Let's lump the formula portion of this post all together, because the formula on the Indigo Bananas Holo Mega Chrome Flakies is the same. They all apply opaque in three coats, no sponging required. I would wait at least 1 minute between coats (basically while you do your other hand) so that you don't drag the flakies down. I love the formula on these, it is the perfect mix of holo pigment and multi-chrome flakies. The flakies also lay flat on the nail and are not difficult to remove at all.
For the post I've included three different views per polish: one in direct light, one in indirect light and one macro. These are also shown sans top coat, so sorry these aren't super shiny and if a flakie looks a little textured, it's only because I haven't glossed over it with top coat. Typically it wouldn't look that way. Let's get started!
This is Indigo Bananas Fantastic Planet Holo. This polish flakie shows primarily pink/red, as you can tell in the direct sunlight shot, but it's true flakie shift is that of a darker violet, to pink/magenta, to gold to green. Of all the pinky shades (in this post), this is the most magenta/purple leaning.
This is Indigo Bananas Dawn Chorus Holo. This flakie shift, while also primarily pink/red (even more so than Fantastic Planet), its shifts from pink to gold to green. This polish clearly shows more of the gold/green shift than Fantastic Planet.
This is Indigo Bananas Color of the Fire Holo. This flakie shift leans pink/red, but shows even more of the cooler color shift. Note, sorry these swatches are a bit different, they are from a previous post where I reviewed the polish initially. This flakie shift shows most of the rainbow, almost a stronger more obvious shift from pink/red to orange to gold to green.
And finally, this is Indigo Bananas Hay Ride Holo. The shift in this one is very subtle but shifts between a bright gold and a more copper gold. I love this one, it definitely is different from the rest of the collection because it shifts less, but I've seen nothing like it! I think this polish could be a really topper come the holidays (think of what it would look like over a red or green!). Or even in the fall, it really reminds me of the changing colors of the leaves! This polish is so versatile!
Now these polish can be worn opaque, like I've shown above but also as a topper, so I decided to do a side by side comparison of the polishes as a topper and then side-by-side comparison of them opaque.
Side by side you can really see their shifts a little more clearly – there is clearly something for everyone here!
Indigo Banana's Holo Mega Chrome Flakies are available now on the Indigo Bananas website and retail for $12 for full size (15ml) and $7.25 for a mini (8ml).
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Which is your favorite!?! Which shade are you most likely to purchase?! Was this post at all helpful for you to distinguish between the warmer flakies of this collection? I'd love to hear your feedback!!!