Friday is finally here, let’s all breathe a sigh of relief!
Barielle’s new summer collection for 2010 is called High Steppin’ and it’s a nice departure from most other collections we have seen so far this season.
This is made up of metallic colors, inspired by the disco era and not necessarily all colors you think of when you think summer. I definitely appreciate that because after awhile the same colors get to be so boring!
These are metallics and as we all know, they have a tendency to be streaky. I don’t have any major complaints here with the formula, just some small ones that aren’t a big deal.
Belly Dance is a pale taupe with silver shimmer. This went on pretty sheer, but built up nicely after three coats. I don’t love this one personally, it’s a little too nude for me, but it’s still pretty. Very conservative office friendly I think.
Slow Motion is a pale lavender that leans towards pink on my skin. I had very minor streaking issues with this one, but it pretty much evened out after two coats.
Freestyle is a cool, light mint with fairly dense silver micro-glitter. This was one of the ones I liked the most because of it’s originality. I don’t think I own very many greens this color and certainly not with the metallic/glitter effect. This was three coats.
Night Moves is a strong silver shimmery metallic. In fact this was more of a foil to me. This is basically a dupe for Zoya Trixie though, so if you own that already I would say maybe pass on this one. This was two coats and it went on pretty even.
Passion Pirouette is a grape purple with some silver shimmer running through it. It’s a very unique color, especially for a summer collection. It was on the streakier side, but as I’ve said before, thinner coats help with this issue. This was very opaque in almost one coat, but I used two.
Electric Boogie is a deep navy blue with teal, blue, pink and gold glitter. The glitter isn’t packed in there, it’s spread out nicely so you see a lot of the base color. This is THE star of the show ladies & gents! It’s gorgeous, unique, applied opaque & even and is so different for summer. I love it. This was two coats.
Overall I think this is a pretty great collection. I love that these are not pastel, neons or cremes and aren’t necessarily what you think of when you think of warmer weather. I definitely think if you were only to get one of these though it should be Electric Boogie, it’s a stand out color!
These are available online now at Barielle’s website here and they retail for $8.00 each.
How are you feelin’ these people?
The weekend is here!
So any hot plans for the weekend?
I am going to have dinner then see The Runaways tonight with a friend. Can’t wait!