Saturday, November 12, 2011

Barry M Dusky Mauve

It's Saturday! How's your weekend going so far? Unfortunately, I have to study most of this weekend because exams are starting next week. The first one will be an easy one, but after that it's gonna be hell, so expect a lot of slacking off from my part on this blog. But until then there will be plenty of posts like the one from today that features the (in)famous Barry M Dusky Mauve. 

indoors, artificial light
If you haven't heard of this polish yet, let me tell you that it is famous for being a perfect dupe for Chanel Paradoxal. Now I don't own the Chanel to do a comparison, but I've seen pictures on other blogs that confirm this. This color is very hard to describe. It's a greyed out purple with a hidden shimmer. According to this guide, I would rate it as an iridiscent finish. I don't know how this is with the Chanel, but the shimmer is really hidden in this one. It's hardly visible in bright light and only in certain angles. I was very disappointed by this fact. Look at how gorgeous it looks in the bottle! 

But on the nail, not so much. I found myself looking at some plain mauve nails almost the whole time I wore it. For these pictures I used artificial light and no lightbox to capture at least an idea of the shimmer, but it was very hard. 

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Application was great. I really love the formula and the brush of the Barry M polishes. Perfectly opaque in two easy coats and fast drying. I can't comment on the wear time because I only wore it for two days. 

I'm not sure I'm gonna wear this again. Don't get me wrong, I love Barry M polishes and would love (and will get) a lot more of them in the future. I just didn't feel it with this one. Maybe I will find somebody that enjoys it more than me (like my mom or something). What do YOU think? 


  1. I understand what you mean. It's nice, but doesn't WOW me.

  2. Love the color so pretty. Actually after applying this nail paint your hands look so beautiful.....

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  3. its gorgeous on you!!!:3 I like how it looks on you!!


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