Since I recently added another holographic topcoat to my collection, I thought it was time to redo the comparison I began in this post. Details on how Indie Polish’s holo topcoat compares to Literary Lacquers I’m Drinking Stars, and Cult Nails Mayhem after the jump.
Rather than compare over a very light colour like last time, this time I’ve opted to show you how the topcoats fare over a bright colour. This is Julep’s Nellie.
- As before, I’m Drinking Stars is a very strong linear topcoat as compared to Mayhem and Indie Polish. I still didn’t see a lot of change in the underlying base colour when not in direct light (despite having a champagne, not clear base).
- Mayhem has the more intense of the scattered holo effects, but causes more colour wash out on the base colour. A similar effect can be achieved from Indie Polish, but requires a second coat.
- Tip for Mayhem (from a lovely lady in a Facebook group I belong to): You can thin it a little with clear polish to help prevent the greying/wash out.
If you are in Canada, I’d pick up I’m Drinking Stars and Indie Polish’s Holo Topcoat. The price difference between Indie ($10.50) and Mayhem ($14.50) isn’t really the deciding factor, more just the versatility of the more subtle Indie Polish topcoat.