It seems I may have spoken too soon when I said that Barry M couldn’t put a foot wrong. From two Gelly collections (and one more coming soon), to awesome glitters, fun textures and more, they’ve been consistently releasing amazing and affordable polishes for a couple of years (in addition to their already substantial range of basic colours). I adore the brand, which is why after this post I am going to erase the Sequin range from my memory, sticking them in a dark recess of my mind labelled ‘tragic blip on an otherwise perfect record’.
More on the general collection after the individual colour images.
‘White’ is a fun collection of glitters, with quite an indie feel to it. This is one coat over a white creme.
A hint of the Deborah Lippmann ‘Candy Shop’ about it, ‘Pink’ is a sheer pink base with the same glitter mix as ‘White’.
This is about as rough as the surface of the moon.
Barry’s recent range of textured polishes were great – not my favourite finish style but they were well executed with a nice fine grain to give a textured but wearable effect. These are far more ‘textured’ with more of a grit like feel rather than a subtle texture. I even had to check with the company that they were supposed to be like this. It’s just too much in one bottle. Massive lumps and chunky glitter makes the whole thing a pain to apply – glitter placement can be hard enough without having to navigate clumpy grit.
Take away the so called texture and these could have been cute layer-able polishes, especially the white which would have been a readily accessible alternative to those quirky white based, multi glitter indies. Without the grit this trio would have been a nice addition to the Barry M polish family. I’m going to go as far as to say that these are a pretty epic failure, and not at all indicative of the high quality brilliance that we normally see from this UK brand. That is why I’m now going to put these out of my mind, forget that they existed, and move on to the summer Gelly polishes which I will be showing you soon.
|Coats||1 of each over chosen base colour, with 1 coat of Gelous on each.|
|Availability||Available now from Superdrug and Boots in ‘hotspots’ (the showcase areas of the cosmetics stands rather than the normal polish part of the stand so I’m told)|
This product was sent for review.