When a blingy glitter polish claims to be a one-coater, I’m itching to put it to the test. A lot of times you either need tons of coats, or the polish is more suitable for layering.
The Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz was a prime candidate in the running. Would it win the majority of the votes, or would a huge scandal break out and force it to step out of the election?
I’ve heard a lot about the One Coat Glitter polishes from Milani, but this was the first one that I ever tried. So you can imagine how it piqued my curiosity.
Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz Pictures
Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 1 coat of Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz (*Gasp* Yes, one!) – (This was provided by Milani.)
- Milani Top Coat (This was provided by Milani.)
- Full coverage glitter
- Name: Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz
- Amount: 13.2 mL (0.45 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was kindly sent to me by Milani.)
- Where to Buy: Milani website, Cherry Culture, select Loblaw’s chain stores & select Lawton’s Drug Stores (Also, you can find Milani products on Well.ca, although I didn’t see Gold Glitz currently for sale.)
Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz Review
This is more interesting than a standard glitter polish because not only does it have gold glitter, but it also has orange glitter. The overall result is a warm gold. When you look closely, you can see the orange speckling, which I think makes it nice for the fall and holiday season.
While I think this colour is nice, I don’t think it flatters my skin tone. I can see this looking like a million bucks on people with richer or lighter skin tones than mine.
After wearing this for just a day, inspiration hit me between the eyes. (Oww! Hehe) I ended up doing some really silly nail art on top to make it more wearable for me. (I like wearing weird designs on my nails.) Hehe, I can’t wait to show you the original design I came up with. Check back sometime this week. (I’ll try to get the tutorial for it up in tomorrow’s post, but we’ll see…)
Gold Glitz by Milani has a dense glitter finish. It’s rough, so it requires a top coat to smooth it out. However, even if you don’t use a top coat, this baby still sparkles quite a bit. I do, however, recommend a top coat because it makes it a bit more lively.
The glitter eats top coat – i.e. after a few minutes of applying your top coat, you’ll notice that the grittiness resurfaces. To keep it smooth for good, I suggest using a regular top coat (i.e. not fast-drying), followed by a thicker fast-drying top coat.
Its finish is so sparkly that it goes crazy even in low light (not just sunlight), which makes it truly live up to its name since it’s certainly glitzy.
Application & Formula
I wasn’t expecting Gold Glitz by Milani to be a true one-coater, but it was! I only applied a single coat, but I loaded up my brush first. I found that the glitter was densely packed and highly pigmented. It was very easy to put the glitter exactly where I wanted it – great formula for a glitter polish that wasn’t thick or goopey.
Another thing worth mentioning is that it dried super fast! If you actually wanted to do a second coat, you wouldn’t have to wait to paint the thumb on your first hand after painting the last finger on your second hand. You could immediately paint on your second coat, which means you’ll save a lot of time.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Milani did a great job on this one in terms of density, glitz, and dry time. The only reason I deducted several points was because I didn’t think the colour was all that flattering on my skin tone. It’s a nice polish, but I think it would look much better on someone else.
Do you wear gold polishes? What’s your trick for finding a gold polish that complements your skin tone? Have you used any other one-coat glitters from Milani or other brands?