When I heard that Barry M where to launch brushes I will admit that I was a little sceptical and assumed that they wouldn't be up to much. Basically I thought they would be cheap, poorly made and aimed at teenagers, the last statement may be true due to the white and pink colour scheme but shoddily constructed they are not.
At the moment there is seven stand alone make-up brushes by Barry M as well as a miniature travel set. I'll be truthful and say that I don't always use a brush for it's intended purpose and for that reason I do think that the Barry M brushes lend themselves to being multi-purpose tools rather effectively i.e the eyeliner brush doubles up as a lip liner brush and the angled blush brush is perfect for contouring. Truthfully you probably don't need both the concealer and eyeshadow brush as they are almost identical - one has a more bevelled edge but other than that they are the same brush.
Considering the Barry M brushes start at £2.99 each I wasn't expecting all that much but I will be the first to say that not only are they aesthetically pleasing but well made. Each brush features soft, synthetic fibres (vegan friendly) that feel great on the skin, do the intended purpose well and don't have a tendency to shed or splay even when washed. Speaking of washing the brushes, I found that due to the black tipped fibres they don't have a tendency to stain meaning they will look newer for longer. I like that the travel kit features full sized brush heads but on shorter handles which oddly remind me of the MAC miniature brushes. A few have asked me do I think that the Barry M brushes could be dupes for the Real Technique collections and the answer is no - don't get me wrong the quality is on par but both ranges have very different brushes. I do however think that the Barry M brushes are a better buy as they are so well priced, making them ideal for anyone just starting out with make up.
You can find the Barry M brushes via Barry with prices starting at £2.99 - link
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