Barry M Magnetic Blue and Moon Dust

By on May 25, 2016 in Reviews , Swatches , Vintage nail polish

Another Barry M post within a week! I promise I am not being paid by Barry M or anything, it is just a coincidence. This time I am showing Barry M Magnetic Blue and Moon Dust. They are from a quite old Barry M collection and therefore belong to the vintage polish feature.

Barry M Magnetic Collection

Metallic finish polishes are full of tiny metallic particles that respond to magnet and form different shapes when a magnet is held over the wet polish. The pattern appearing depends on the shape in the magnet.

Magnetic polishes were huge a few years ago and most of the high street brands released magnetic collections. Overall I’d say the magnetic look has not been very popular in the recent years amongst nail enthusiasts. These days they are rarely seen being featured on blogs.

Barry M Magnetic Blue and Moon Dust both belong to the Barry M Magnetic Collection that was released in 2012. It appears that the shades are retired now as unavailable from the usual Barry M retailers. However, I found them both from my local Poundland with the bargain price of £1.

Magnetic Blue is from the first Barry M Magnetic collection and Moon Dust from the second. I found the information from Polly Polish who even swatched a few. I would defo like to get hold of the whole second collection as the finishes seem very unique.

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Barry M Magnetic Blue

Blue Moon is a dark blue shimmer polish with magnetic finish. On the swatches I am wearing two coats of the polish. Instead of using the magnet in the cap, I used a fridge magnet aiming to achieve a similar look to Nail Art Sakura who used Bow Nail Polish magnetic collection here.

I struggled to get the look as evident as hers but it still looks pretty amazing. Again, a lot cooler in real life than on the photos as the magnet gives the nails a certain debth that just doesn’t transfer to the images.  The usual cap pattern looks rubbish compared to that.

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Barry M Moon Dust

Moon Dust is a golden shimmer polish full of tiny gold flakes. Again, I used the same technique as above wearing two coats of polish and top coat. I noticed that when applying top coat the magnetic particles kinda ‘swim’ around a bit and therefore holding the magnet again improves the finish.

I wasn’t too keen on the magnetic look with the Moon Dust. I think it’s because in my eyes gold and silver just doesn’t look good together. It’s nice on the macro shots but from further away it looks a bit meh.

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So what do you think of Barry M Magnetic Blue and Moon Dust ? Do you even like magnetic polishes? I would love to have the full collection now that I have had a little play with these two :)

Thanks for reading! xxx

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