Wednesday 2 July 2014

Barry M - Summer 2014 Matte Collection Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! Today is the second instalment in my Barry M posts that I'll be doing for the rest of this week, you can see my palm tree nails from yesterday using their matte topcoat here. I absolutely love the new Summer Matte collection from Barry M, they're great for nail art and you've already seen 2 examples in my floral fox nails and my palm tree nails from yesterday. They're also really good quality and opacity. They're not as matte as their autumn collection, but I don't really mind as I'll mainly be using them for nail art, or I can put the matte topcoat over the top if I really need them to be hugely matte.

Cancun* is a gorgeous teal colour, this was 2 coats. The first coat was more matte than the second and if you can get away with 1 you may prefer to do that. 

Next is Copacabana*, which you may recognise from my floral fox nails, this was 2 easy coats. Again, the first coat was more matte than the second. You might be able to get away with 1 if you really tried

Malibu* was 2 easy coats. I found this to remind me more of a leather effect than matte actually, but I like how it looks.

Miami* was 2 easy coats again. I used these in my palm tree nails, just like Malibu* (above)

Rhossili* was 2 easy coats, but I feel I could have easily got away with just the one

And finally is Waikiki*, a gorgeous lime green colour, you might recognise it from my Wimbledon nails. This was 2 easy coats.

I really love this collection. I'd have loved it if there was a yellow but apart from that it's great. I don't really mind that it's less matte than the last collection, I find it actually looks a bit better! These retail at £3.99 each and you can find them in Boots and Superdrug now, and on Barry M's website.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I have Cancun & Rhossili and love them both, I really like the look of Malibu & Waikiki too! Fab swatches :)

    Jess xo

  2. two (blue and lighter pink) are both labelled as Malibu? great colours :)

  3. Wow!! This looks like a great new collection!

  4. I wasn't sure I wanted to try these, but these pics have changed my mind. I'm glad I've found your blog.
    Rachel xx

  5. These look really nice, and I love your short nails. They look great with such bright colours on.

  6. I love the finish of these polishes! I think Cancun, Malibu and Miami are my favourites! :)


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