Friday, July 5, 2013

Barielle Brilliant Colors Summer 2013 Collection

Barielle's new summer collection, "Brilliant Colors", features five new summer appropriate cremes in very glossy finishes. While the formula was quite good, a couple of colors stained my nails very badly. Like all Barielle polishes, these ones too are 3-free.

Smarty Pants Pink - Cool toned, opaque pink. Not the most unique color, but the formula was amazing and the polish was completely opaque in two coats.

High Marks Purple - Gorgeous color for summer and fall! Its a purple creme with a touch of plum. Very opaque in just one coat, but I used two for swatches.

Magna Cum Laude Turquoise - Bright Blue Creme. The formula was a tad thick and quite difficult to work with. This one stained my nails - a deep blue stain that was quite a pain to get off. Pretty summery blue, not the best on my skintone, but a nice pick for lighter skin tones.

Head Of The Class Green - Its a bit darker than a mint green and quite opaque in one coat. This one too stained my nails. That apart, it is a beautiful color, great on toes and perfect for this time of the year!

Straight A Coral - My favourite shade from the collection! Its a lovely coral creme with a touch of red. The formula was a tad streaky, but not the most difficult to work with. Its a color I would wear anytime of the year!

Barielle is free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde-resin, formaldehyde & camphor.

Price : $8 individually, $25 for the 
Brilliant Colors 5-piece Kit.

What are your thoughts on Barielle's Brilliant Colors Collection?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. These are so glossy! The light pink might be my favorite -- I know there are tons of pinks in the world, but this one looks so pretty :)