Maybe it's just me but hate this - looks like toothpaste and just as thick. Passing it along to a friend who finds it appealing.
I am a lover of pastels and especially of mint polishes. I write this review because it took me forever to find a pastel green rather than a mint green, though.
I own the China Glaze mint Re-fresh mint, which is an awesome light green mint, and the Essie Mint Candy Apple, which (at least on me) is a bluer mint colour, also light. A dark mint I love is the Barry M mint green, which is supposed to be a dupe for the unobtainable Mac Peppermint Pattie.
To cut this long story of beloved mints short: I craved a true pastel green that is NOT mint green. This one (MILF) is the right one. Like all Illamasqua polishes I've tried it goes on like a dream, dries fast and lasts long. Perfect.
(Another one to check out is Nubar's Baby Sprout - it is a lot lighter than MILF if you like that, and definitely green, not mint.)
Ps. There is an awesome jade green-mint colour (Nomad, I believe) in this Illamasqua spring collection if you can't have enough mint :)!
Milf is the perfect minty-green polish. I probably have around 10 mints in my polish stash and this one is by far my favorite. The color is not too vibrant, muted a bit, but is extremely glossy even without a topcoat. The formula is great, it applies smoothly and is even and opaque in two coats.
I took one lippie off for packaging. My lid does not screw on properly and it causes the cap to be all wonky and I'm afraid it isn't closing all the way.
PACKAGING: I've given this a 3 because my bottle leaked a little bit as it made its way to me, and the polish dried between the inner and outer lid (if that makes sense) - so I'm unable to remove the outer lid. This means I have to paint with a slightly awkward square shaped lid. Oh well.
PRICE: I've given this a 4 because if you're silly and you buy it in Australia (where I am) you'd pay $34. Pffffffffft. $14 in the US is still kinda steep, but definitely more reasonable than $34!
FORMULA: a little thicker than I'd like it to be, but oh well. Its thickness means it takes a little longer to dry - for me this means I'd paint one hand, then the next, then need to wait another 1-2 minutes before painting another coat on the first hand. So that isn't bad. But, the thicker formula does mean it only needs TWO coats to get opaque. Better than other similar minty greens I'd tried previously, which needed 3-4 coats to cover bald patches.
ACTUAL COLOUR: Mint/pastel green is my favourite colour. It's the colour my bedroom walls are painted. I'd been looking for the ideal minty green for some time, and I believe this may be it. I have cool undertones, yet this does not give me major "lobster hands" - hell, even if it did, I'd put up with it and wear it anyway :) I'd be a happy lobster.
Sorry for the super long review! But anyway, if you're looking for a 2-coater minty green, go for it!
EDIT: I now have Nubar's 'Vogue Vert' from their Polished Chic range. It's the same sort of minty colour as this, but a bit darker (in a good way!) The formula is very similar too, maybe slightly less thick though. It's also a two-coater. Vogue Vert is easier to find, cheaper and just as nice a colour, for anyone who loves these minty shades. I'm happy I own both Milf and Vogue Vert though.
I'm confused about the previous reviewers opinion. Are we talking about the same product? Mine is perfection.
I stumbeld across it while looking at Raeview channel on YT. She had a pink shirt on and wore MILF. I'm a sucker for the pink and green combo and knew I wanted it immediately. I never got a chance to see it in person since we don't have Illamasqua in Sweden, so I swapped for it. I must say, I was NOT disappointed.
Formula: It's not runny nor goopy, just smooth. And you never get those irritating bubbles.
Brush: It's thin which makes it possible to get a perfect application by the cuticles. You get the perfect oval. The thin brush does not make it hard to cover the whole nail and does not give streaks. My brush was defect and has one stray hair. The problem is easily solved by turning the brush!
Packaging. It looks good, but I'm a bit irritated about the fact that the top is square, which makes it a bit uncomfortable to hold.
Color&finish: It's a pale, cool toned mint green jelly/cream. The finish is extremely glossy. If you own any products from Clinique in their classic green packaging (i.e. 7 day scrub), that is the color you get. The swatch on their web site is also very accurate.
Overall: I am very satisfied and I love green in combination with brown (My hands are about NC50). Maybe cuz I love trees? I think this color can suit a wide range of skin tones, from pale to dark. Those with warm under tones can benefit from the fact that this polish is cool toned. The contrast makes the color really pop! continued >>
I'd been wanting this color for a few weeks before I actually bought it. I kept hesitating because I had a similar light green polish, and because I hadn't tried any of Illamasqua's polishes. I had no idea about the quality, which was an issue since this is an opaque pastel. I hate fussing with the quirks of an opaque nail polish. But I ended up getting it because it was one of those products that would just drive me crazy if I didn't have it.
The color is really pretty, and I'm obsessive over light green anything. It's the perfect milky, washed out green. Kind of beachy and laid back. For the color alone I'm giving it 2 lippies, because everything else about is lacking.
The formula is terrible. It's very thick and difficult to layer. Applies in streaks. There's just no consistency in how it sets either. I did the best I could to apply it in uniformly thin coats, but it was a mess. I did use a base coat and top coat, with plenty of drying time in between coats. But I ended up having to remove it immediately because it looked so unflatteringly botched. It definitely wasn't just me either; I took it to my pedicure appointment and my nail technician had trouble with it too. She ended up removing it.
This will be my last nail polish purchase from this brand. I'm sorry I can't recommend this because the color is just great.