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NOTD – Barielle Berry Blue

By on June 10, 2009
in Barielle, Big 3 Free, Blue, Creme
During a convo with Elle (Barielle Spokesperson) a few weeks back we were talking color and about some of the various Shades by Barielle polishes she loves and she couldn’t BELIEVE that I didn’t have Berry Blue. She went on to rave about its amazingness so of course I had to get my hands on it.

Because I do so much swatching for ALU I only have time to do a full manicure about once a week and it’s usually on the weekends. So this past weekend I decided to give Berry Blue and go and Elle was right, it’s incredibly gorg.

Check it out along with its China Glaze cousin, after the jump!

Berry Blue is a smooth as butter navy creme. On the first coat you can see a bit of OPI Glacier Bay Blues tealishness but after the second coat it’s a deep and pure blue. It does lean towards that blue-black territory when you’re not in day/sunlight but for the most part you can always tells it’s blue.

China Glaze Calypso Blue from the Bahama Blues collection is Berry Blues closest living relative. The main difference is that CB dries a bit darker. It would take a fanatic to tell the difference so if you already own CB you probably don’t need Berry Blue but I’m not giving away my bottle any time soon!

Berry Blue retails for $8 on and their ongoing Buy Two Get One Free promotion means you can get three polishes for a little over $5/ea. If you need some enabling, check out my past Barielle reviews.

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  1. Denette says:

    That IS a beautiful blue! Thanks for adding the swatch comp. of CB. I already have CB on my wishlist, so (as tempting as it is) I probably don't need both.

  2. Flavia says:

    Another gorgeous color I'll probably never get a chance to buy.
    Barielle needs to start shipping their polish to the EU (I'm in Italy). :(

  3. Anonymous says:

    what are some of the other Barielle Shades colors recommended by elle?

  4. crotchfairy says:

    The color's fabulous. As much as I like Illamasqua's "Propaganda" I might just go with Barielle's and convince myself they're similar enough.

  5. Rachel says:

    Looks incredibly similar to Bourjois' So Laque! blue mysterieux.

  6. All Lacquered Up says:

    Denette – I agree, you only need one. I think I prefer the formula on the Barielle a little bit better but they're both great.

    Flavia – I'll cross my fingers for Italian distribution.

    Anon – let's see umm, Nauti-Gal, Sweet Addiction, Monique Jet, Coco Bar and Date Night (of course). Those are just off the top of my head.

    Crotchfairy – OMG you and me both on the Propaganda love. I SO want to get my hands on that.

    Rachel – You know I've never seen Bourjois polish. Where do you buy it from?

  7. Rachel says:

    Bourjois is sold in drugstores (and sometimes dept stores) in Europe and Asia. I hope you can get your hands on some of the polishes – Bourjois is so underrated!