blog, as I’ve never worn this brand before. (By the way, they ship worldwide!)
Complex like a painting, I find myself gazing at Madam Glam Holo Fever intently to appreciate the careful attention to detail.
It’s more than just a glitter polish. There are many interesting layers that contribute to the spectacular bigger picture.
When you see more photos included in this post, you’ll see why this polish is ideal for when you’re craving a statement manicure!
Back when I first started collecting nail polish more seriously, I was obsessed with China Glaze Grape Crush, which was discontinued. I scoured all my usual e-tailers and eBay, but I never got my hands on it.
Although this is not a dupe, and Grape Crush was a huge lemming of mine that never found its way into my Helmer, I can say now that Madam Glam Holo Fever has squashed it. Holo Fever is everything I’ve ever wanted Grape Crush to be and more, so after all these years, I’ve finally called off the search.
P.S. I can’t write this review with paying homage to one of my favourite songs – Peggy Lee’s Fever!
Madam Glam Holo Fever Pictures
Madam Glam Holo Fever Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Infinite Shine Base Coat (Provided by PR)
- 2 coats of Madam Glam Holo Fever
- Madam Glam Quick Dry Top Coat (Provided by Madam Glam)
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
- Purple (Yes)
- Holographic glitter (Yes)
- Name: Madam Glam Holo Fever
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $10.95 USD
- Disclosure: This was provided as a press sample by Madam Glam.
- Where to Buy: Currently, I don’t see it on the Madam Glam website, but maybe they’re going to re-stock it. (Edit: I confirmed with Madam Glam that they will be restocking this colour, so check their website again.)
Madam Glam Holo Fever Review
Madam Glam Holo Fever is a purple explosion. The base is a medium grape, and sprinkled throughout is tons of glitter.
What I find particularly unique about this polish is that there’s vivid red fine micro-glitter that stands out among the purple. Then, on top of it all, you have holographic glitter that reflects all the colours of the rainbow. Together, it’s nail-polish magic that would impress even an expert lacquer Houdini!
The glitter finish of Madam Glam Holo Fever has slight texture, but nothing scratchy, so it’s not annoying.
Since the dense glitter sparkles like crazy, it’s the type of nail polish that doesn’t need a glossy top coat to show off its beauty.
I used the Madam Glam Quick Dry Top Coat for the first time for this manicure, and while it did dry fast, it had a thin formula, so some of the texture remained. (To get a completely smooth and glossy appearance, I recommend a thicker top coat.) The texture didn’t bother me, though, since the finish wasn’t scratchy, as I mentioned.
Application & Formula
Holo Fever by Madam Glam is extremely saturated. I would say that it is a one-coater because the pigmentation is so dense. I didn’t even need a second coat, but I only applied one out of habit.
It applied easily and smoothly, which surprised me. I was expecting something so packed with glitter to be thick and hard to work with. That wasn’t the case at all!
All of Madam Glam’s nail polish are vegan and cruelty-free. Also, they are Big-5 free, so they don’t contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP, or Camphor.
There were no ingredients listed on the nail polish, or I would include it.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I’m in love with Madam Glam Holo Fever – it’s sparkly, it has a wonderful formula, and it somehow managed to squash my long-time lemming for a discontinued polish!
What is a lemming that you’ve squashed recently? Have you tried any Madam Glam nail polishes? Do you remember the first purple nail polish you ever wore?