Barry M

Barry M


Overall rating
4.1
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82%
would repurchase
4.1
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Overall rating
82%
would repurchase

Recent Barry M Reviews

Classic Glitter Nail Paint - Ethereal Forest
3.0
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3 months ago

Ethereal Forest is a blue-green glitter suspended in clear jelly. I think this is probably more of a topper than a polish in its own right (you would need 3+ coats to build it up). I used 1 coat over Essence Mermaid of the Galaxy (which is the same colour as the glitter, shimmer polish). I am not sure it was the best base, as you can hardly see the glitter. I will try it again in the future but over a darker base (possibly navy). As a rule I am not an extra glitter sort of girl (unless it’s a special glitter), for that reason I wouldn’t repurchase this polish. However, Barry M polishes are very reasonably priced, so I wouldn’t discourage anyone trying it.

Classic Glitter Nail Paint - Ethereal Forest
3.0
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3 months ago

Ethereal Forest is a blue-green glitter suspended in clear jelly. I think this is probably more of a topper than a polish in its own right (you would need 3+ coats to build it up). I used 1 coat over Essence Mermaid of the Galaxy (which is the same colour as the glitter, shimmer polish). I am not sure it was the best base, as you can hardly see the glitter. I will try it again in the future but over a darker base (possibly navy). As a rule I am not an extra glitter sort of girl (unless it’s a special glitter), for that reason I wouldn’t repurchase this polish. However, Barry M polishes are very reasonably priced, so I wouldn’t discourage anyone trying it.


Wet Set Quick Dry Topcoat
5.0
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5 months ago

I've bought and used at least five of these, recommended it to a friend who has bought it and uses it, and will use this as long as it is available! It does exactly what it says - I apply a coat over my colour and it dries so quickly I don't even notice and go about my day. The bottle and brush are of perfect size and width. If I want a plumpy look, I wear another top coat over the top so I use the wet set as a 'drying' top coat, dollop a thick gel effect top coat and then finish off with another coat of wet set. Can't talk it up enough - underrated and at such a brilliant price. The only thing is that the bottle dries and goes gloopy quite fast so I tend to need another one by the time I've used two thirds. I might try putting a few drops of thinner in it next time this happens.

Wet Set Quick Dry Topcoat
5.0
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5 months ago

I've bought and used at least five of these, recommended it to a friend who has bought it and uses it, and will use this as long as it is available! It does exactly what it says - I apply a coat over my colour and it dries so quickly I don't even notice and go about my day. The bottle and brush are of perfect size and width. If I want a plumpy look, I wear another top coat over the top so I use the wet set as a 'drying' top coat, dollop a thick gel effect top coat and then finish off with another coat of wet set. Can't talk it up enough - underrated and at such a brilliant price. The only thing is that the bottle dries and goes gloopy quite fast so I tend to need another one by the time I've used two thirds. I might try putting a few drops of thinner in it next time this happens.

Colour Correcting Kit
4.0
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7 months ago

Purchased this specifically to help conceal dark underarms (upcoming vacation crisis) that no amount of skincare, including hydroquinone seems to be getting rid of. You get 4 cream correctors in this: green to conceal redness, purple for dullness, yellow for pigmentation and orange for dark circles. The problem is...the orange is actually more a red and whatever body foundation or concealer I apply over this I can still see a vivid tinge of red. Well I can't speak for anyone else but dark underarms seem a whole lot more appealing to me than red ones! This could have worked if it wasn't for the fact that these are so pigmented. If you apply one of these you must use heavier makeup than normal or they run the risk of being visible. I've seen reviews online of people using just the color corrector and no foundation or concealer over it and I'm having to ponder whether we're even using the same product! On the plus side you pretty much have in here everything you could ever want in a color correcting palette without having to purchase them separately - which I would have otherwise done. The green one works well for redness around my nose, so long as I use a solid foundation or concealer over it. I haven't had any use for the purple or yellow as of yet but it's good to know they are there...and all for 6 GBP (7.5 USD) in a compact case with a handy mirror and magnetized lid that stops it from opening when it shouldn't.  Selena x ~ My HG list ~ (As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora) 1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil  2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm  3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum  4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser  5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer  6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash  7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)  8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream  9. Moisturizer: ‘Lush' - Enzymion  10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

Colour Correcting Kit
4.0
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7 months ago

Purchased this specifically to help conceal dark underarms (upcoming vacation crisis) that no amount of skincare, including hydroquinone seems to be getting rid of. You get 4 cream correctors in this: green to conceal redness, purple for dullness, yellow for pigmentation and orange for dark circles. The problem is...the orange is actually more a red and whatever body foundation or concealer I apply over this I can still see a vivid tinge of red. Well I can't speak for anyone else but dark underarms seem a whole lot more appealing to me than red ones! This could have worked if it wasn't for the fact that these are so pigmented. If you apply one of these you must use heavier makeup than normal or they run the risk of being visible. I've seen reviews online of people using just the color corrector and no foundation or concealer over it and I'm having to ponder whether we're even using the same product! On the plus side you pretty much have in here everything you could ever want in a color correcting palette without having to purchase them separately - which I would have otherwise done. The green one works well for redness around my nose, so long as I use a solid foundation or concealer over it. I haven't had any use for the purple or yellow as of yet but it's good to know they are there...and all for 6 GBP (7.5 USD) in a compact case with a handy mirror and magnetized lid that stops it from opening when it shouldn't.  Selena x ~ My HG list ~ (As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora) 1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil  2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm  3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum  4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser  5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer  6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash  7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)  8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream  9. Moisturizer: ‘Lush' - Enzymion  10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment