Sunday, 27 April 2014

Brand Focus - Barry M

Hey beauties! Today I have decided to do a blog post all about the brand Barry M. I think Barry M was one of the first makeup brands I really liked, I can remember picking up one of the lipsticks when I was 11/12 (you'll see which one.) The price is really affordable and I really want to try out some new products from there. I have not included nail varnishes but I really recommend Barry M's Gelly Nail varnishes! I am basically just going to talk about the products that I own from Barry M if you didn't know what I mean by Brand Focus.

Lip Paint - £4.49

I own 4 of their lipsticks, two of which are really similar and very bright (these are the ones I bought when I was younger.) The first colour is 146 Dolly Pink and it is a bright barbie pink. This did look very different in the tester at the shop. It is really bright and I don't wear this too often but it is nice for parties etc. I feel like all the lipsticks have a different finish depending on the shade? I think it's just me but some are moisturising and some are matte. But Dolly pink is nice and moisturising and lasts forever. It took me ages to get it off my hand from the swatches!

The next colour is 153 Pink Ribbon, this is my favourite out of the 4 and my friend actually bought me this. It's probably the most wearable compared to the rest. It is a slightly reddish pink but can look quite natural. This is quite moisturising and again, lasts a very long time! I really like this shade and I have nothing like it in my makeup collection.

For the next colour you may be thinking why I have a green lipstick. But don't worry! It doesn't come out green haha, it is the TMLP lipstick which stands for Touch of Magic Lip Paint but I just think it stands for Turn My Lips Pink. It comes out pink as you can see in the swatches. It's quite pigmented but this lipstick is a bit different. When you apply it it's sort of sheer but then it turns into a dark berry pink. This lipstick can be different though depending on the pH of your lips so don't apply loads all at once or it will turn out very vibrant after a few seconds! I really like this lipstick and the only problem I've had is that it tends to leave a very vibrant stain around the inner area of my lip where your lips meet. Also it does stain your lips and doesn't come off particularly easily.

The last shade is the lipstick I bought when I was about 11. It is called 52 Shocking Pink. Basically, it is a neon pink. It is very matte and very drying which means it clings to the dry skin. This lipstick is very blue toned and I have no idea why I bought this. I never wear it buy maybe I could wear it for Halloween haha. No but seriously though I only recommend this if you are a very bold lip type of person but in all honesty I don't recommend this.

Lip Gloss Wands - £4.49

The red shade is actually a limited edition, it is shade 201. It is very pigmented and glossy and smells so nice! These lip glosses all have smells which match the name but unfortunately I do not know the name of this one. But it sort of smells like cherries but I don't know if I'm right haha.

The pink shade is shade 5 and its called Bubblegum. The name basically describes it! It's a bubblegum pink and smells just like bubblegum hence the name haha. These lipglosses are really nice because they aren't sticky but they are nice and glossy.

The last shade is called Toffee and is shade 2. This is a gorgeous nude brown shade and looks so nice. I really recommend these lip glosses and I think they are really under-rated.

Palettes - £6.49

The first one is the Natural Glow palette. The packaging for this is really nice and it looks quite similar to the Naked Basics palette. The pigmentation of these palettes aren't amazing but they are really nice for a light, natural eye look.

The purple palette is the Glamour Puss palette and I think this was limited edition (well it says it on the front so it must be!) This is a lot more daring and colourful than the other palette but it is still quite wearable. All the shades are shimmery so they are suitable for a party or night out. The blush colour is a bright pink but I don't really wear them that much.

So that is my Barry M collection! I hope you enjoyed and sorry it was quite long. If you would like to see more posts from me then follow me on bloglovin! Thanks for reading and have a nice day!


  1. The lipstick TMLP looks so different when swatched! I also love the look of the natural glow palette, it would be great for everyday use x


    1. Ikr! It comes out even darker on the lips, like a Berry colour! And yeah it is! Xx

  2. Everything looks so cute!!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

  3. I've actually never tried any Barry M products but your blog post has definitely inspired me to try them out! :) x

    Gabby @ What She Buys

    1. Ah they are really good! I really recommend the nail varnishes too! Especially the Gelly Hi-Shine ones! Xx