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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Monochrome matte gradient - Barry M meets Manglaze!

Barry M Silk Nail Paints Pearl and Manglaze Matte is Murder
Barry M Silk Nail Paints Pearl and Manglaze Matte is Murder 


Well this was intended as the base for a lovely glitter I have to review, but once I'd made the gradient I liked it so much I decided I'd wear it alone for a bit and add the glitter tomorrow! Manyana, lol!


Barry M Silk Nail Paints Pearl and Manglaze Matte is Murder
Barry M Silk Nail Paints Pearl and Manglaze Matte is Murder 


I started out trying to apply the black gradient (Manglaze Matte is Murder) directly to my bare nails but that didn't want to work so I painted a thin coat of Barry M Nail Silk Paints in Pearl as the base. With hindsight I could have used a matte topcoat for the uncoloured part I wanted, but I'm happy with how it turned out in any case. I added a bit of Manglaze Santorum on my sponge to warm up the transition between black and white.


Barry M Silk Nail Paints Pearl and Manglaze Matte is Murder

Barry M Silk Nail Paints Pearl and Manglaze Matte is Murder
Barry M Silk Nail Paints Pearl and Manglaze Matte is Murder 


I purchased Barry M Silk Nail Paints in Pearl from Tesco; I've had the Manglazes in my collection for a long time (I had a friend in the US send them for me, but now you can buy them at Sally Magpies in the UK.

5 comments:

  1. You really are the gradient master... ermm.. mistress? Loving this either way! :D

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    1. Lol, thanks Charlie! I love gradients :)

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  2. I was going to post the exact same comment! I cannot get enough of your gradients! You do such an amazingly beautiful job - it looks like an airbrush has been used!

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    1. Thank you! No airbrush - just a damp, fine textured makeup sponge wedge :)

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  3. Those look beautiful! I love the soft textured effect they have!

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