Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Swatches & Review

Friday, 10 April 2015

PR Sample

Happy Friday everyone. I am loving having time off, still one week of Easter holidays to go. I went shopping earlier and got some new spring clothes, my fave of which was this Floral Waterfall jacket from Dorothy Perkins.

As promised in yesterdays Barry M summer product preview (read here), I have swatches and a review of the new Sunset nail paints.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection

Info about this collection from Barry M;

Barry M’s new Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint and Topcoat deliver the look and resilience of pro salon gel nails without a UV lamp or the expense! All you need is a Sunset colour and the Sunset Topcoat – no need for a basecoat as the special formulation bonds to the nail like a gel in daylight but can still be removed with a regular remover.

Sounds amazing right? It's a simple 2 part 'at home' gel manicure with promises up to 10 days of wear.

A lot of people have been asking all sorts of questions about the 'daylight curing'.

Q. What does cure with daylight mean?
A. It means that the polish (similar to gel polish) will get harder when it is exposed to UV light (UV is part of the spectrum of light that is emitted from the sun, so it is around us all the time, we just can't see it). The more the polish is exposed to daylight, the harder it will get and the longer it should last. This will occur through you wearing the polish and does not mean you need to hold you hands up to the light.

Q. Will still harden if it's not sunny?
A. Yes because there is still a huge amount of UV light hitting the earth's surface from the sun, hence it being daytime so the polish will still cure.

Q. Do I need to put my nails under a light/lamp?
A. No, these polishes use natural daylight to cure, so unless you live in the darkest, pitch black cave, the light coming in through your window will be sufficient enough to help the polish harden.

If any one had any other questions, a quick Google should help you.

Right, back to the polishes. The Sunset collection consists of 7 colours and a matching topcoat. It says there is no need to wear a basecoat, although for staining purposes you may want to (but beware that this may affect lasting time). The topcoat only promises to work with this range of nail paints and no others from the Barry M line. Thats a shame, especially for people like me with a LOT of other Barry M colours.

Like the Spring Speedy Quick Dry polishes (review here). these nail paints have the new large, rounded brush. This makes application a dream, especially for people with large nails.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection Topcoat

Drying time for all polishes was fast, each layer (applied thinly) dried quickly, the formula was buttery smooth and the finish before topcoat was plump and full. You couldn't ask for any more from a nail polish.

First up I have Can't Get You Out Of My Red which is a classic pillar box red. This is more of a jelly consistency (think Blood Orange Gelly) and builds perfectly in 2 coats and I added the Sunset Topcoat to finish.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Can'y Get You Out Of My Red

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Can'y Get You Out Of My Red

You Drive Me Navy is a gorgeous bold Navy creme. It looks fab with 1 coat and if you have small nails thats all you may need. However I added a second coat to smooth any patches and then the Sunset Topcoat to finish.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - You Drive Me Navy

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - You Drive Me Navy

Do It Like A Nude is a creamy goddess of a polish. It's very sheer compared to the others and required 3 coats (and topcoat) but it looked amazing on. I know that those people with strict uniform rules at work will be all over this one, in fact it was sold out in both my local superdrug stores so I imagine they all ready are!

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Do It Like A Nude

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Do It Like A Nude

Peach For The Stars is a bright peach creme that leans pink. It is so beautifully bright that it almost borders on neon. I had so much trouble trying to get a colour accurate picture of this that I had to wait until it was super sunny outside and snap one then. I used 2 coats and topcoat.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Peach For The Stars

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Peach For The Stars

The Way You Make Me Teal is a bright teal creme. I needed 2 coats for full coverage and then added the Sunset topcoat to finish.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - The Way You Make Me Teal

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - The Way You Make Me Teal

I've Been Pinkin' is a super bright Bubblegum pink, which like Peach For The Stars, borders on neon in bright light. I used 2 coats plus topcoat for full coverage.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - I've Been Pinkin'

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - I've Been Pinkin'

Fuchsia Generation is a deep raspberry creme. I loved this colour in the bottle but was not that keen on it when on. I don't know if it was my skin tone, the fact it's was darker than the rest or because I had spent 4 hours swatching (I had to re-swatch 3) by the time I got round to it. Either way, the polish itself can't be faulted. The formula was amazing and again, those with smaller nails could get away with 1 but I needed 2 coats.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Fuchsia Generation

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint Collection - Fuchsia Generation

Sunset Topcoat - I used this topcoat (2 thin layers) over each of the colours above and I have to say it's amazing. It dries quickly, looks like a gel topcoat and feels like a gel topcoat. It's a gorgeous product from Barry M and makes this collection a real stroke of genius.

So, as far as first impressions go, I am very impressed Barry M, very impressed. I will update you when the manicure starts to chip and then again after 10 days.

Tips for application:

  • No basecoat,
  • Thin coats of colour
  • Allow coat to dry before applying any others
  • 2 thin coats of topcoat
  • Seal all free edges


I know some people were not blown away by the colours, however the idea with this collection was not to showcase some amazing new shades, it was to release some classic favourites in this new long wear system. I know that these will do well and I have no doubt Barry M have already planned new colours in this range. If it lives up to the '10 day' wear promise, I can see this being some of their best selling nail paints.

You can buy these NOW from BarryM.com (international shipping) and Superdrug for £4.99 each. Boots will start selling these from 15th April.

So what do you think? Will you be buying these? I'd love to know what you think.

8 comments:

  1. I want all of these!! Definitely going to have to pick up Peach For The Stars, I've Been Pinkin', and Fuchsia Generation. Your previous post has also made me want all of the summer Barry M releases, looking forward to those!

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    1. Glad you like the post. Those colours are all beautiful, but Do It Like A Nude is a surprise fave. It's so pretty on. The summer Speedys look amazing, I also want them all! xx

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  2. This is on the list! I really want to try it out as my nail varnish chips so easy no matter what. The nude and fuchsia look amazing.

    Kavita
    www.truehaven.co.uk

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    1. You'll love them, the nude is one of my faves. It's lasted for 4 days now with no chips for me. Vicky xx

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  3. The peach one looks great on you! I also really love the bright pink and the raspberry shade. Now I'm seeing all the pictures I'm totally sucked into this collection, the shiny finish just looks so sleek and professional.

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    1. Thanks Amy, those colours are lovely. I know the nude doesn't look like anything special but I am loving it loads. I would highly recommend this collection x

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