Wednesday, 25 September 2013

REVIEW | Barry M Matte Nail Paint with Swatches*

I have really enjoyed wearing lots of lovely brights and pastel shades this summer from bright pink to mellow yellow.  I don't know about you but I am seriously ready for a change and there is something very refreshing about the neautral colours in this Coffee Shop collection from Barry M.

There are 5 shades Mocha, Caramel, Vanilla, expresso and crush. Each shade is very autumnal and reminds me of all the leaves we will start to see on the ground very soon... bring on the warm cosy jumpers and wooly boots.

So what is the quality of these polishes? Very good, which I have come to expect from barry M and these exceeded my expectations. They are definitely matte, give good coverage and dry quickly.. hoora!

A lovely neautral chocolately Laté shade. Good coverage, apply 3 coats for optimal colour.

The lightest of the collection. Slightly yellow toned. Perfect for work. Apply 3 coats for optimal colour.
A beautiful warm pink toned grey.  Very good coverage, only 2 coats needed.
Fabulously matte black, black. Great coverage, 2 coats will definitely do the job. Halloween nails anyone?
A beautiful deep burgundy toned red. 3 coats for optimal colour.

Overall, I love every single one of these polishes. The best thing about them for me is how quickly they dry. Usually I have to abide by the impatient girls nail painting guide but with these I don't have a problem. The only thing is with matte nail polish that you can't use a normal shiny top coat (unless you want to turn them glossy). Perhaps an idea is to pick up a matte top coat like this one from OPI or follow this video tutorial to make your own. Without a top coat I found these lasted 2 days on my uneven nails.

I predict these will definitely be on a lot of must have lists this autumn winter so get them while they are hot!!

Available from today in Superdrug £3.99

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  1. Danielle O' Malley25 September 2013 at 15:41

    These look fantastic, I've never really gone for Matte polishes but I might give these a go! xx

  2. They look lovely

  3. Loving all of those xx

  4. LOVE the look of vanilla and crush!


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  5. I love the expresso color... I would so wear this... :)

  6. oooh i really want to try these, looks like they'll be a must have this season! xo

  7. These are definitely a good place to start!!

  8. the lighter shades are lovely :-)

  9. I think so!! Hopefully superdrug will do a buy 1 get 2nd half price offer x

  10. :-) they really are pretty and a bit different too x

  11. Vanilla seems to be very popular :-) good choices x

  12. I was going to pick up the crush shade yesterday and I should have - they all look gorgeous :) x


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