Tuesday 4 November 2014

Barry M Autumn/Winter 2014 Aquarium Collection Swatches and Review

Hey everyone! You might remember the Barry M Aquarium Collection from spring of this year, and hopefully you loved it as much as I did. Well, for autumn Barry M has had 2 new additions to the collection, both of which are as lovely as the first set. Unlike my previous review of the first collection, I didn't swatch the duo-chrome, 'Persian' over black, and I think it's interesting to see the differences between the two sets of swatches. The great thing about duo-chromes is that they work well either on their own or over black, so it doesn't really matter either way. The glitter in this collection, 'Atlantis' is also interesting, I've never seen Barry M bring out a glitter with such a multitude of shapes inside.

Barry M - Persian* is a beautiful purple/mauve colour (although it leans more toward purple). This was 2 easy coats without topcoat, and it dried fast and shiny.

Barry M - Persian 

Barry M - Atlantis*, shown over Barry M - Ballerina*, this was one thick coat, but a lot of placement was needed, as can be expected with a glitter like this. I was really impressed with how fast this dried, I managed to pull my shoes on less than 5 minutes later without even smudging them, and that was without topcoat, as in the picture. 

Barry M - Atlantis over Ballerina

Overall, I think the additions work really well both on their own and alongside the original collection. Atlantis* is really unique and I definitely don't own anything similar to either of the colours. 

What do you think? Are you interested in buying any of the additional collection? Let me know in the comments!


  1. the glitter/polish combo is absolutely gorgeous. i love love loveee the glitter polish. must. get. it!

  2. I will definitely be buying both of these beauties

  3. Barry M Atlantis over Ballerina is such a beautiful combination! xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  4. I am totally getting these the next time I'm out shopping!

  5. As pretty much everyone else has said - I'll be grabbing these too! Love 'em!

  6. Persian is stunning! Great swatches :)


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