BB Couture Men’s Formal Collection Swatches & Review

Good morning!

Today is kind of a sad day because yesterday one of my childhood musical icons passed away from stomach cancer at the young age of 67. His name was Ronnie James Dio and he was the singer of Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I listened to his music, and I was lucky enough to see him in 1985. Your music will live on forever RJD!

Ok now onto the polish! Today I’ve got BB Couture’s new collection called Men’s Formal.

This is yet another stunning cool collection from BB. They keep coming and more are on the horizon!

The formula on these was really great, as always. A few were a wee bit streaky but nothing to complain much about.

Let’s take a peek!

BB Couture Award Medal
Award Medal

Award Medal is a shimmery greenish/khaki/gold color with a purple duochrome effect. It’s really gorgeous and you have to see it in person to really “get it”. This was three coats.

BB Couture Ceremony

Ceremony is a sea-green shimmery duochrome that flashes purple and a brown-ish color. This one is another that is totally stunning and unique! This was three coats.

BB Couture Dinner Jacket
Dinner Jacket

Dinner Jacket is a blurple shimmer that flashes both purple and blue with pink, green and blue shimmer. It’s REALLY pretty! This was two coats.

BB Couture Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal is a olive/muted celedon green shimmer with a slight silvery frost. But not frost in an icky 80’s way. This was a little streaky because of the frost finish, but still gorgeous. This was two coats.

BB Couture Incognito

Incognito is a muted dusty purple with heavy pink, blue and purple shimmer. Another great and unique color! This was three coats.

BB Couture Tuxedo Night
Tuxedo Night

Tuxedo Night is a blackened brownish/red with red and gold glitter. I wasn’t all that impressed with the first coat of this but by the second I was sold. It’s very glowy and pretty. And no, it’s not a dupe for Napa Valley Red :) This was three coats.

Overall I am super pleased with this collection because it adds some really pretty and unique colors to my ever growing BB collection.

I will be reviewing their other new men’s collection one soon, so stay tuned!

These are available on Overall Beauty now and International folks, Kim at Overall Beauty will ship anywhere so you can get these!

What are you thinking about this collection, hit or miss?



  • May 17, 2010

    I like Ceremony and Dinner Jacket but I admit, I’d be a little freaked if I saw a man wearing them. :)
    .-= Ashley A.´s last blog ..Summer School & Other Things… =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    I only really like the Tuxedo Night. The rest are kinda meh and dull looking IMO. Maybe they are better in person?

  • May 17, 2010

    I love these colors! But I don’t have any BB yet … this collection may change that =)
    .-= Colette´s last blog ..Books 11-22 =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    Oooh, pretty. I might need to get Dinner Jacket, Incognito, and Ceremony. The others are pretty, but I don’t see myself wearing them. Tuxedo Night is nice, but I prefer Napa Valley Wine to this brownish red with gold glitter. I agree with Ashley about some of the colors and men, but I suppose it depends on the circumstances. There’s no real reason why I should be freaked out by men wearing nail polish, but I’m just not ready for it yet. I’m still trying to get used men working at Sephora while wearing more makeup than I do and drag queens who look more glamorous than I could on my best day. Part of me says “good on them!” but the other part is a little wigged out.

  • May 17, 2010

    very unique!

  • May 17, 2010

    Ceremony is kind of cool!

  • May 17, 2010

    Incognito is calling my name. Actually I like most of the “For Men” collections but could never afford them all :( . I will be getting that one and Universal Joint along with Napa Valley Red…maybe more :). And devil horns for Dio, RIP.

  • May 17, 2010

    I can’t wait for more BB collections.
    .-= Arrianne´s last blog ..How often do you haul? =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    Very Nice! I am loving Incognito, Dinner Jacket and Ceremony! I totally need to pick-up some more BB Couture!

