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Monday, September 09, 2013

The New Barry M Face and Eyes Palette Review

Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes


As you may be aware from my billion Barry M posts today (hopefully you don't mind too much?) that there is quite the array of new products launching later this month (23rd in Superdrug, 3rd of October in Boots) and the new face palettes seem to be causing the most intrigue. Today I played around with various shades from each of the palettes to gain a feel for each. I do want to state from the offset that I have only worn tested a few shades from each palette and this is by no means the most in-depth review - hopefully the swatches will do most of the talking.

Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes

So yes three new palettes - a neutral scheme, a smoky lay out and one packed with slightly more bolder and brighter shades. Each contains six eyeshadows and blush which have carefully coordinated so you have all in one look so to speak. 

Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes
Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes
Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes

I think the best seller will be the Natural Glow version as it is a good budget neutral palette and I guess to some extent a close enough dupe version of the original Urban Decay palette. Natural Glow contains two matte shadows and four shimmer shades as well as a satin (not quite matte but with a slight shimmer finish) blush. I truly have no complaints what so ever about the eyeshadows in this line up - each is wonderfully pigmented with a soft texture that is not prone to product fall out and easily blended out. The blush however is a little stark and is perhaps better suited to being a highlighter than its intended use.

Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes
Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes
Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes

A few have commented in the past week or so stating that the Barry M Glamour Puss palette reminds them of another Urban Decay palette - Smoked. I can't fully comment as I don't own such kit but having researched online I can completely see where the comparisons are coming from. Glamour Puss contains six shimmer based eyeshadows with another satin formulated blush. This was my least favourite palette but only because I don't typically go for this type of eyeshadow or shade range but again the eyeshadows were really well formulated and despite the blush being a rather bright pink it is again well made - almost matte with great pigmentation.

Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes
Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes
Barry M Face and Eyes Palettes

Last but not least we have the Smokin' Hot palette which is pretty much all you need to create a full on, dramatic smoky eye. Again this contains a satin type blush but and one matte eyeshadow with the others being glitter or shimmer based. It is probably no surprise by now that the eyeshadows were the stand out feature but I'm not really sure why there is any need for three almost identical black hues. This palette featured the best blush of the bunch - a more wearable coral that had such subtle shimmer particles that they can't be detected on the face.

As mentioned from the get go I have not fully wear tested the palettes but the eyeshadows (mainly the neutral palette) wore for around 8 hours on my oily lids with a primer. The blush from the Smokin' Hot palette was around the 7 hour mark before it began to fade - again with a primer and contending with my oily skin. For £6.49 a palette I've got to say these aren't half bad!

- Post contains PR samples.




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41 comments:

  1. Oh these are fab, much more my price range ha... I love the neutral one xx

    lots of love Beautyqueenuk xx

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  2. I love the Natural Glow and Smokin' Hot palettes :) If the coral blush came in the Natural Glow palette I think it would be a perfect palette for me! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. The neutral one looks really nice, im actually quite suprised at the pigmentation in these i didnt think they would be very good!

    http://frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Love the price! Might have to make a purchase when they're in store x

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  5. Oh they are pretty! Especially the last one!

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  6. Neutral Glow and the Smokin Hot palettes look absolutely divine!! I adore eyeshadows and think these palettes would fit in nicely within my make-up collection!
    Brilliant review!

    http://uniquebeautysecrets.blogspot.co.uk/

    Louise xxxx

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  7. So excited for these! Love the look of the neutral one!
    Xx

    www.hollllisa.blogspot.com

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  8. wow!! fraction of the price as opposed to Urban Decay. I'm loving the neutral palette. Definitely be investing in that :)

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  9. wow!! fraction of the price as opposed to Urban Decay. I'm loving the neutral palette. Definitely be investing in that :)

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  10. Wow, the pigmentation looks amazing on all three palettes and the colours look gorgeous for £6.49! Will have to go check them out when they are released :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The natural glow is gorgeous :)

    http://lologlitter.blogspot.com

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  12. These look amazing!!

    http://www.lookatmebeauty.net

    x

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  13. The Natural Glow one looks gorgeous although I'm a bit disappointed that the blush seems more like a highlighter. I'm also surprised at how much I like the Smokin Hot Palette too.

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  14. Definitely going to check these out - they look amazing for the price!

    Becca @ Beauty & Becca x

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  15. I love the look of that really light blush shade, so pretty!
    zozeze.com x

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  16. Wow all of these look amazing, such good pigmentation as well! Thanks for the swatches

    cassandramyee.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm quite excited about the Barry M ranges due for release, especially these palettes!

    Victoria

    FlorenceandMary.com

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  18. The natural glow and smokin hot palettes both look gorgeous! not sure about the amount of glitter/shimmer in the second one but very impressed from our swatches as they do seem to pack a punch in terms of pigmentation!
    The Blushing Giraffe | The Bloglovin'

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  19. Ooh, so fun and shimmery! Love the neutral one especially :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. Great review, I'd prob want the Smokin' Hot palette :)

    Roses are bluee ♡
    xx

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  21. Thanks for writing in such an encouraging post. I had a glimpse of it and couldn’t stop reading till I finished. I have already bookmarked you
    Estetik

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  22. oooo thats look fab - cant wait to try.! Will be a great addition to my kit.

    thanks :)

    yas.

    www.yasbeyou.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Love these and can't wait to try them. Will definitely get the one with more natural shades :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I can't help but think they look really cheap and like they belong to a 5 year old haha, won't be getting these I don't think!

    lovely post :)

    meganmaisies | UK style & beauty

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  25. I will definitely have to get the neutral one! It's absolutely lovely :)

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlebiglife.blogspot.com.au

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  26. I love Natural Glow and Smokin' Hot the most! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  27. Seriously breathtaking, I hope I can find a stock at boots!!

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  28. The natural palette looks gorgeous, I will definitely be on the look out for these! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I have Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette so I think I will give the smokey eye one a shot! Such an amazing price!

    http://thedaysthatmakemyyear.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. These palettes look lovely, can't wait to get my hands on the neutral one!

    philippaloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Really love the pink and gold shades in the first one, it seems like a pretty good alternative to Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette.

    http://fairygobmother.blogspot.co.uk/

    xo

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  32. Have only seen the pictures of these so far so it's brilliant to see them swatched - am even more excited than before now!

    Claire from Stylingo xxx

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  33. Oooo they look great, the natural palette will defo be a top seller.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  34. They look fab! Can't wait such an affordable product I will be able to buy all three x

    Theblushingbella.blogspot.com

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  35. Natural glow palette looks right up my street. Gorgeous colours :)

    http://www.my-beautyful-world.blogspot.co.uk/

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