Barry M Bargains: My First Ever Purchase!

Barry M Bargains: My First Ever Purchase!

Hey everyone!

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?

’Til Next Time,


  1. 2nd Feb 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I’ve always thought barry m was a teen girl brand but I’m leaning towards them more and more at the moment!

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:08 am

      Yeah I always did too but after trying these I’ve really warmed to their products and want to try more! X

  2. 2nd Feb 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Oh I’ve not heard of Barry M before. I may have took a look into their products.

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:06 am

      You definitely should! They do some lovely stuff x

  3. 2nd Feb 2018 / 8:31 pm

    I haven’t used Barry M for yeeeears!!! And cannot believe you’ve never used anything from them! Their glitter shadows and nail varnishes were always the one! Will deffo have to give them a go again! Great post ?
    Gaby xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:07 am

      Hahaha I’m sorry!! So many people rave about their nail varnishes but I don’t paint my nails a lot so I’ve never indulged! Thank you 🙂 xx

  4. 2nd Feb 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I haven’t tried any of Barry M’s products but I would love to try them sometime. I don’t know why but I thought they would’ve been more expensive. The highlighter drop sounds brilliant, I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it.

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:05 am

      They’re quite a staple high street brand but I’ve never gone for them either funnily enough! They’re a really good price for the quality of their products! x

  5. 2nd Feb 2018 / 8:55 pm

    I have never tried anything from Barry M but I have heard such positive things! xx corinne

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:04 am

      I hadn’t before this and I am so pleasantly surprised! Xx

  6. 2nd Feb 2018 / 9:04 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever used anything Barry M either! I see those liquid highlighter drops everywhere, I should really pick some up and give them a try. I love light pinky pearl shades too so this sounds perfect for me x


    • blacktulipbeauty
      4th Feb 2018 / 10:17 pm

      People seem so surprised that I haven’t, haha! They are honestly so lovely and brilliant for the price! x

  7. 2nd Feb 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Gorgeous photography! ? I love that unicorn ? so cute! I’ve not tried Barry M products before but I might give them a go after your fabulous review! ? xx

    Bexa |

    • blacktulipbeauty
      4th Feb 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much, isn’t it adorable!? You honestly should, I never thought I’d like them as much as I did! Xx

  8. 2nd Feb 2018 / 10:18 pm

    I seriously love Barry M, their stuff has got so much better the last few years, I’ve used their liquid eyeliner since I started doing my eyeliner!!
    Also this look is so gorgeous I love it!! Xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:12 am

      Ooh I’ll have to try the eyeliner now then haha! Thank you so much 🙂 Xx

  9. 2nd Feb 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Bloody love the chrome highlighter drops, I always mix it with my foundation!

    • blacktulipbeauty
      4th Feb 2018 / 10:15 pm

      They are brilliant aren’t they!? I’m super in love with them at the mo! X

  10. 2nd Feb 2018 / 11:44 pm

    I’m not familiar with this brand actually but the products in this review sound lovely. I think I’d quite enjoy the highlighter drops ☺️ Btw cute pictures!

    xx Lena |

    • blacktulipbeauty
      4th Feb 2018 / 10:14 pm

      They really are, I’d highly recommend trying them 🙂 thank you very much! Xx

  11. 3rd Feb 2018 / 12:45 am

    I’ve seen Barry M being talked about more and more. I’m interested in trying out some of their newer products. I’m intrigued by the liquid chrome highlight drops. Great photos too btw! ? have a great weekend! Sophie

    • blacktulipbeauty
      4th Feb 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Yeah the more launches they do, the more intrigued I become! Thank you so much 🙂 X

  12. 3rd Feb 2018 / 5:30 pm

    Looks fab! I love their nail polishes, they are really good, last for ages and don’t chip! Also, that unicorn prop is ADORABLE! ?

