Excuse the pun in the title but don’t you just love it when high-end beauty looks eventually drip their way down to the high street? We do too because for us it means we get the opportunity to sample some great looks but minus the bank breaking price tag.
Duo-chrome polishes have been around for a while now, but offerings were mainly coming from the more expensive and luxury nail brands such as OPI, Orly, Zoya, MAC and Nubar. However, as the saying goes ‘good things come to those who wait’, and thus we have started to see the shelves of high street drug stores gradually filling up with duo-chrome polishes.
Below are our top 3 duo-chrome polish picks, all of which come in at £5 or under…enjoy!
Barry M Nail Paint in Silvery Lilac £2.99
Barry M never fails to disappoint and they are always one of the first high street brands to dupe a high end concept. Remember when women were falling over themselves to get hold of Chanel’s Paradoxal for a whopping £16? Well Barry M came running in like a well oiled hero to release their version at below a quarter of the price.Well it seems the Barry brains have heard our cries once again, and have released this whimsical silver and lilac duo-chrome to keep us quiet. This polish is a silver grey shade in one light, and a lilac and green shimmering shade in another, its really quite beautiful. What’s more, is that it is almost the twin sister of OPIs ‘Not Like the Movies’, but is obviously much more affordable.
Pick yours up from the Barry M website now.
Models Own Nail Polish in Aqua Violet £5
This polish is from a collection of duo-chrome polishes from Model’s Own (Beetle Juice Collection), but this shade in particular is our favourite by a mile. It’s a far cry from the dainty girly Silvery Lilac from Barry M, instead channelling images of dark potions and scuttling insects.You may or may not remember a while back when MAC teamed up with Disney to release the Venomous Villians collection. This limited edition collection featured a number of beautiful duo-chrome polishes which of course sold out in a flash. If you’re still smarting from being unable to pick one up then try this Model’s Own version to unleash your inner villain.
Take a look at this shade and the rest of the Beetle Juice collection on the Models Own website.
Accessorize Illusion Nail Polish in bronze £4
This is a stunning polish which when applied gives the appearance of liquid copper on your nails. From one angle a shimmering bronzed copper shade and from another a pinky rose gold. This is a great alternative to the ‘nude’ nail for everyday. Eyecatching but understated at the same time.
Head on over to the Accessorize website to pick up yours up now.