Monday, 7 October 2013

Barry M : Natural Glow Shadow & Blush Palette. you need to sit down? A cup of tea before you begin to read? A quick massage? The title may have come as a shock.That's right,you're not dreaming - Barry M have made PALETTES.

This came as such an odd surprise to me when I saw them in the shops about a week ago.I snapped mine up the second time I visited Superdrug (the first time,they were sold out.) I'm predicting that the neutral palette will sell out the quickest overall but they've also released a smokey and a jewel toned palette too.

So on with the review - 

These palettes are slightly different to what I'd usually buy,mostly because it also contains a blush.You get a total of six eyeshadows in each one,as well as two of your typical dual-ended sponge tip applicators.

The palette has a magnetic clasp and comes with a mirror inset into the flip top.The top itself won't stay upright by itself though,as Leesha from xSparkage would say it's lacking some serious  "palette viagra.".Take it for what it is.

The colours within this palette surprised me,but in a really good way! It comes with two matte shades (neutral brown and a clean white) and not only is it a nice shade selection,the colours are pretty pigmented.The eyeshadow pans are reminiscent of Urban Decay's NAKED Palettes.

The colours themselves don't have names which is slightly annoying.It means I'll have to use the caveman 'point and grunt' method in videos.As for shades,I especially love the deep grey-taupe shade in the centre and the very first light pink.I've made quite a few combinations out of this palette,suitable for both day and evening looks.

Personally,I would never use the 'blush' for it's intended purpose though it can be used as both an eyeshadow and highlighter for the face.The pink element of the blush is quite faint,so makes for a nice wash of sheer colour if desired.I absolutely love that Barry M chose to include a completely matte white - it's perfect as a brow highlight! The lack of a true black is made up for by the rich,dark chocolate colour on the far right and the matte brown is a brilliant transition shade.

Swatched without a primer.

Overall I'm extremely pleased by Barry M's new addition to the market.I'm happy that they've had the guts to properly branch out from nail polish and other tid-bits (no matter how awesome they are).

There are a few minor details that could be cleaned up but it's their first time making an all-in palette - therefore I'll let them off.For £6.69,it's a lovely little thing to have on hand for travelling,and it won't break the bank!

Have you tried any of the other palettes in this line? What did you think?

x ~ x


  1. I saw them on asos and really wanted to get one. Perhaps Ill buy the same as yours, since you have so much nice to say about it..

    1. Gosh,I'm so bad at replying to comments in good time!

      It's a very nice little palette - highly recommend it for travel.Everything you need in one,really. :)

      x ~ x

  2. Why does your Superdrug get all the super awesome stuff?!? No fair! As soon as I read this blog I ran down to our local store and... Nothing. *sigh* I'm going to have to buy these online and get them delivered instead lol xxx

    1. Haha! Superdrug rules ;D I find myself going to Superdrug a lot more than Boots in all honesty.I feel like they do better deals? o.O
      Keep hunting,dear - it's worth it! :D
      Much love.

      x ~ x