Hello! Today I'm back with another swatch my untrieds post that was never posted, this time full of Barry M polishes. The first polishes I ever purchased for myself were from Barry M, so I definitely consider them my 'gateway' brand - as well as my favourite drugstore/mainstream brand, if not my favourite overall. I have well over 100 Barry M polishes, including numerous untrieds. Read on for full swatches of four of them!
First up is 'Blueberry', a bright blue from the Gelly Hi-Shine line. This has a gorgeous formula. It is smooth and easy to apply, and very opaque on the first coat. It was slightly streaky, but a quick second coat evened everything out. Being a Gelly, this dries lovely and glossy. Below is two coats without topcoat.
'Dragon Fruit' is a soft but bright pink with a subtle shimmer. This is another Gelly polish. It is smooth and easy to apply, although is a bit sheer and streaky on the first coat. A second coat builds up the opacity nicely. I did add a third coat for some minor streaks. Again this dries glossy. Below is three coats without topcoat.
Next is 'Poppy', a rich berry red with a bright pink shimmer. This is from the Silk line, which all have a matte satin finish. It applies really smoothly and easily, and is almost a one coater. It was the slightest bit patchy, so I added a second. You could easily get away with just one thicker coat. This dries nice and quickly to the satin finish. Below is two coats without topcoat.
I also added a quick coat of topcoat to show the difference. It really makes that shimmer pop.
Last is 'Lime Green', a lime green (unsurprisingly!) from the older classic line. This has more of a jelly finish, which I didn't realise until putting it on. It is very sheer but applies smoothly and evenly. It builds up a nice amount in three coats, although if you wanted it completely opaque I'd suggest a white base. This dries glossy. Below is three coats without topcoat.
What do you think? I just love Barry M polishes! I've never tried a polish from either the Gelly line that I haven't liked, they have such reliable formulas. 'Poppy' is the only one of the silk line that I ever bought and now I want more! As for 'Lime Green', I may be alone but I'm digging it - it's fun! I think it could be blinding over a white base!
You can find a wide range of Barry M polishes on their website here. You can also find them on the Superdrug website here, and Boots website here.
Hope to see you in the next post!
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