If you’re a blogger, do you ever pinch yourself? Stop and give yourself a pinch and think ‘how did this happen?’ I wont lie, I did it the whole train ride home after meeting Cheryl, but the other day when this huge box of Barry M goodies arrived at my door, I may have pinched myself and then jumped up. The funny thing is that, back in the day when I first started blogging, a lot of what I posted about was Barry M. I used to get the most excited about their launches, and my friends and I would buy all the new nail polishes and compare our faves. I spoke about them so much, that my Dad would say to me ‘ are you talking about Boney M again?’ Awk.
Anyway, I am still obsessed with their stuff, and I feel like so lucky to be able to see collections before they go into store. Some of you may be reading this and be like ‘Corrie pal, it’s Barry M not Burberry.’ But honestly, when you’ve loved a brand so much growing up, it doesn’t matter if the stuff is £3.99 or £300, it excites you and honestly a box of Barry M would excite me more than Burberry, so yeah.
Okay so lets actually get ono the post cause I have a feeling this is going to a be long one anyways. Barry M have a quite a few launches in their new A/W collection, most of which is out already wahoo, so if you’re a keen bean like me, you can totally run out to Boots/Superdrug and go buy them.
What’s New: Four new Gelly shades, four new Speedy shades, four new Daylight shades. All with new extra wide brushes, wahoo. The Gelly shades are very dark and moody, there’s Black Currant a very dark violet (my auto correct just said very dark toilet and I did laugh out loud.) Black Cherry which I am sure was a nail polish back in the day, or it might have been Black red, anyway very similar colour a dark wine red. I basically loved this colour but whenever I wore it on a night out, bad things happened. Not like murder or anything, but there was always drama so I threw it out cause no one has time for drama creating nail polish. Black Grape which in the bottle looks black but is in fact a very dark navy. Finally Black Pistachio which is dark hunter green.
The Speedy shades are a bit brighter. WE have Slip Stream which is a bright purple/magenta, Sprint Finish, a dark raspberry colour, Dead Heat a bright red, and Dragster a grungry grey. These dry quicker than the usual Barry M nail polishes, tbh I don’t really notice an awful lot of difference in drying times.
Finally the Sunset polishes, which imitate gel nail polish but done in the comfort of your own home. The new shades are Vengeance is Wine, a wine red, Plum on Baby, a plum colour (funnily enough) Dark Side Of The Shroom, a dusky purple, Do You Pink I’m Sexy, a baby pink. I love Barry M colours, I find they aren’t the longest lasting so you need a good top coat but I always love the colours and this new range has a perfect A/W colour for everyone. My picks? Do You Pink I’m Sexy, Black Cherry and Plum On Baby.
Prices: Ranging from £3.99-£4.99 – all colours are out right now.
Barry M have been getting into expanding their make up range and have launched some new palettes this A/W.
First of all we have Get Up & Glow which is a blush, bronzer and highlighter palette, with one bronzer, two blush and two highlighters, it’s very warm toned and I would probably stay away if you are really pale. There is a peachy blush shade, a warm coral, a baby pink highlight and light gold highlighter. I am not overly fussed on this palette as the highlight isn’t as shimmery or buttery as I would like. However the bronzer is quite similar to Nars Laguna, and the peach and coral blush are very pretty and pigmented.
Price: £6.49 (out now in Boots)
Pout N About is a lip colour palette, which has five shades, featuring a baby pink, coral pink, rosy pink, nude and bright red it has something for everyone. With a lot of product in each pan, I would imagine it would last you quite a long time. The shades aren’t overly pigmented and are quite glossy, I would say it’s more of a lip tint palette but give it a swatch to see what you think.
Price: £6.49 (out now in Superdrug & Boots)
Finally we move onto my fave palette, it makes me go all heart eye emoji. The Super Natural eyeshadow palette is like a mix of all three naked palettes, it has really pretty packaging and has some pretty pink highlighter shades, a gold, bronze brown, rose gold, matte brown and dark purple, it’s so girly and perfect for wintery smokey eyes. Pretty pigmented and buttery shadows, I’m impressed. I just wish the shadows were a bit bigger, as I find the narrow slots quite difficult to get my brush in.
Price : £6.49 (Superdrug only)
The Satin Super Slick lipsticks are a new lip range, in a sleek dark grey metallic packaging, they’re pretty sexy. You know when a make up item looks sexy? This is one of them, I even think James Bond would carry round one of these, or maybe not, I don’t really know what I’m talking about right now. These have a mixture of shea butter and vitamin E so are extremely moisturising on the lips. Coming in six shades, they are all pretty neutral and very Kylie Jenner esque. I think that if Kylie Jenner had a lipstick range that these are the kind of colours you would find. My only gripe? I wish they were matte. These have a satin texture, but you can always blot on some powder to make the colour matte, so no point completely disregarding them if you’re not a shiny lip fan.
The colours are; 166 Peachy Keen, a coral peach orange, 168 a mauve nude (very Kylie), 169 a toffee nude, very similar to MAC velvet Teddy, 171 a grape purple colour, 167 a rosy pink, think East End Snob from Rimmel in lipstick form, and 170 a mauve nude, again very similar to the lip colour that KJ has been wearing recently.
These are pretty glossy, but very pigmented, they are perfect lip shades for Autumn, and for less than a fiver you can’t go wrong.
Barry M have three new flawless primers; the original primer, which helps to eradicate oil, and smoothen skin. The Colour Correcting Primer, a green toned primer which is to correct redness with calming cucumber and chamomile. Finally the Brightening primer which is a lilac colour to liven up a dull complexion. I am yet to try these but will report back when I have.
Finally we have Light Me Up, a liquid highlighter. It’s very glowy, shimmery and is almost identical to Nars Copacabana illuminator. It can be mixed in with foundation or used on it it’s own to add a dewy glow to the face. However, a little goes a long way so be careful!
Phew there we go, there are all the new Barry M launches, have you tried any yet?