Sunday, 24 January 2016

NEW: Barry M Mani Mask

I wasn't sure what to think when I first laid eyes on these? I don't have a particular issue with my nails, they're strong and not stained (always use a proper base coat, people!). But I can't resist new stuff, as we all know... The sales pitch is;

"Formulated to Camouflage, Colour & Condition, it's available in Bashful (a light baby pink) and Birthday Suit (a creamy nude) for a semi-matte finish that cares for nails while helping them look great too!"

I went for the colour "Bashful".

I just did 1 coat here and let it dry. The polish has a minute shimmer to it, perhaps these are some kind of colour neutralising pigments? The shimmer is invisible once it's dry though. I used no base coat as it's a 'treatment', and no top coat. I am in two minds over how matte the finish is; it's nice and neutral but also it's just that bit too matte to look natural?

It does successfully camouflage the natural nail colour and makes them look a more flawless. As I am so unfaithful to nail products I can't comment on the conditioning part! I think that this is a great choice for those who 'live wild' with their nail polish on the weekends but need it toned down during the week! It will likely hide staining from blues/greens and bright reds, and will probably make a nice pedicure too for summer toes.

I rate it 4 of 5, mainly because I feel the matte finish is a bit too matte to look natural! I will definitely wear this again though on those day I need incognito nails :) Now what I really need is some hardcore cuticle camouflage that makes my cuticles flawless...


Cali369 said...

It's an interesting finish. I wonder how well it would work as a base coat, like Barielle Natural Nail Camoflage

Lina-Elvira said...

I was wondering that - may have to do an experiment!

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Lina-Elvira said...

Nope - no use as base coat - it seems to create bald spots and drags! :(