Thursday, 12 July 2012

Barry M Chameleon Collection

I bought the Chameleon Collection the day it came out but have only just got around to wearing all 3 of them. So I thought i'd so a post since I have swatches of all 3 polishes.

First up was Chameleon Pink, a very lovely metallic pink that changes to a purple when a clear coat is added. Sadly this chipped the next day due to no protective top coat being able to be applied without the whole colour changing. I found the Pink to be a little thick and it took me a few coats to get it even but it is such a pretty colour it's worth it.
I did a basic half and half mani and really liked the outcome. This was the best in terms of the colour changing to me. Here is what I did:

I used Chameleon Lilac next and did a more complicated pattern for myself, it didn't exactly work but the lilac and the pretty violet purple colour it changed to were really nice. This took 2 coats I didn't find it to be as thick as the pink. I had bubbling on a couple nails, I really should wait longer for them to dry properly. My patience is nil!

Lastly I used Chameleon Blue and I have to say from the start I am dissapointed with this one. The base colour is lovely, i'd say quite a grey blue and it's quite matte i'd say when dried. You can't add a top coat so it won't have a super shiny, glossy finish but I love it as it is. What I was dissapointed in was how it changed. Now I don't know if that was just me or the clear coat (NYC) I used but it just didn't work out for me as you'll see below..

It was a bit like syrup to me, maybe i'm doing something wrong? or it's the brush. The Pink worked out best for me as I just painted half down my nail but I also didn't think this colour complimented the base as well as the other 2 did. The thing that saved this polish from being a waste of money was that I love the base coat on it's own and this is how i've decided to wear it, look at this pretty colour base (excuse the smudge on my little finger).

All in all they are a pretty neat idea, what are you opinions on these chameleon polishes?

Enjoy x


  1. I have the pink and purple one they are ok if they carry on with them I am hoping they come up with brighter colours and I agree the pink one is the best love what you did with it :D

    1. Thankyou, I agree brighter colours would be nice. The only gripe I have with these is they don't last more than a day but for a quick temporary polish they are good :)