I went for a forage today at the Barry M counter.
Barry M does affordable eyeshadows, polish, lipsticks that are all bright and fun. To be honest the last time I bought anything from him was when I was 18 and had never heard of lid primer (I still have those pigments…somewhere).
In the spirit of adventure and after drooling at the selection on his it was great to see them all in person.
Before I saw them I had lemming for 10 of the shades – after I had seen them and swatched I wanted…two.
And I am the girl who wants everything.
The colours are all really good fun and good quality. But behind most of the shades is a smattering of chunky glitter. Now I am normally the kind of girl who will happily dunk my face in a bowl of glitter but…maybe its my bones creaking but I wanted colour and shimmer, but sophisticated. Nothing too showy. There was just too much glitter in a lot of the colours even for me.
I purchased Chocolate and Khaki – and I swatched 20 shades on my hand.
Chocolate is a deep, warm choc with gold and Khaki is a rich deep leaf green.
I also loved the Eye Pencils (super soft) in brown and green. These are heavily pigmented and very very soft to use – will make a great base.
A primer is a MUST.
Its loose pigment so it would be silly not to use a base – I swatched the colours about 1.5 hours ago – and it has faded away apart from a stain with the stronger colours. There is no way these pigments will last without a good, sticky primer or cream eyeshadow/pencil.
Overall – the shades are fun and its a cute brand but it is not of supreme quality and I don’t know why, but seeing the brand in person after a while hasn’t made me want anything else from them.