What's in a finish? - Holographic
For today's what's in a finish post we have one of my favorite finishes; the holographic. Now as many of you know there are two types of holographic finishes, the linear and scattered. But I've found over the last few months that a lot of people are confused as to what the differences between them are.
Let's start with what makes a polish holographic. Holographic polishes contain very fine rainbow colored glitters, which change color with the reflection of light. (Also known as spectra flair) This finish is very obvious in sunlight, but many times can be visible indoors.
Linear holo's change color with the reflection of light giving off a rainbow effect. Some polishes have a stronger rainbow effect than others depending on the number of glitters in the polish.
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Now here's a quick photo comparing a linear holo to a scattered. This is 2 coats of Orly Miss Conduct compared to 2 coats of China Glaze Infra Red on a nail wheel. While I like both, the linear holo is my favorite.
Is the holographic finish a favorite of yours? Do you prefer the linear or scattered look? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!