Barielle New York at Night Collection - Swatches, Review & Nail Art
I was recently sent the Barielle New York at Night collection, along with some other goodies, for my honest review and feedback. I've had a chance to swatch these five shades as well as use them for nail art, and today I'm sharing my thoughts.
Before these polishes, my only other experience with Barielle came in the form of a hand-me-down shade that my cousin gave me many years ago, that I happen to absolutely love. It's called "Falling Star", a bright blue creme with small orangey-copper square glitter throughout. Pretty unique for a mainstream brand, and if memory serves, my bottle must be at least 8 years old! Check out Polish Hound's review for beautiful photos and nail art using this throwback shade. Better yet, Barielle still carries the shade in their new formula and you can buy it in their shop!
Anyway, onto the new shades. Barielle still offers their classic formula, but the collection I have for you today is in the newer Prosina™ formula, specially formulated to strengthen nails. I only wore these shades long enough to swatch so I can't speak to the strengthening, but I was very impressed by color and formula.
Before we get into the swatches, I wanted to mention that Barielle is currently offering 20% off site wide, plus free shipping, now through December 8, 2016. Just use the code HOLIDAY20 at checkout. Now on to the swatches!
Ribbon & Lace
Described as a "creamy muted teal", this shade was nearly a one-coater! Great coverage and an extremely creamy formula made this polish a breeze to apply. I love this muted shade for any time of year. It would be great for turquoise stone nail art! 2 coats + topcoat.
This creamy blue wears on the nails just a bit darker than it looks in the bottle. The first coat was strange, applying a bit watery and patchy and making me think I'd need three coats, but the second coat covered everything and leveled out. My photo shows this a bit darker than it truly is. 2 coats + topcoat.
Allie's Lace Cover Up
Described as a "muted dusty pink", this shade is a nice palette cleanser. It happens to be my personal least favorite of the bunch, only due to formula. While the other shades are creamy and self leveling, this one require an extra coat and went on a bit patchy. If you love the color though, it's totally workable. 3 coats + topcoat.
Described as a "creamy rust with a hint of pink", this creme is gorgeous! My personal favorite from the collection, the formula is very creamy and self leveling. There's also a stealth pink shimmer that while not very noticeable on the nail, gives it a sort of velvety appearance. 2 coats + topcoat.
In the Nick of Time
Described on Barielle's website as "a deep plum", I'd call this more of a deep wine or blood red. This is the only shade of the collection that's more of a crelly than a true creme and it's EXTREMELY pigmented. Great formula, coverage and high shine. You can see every detail of my lamp in the reflection! 2 coats + topcoat.
Leopard Nail Art Using Vintage Gown, Ribbon & Lace and Pretty Woman
For some reason these three shades really stood out to me for nail art. Since I loved Vintage Gown the most, I decided to use that for my base and apply simple leopard print spots using Ribbon & Lace and Pretty Woman. I used a dotting tool to create the spots.
Overall, I was very pleased with all of these shades, aside from the imperfect formula of Allie's Lace Cover Up (pink). My favorite is easily Vintage Gown! That rusty shade is totally unique in my collection and the formula was perfect. Ribbon & Lace and In The Nick of Time are tied for my second favorites.
You can pick up the entire New York at Night collection from Barielle's website, linked below. Don't forget that Barielle is currently offering 20% off site wide, plus free shipping, now through December 8, 2016. Just use the code HOLIDAY20 at checkout. Thanks for reading!