If you haven’t yet heard of BB Couture nail polish then listen up! The brand hasn’t been around very long but already has an amazing and ever growing array of beautiful and strange colors. If you’re a fan of green nail polishes, in particular, then you might want to strap down your credit card, because they have tons of greens, all unique and gorgeous.
Today’s review looks at one of the collections in their “For Men” line called Regular Guys. Now, just because these are marketed toward men doesn’t mean women can’t wear them! In fact, I don’t know a single man who’d wear nail polish, but that doesn’t mean they don’t. Honestly, I don’t care who these are marketed toward because of how pretty I think they are.
The formula for these, like most of BB Couture’s other colors, is spectacular. It’s smooth, flows nicely and applies quite opaque. BB Couture uses a special “4-in-1 formula”, in which they’ve already added base and top coats to each color, so you don’t need to apply them separately.
You’re supposed to be able to just paint the color on and go, but I still use extra base and top coats, though, just because it’s in my nature, and I feel it helps make my manicures last longer.
Blue Collar, a periwinkle blue with pink shimmer, is right up my alley. Periwinkle happens to be one of my favorite colors for nail polish. What I like about this one? — it isn’t a plain ‘ole crème color; the shimmer makes it special. This was two coats:
Golf Pro, a muted medium dusty green with light blue and green shimmer, also has black flecks of glitter, which are kind of a BB Couture specialty. They add black glitter flecks to a lot of their polishes, and they really are the only ones who do it. I think it gives their colors extra dimension. I love Golf Pro. It’s so unique, flattering and very opaque. This was two coats:
Cowboy is a deep taupe with very subtle silver shimmer. Taupe is HOT right now, and nearly every brand of polish has at least one product in taupe. It happens to be one of my favorite nail colors because of how edgy and flattering it is, but what makes Cowboy unique is its shimmer, as most of the taupes out there now have crème formulas. This was two coats:
Coal Miner, a greyed-out purple/taupe with pink, blue and green shimmer, has a bit of a duochrome effect. I think it’s just stunning and very unique. Depending on the lighting and where you move your hands, it can look like a different color from moment to moment. This was two coats:
Mariner is a dark forest green with heavy silver shimmer, and it’s almost what I’d call a frost finish, but not frost in that horrible ’80s way. It’s yet another gorgeous green I’m glad to add to my ever-growing collection! As with most frost/metallic type finishes, this one tends to streak a little more than a normal polish. A good way to cut down on the streaks is to apply it in thin, even coats. This was two coats, but it’s so opaque that you could also use one:
Bullfighter is a bright, cool cherry red with light red shimmer, and the formula is a little like a jelly polish. I’m not normally that into reds because of how many are already out there, but Bullfighter’s a very pretty one. This was two coats:
If you like what you’ve seen, you can find BB Couture online at Overall Beauty, and Kim (the seller) will ship anywhere in the world, boundaries be damned!
So what do you guys think about BB Couture? Are you sold?