Barry M Silvery Lilac

I’m slowly getting my way through these new Barry M’s, so gorgeous that I don’t actually want to take them off my nails!! So far I have reviewed Denim, Copper and Teal. Today I have for you Silvery Lilac, which leaves just Black Multi-Glitter to do!

Silvery Lilac is a very gorgeous whimsical kind of polish, much like OPI Not Like The Movies (see comparison at the end of this post!). I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

As you can see, this is no ordinary silver duochrome… Silvery Lilac seems to alternate in different lights between a silvery-grey, a pinky-purple shimmer and a green shimmer, whilst also having the effect of a duochrome in that it looks different depending on the angle you look at it. Dare I call it, a mythical multichrome? It seems to me to be a silvery-grey base, packed with green and pinky-purple shimmer as well as some silver micro-glitter, which adds to the sparkle. Silvery Lilac is beautifully shiny, too, the only reason I put topcoat on was because I accidentally added fingerprints to my nails and didn’t think it was all that nice! Silvery Lilac makes me think of unicorns and beautiful pastel colours and My Little Pony. Lol.

Application:

The photos show 3 coats, although quite honestly it was pretty much opaque at 2. The polish is quite thick, but it doesn’t seem to affect it’s drying time, it actually dried fairly quickly. It does make applying thin coats a little tricky though. It dries to a high shine, so no topcoat necessary.

I did initially think that this one would be very similar to OPI Not Like The Movies. It is similar… but they definitely aren’t dupes. Not Like The Movies errs on the side of frost (it’s more brushstrokey), is a lot more sheer, a lot paler and has much more pink shimmer than Silvery Lilac, whose shimmer is distinctly more purple and base is a lot deeper. Not to mention Silvery Lilac is much more opaque (can you tell which one I prefer?)

Barry M Silvery Lilac Grey Purple Pink Green Silver Blue Multichrome Duochrome OPI Not like the movies comparison unicorn nail polish butter london knackered microglitter UK spring summer 2012 lilac lavender

Index and ring fingers: OPI Not Like The Movies, 3 coats. Middle and pinkie fingers: Barry M Silvery Lilac, 3 coats.

(Sorry this is the best photo I could get, the sun had gone down by this point, I will do a better one in the near future!)

What do you think? Is Silvery Lilac unique enough for you? Which do you prefer – Not Like The Movies or Silvery Lilac? For me, Barry M wins hands down on price, colour payoff, colour itself and finish. Sooo pretty!

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Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.

  • Vic

    Probably my favourite Barry M polish!

    • Me too, from these new ones! xx

  • Very pretty!:)

    • It’s gorgeous! 🙂 x

  • Melana

    I think that this has a nicer shimmer and finish compared to the OPI. I really like the changing colours of this. Mmm yummy!

    • I agree! Infinitely better for the £6.01 price difference! xx

  • I got this one and Teal the other day. I only intended to swatch it but ended up painting all my nails with it because it’s just so pretty! Your pics capture it beautifully too. I’m itching to get hold of the other three, if my local Boots and Superdrug don’t get them in this week I’m setting up camp there! Can’t wait to see how the black glitter looks xx

    • Hehe, it is gorgeous isn’t it! Aww thank you. I hope yours get them in soon – my little Superdrug only had Denim and Copper I think, maybe they’re rolling them out slowly :s xxx

  • emma carr

    Lovely ! you really suit metallic pastel colours 🙂

    • Aww thank you! :))) x

  • Laura Morrall

    I bought this nail varnish the other week but I wasn’t very convinced by the ‘lilac’ part of the name. As I can’t seem to find any lilac in it, no matter what light I view it in! But your pictures show the shade to be different to mine. It looks lovely though 🙂

    By the way I am now following your blog. Hope you will take a look at mine and maybe follow? 🙂

    http://laurasallmadeup.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

    • Oh really, that’s interesting! Mine was very very pinky-lilac! Maybe they are different :s I’d love to see pictures! Taking a look at your blog now 😉 xx

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