BARRY M | Natural Glow Shadow + Blush Palette

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


One of the brands I wish was more easily accessible to us NZ girls, is Barry M (along with Bourjois, of course). Not only do I want the better selection but I want to get my hands on some of the nail polishes that all the British vloggers and bloggers rave about. I often find myself searching through the ASOS beauty section and drolling over the polishes; one day I was doing this and I came across these Shadow + Blush Palettes for only NZD $14.50 [approx.]. I had seen a few blog posts about them so decided to put one in my cart and as easy as that, it was winging its way to me in NZ.





There are 3 palettes with various colours in them; the Smokin' Hot, Glamour Puss and the one I nabbed, Natural Glow. I am all for neutral shades and I knew I would get a lot of use out of this. It comes equipped with 6 eyeshadows, 2 matte and 4 shimmers, as well as baby pink blush.


The shadows have great pigmentation and I am glad that it comes with 2 matte shades; a pure white and light brown as they are great staples for any palette. The white is great for brightening the inner corner and the brown comes in handy as a crease shade and to help blend.


The blush colour is a great light baby pink with a hint of shimmer with it, which doubles as a bit of a highlighter. This makes a great travel palette if you need to compress your makeup stash, as the 6 shadows should be enough to create a multitude of different looks and the pink blush pretty much goes with anything and enhances any makeup look.

As far as packaging goes it is a pretty standard cardboard encasing, and included is a double ended sponge applicator (which I have already thrown out - does anyone know of any ingenious uses for those darn things?!) I wouldn't say it is the most secure or sturdy but for such a cheap price, you get what you pay for.

I bought this from ASOS but it is currently out of stock but I am sure they would get more in. You can buy it off the Barry M website if you are in the UK (you lucky things). 

If you have used this palette or any of the other 2, leave your opinions and thoughts in the comments.

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