Product Review: Barry M Nail Paint in Pink Flamingo

Name: Nail Paint in Pink Flamingo
Brand: Barry M
Size: 10ml
Price: £2.95

From Barry M’s website:
Choose from over 50 different shades, Covering the whole colour spectrum-from pure white to decadent red. There are metallic pearls, matts and shimmering finishes to suit every mood and taste. All Nail Paints are in a quick-drying base suitable for natural or acrylic nails. We always recommend the use a basecoat before applying any coloured Nail Paint.

What I liked:
– available in lots of colors in different finishes
– good color payoff
– creamy formula, not streaky
– shiny finish
– lasts a few days with a good top coat
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– can stain nails if you don’t use a good base coat
– some may think it isn’t longlasting enough as it lasts 4 days with a top coat

You all know how much I like Barry M products. They come in so many beautiful colors, are good quality but inexpensive and the Nail Paints are no exception.  There are more than 50 different shades, in pearl, matte and shimmery finishes, to choose from, and they only cost £2.95! Today I want to talk about one of my favourite nail polish shades ever. It’s from Barry M (obviously lol) and it’s called Pink Flamingo.

Pink Flamingo is a beautiful bright pink shade with coral undertones and a shiny finish that is perfect for summer. It’s looks almost neon, but not quite. Overall, it is a very unique shade and despite being a sucker for pink polishes, I have never seen nor own anything that looks like it. It’s definitely one of the colors that I wear more often on my nails as I just can’t get enough of it. It’s a truly stunning and summery color!

The formula is lovely too. Its creamy consistency applies easily and smoothly without streaking and having good color payoff, two coats are more than enough to get the same color as it looks in the bottle. Plus, it dries quite quickly too so you don’t have to wait ages before you can start using your hands again.

As for the staying power, if you use a good top coat, you’ll get at least 4 days of wear with this polish. After that, it starts to chip for me. Also, keep in mind that I’m very hard with my nails: I type a lot, I wash my hands a lot, do housework and generally can’t keep them still. So I’d say that if you’re gentler with your hands than I am, Pink Flamingo may last longer on you.

Now, the bad. Because Pink Flamingo is so pigmented and bright, it could stain your nails if you don’t use a good base coat underneath, as recommended by Barry M on their website. As I mentioned above, I use this shade a lot with a cheap base coat from L’Oreal underneath and it has never stained my nails. Unfotunately poor Rowena from Cosmetic Candy wasn’t so lucky. Still, I think that if you use it with the right base coat, you’ll love this shade as it is truly gorgeous and with a really lovely formula.

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I’m in love with Barry M Nail Paint in Pink Flamingo. A vibrant coralish pink with a shiny finish, it’s one of the most beautiful colors I have ever seen. Quite pigmented (2 coats are enough), the formula applies like a dream and the polish lasts about 4 days with a top coat. However, you need to use a good base coat underneath this or it may stain your nails.

Rating: 4/5

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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Trisha, that’s a shame. The color is absolutely stunning but you wouldn’t really enjoy it without a base coat.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Makeup Morsels, I love to find great makeup products at affordable prices and share them with my readers. This shade is really unique, it’s a shame the coral undertones aren’t more edvident in the photo but it’s truly lovely, you’ll love it. :)

  1. fuzzyleo says

    Barry M has some really beutiful colours: unfortunately, some (the greens, mostly) can stain your nails even with a base coat!! I’d suggest a double layer of base coat, just to be on the safe side…

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Fuzzyleo, that’s too bad. I love their nail polishes and never had a problem with them staining my nails but maybe that’s because I’m usually generous with base coat application. Thanks for the tip. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Xin, it’s beautiful, isn’t it? Definitely one of the prettiest nail polish shades I have ever seen. That’s too bad though. I think their website ships worldwide but I’m not 100% sure though. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Tammy, it’s unfair they’re not more easily available worldwide. They’re products are amazing and so cheap. I think it’s the coral undertones in it that appeal to those that don’t love pink too much. They make it a very unique shade. :)

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