You know what I love about Barry M’s Nail Paints? The names! I LU-ove the simplicity of their naming system. Tangerine, Racing Green, Red Wine, Orchid, etc. Don’t get me wrong; fun, tongue-in-cheek names are great too but when I have to rack my brain to remember what the actual polish color is because the cutesy name has nothing to do with the color, it’s frustrating. There’s nothing hard in remembering Coral.
So recently Barry M released some new Nail Paint shades; Mint Green, Bright Purple, Fuchsia, Block Orange, Acid Yellow. After hearing about Mint Green being a dupe for one of the season’s must-have but sold out shades, MAC Peppermint Patti, I had to see for myself. Check it out, along with Bright Purple and Cyan Blue, after the jump!
As I said the last time I reviewed Barry M, the formula is thick with pigment but it flows evenly on the nail. Mint Green did need a third coat but the others were perfect in two.
Mint Green isn’t a dead on MAC P.P. dupe but it’s close enough that you’d have be looking for the differences to notice. For me, it’s actually better than P.P. because of the formula. Mint Green applies like a dream which makes it the winner in my book.
Cyan Blue is exactly as the name implies, it’s the shade on the outside of the cyan printer refill box. I went looking for an existing polish that’s even remotely close and came up empty handed. If you took China Glaze Aqua baby and added a bit of white and a drop or two of blue, like OPI Just Groovy, you may come close. To make a long story short, I LOVE IT!
Bright Purple is a vivid, Barney-esque hue, only without the annoying songs and children following it around. It’s uber glossy, perfect for summer toes and a great addition to my collection.
Nail Paints by Barry M retail for Â£2.95 and can be purchased online directly from BarryM.com. The Â£8 US Shipping charge is a bit prohibitive but get a group order going or save up for a major haul and it’s worth it. Trust!
Have any of you tried Barry M since I first reviewed them? What do you think?