Barry M have brought us three new ‘Chameleon’ shades – polishes which apply in one colour, then, when you add a clear polish/topcoat, they change to be a different colour. So far I’ve shown you Barry M Chameleon Blue and Barry M Chameleon Pink – today is my favourite: Chameleon Lilac. This effect makes nail art quick and easy, or can change your manicure from day to night so you have a fresh new look with just one slick of topcoat – perfect!
This is the polish as it is first applied. To me it looks like a blend between Barry M Lilac Foil and Silver Foil.
Here, where the darker purple shows, is where I have added topcoat. I have one full coat of topcoat on my ring finger, and on my pinkie finger I sponged on topcoat to give a gradient effect. This is the most colour-accurate photo!
Here, like yesterday, I played around with Barry M Limited Edition Silver Glitter, which had the same effect but with added sparkle. Silver Glitter is still available on the Boots Website, and is apparently due to reappear in Boots sometime in the next 2 weeks!
The initial lilac finish has a chromey element to it – much like the Barry M Foil Effect polishes. It looks amazing even on it’s own! Then when you add topcoat or clear polish it creates a gorgeous Cadbury-purple jelly colour.
The polish applied well – the photos all show 2 coats out of habit, but the polish was opaque at one coat. Chameleon Lilac does show brushstrokes so be careful to apply the polish in straight lines from cuticle to free-edge. It dried fairly quickly. This one wasn’t as thick as the other two Chameleon polishes.
What do you think? Will you be trying out the Chameleon polishes? They retail at £3.99 in Superdrug, and will be stocked in Boots next Wednesday (13th June!). This one is definitely my favourite of the three.
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.