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New Milani Nail Polish Colors, Perfect for Spring

By on April 17, 2014
in Blue, Coral, Green, Milani, Nude, Pink, Purple, Spring 2014

Milani Spring 2014 nail polish

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Milani recently added a bevy of new shades to their nail polish lines, 25 to be exact. Their classic Nail Lacquer, Gold Label and High Speed Fast Dry brands now include even more brights, neutrals and party-ready glitters. Among the new color options, these eight creme hues just scream spring.  

Formula & Application

Milani nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). The tapered glass bottles are topped with long, slim plastic caps that house either a long, slim, round brush or long, narrow flat brush (Gold Label and High Speed Fast Dry).

While I prefer the density and firm-though-not-stiff bristles of the flat brush, the round brush is flexible enough to fan out over the nail.

The pigmentation on all the polishes, regardless of the line, is top notch. All applied smooth, self-leveled and dried glossy with two coats. Blue Zoom is the only exception. Even though the High Speed Fast Dry bottle claims “one coat formula,” in this instance, the polish was somewhat sheer and watery, requiring three coats.

Milani Aqua Brisk is a striking aqua creme. Between it’s super saturated color and the High Speed Fast Dry pigmentation, the consistency a bit thicker than the other polishes but still easy to work with.

Milani Aqua Brisk swatch

Milani Aqua Brisk

Milani Blue Zoom is very close to being a neon cobalt. Of course, that makes it difficult to photograph, as a lot of neon and cobalt shades are. It doesn’t dry satin or matte, it’s super glossy, and it’s not super sheer which is why I’m not categorizing it as neon. I’ve been wearing it for a few days and I can’t stop staring!

Milani Blue Zoom swatch

Milani Blue Zoom

Milani Colorful Coral is another almost-neon shade. In person, it’s a pretty intense, pink-tinged coral. Way more vibrant than it appears here.

Milani Colorful Coral swatch

Milani Colorful Coral

Milani Cupid’s Touch is a cool, purple-y pink creme. It’s not quite radiant orchid territory but it lives in the vicinity.

Milani Cupid's Touch swatch

Milani Cupid’s Touch

Milani Power Periwinkle is just as the name implies, a mid-tone periwinkle that leans more blue than purple.

Milani Power Periwinkle swatch

Milani Power Periwinkle

Milani Showy Sea-Green is more of a bright spearmint than sea-green as there isn’t a lot of blue in it, which is what I usually associate with that color.

Milani Showy Sea-Green swatch

Milani Showy Sea-Green

Milani Vanilla Almond is a café au lait (heavy on the lait) beige creme. It’s one of those neutrals with the perfect blend of colors that keep it from being too peach, too pink or too muddied.

Milani Vanilla Almond swatch

Milani Vanilla Almond

Milani Vivid Violet is a rich African violet hue. It has a lot of depth with just a touch of velvety softness.

Milani Vivid Violet swatch

Milani Vivid Violet

New Milani Spring 2014 nail polish

These new Milani Nail Lacquer colors began rolling out to stores in February and are available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide, including Milani nail polish retails for $3.99-4.69/ea for a .45oz bottle, depending on the line.

***Also, from now through April 18th at 4:30pm PST, is offering 25% OFF all nail polish. Use code MILANINAIL25.

Are you a Milani fan? Which formula do you prefer, Classic, Gold Label or High Speed Fast Dry? Do you plan to pick up any of these new shades?

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    These are some pretty vibrant cremes! I like.

  2. Heather says:

    It’s hilarious that you posted this because this morning I saw Aqua Brisk at CVS and fell in love! So glad you gave it a favorable review. Going back after work to pick it up! Will probably get a couple of the SH all in one salon manicure ones too since I think they’re on sale =)

  3. Lark says:

    I grabbed some of these several weeks ago, and they are phenomenal. I had never tried anything but a Milani blush until fairly recently, and I have mmmnbeen extremely impressed by these. (I don’t think Milani is as widely available in AR as it is elsewhere. We have limited drugstore chains – finally getting a CVS!) Namely: Blue Zoom, because is it cobalt? Yes? Ok. (Lol!) aqua Brisk is so summery and cool feeling, perfectly named too. I bought Power Periwinkle on a whim, but fell in love with it too.

  4. I am in looooove! I picked up the periwinkle shade about a month ago, but I did not see that aqua or cobalt shade otherwise I would have definitely grabbed them! I am headed to my nearest CVS tomorrow! :D

  5. Tricia says:

    OMG! These are so beautiful. I’m not a neutral kind of girl, so the beige is the only one I probably wouldn’t pick up, although it is a very nice beige. I absolutely LOVE the rest of these. I think the aqua and cobalt are my favorites!

  6. Paola says:

    Ohhh! I may or may not be swinging by an out of the way CVS on my way home JUST for these. I love them all, minus a couple!

  7. aaminahs mom says:

    I prefer the Gold Label over the Fast Dry. The Purples and the mint green caught my eye. Nice post.

  8. Vanilla Almond looks like your perfect “mannequin hands” shade! I need another nude, so I might have to try that. Blue Zoom is gorgeous as well.

  9. Stacey says:

    I almost bought this today; however, my CVS was asking $7 for each one and B1G1/2. Sorry that’s way overpriced even with the sale, which is sad because the shades are amazing.

  10. kate says:

    Thank you for including these in a review! I’ve often wondered about them. I love that you don’t just concentrate on the high-end polishes.

  11. Amber E. says:

    It may just be my screen, but the Milani Showy Sea-green kind of looks like the OPI Damone Roberts 1968.

  12. Sandy says:

    I just love these! My husband does not want me near a drugstore when we are across the border in the US, since I don’t see Milani displays in Canada. I may have to order a few off their website. These creams are amazing colours that are just terrific for Spring, Summer, and nail art!

  13. Ditte K says:

    20 dollars in Denmark! You gotta love US prices.

  14. Carrie says:

    Hi – random question, but I was just wondering if you always take your photos in the same lighting conditions? In other words, if I want to compare 2 polishes that you’ve swatched, can I be reasonably sure that the comparisons are accurate and not being thrown off by a change in the light from one swatching session to the next? I’m asking because I was thinking Aqua Brisk looked a lot like Essie In The Cab-Ana (which I own), so I looked at that pic on your site. To my eye, Aqua Brisk is in the same color family, but a bit lighter. Yes? Thanks for your input, and for taking the time to review so many collections lately – I’ve been loving your blog even more than usual this month (if that’s possible!)

    • Hi Carrie! I wish I could say yes but over the years, as I’ve moved my office and improved my photography skills, my lighting conditions have changed/improved. I used to rely heavily on natural light so that affected my images greatly. Currently I use an indoor studio setup but when I took pics of In The Cab-Ana, I didn’t have it yet. However, In The Cab-Ana is similar, maybe not as bright.

      And thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying everything I’m sharing.

  15. Chris says:

    Uh oh..someone had better hide my wallet! I see at least 4 I love.

    I know RBL Purple Haze is cooler toned than Vivid Violet, but do you think it’s worth owning both?

  16. Joan Baldwin says:

    Do you still have the Milani nail lacquer PRETTY IN PORCELAIN- 07. I’d love like to get another bottle. I love the color.