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Engagement Tea Party – Saturday 19th September 2015 Last Saturday we held our engagement party at our house, we spent the day with around ...


Barry M Red Black

I said I would do a post on this a few weeks back but never got round to it, sorry! But here goes...

'Red Black' is possibly my favourite nail polish colour from Barry M (when it is opaque), it looks almost black until it catches the light and then you can see the subtlest red tone. It is lovely and for dark nail lovers like myself it is perfect. There are downsides though, it takes a lot of coats to get it looking dark enough to satisfy my needs, at least 3. It is better applied over a black base, to darken it up a bit. The consistency is also a bit gloopy and takes ages to dry!

Also in regards to Chanel 'Rouge Noir' I think the colour is pretty much the same but I assume the Chanel is much better to apply, looking at swatches the colour looks identical.

Here are some pics of it compared to Nails Inc 'Victoria' which is a very similar shade that applies much better and is opaque in 2 coats:
One Coat of Red Black with Victoria on my index finger (you can see that it is darker already)
Two coats, much better but not dark enough yet.
Three coats, perfect (Excuse my terrible nail painting skills)

Hope this is useful to those that requested it :)


  1. Wow it is gorgeous! Definitely and a must buy and a reaaaally good Rouge Noir dupe, what a great find! x x x

  2. @Gloria I have it on my nails now and I love it so much, makes my nails look classy (Well some part of me has to... lol) xx


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