Friday, 6 December 2013

NOTD: Matte Crush

Placing a little online order from Boots last week, I ended up adding a couple of extra items to my basket to qualify for free collection from instore; one of them was Barry M's Nail Paint in 'Crush', from their A/W Matte Collection. I posted about 'Mocha' a while ago and was really impressed with the formula, so I had been looking forward to picking up a couple more shades and this was the perfect opportunity! The formula of 'Crush' wasn't quite so smooth, and I found it went on quite patchy with the first coat, although the second coat neatened everything up nicely and dried reasonably quickly to a gorgeous, matte finish. I do find that the matte finish of these polishes (and indeed, every matte I've tried) tends to wear off after a couple of days, but there's no denying this is a gorgeous shade. Below you can see two coats over OPI's Nail Envy, with no top coat; I apologise for the photos, it's so dark at the moment! The photos with flash show the colour quite nicely, but I also included the bottom right one without flash just for reference.
Barry M Matte Crush NOTD
'Crush' is available from Boots, Superdrug or direct from Barry M, priced at £3.99 for 10ml of product.
What do you think of 'Crush'? Do you like matte nail polishes, or do you prefer the "traditional" glossy finish?

xo
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8 comments:

  1. That is a lovely shade Jess, I wish my nails were longer as there have been a few nail polish releases recently that I want to try, this included.
    Amy xA Little Boat Sailing

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  2. I love this polish, and I love the matte effect too. It's really different to anything I own already

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  3. that is an amazing shade. and the matte effect made it even lovelier!! barry m is amazing!!

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  4. This is such a pretty shade, love the matte effect! x

    Telina | Love, Telina

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  5. I love it! It looks so pretty, I've heard so many good things about Barry M nail polishes! I'll definitely pick up some when I come to England next time :)

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  6. I really like matte nail polishes, there's something about them that always look so chic! This is a great shade & worth persevering with the slightly patchy application because the final result is beautiful!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  7. great review would love to try this :D

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