Rimmel Velvet Matte & Barry M Matte Top Coat Review

I purchased the Velvet Matte nail polish from Rimmel not long ago. I absolute adore the colour. It’s a deep plum and goes on exactly as  you’d expect. It comes out with a lovely matte effect.

My only issue with it, is that after a day or two it loose it’s matte finish – pretty disappointing. But hey at least the colour still looks good!

Rimmel Velvet Matte & Barry M Matte Top Coat Review
To try and keep the finish a little longer I bought the Barry M Matte Topcoat. The topcoat is on the left in the pictures, on the one above it’s a little wet!

As you can see from the pics it looks a little shiny on first application but don’t let that fool you! Once it’s dry it definitely has a matte finish I’m not sure these pics do it justice.

Rimmel Velvet Matte & Barry M Matte Top Coat Review

I’ve only painted half the nail with the top coat so you can see the difference. It’s slightly shinier than the Velvet matte but it still a great top coat and preserves the matte finish for a bit longer!

Rimmel Velvet Matte & Barry M Matte Top Coat Review
My nails did chip quite quickly, though when I used more coats of the velvet matte it lasted a little longer.

Rimmel Velvet Matte & Barry M Matte Top Coat Review
Dry!

Even though they aren’t perfect they are both reasonably prices polishes and I would buy them again, for a quick mani they are perfect.

I think for matte topcoats, I need to try one by Modelsown or Nails Inc as well– I’ve heard good things about them!

I’ve just recently tried the topcoat on a standard polish as well and Barry M does a good job!

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Sarah x