Monday, 30 December 2013

Barry M Matte Crush

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After trying Barry M's Matte Vanilla Nail Paint last month (see here), I was surprised at how much I liked the effect, so wanted to get my hands on Crush, this deep, wine red. For some reason, though, I didn't, but then Christmas day rolled around, and I found a bottle in my stocking from my sister! After not painting my nails in over a month, I thought it was about time I did. I don't feel like Crush is a true matte, but rather a satin, because it still has some shine to it. I'm wearing two coats here, and it didn't brutally highlight any imperfections I have on my nails, so the formula gets a thumbs up from me. I'm not going to test, or comment, on wear time because everyone is different and does different things throughout their days. For me, personally, most polishes last around a week before any major chipping occurs. I found Vanilla to last 4-5 days, if I remember correctly, which isn't too bad. I'm still tempted to apply a topcoat to this to prolong the application, though. I think it'd look great with a high shine.

What do you think of matte nails, and this shade?


  1. I love this effect and the burgundy shade is sooo stylish :o)! Xx

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  2. I really love this shade - it's top of my list to buy, but somehow I always get distracted by something sparklier when I'm in the shop and still haven't managed to grab myself any of these matte polishes yet!

  3. I've always been a bit sceptical of matte nail varnish but this looks absolutely lovely!

  4. I love a good matte shade, I normally have my nails done in black but i find a good deep red is a really nice alternative! Will have to put this on my wants list :-)

  5. My best friend swears by the Matte shades. I'm loving that colour in your post x

  6. Ooh love this, I love matte nail varnishes but I find the matte effect doesn't seem to last. This shade is gorgeous though!
    India xx


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