Hi guys! Today I'm reviewing one of Barielle's new spring 2014 collections! The Velvets is comprised mostly of soft colors that would look perfect for spring. Even the brighter colors have a dusty feel to them.
The other Barielle collection is Spring Vibrants, which I'll be posting soon. I'm actually wearing a few of the colors now, so if you're curious you can check out my Instagram here. :)
Cream 'N Sugar, 4 coats: "sheer, soft pink." This color is very sheer, and the formula is on the thinner side. However, it applies evenly and dry time is about average. I think it'd make an excellent base for a french tip mani.
Uptown Girl, 3 coats: pale "dusty pink" creme. I found this a little streaky, but the third coat evened it all out. Other than that, the consistency was good, so it applied fairly well.
My Tan Blazer, 2 coats: "tan, camel color" creme. I love the muted feel in this color! The description is pretty spot on, and application was a breeze.
My Week Away, 2 coats: "dusty pink" creme with fine green shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle - you can't even see it in my photos. It's a bit more apparent in real life, but not enough that you'd notice it without looking for it. I wish the shimmer was more visible, because it really looks gorgeous in the bottle! Formula-wise, it applied evenly without any hassle.
Sexy Mood, 2 coats: "muted magenta" creme. The formula was flawless, and the color is gorgeous! It's just perfect for spring, especially since orchid is the Pantone color of the year. :)
A Little Exotic, 2 coats: "muted, rusty rose" creme. Love this! It's a gorgeous shade of red that's both eye-catching and muted. Application was excellent as well.
Verdict: I love the color palette of this collection, especially how all the colors embody a degree of softness to them. Most of the colors, especially the cremes, applied easily in just two coats. My favorites are A Little Exotic and Sexy Mood, but I enjoyed wearing My Tan Blazer as well.
Availability: Spring Velvet shades are available at barielle.com for $8 each. The polishes are 5-free, containing no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutylphthalate, camphor, or formaldehyde-resin.