Barielle’s new fall collection for 2010 is called Style in Argyle, and I’ve got your first peek at it. It features six warm, cozy colors that you can slip on as easily as a sweater.
If the idea of slipping on a sweater in mid-summer (which technically it still is) is repulsive, then lucky you! We here in the Bay Area have had the coldest summer in 40 years, so sweaters don’t sound too shabby right now! 🙂
First things first. The new logo! Barielle is sporting a new logo featuring a horse and man jumping over the “B” in the name. I really like this new look; I think it’s looks much more modern and hip than the old logo.
Second thing I noticed was the colors looked…bland? At first I wasn’t all that excited because they are all in the brown family (except one) and I thought they looked a little boring. But I was wrong. 🙂
Thirdly the formula was pretty good on these. Most of them applied really nicely in just two coats. They weren’t too thick or thin and I didn’t have any streaking or pooling issues. One was a little patchy but blame the user not the polish.
Here is how they describe the colors in the press release:
- Cashmere Or Loose Me – a soft brown with copper pearl
- Tight Knit – a purple brown creme
- Aura Angora – a royal gold creme
- Unraveled Rust – a burnt rust creme
- Wool You Marry Me? – a plum brown creme
- Cowl Of The Wild – a mushroom taupe creme
Cashmere Or Loose Me
Cashmere Or Loose Me is a light, cafe au lait brown with soft, subtle copper shimmer. I wasn’t that aware of the shimmer until I took this outside and saw it in the sun. Then I realized it was a lot prettier than my initial impression. I don’t have many browns this shade and certainly not with the copper shimmer, which makes it more unique. I think this is very flattering with my skin also. This was two coats.
Cowl Of The Wild
Cowl Of The Wild is a medium mushroom taupe. Yay mushroom taupe! This is a little less mushroom and a little more brown then a lot of other taupes we’ve seen, if that makes sense. This was the one that was a wee bit patchy but it was my fault because I was applying it too fast. This is a very pretty color, I like it a lot. This was two coats, but maybe three would be ideal since it’s a little thinner than some of the others.
Aura Angora is a mustard yellow creme. They describe it as a gold, but to my eye it’s very mustard yellow. This is not the same as other mustard yellows we have seen recently though (butter LONDON Bumster for instance). This has a lot more orange/gold in it than that one does, it’s definitely a warm color. I liked it in the bottle right away because it was so unique and interesting. However the yellow in it doesn’t suit my skin tone that well. This was two coats and I must say, very opaque, so could be one.
Wool You Marry Me?
Wool You Marry Me? is a dark plum/brown creme. This is a pretty color, very fall-esque, but I don’t think all that original. I think I have a few like it already in my stash. This was two coats.
Tight Knit is a medium purple/brown creme. The purple in this is on the more lavender side, I think. This is really quite pretty on, and I totally loved it as soon as I applied it. Very flattering. This was two coats.
Unraveled Rust is a dark chocolate brown/red creme. Gorgeous. I have a thing about dark brown creme colors on nails and on my walls. My living room is painted a color very similar, but slightly more cool. Anyways, I adore this color on me. This was two coats.
I think this is a pretty nice collection for fall, especially if you love brown tones and a creme finish. Some of these might be colors you have seen before but there are some stand outs. The must haves for me are: Tight Knit, Cashmere Or Loose Me and Unraveled Rust. If you don’t already own a million taupes (or just like having them all) then Cowl Of The Wild might be nice. If you go for unusual colors and can pull off a very yellow/gold color Aura Angora is a very unique color.
Which ones are calling your name?