Hello! Today I have swatches and the review for the new Barry M Matte Summer Shades! Aren’t they fab?
I have to say I only originally order 4/6 of these colours, but I ended up getting them all! I managed to grab them online at Boots before the official release date! Yay! They’ll be available in Boots stores on June 11th and Superdrug June 4th for £3.99 each.
So here are my swatches and the review! I tried to get a true colour representation in all the photos but this is more difficult than I first thought. Photos all show 2 coats of polish, in order of: bottle shot, without topcoat, with topcoat.
First up is Rhossili which is a fantastic fuchsia purple! It’s highly pigmented and was almost a one-coater, you could probably get away with it if you’re not planning on taking close-ups. Goes on smoothly and the formula is great.
Next we have Waikiki which is an unusual colour and wasn’t in my first batch that I purchased. I decided to go ahead and buy it anyway and was so glad I did. I actually like this colour, it’s a yellowy-green colour but, as you can see from the photos, it’s a little less pigmented than the others and could probably do with 3 coats as it’s still a little patchy. Great colour though, it’s different!
Copacabana is a gorgeous pinky toned red that is opaque in one coat basically. Not sure if this one suits me either! Looks great glossy though.
Cancun is a vivid teal that leans towards green. It was quite a difficult colour to capture on camera but I hope I’ve done it justice! It’s again a highly pigmented polish, a little less so than Rhossili but is prefect in 2 coats. There’s not much to say about this as it has great application and is one of my favourite colours.
Up next is my least favourite colour, Miami, not because it’s not a good polish but simply because I don’t do pink and this is an awful colour for my skin tone: I’m very pale. BUT it applies well and is a 2 coater. I expect most people will love this, it’s just not for me! Sorry I just couldn’t get the bottle shot to show the true colour, but on my nails it’s pretty accurate!
Finally is Malibu, a gorgeous.. well.. blue. I would like to describe it as cornflour but I think it’s slightly darker? I love, love, LOVE this colour. I would have to say it’s my favourite of the collection (closely followed by Rhossili) and I think it’s a must have for summer this year! So bright. Pigmentation is great, as is application.
Overall, I think this collection is great. The colours are bright and fun and there’s not really a polish I don’t like in relevance to this! The only issue I had was with Waikiki for coverage but all these polished dry super fast and so a third coat won’t take long at all. One thing I will say is that they seem slightly less matte than their previous Classic Matte Collection BUT they’e still matte, don’t get me wrong. If you’re not a fan of matte, just pot a top coat over and they’re still fantastic colours for summer.
I hope you enjoyed this! I enjoyed swatching them and I can’t wait to wear them this summer.
See you soon! 🙂
P.S. If you were wondering what top coat I used it’s Glisten & Glow’s HK Girl – Fast Drying & Super Shiny Top Coat! I absolutely love this product, it does exactly what is described! Make sure to visit her site and follow her on instagram for more of her products.