I know I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but I’ve finally succumbed and purchased a Barry M Matte Nail Paint!
I have quite pale skin and I do love a good nude colour so I went for the lightest option – Nude Vanailla, which is a nude grey toned beige, with the slightest hint of lilac. The rest of the colours in this collection are dark, wintry colours including black, brown and burgundy.
As expected the polish has a slightly different consistency to standard polishes, the formula is thicker than a normal polish, I wouldn’t say it was harder to apply, but just slightly different if you’re not used to it. The thickness means it can tend to drag, but once I got that hang of it it was fine to apply. I would say it also takes a bit longer to dry than normal polishes.
I also think the finish is more of a satin than a matte, but I really like it! I messed up my index finger nail so the next day I put another coat on top, and if you look at the above and below pictures you’ll see the polish is really matte on the first day of application then settles to more of a satin finish.
I do really like this polish, I hope they bring some more colours out! Have you tried it?
I hope you enjoyed my review! xxx