Friday, 1 February 2013

Layla Hologram Effect - Red Taboo

Layla is one of those brands which aren't usually available in the UK, so I was very excited to find some of the Hologram Effect range on Amazon UK, at very reasonable prices. I snapped up two - Purple Illusion (I'll post over the weekend) and this one, Red Taboo.
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This is two coats of Red Taboo, with no topcoat.
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Red Taboo isn't really red at all - I'd say it was more bright fuschia pink. However, it is really pretty! It's not quite as holographic as I was expecting, but it is really shiny and pretty in bright light.
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The first photos were all taken in bright-ish artificial light. These last two were taken with my phone's (very bright) flash. 
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As you can see, the flash really brings out the holo!
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Application was a little thin and runny (it pooled round my cuticles a bit) but was even and did dry quickly. I put this on last night, and then I've worn it all day at work, and it's still fine, although there is a tiny bit of tip wear.



I'm pretty impressed with this! It's not quite as amazingly holo as I was hoping from some swatches online, but it's not like anything I've seen before in the UK, but it's really pretty, wore well, and was a good price (I think £5 or £6 - not all the colours were the same price for some reason).


10 comments:

  1. That's very very similar to the Orly Miss-Conduct I mattified yesterday. Beautiful colour when it's shiny, matte it kind of ends up speckly like an egg (or a 90's kitchen worktop), with very occasional hints of something reddish deeper down.

    Gorgeous colour on you.

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    1. Thanks! I'm just trying out the purple one now and it's ten times better than this one. Post coming up!

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  2. It's gorgeous! I've been looking for a red holo too! I'm off to look at Amazon :-)

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    1. If you're shopping, get Purple Illusion too - OH EM GEE!

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    2. Will do! Can't wait to see your swatch of that one!

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  3. Lovely colour! I have one of the Layla holos in mercury twilight which I love but it didn't wear at all well. Saw a boots 17 version the other day (for a 3rd of the price) so might have to check that one out - maybe they'll do other colours sometime too!

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    1. Oooh I'll have to have a look at 17. I never think to look because I've not had good experiences with them in the past, but next time I'm in town I'll check them out.

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