Milani Texture Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

Milani Texture Nail Lacquer

Milani Texture Nail Lacquer is a collection featuring six new shades with a sandy, textured finish.

Told you everyone would be coming out with textured polishes! :)

These are fabulous, I love them. They were all just two coats and the finish just looks really cool to me. No special application really, all you do is paint on two coats and let ‘em dry. As they dry you start to see the texture more and more. No top coat! They do dry rather bumpy, more so than the Zoya PixieDust ones, but it doesn’t bother me since I don’t expect them to be smooth.

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Milani Yellow Mark
Yellow Mark

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Yellow Mark

Yellow Mark is a bright, warm-ish yellow. Yay for a yellow that isn’t a hot streaky mess!

Milani Aqua Splash
Aqua Splash

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Aqua Splash

Aqua Splash is a medium teal shade. I used two coats here but actually think I could have done three to make it a little better.

Milani Tainted in Red
Tainted In Red

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Tainted In Red

Tainted In Red is really a bright orange to my eye. Ok a reddish/orange. Great pigmentation, one of my favs!

Milani Shady Gray
Shady Gray

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Shady Gray

Shady Gray is a deep charcoal grey (ok, gray for Americans but I prefer grey). This is my favorite one. Love.

Milani Spoiled in Fuchsia
Spoiled In Fuchsia

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Spoiled In Fuchsia

Spoiled In Fuchsia is a bright pink/purple.

Milani Purple Streak
Purple Streak

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Purple Streak

Purple Streak is a deep and intense purple shade. Another of my favorites, great shade and love the texture with it.

Milani Texture Collage

Overall: Well obviously if you hate textured polish or not having a smooth finish, these aren’t for you. For those who love it, I think it’s safe to say you will love these. They are fabulous! As for removal, they are easy as pie. Easier than a glitter. They don’t really leave any “bits” on your nails or fingertips at all.

Availability: In stores now, but releasing through March. Also online.

Pricing: $4.99 for 0.45 oz.

Whatddya think, are you going to try them out? Which shades are your favorites?


Note: Milani is cruelty free.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my legal page.


  • February 28, 2013

    The grey and the yellow are my faves! Great swatches
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  • February 28, 2013

    I have the grey & the purple and I love both of them, I just couldn’t stop touching my nails, they feel really nice to me.
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  • February 28, 2013

    Textured polish creeps me out haha.

  • February 28, 2013

    I’m wearing the yellow one right now and I cannot stop touching my nails. Love them!

  • February 28, 2013

    Ugh, I hate them. I really liked one or two of the liquid sand ones by OPI, and the Zoya Pixie Dust ones look pretty, but these…blargh! I ADORE teals like the Aqua Splash one, but even the gorgeous color couldn’t get me to wear it.

    • February 28, 2013

      Agreed. Nothing against Kelly’s application, but they just look gross. I think textures that dry matte and sparkly are much more appealing than this wet stucco look. :/
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  • February 28, 2013

    I think these would look even better in a matte finish. That textured “sandy” look always looks good dry.
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  • February 28, 2013

    These are giving me horrendous heebiejeebies!

  • February 28, 2013

    I haven’t tried any textures nail polishes yet but these look fabulous! I like the top three which are perfect for spring/summer.

  • February 28, 2013

    Not gonna lie – the yellow scares me a bit, haha. I do love Aqua Splash and Spoiled in Fuchsia, and Purple Streak and Shady Gray are growing on me after seeing your swatches! Can’t wait to find these.

  • February 28, 2013

    Spoiled in Fuschia please! I’ll have to keep an eye out when I go to CVS for these.
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  • February 28, 2013

    I’m loving the creme look to these. It really shows the texture better than with the glitter. Hmm.. Might have to get these.

  • February 28, 2013

    The fuchsia and grey are calling to me…

  • February 28, 2013

    Whooaa, these are crazy. I’m not sure how I feel about them. They definitely look cool though and I like the finish without glitter/shimmer/sparkle/etc
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  • February 28, 2013

    These pics looks much better than what I saw on instagram. I think the effect looks a lot cooler in some colors than in others. The grey, fuschia, and purple look pretty cool. But then the other colors look like colored cottage cheese to me.

    I guess I’m on the fence. It’ll really depend on the color choice.

  • February 28, 2013

    I like the colors but I am not fond of texture polishes. These are especially lumpy and that’s not appealing to me at all! I’ll pass.
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  • February 28, 2013

    These sort of remind me of those Nerds jelly beans that come out at Easter! I generally haven’t been a fan of textured polishes so far, but these somewhat interest me. Maybe I’ll pick one up just for kicks. Great pictures Kelly, thanks!

  • February 28, 2013

    Love these!

  • February 28, 2013

    Eww, I definitely won’t be picking up any of these. They’re horrid. I like some of the colours, but the texture is even worse than I thought it might be

  • February 28, 2013

    eh…. they are cool, but too weird
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  • February 28, 2013

    I’m not a fan of the new texture theme going on right now. I do find that yellow interesting though.
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  • February 28, 2013

    the yellow is amazing. i really like the grey and purple too. i would not be able to stop picking at the polish though, i already tend to absentmindedly pick at regular polish.

  • March 1, 2013

    The colors are pretty but the texture seems so weird. I think I’d be at school and work constantly touching my finger tips. I find that some of these textured polishes don’t last as long simply because I don’t wear a top coat and I’m constantly using hand sanitizer but I guess they’d be fun for a night out. I’m actually wanting to try a couple of these out though. Great swatches.
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  • March 1, 2013

    Like the fx of these–much more so than other textured polishes I’ve seen. The effect here looks actually purposeful; a lot of them end up looking like your polish is expired or full of air bubbles or something. Colors of these are awful, though. Guess I’m not destined to try textured polish.

  • March 1, 2013

    I love the texture, but I prefer the matte-glitter texture polishes to these. Some of the colors here are super pretty though!

  • March 1, 2013

    I can’t believe I am saying this, but I kind of love these! You might have actually broken me out of my nail trends 2013 ho-hum rut!

  • March 2, 2013

    I don’t really like the texture of these….except for the gray one, that looks like asphalt, they have the clumpy texture of something that’s gone bad.

  • March 12, 2013

    So after seeing some swatches I thought…maybe I’ll get Aqua Splash if I come across a display. Give it a try. I was feeling very bleh/meh about these at first but after seeing some swatches and reviews I was very drawn to the look of Aqua Splash. Something about that color and the texture was workin’ for me…

    Sooo…I stumbled across a display today and seeing the nice, vibrant shades in person made these look very appealing. Plus, Milani is on sale this week so I got Aqua Splash, Tainted in Red, and Yellow Mark. I like that they feel like…weird plastic? Lol!

    I think these are fun and I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy the nice bright shades in the summer especially! I’m not 100% in love with this trend (and probably won’t partake of it much unless something mind blowing happens…*eyes Zoya*) I feel like something about these works somehow though and it’s a fun collection! :)