Date: August 12th, 2011

NOTD: BeYu – 209 Brilliant Shiraz over Revlon – Royal or hi I am back and have unicorn pee on my nails!

BeYu 209 Brilliant Shiraz INCI 31 over Revlon Royal unicorn pee like Clarins 230 dupe nail polish swatch

I am back! πŸ˜€
Hi everyone! Today finally is the day I have internet again in my new apartment. It took two days longer than I anticipated but I am glad to be online and beeing able to blog again. :)
Besides one annoying detail I am also done with moving. Hopefully my washing machine can be installed and the sink in my kitchen be fixed on Monday. Only then I will feel 100% home. All in all I am really glad I could make this spontaneous move because having a separate bedroom and bathtub is fab!

For my first manicure after my little blogging break I thought about something special – something exciting and the second I had BeYu 209 (also called Brilliant Shiraz on BeYu’s website) in my hands I knew this nail polish would be the nail polish I would show.

Without Twitter I would have had no idea a nail polish like BeYu 209 would be available in Germany. And not available at some point but available now. If you look at my first swatch of BeYu 209 above it might look familar to you because it is. It is unicorn pee! Not a 100% perfect dupe for THE unicorn pee Clarins 230 but a pretty similar nail polish. Unicorn pee. In a core assortment of a German brand. It is crazy, right?

Let’s take a look at more pictures of this stunning beauty:

BeYu 209 Brilliant Shiraz INCI 31 over Revlon Royal unicorn pee like Clarins 230 dupe nail polish swatch
BeYu 209 Brilliant Shiraz INCI 31 over Revlon Royal unicorn pee like Clarins 230 dupe nail polish swatch
BeYu 209 Brilliant Shiraz INCI 31 over Revlon Royal unicorn pee like Clarins 230 dupe nail polish swatch
POST FAQ
Availability BeYu nail polishes
You can buy BeYu nail polishes in Germany exclusively in Douglas perfumeries and online on douglas.de for currently 5,95 EUR but 209 sadly doesn’t seem to be available online. According to the dropdown on BeYu’s website BeYu seems to be available in:
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Poland
Spain
Czech Republic
Coats used
Revlon – Royal: one
BeYu – 209: two
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Top Coat: A England – The Shield
BeYu nail polishes contain 8 ml.

There are a few differences between BeYu 209 and Clarins 230 which make 209 a similar nail polish but not a dupe for 230. The base of both is a jelly but the base color of BeYu 209 is a bit more opaque and also fuchsia instead of the purple base of Clarins 230. The multichrome shimmer in Clarins 230 is also stronger. This multichrome shimmer pigment which makes Clarins 230 to unicorn pee seems to be very similar to the pigment used for BeYu 209 though.

Now there is a little bummer about BeYu 209 besides it not beeing available international. There are two different versions available right now with one of them sadly beeing just a regular (and in contrast to the unicorn pee a dull version) warm pink shimmer. I wrote BeYu an email to ask if the dull version is just a glitch or if they reformulated 209. I will keep you guys updated! :)

You can differentiate between the multichrome shimmer unicorn pee and the dull shimmer with a look at the sticker on the side of the bottle. The unicorn pee has a “INCI 31” note on the sticker and the dull one “INCI 24”.

The worst case szenario would be that indeed 209 was reformulated and soon the multichrome shimmer version would not be available anymore. To me INCI 31 seems to be around longer because it is also the swatch shown on (already older looking) color palettes with swatches. But maybe we are lucky and the dull version was just a bad batch. I definitely will check when the Douglas store gets new stock of 209 if they get the good or bad version.

And yes, I bought a gazillion backups of this beauty. What can I say? I love unicorn pee! πŸ˜€

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend! β™₯ :)

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98 thoughts on “NOTD: BeYu – 209 Brilliant Shiraz over Revlon – Royal or hi I am back and have unicorn pee on my nails!

  1. I just dropped an obscene amount of money on Clarins 230. I NEED UNICORN PEE. LOL

    You’d think, with it being 2011 and all, that we polish addicts could get any polish, any time. Feh πŸ˜›

    I’m just grateful for places like MUA where I might have a shred of a chance to get a cool polish. Don’t get me wrong–Zoya is and will always be my first love , but but but….MULTICHROMES! UNICORN PEE!

    Amazing polish blogs like yours get me in so much trouble. I swear I get addicted to a “must have” polish at least every few days. My husband does NOT get it. I can’t have diamonds from Tiffany’s but I CAN get amazing polishes that make me feel like a million bucks.

    *LOVE* your blog, glad to drool over your good finds :) Happy polishing!




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