Each year in the run up to the party season i look forward to the new cosmetic releases for Christmas and New Year mainly because they are are usually filled with beautiful new collections full of glitter, sparkle and gorgeous glamourous shades, and I'm happy to report Barry M's new party range had not let me down!
The Gliteratti collection comprises of six new jewel toned glitter shades with equally glamourous names, Catwalk Queen, Fashion Icon, Rockstar, Socialite, VIP and Starlet. When i spotted them in my local Superdrug i couldn't resist picking up three of my favourites as they just jumped out at me. I chose Fashion Icon which has a purple base colour with very fine purple and blue glitter and holographic shimmer, Socialite which has a barbie pink base colour with pink and purple glitter and holographic shimmer and last but not least Catwalk Queen which has a pale aqua base colour with a mixture of blue, green and gold glitter also with a holographic shimmer.
I have seen people say they wear them over over polish as a topcoat but i don't think thats really necessary, yes they are a glitter polish but they have a base colour too them as well and although quite sheer with one coat after two or three they provide completely coverage and strong opaque colour and will look exactly as they do in the bottle.
I've tested all three of them out and have had varying results, i first tested Fashion Icon (Purple) and i used two coats, and although this was enough to give me a perfect full coverage i found it started to chip really quickly and i had to do quite a bit of touch up. Catwalk Queen was the next one i tried, i found it required three coats to get the same sort of coverage as Fashion Icon but three coats seemed to massively help with the problem of it chipping and i found it lasted much better. Socialite comes out a lot lighter than it looks so you will definitely need a fair few coats for the full effect i found three was enough.
I am very much in love with The Glitterati collection the colours are all gorgeous, i doubt i could even pick a favourite of the three, they look amazing and for glitter polishes feel incredibly smooth on the nails, and i also didn't find them too bad to remove another god send, thats my party nails sorted!
Have you tried the Barry M Glitterati Collection? What did you think?