Thursday, March 13, 2014

Barielle Spring Velvets Collection: Review & Swatches - Part Two

As promised, I've got the second half of Barielle's Spring Velvets Collection to share today! If you missed it, you can check out part one HERE. Let's get to it!

My Week Away is a dusty pink with a subtle iridescent green shimmer. I do wish the shimmer was punched up a bit more, because it looks so cool and different, but the base color here is still pretty too. It's a nice, demure shade that reads pretty nude on me but I'd imagine it would pull more pink on darker skintones. I used three coats here.

Sexy Mood is a muted orchid creme. This is one of my favorites from the collection. It's got this warm undertone to it that's very pretty and unique and I love the dustiness this shade has as well. This would be a great way to rock the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid, if you tend to shy away from brights but still want something fun and on-trend. Sexy Mood photographed slightly too pink-looking here but otherwise these pics are close to color-accurate. This is two coats.

Uptown Girl is a light beige creme. This was a surprise favorite of mine. It didn't interest me all that much in the bottle, but on the nails it was divine! I love how clean and crisp it looks--almost like porcelain! It really brightened up my hands too. This would make a fabulous palette cleanser or a good blank canvas shade for glitter or nail art. I used three coats here.

The formula on all three shades was absolutely excellent! The consistency was perfect, making application a breeze. I'm really liking the Barielle brush too--kind of reminds me of the Deborah Lippmann brushes, which are another favorite.

Of this trio, Uptown Girl was the one to steal my heart, although Sexy Mood is gorgeous as well!  Up next I'll have Spring Velvets' sister collection, Spring Vibrants! As you can probably guess from the name, Spring Vibrants focuses more on brights, as opposed to the more muted and nude shades from Spring Velvets. There are lots of fun colors in store, so I hope to have those swatches up soon!

You can purchase Barielle from their website.

Disclosure: These polishes were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


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