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Barry M Smokin Hot Shadow & Blush Palette

I am sure you must have come across this palette in a fleet of blog posts in the blogosphere, naturally as it's a new release. I quite like how Barry M have stepped out of their comfort zone consisting of nail paint dominance and eye glitters and jumped on the all-in-one palette bandwagon. Always a brave step!

Fortunately, they've got it right - everything from the packaging, choice of colours to the textures and formulas of the eye shadows and blush. Two thumbs up!

Not the most unique combination of colours but a fool proof one at that. I never appreciated palettes until I voluntarily acted as the MUA for a friends wedding to do make-up for the entire bride and bridesmaid brigade and wished I had pre-set palettes for every look. I remember Sleek has a lot of fall out and so did Urban Decay. KIKO, surprisingly is what I had to rely on.

Similarly, this is pretty good in the no-fallout department and that's what makes the palette a keeper. Of course the shades are all pigmented as Barry M surely knows their eye shadows well. But the colour quality is so stunning. It's smooth, no chunks and applies very well. Did I mention no fallout at all? I think I did. I'll stop blabbing about it now.

I did an eye shadow look with these shades but unfortunately it was at night when lighting wasn't in my favour and camera batteries suddenly decided to die all together. I shall do a look for it in the near future as I know you guys like them :)

Until then, go swatch it in your nearest Superdrug will you!

The blush is the cutest matte peach I've ever owned. I am not one for peachy-orangey blush shades but this one's just perfect especially when paired with these eye shadows. It's a rarity for me but sometimes I just resort to the palette to dab some of the blush on my cheeks.

They have some fabulous matte nail paints launched recently too which should be up on the blog soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

Unknown said...

It's so nice to see that Barry M is expanding their makeup range. All they need to do now is to do something about their lip products - they definitely need some TLC in my opinion and think they let the rest of the brand down. Xx




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