Monday, 10 February 2014

Barry M Silk Collection Swatches and Review



Hi! Today I have Barry M's first release of 2014 to show you, the Silk collection. I don't know about you but I've been anxiously awaiting some new Barry M since last year! 





Barry M is starting the year off with some fresh pastel shades and I have to say, they're quite a nice palette cleanser. They dry down to a soft matte finish with a slight sheen, which is where the Silk name comes from. I was a bit worried they'd have an overly frosty finish (I'm not a big fan of frost finishes!) but they get away with it because they aren't glossy. 

The formula is quite thin so I'd recommend building up thin coats for perfect coverage (don't overload your brush!) I've used 3 thin coats in all of my swatches, and application is the same throughout the colours. I've included a picture with a glossy top coat as I know some people were interested in that. In my opinion the addition of a top coat brings nothing to the table at all, it just gives them more of a pearl finish. I much prefer them matte and silky!

Mist is a pale blue pastel. 3 thin coats here



With top coat:


Blossom is a soft baby pink. 3 thin coats 



With top coat:


Truffle is a soft tan shade. 3 thin coats



With top coat:


Heather is a pale lavender shade. 3 thin coats




With top coat:


Pearl is, well, a pearly white! 3 thin coats



With top coat:



Lastly is Meadow, a pale spring green. 3 thin coats




With top coat:



While I wouldn't say this kind of polish is my thing exactly, I can't deny the great quality of them, or hide my excitement that Spring is on it's way! 

My picks: Meadow and Heather

Availability

- Launching in Superdrug stores on February 12th
- Launching in Boots stores on February 19th
- Priced £3.99 each

I've also heard that some Tesco stores have these available now!

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20 comments

  1. These are lovely! I wish we had easy access to Barry M polishes here in the States...

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  2. These are such lovely soft shades :)

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  3. I love your nails! The polishes not so much... =)

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  4. Love all these shades! They looks so winterly :)

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  5. Shimmery frosty matte? Yes please! I want all of these... your swatches are lovely, and I like how even with topcoat they aren't overly frosty in the brushstrokey kind of way. I wish Barry M was sold in more countries!

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  6. Truffle is my fave but I fear they may be a bit too frosty for me... Great swatches though

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  7. Wow! I love the colours, but ir's a pity you had to apply three thin coats to become opaque.

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  8. Pretty swatches but this time I'm going to skip this collection. They look a bit frosty to me :)

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  9. Pretty pastels, like a few of the shades and think I'm going to have to pick up Heather, I am a sucker for almost any shade of purple lol.

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  10. I was waiting for some swatches of this new collection, so thank you! The finish is quite particular, and I love the silky look they have. Great job!

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  11. I've been eagerly awaiting the time i can get my hands on these! I don't have a Tesco Extra near me though so I may have to make a trip into town now that they're out in Superdrug... Great swatches :)

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  12. Definitely got my eye on Pearl, Truffle and Meadow! Great spring shades!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    x

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  13. Love these! Wish we could get them here!

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  14. I like them better without topcoat. can't wait to have them in PL! :D

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  15. Didn't realise these were out already. Will definitely be trying them, they look great!

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  16. I picked up Heather yesterday - I really like it! It's exactly the sort of thing I like, although I understand why some people prefer less shimmery colours. Truffle also looks good :-)

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  17. I have Meadow-picked it up as the finish sounded interesting. Will definitely be giving it a try now!

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