I hope your week was good and you’re feeling better now January has come and gone – it’s always the most depressing month of the year! If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I’ve been a lot more interested in budget beauty recently. The brand Makeup Revolution have been a massive hit with me and I spotted a product from Barry M that seemed right up my street. Realising I’d never tried anything from them before and the product being pretty cheap, I decided to treat myself.
So of course Superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer on just Barry M products and I couldn’t resist. The original product I wanted to try was the Fine Glitter Dust in “Pink“. I’ve heard really good things about their dazzle dust too but as I have enough basic eyeshadows, I decided to go for the Fine Glitter Dust in “Gold Iridescent” too. Last but not least, I’ve never actually tried a liquid highlighter and after seeing so much buzz around them, I think it’s about time I did! I picked up their Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in the shade “Precious Pearl”.
I’ve got to admit, the reason I’ve never tried Barry M before is that I always sort of saw it as a bit of brand for the younger ages. I’m not entirely sure why, possibly the logo or the way it’s been marketed has led me to subconsciously feel this way. Either way, I was excited to try these products. I decided to use all the products in one look to show in this post.
I started with the Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops, they retail at £6.99 and the shade I went for, Precious Pearl, is a glowy soft white solution with a pinky tinge to it. I am personally very pale so need the super light shades as otherwise they just tend to look a bit silly on me. I applied my concealer and foundation as normal then dabbed some of the solution on my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and all over my eyelids as I thought it’d be a lovely base.
Applying my powder over the top of it, I couldn’t believe how beautiful the glow it gave off was! As I use such a thick powder I was worried it would completely dampen it down and deem the application a bit useless but (with the risk of sounding a little vain) my skin looked pretty damn radiant.
I then applied a pink eyeshadow and the base of the highlighter drops I put on made it look so iridescent and pretty. I am thoroughly impressed by this product and am pretty excited to start using it in more ways too! I applied some Too Faced Glitter Glue as I wanted the glitter dust to stay on as long as possible. I used the Gold Iridescent shade on the inner corners of my eyes and then had it fade into the Pink on the centre of my lids.
They both stuck very well and gave quite an intense glittery pop to my simple pink shadow with minimal effort. They looked really brilliant and shimmery but did tend to wear off slightly throughout the day which is the same with all glitter products really. At the price of £4.59 for a pot that’s going to last you a long while, you can’t really go far wrong.
Honestly, I would highly recommend every single one of these products. I am so pleasantly surprised by their quality and will definitely be trying more Barry M products as soon as possible. I really want to try putting some of the highlighter drops into my foundation to see just how dewy, healthy and lovely it’d make my skin look! I’m also on the hunt for a good priced glitter glue that isn’t too heavy or tacky so if anyone has any recommendations please let me know!
What’s your favourite Barry M find?