I had to work some overtime on the weekend and with that, I was moving some computers and I broke not just one but two nails! So for the next while, I am going to space out my posts to make them last while my nails grow back - haha! But I did get my Rainbow Honey order so I'll be doing an unveiling of what was in my Mystery Pack! (Love them Mystery Packs.) Anyway, I've got a brand new brand (haha) to show off on the blog today - I have some nail polish from Barry M! You've probably heard the name before as all of our UK friends seem to have them in the spotlight. My BFF who lives in London now brought a random handful to me for Christmas! So here's Barry M's debut here on Claw of Cthulhu.
This is Crush, a Barry M Matte Nail Paint. It's a deep bloody red - application wise, it goes on fairly smooth and even. My swatch is in two coats, no top coat - so this is the natural finish:
I am not sure if I am too crazy over the matte finish - this is the first matte nail polish I've owned that isn't black. I feel like matte black really works but for a shade like this, I feel like it kicked it down a notch and made it less dynamic. It seems really low key. To bring it up to life, I added OPI Pure 18K White Gold Top Coat and I liked it a LOT better. I think it made a huge difference:
Overall, I found my first Barry M polish to be great application wise, but I wasn't too big of a fan of the natural finish with the shade of the polish. Turning it into a glossy polish made all the difference for me.
What do you think of Barry M? Have you tried any of their polishes? Is the matte trend over, or are you still into it?