    On the right guy I think make-up can be quite sexy! It makes him look confident and not afraid of what other people think. My hubby does his toes (BB Couture is his favorite polish), and I love it! :-)

  • May 17, 2010

    Dinner Jacket, Ceremony and Icognito are my favourites!

  • May 17, 2010

    i love them all!!!!! i want the whole collection
    .-= sara´s last blog two hundred and fifty eight, china glaze it’s my turn =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    Wow! BB Couture really knows how to put out interesting colors. I really like Incognito.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..OPI – At Your Quebec and Call =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    Nice collection and thanks for the heads up on International Shipping, I’ve been wanting to try BB for ages..

  • May 17, 2010

    Thanks for swatching these. I like the finish on most of these…they look smooth, not gritty. Sometimes the “grittiness” of BB’s glitter polishes doesn’t end up looking good on me. It’s all bumpy on the nail, even with a topcoat. I prefer the shimmer on these. Not sure which is my favorite here, probably the first three & Incognito. Sorry about the loss of one of your music heroes. It’s tough to lose a treasure that young.

  • May 17, 2010

    I definitely like this collection, especially Ceremony and Incognito. The colours may be quite muted, but they’re very interesting.
    .-= CucumPear´s last blog ..NotD – Russian Navy Meets Glamour =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    I love Dinner Jacket and Incognito best! They seem to have that “lit from within” shimmer look that I love!
    .-= Polish Earthgirl´s last blog ..Essie Summer 2010 Preview! =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    RIP Dio….I wasn’t into metal when I was younger, but I have come to appreciate it with age. He was a pioneer, devil horns included, and seemed like a great guy from what I saw in interviews. He will be missed.

    I love these, but I am biased because I think BB couture is fantastic. I may have to put another order in!

  • May 17, 2010

    Thanks for the nice swatches. I’ve already ordered Incognito and Ceremony along with 4 other BB Couture polishes @ to take advantage of their free domestic shipping w/orders over $50. I have 3 others from this collection sitting in my wishlist. <>. Will you be swatching the Regular Guy Collection? I ordered 3 of those, and one other one from another mens collection. I wonder what male theme they’ll come up with next?

  • May 17, 2010

    Oooh, I LOVE Dinner Jacket! I have a thing for blue-y nail polishes 😀

  • May 17, 2010

    Ceremony and Tuxedo Night make my heart flutter!

    It’s interesting how this collection is named Men’s Formal. BB Couture does a good job of putting out colours that aren’t traditionally girly, and I commend them on their efforts!
    .-= Glockoma´s last blog ..Riding in a Streetcar Named (Feminist) Desire =-.

  • May 18, 2010

    RIP Dio. I had the chance to see Dio a few years back ( 4 or 5 years ago ) on Ozzfest. He played with Heaven and Hell, it was the first time I saw him perform live and it was almost religious. It made a lasting impression on me!

    Oh and Ceremony is pretty :-)

  • May 18, 2010

    Tuxedo Night is the one I like the best. But yes, most people would get “freaked” if I (a guy) wore it in public. Guess I’m lucky I get to model the BB Couture For Men polishes occasionally.

  • May 18, 2010

    Good lord, CEREMONY is GORG!

  • May 18, 2010

    Wow! Dress Rehearsal would look great with my olive Utilikilt.

  • May 19, 2010

    Not so fond of dress rehearsal, but I LOVE all the others, especially award medal.

  • May 20, 2010

    I just made a big order with Overall Beauty. I love BB Couture polishes. I ordered this collection. I can’t wait to get them. Love all of the greens included in this collection. They all look amazing. They do the best greens of any polish company.

  • May 25, 2010

    HI Kelly:

    So sad to hear about your favorite singer, Ronnie James Dio, may he rest in peace.

    I love all the polishes and the swatches are awe3some. I love BB Couture colors for men, and the many woman who love them too. I can’t say a bad thing about any of the color shades, they great looking and would love to see them on my toes, LOL

    ((((Love Kelly))))

    Mc Huggs :)