Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ozotic 533 Swatches and Review

I mentioned in my post about Ozotic 507 that Ozotic also has holographic multichromes. Yes, you read that right. It is both holographic and color shifting at the same time. Picture Polish calls the finish "Mish Mash". You may have already seen these, but for those of you who haven't, here's one of the shades: 533.

Ozotic 533 (three coats). I tried to hard to capture both the duochrome and the holographic effect at the same time but it was more challenging to get them to both come out at once than I thought it would be! Anyway, this is a blue hazy base with a purple/red/golden duochrome shift and a fairly strong scattered holographic effect. The holo tends to only come out in bright light in this shade, otherwise the hologram foil particles just look like regular shimmer. The color-flip duochrome effect in this one is not as strong as in the other three shades, so I tried layering it over black to see if that encouraged it to shift more:

Ozotic 533 (two coats) over black. Layering it over black does make it 'pop' more, but the polish also loses its depth and jelly-like finish that way. So, it's a trade off. More duochrome or more depth. I personally prefer this one all by itself, but it's really not bad over black. I may try layering it over a less dense color to see if that helps retain some of the jelly look of it.

The formula is just about the same as any other Ozotic duochrome. Thick, gooey/drippy, oily or airy feeling and pretty hard to control. It's not horrible or impossible to apply, but it's not nice enough for me to call it a good formula. I've found that the easiest way to apply these is to do a very thin coat, wait about five minutes, and then do another very thin coat and repeat until you reached your desired level of opacity. I did three coats and thought it looked fine, four would be even better but it may take 576 years to dry. Drying time on these is long.

I believe that there are only four shades with the holographic-multichrome finish- 531, 532, 533, and 534. My favorite of them is 531 by far because the holo and color shift are the strongest in it. But they're all pretty cool.

This is available from Llarowe (US), Harlow and Co. (Canada) and Picture Polish (Australia).

(This was sent for review.)


  1. I was going to be mad at you for posting another pretty thing that I "need," but then the drying time thing kind of stops me. I only have 575 years for drying, 576 is out of the question.

  2. The Mish Mash polishes are quite possibly the most beautiful polishes on planet Earth. I have 532 and 534, and I plan to get 531 from Llarowe soon. None of the swatches I've seen can capture the true beauty of these. Anyone who likes holos or duochromes needs to get at least one of these.

  3. Personally I like the effect with the black nail polish and the glossy effect is really nice in both solutions :D (have you used a particular top coat?)
    It's a shame it dries so slowly because the colour is amazing :D

  4. Love on you and thanks so much for the shout out! :D

  5. I'd take this gorgeous polish anyway I could get it. It's a beauty.

  6. Want. End of all of my feelings on the subject. Shame they're so hard to come by in the UK.


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