    Francesca | EverythingChessie

    • blacktulipbeauty
      4th Feb 2018 / 10:13 pm

      Everyone keeps saying that, I’ll have to get my hands on some of their nail polishes now for sure! 🙂 thank you, my boyfriend got me it hehe! X

  13. 4th Feb 2018 / 10:28 am

    I used to be such a Barry M fan!
    The nail varnishes were such a craze in secondary school.

    Good picks! I love that pink glitter dust, really suits you!


    • blacktulipbeauty
      4th Feb 2018 / 10:13 pm

      I never went through the apparent phase, I absolutely love the glitter dust 🙂 thank you !Xx

  14. 5th Feb 2018 / 12:17 pm

    The glitter looks absolutely gorgeous on you! The white one is so perfect for the inner corners of your eyes, I need it. I’ve wanted to try the liquid chrome highlighter drops for a while now, and this has persuaded me even more. I think I might just have to pick some up on my next Superdrug visit! x


    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thank you Al 🙂 It really is, it looks a lot more glowy in person! They are brilliant, I was a bit skeptical but I think the pinky-ness in it sold it to me as it was a bit more subtle! X

  15. 5th Feb 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Wow this makeup look is absolutely beautiful Alice, I love it!! Your skin does look amazing and the glitter is soo lovely – I have a silver Barrym dust, but I haven’t used it since like 2001 haha.. Great post 🙂 xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:09 am

      Aww thank you Char 🙂 I really like the glitter, I didn’t realise how much I’d love their products! X

  16. 5th Feb 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I absolutely love Barry m products! My holy grail beauty products is by them and it’s their dazzle dust in the bronze shade. It’s the perfect shade for me and it highlights just enough to give you a glowing look!xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:10 am

      Ooh really!? I do want to try the dazzle dust now as it’s such a highly talked about product! Xx

  17. 6th Feb 2018 / 6:45 am

    Ahh I love this look! All of the glitz and the glam on here is so beautiful !

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:09 am

      Thank you girl 🙂 I do love a bit of glitter! X

  18. 6th Feb 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I’ve never tried Barry M products! The highlighter drops sound lush and it’s so good to know they actually give a nice glow instead of mixing with the powder and creating some sort of weird muddy look.

    Julia xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      7th Feb 2018 / 11:10 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one!! They genuinely are so lovely I’m so impressed xx

  19. 7th Feb 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I have never heard of Barry M but they sound fantastic. Your makeup looks stunning

  20. 11th Feb 2018 / 2:33 pm

    OMG I love this look! Your eyes, your lip, I just love it all! I’ve only been a Barry M Nail polish kinda girl, so the jelly range is my fave, still got to try out their makeup x

    Lily | Covet Luxe

  21. 11th Feb 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Firstly you ALWAYS do your make up so beautifully! The glitter pots are a huge hit with me ive loved them for years! I really need to try the highlighter drops!

    Emily xx

  22. Anu
    13th Feb 2018 / 9:34 pm

    I have only tried Barry M’s nail polishes but after reading this I think I need to give their other products a go! Liquid highlighters have been on my wishlist for ages and the liquid chrome sounds perfect 🙂 x

    Anu | Based On blog

    • blacktulipbeauty
      18th Feb 2018 / 9:44 pm

      I’ve heard so much about their nail polishes and I’m yet to pick one up! The liquid chrome is magnificent, I’d highly recommend it! X

  23. Gemma
    18th Feb 2018 / 10:41 am

    Love this! You’ve created a gorgeous look as well, I’ve never tried something like the glitter pots before. They do look interesting and I believe you can be very experiential with them.

    Gemma |

  24. 21st Feb 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Barry M was a brand I used to love as a teenager, but I think they’ve upped their game recently. I love the dazzle dusts <3

  25. 24th Feb 2018 / 12:55 pm

    I haven’t used Barry M products for ages! I used to love them when I was younger though. I might need to get back into this brand. The highlighting drops looks amazing, I want all of the shades.
    The pink looks lovely on you!xo

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