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Barry M Black swatches

Hello! Today I am showing you Barry M Black swatches and also reviewing the polish. As many of you know I have been after the best black nail polish for nail art for a while now and before starting to ask around in the blogging world few weeks ago I decided to buy Barry M Black thinking it would probably be a good one as most of Barry M’s are pretty awesome, however I was about to be disappointed :(

Barry-M-Black-swatches (2)Barry M- Black (2 coats, no topcoat, artificial light).

Don’t get me wrong, it does the job (of looking black) with 2 coats nicely. It’s just it is definitely NOT a good polish for nail art. For nail art you want a polish that is super drooper opaque with only one coat and this polish is not.

Barry-M-Black-swatches (1)Barry M- Black (1 coat, no topcoat, artificial light).

THIS is how sheer it looks with one coat! :( :( :( I was so dissatisfied and regretted buying it before asking smarter bloggers what would be a good black. As a result of asking around i have gotten many recommends and now I just have to start buying them :D Until then I keep using my L.A. Colors Black Velvet, which is good but I’m sure there are even better ones out there.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your Friday! ;)

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12 Comments

  1. @enigma_rambles

    Thanks for sharing this, as for a good cheap opaque black try W7 Black :) much better than this one.
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    • Nail_Lacquer

      I am hitting myself for not ordering it from Fragrance Direct, just placed an order on Wednesday and forgot to add it in the basket :( Never seen it in store tbh.
      My recent post Barry M Black swatches

  2. einalemog

    My go-to black will always be Orly's Matte Vinyl. For me, it's got great coverage, and is generally opaque with one coat; it's a regularly-used undie for me. ;) And it looks amazing both matte & with top coat over it!

    • Nail_Lacquer

      Oooh thanks that sounds good, unfortunately I can't afford orly atm, it's like a tenner per bottle here :(
      My recent post Barry M Black swatches

      • einalemog

        Aww :( Well it is an older colour, hopefully you'll come across it one of these days on sale! It's a great investment! ^_^

  3. Jas (TheHappySloths)

    Personally, I don't think it's that bad because it looks alright after two coats right? I think you best not try revlon knockout then, because that one has the same opacity as this one.
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  4. Brenda

    Hello people, the best black polish is Klean Color black. Ive tried all the top selling brands but I always come back to this. You definitely only need one coat and its fully opaque. Hope you get to try, id be interest in what you think of it.

  5. Amy

    I use Maybelline Color Show's Onxy Rush. Drugstore brand, and perfect for nail art.
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  6. bnasty

    i use the sally hansen xtreme wear black out for all my nail art it's a one coater and cheap to boot!


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