L.A. Girl Metal Millennium Review & Swatches

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

I feel a little inadequate following a review on a $52+ polish with one on a $2.24 color. Wow. Just writing that makes me feel like a big cheapo! But you know what? L.A. Girl Metal Millennium definitely proves you shouldn’t judge a polish by its price tag.

The grape-juice purple looks pretty in the bottle. I didn’t expect that color to transfer onto my nails though. It totally proved me wrong! It’s not Unicorn Pee by any means, but I guess it can be Barney’s Blood? (Sounds a bit morbid!)

I’m not head-over-heels in love with the color though. However, I find the formula to be super impressive. So if you really like this color, don’t hesitate to get it!

L.A. Girl Metal Millennium Swatches & Pictures

*~* 2 Coats with Top Coat in Natural Light *~*

*~* 2 Coats with Top Coat in Flash *~*


    Lustrous finish
    Wearable color

Key Notes

  • Name: L.A. Girl Metal Millennium
  • Amount: 0.47 fl. oz. or 14ml
  • What I Paid:$2.24 USD (20% off; retails for $2.80)
  • Price Per Unit: $4.77/fl. oz. or $0.16/ml
  • Other L.A. Girl Metal Colors Available: Sterling Silver, Gold Plated, Pink Steel, Chromium Green, Brass, Deep Sea Mica, Iron Red, Bronze Medal, Alkaline Blue, Copper Alloy, Antique Gold, Graphite, Obsidian, Trilogy, Metallic Olive
  • Where to Buy: L.A. Girl website, Cherry Culture

LA Girl Millennium Review

Color & Finish

LA Girl Millennium is a medium purple that reminds me of grape juice. Even though it’s pretty with a foil finish that adds visual interest, I kind of find this a little plain. I’d actually prefer it to be deeper or lighter. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just picky about my grape juice.

Opacity & Coverage

Here’s where L.A. Girl Millennium knocks me over unconscious: One coat gave me full coverage and complete opacity. My jaw literally dropped! I applied two to see if it darkens the color, but it doesn’t. Just one coat gives you the shade you see in the swatches.

Formula & Application

Applies like purple liquid metal! LA Girl Metallic Millennium is thin enough to spread easily and even itself out on the nail, but it’s thick enough to provide incredible coverage – without clumps, bumps or ugly polish lumps.

And unlike a lot of metallics, LA Girl Millennium isn’t streak-prone. It goes on smoothly and evenly and dries as such!

Plus, it dries lightning fast. It took maybe 5-7 minutes before it doesn’t feel tacky to the touch, and I could apply another coat without worry.


Nothing spectacular, but nothing out of the ordinary. The brush stem isn’t too long, and the brush does a good job of distributing the polish evenly. I do like how the cap is larger though because it gives me better grip.

  • Formaldehyde-, DBP- & toluene-free
  • Easy to apply
  • Dries quickly
  • Great coverage/opacity
  • Cool foil finish

  • The purple isn’t super unique, IMO

Final Verdict: 9/10

I don’t love this purple, but I still think it’s very pretty. And the foil finish definitely adds nice depth to it. Maybe I’m just in a weird mood right now since I usually love me some purps!

What do you think of this color? Have you tried other LA Girl nail polishes?


4 thoughts on “L.A. Girl Metal Millennium Review & Swatches

    1. Fiona Post author

      Thanks, mellinail! And thanks for joining our blog. 🙂

      I’ve read that other colors from the Metal collection are sheer and are definite misses. I may have been lucky with Millennium – it’s the first LA Girl polish I’ve tried!

      Which LA Girl polishes do you have and recommend? And which ones should I avoid like the plague?

    1. Fiona Post author

      Hi Ruthe! I know, huh! I couldn’t believe it, either. I didn’t go into it with high expectations seeing as how cheap it was. Glad I got it though! 🙂


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