Sunday, 3 November 2013

Barry M Matte Vanilla

I've worn neon nail polishes that dry to a satin finish before, but Barry M's Matte Vanilla is my first 'proper' matte. I'm surprised at how much I like the matte effect, actually, because I hate every other texture that's not shiny or glitter! Fluff and sand are the ones I really can't stand. I think Vanilla is a great nude for my skin tone. I'd describe it as a muted nude that looks grey in certain lights, and it even has some lilac tones in there at times. I'd heard a few people say that the first coat kind of separates and looks oily, but a second evens everything out. I didn't experience this at all, and could have left a few nails with just one coat on. I ended up applying two on all of them so they looked the same shade, though. It dried very quickly, and was one of the easiest polishes I've applied recently. Matte polishes are known to accentuate any flaws you have on your nails, so I gave them a good buff beforehand, and that seemed to do the job.

I'm surprised at how much I like this polish, and want to get Crush and Espresso next! What do you think? Are you a fan of matte nails? If not, you can always apply a topcoat over them!


  1. I love this polish too. I've only got vanilla at the moment, but now I really want the others as well

    Claire x

  2. I love the matte effect, I know it's not for everyone but particularly these neutral shades work really well! Xx

  3. I love this colour and the matte effect, i think i need it!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  4. I love this, it's one of the only nudes I've ever liked!

  5. Wow, this looks amazing!!! I need it as well:)

  6. I love the matte shades at the minute and vanilla is a gorgeous colour x

  7. Love this matte colour, so pretty. I have only ever tried a matte black look but I need to widen my matte collection. My friend just bought a raspberry matte shade from Barry M which was SO pretty..worth a look.
    Becka x

  8. I think this is my favourite shade from the new matte range, it's lovely :)
    Amy x
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