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Beauty Review: Barry M Super Chic Shadow and Primer Palette

Can I suggest if you are trying not to spend money on beauty products that you don’t dare venture into Superdrug with Anoushka and Gem. I mean it. These two ladies know so much about what it good out there right now that any recommendations they have will leave you with bulging shopping bags and an empty wallet.

Determined not to spend a fortune I wandered around the displays with them commenting on how pretty things were until I was faced with an offer to good to miss… spend £7  on Barry M and get a free mascara. I’m a sucker for a new mascara and hadn’t tried Showgirl before (review coming soon). Then Gem commented on how good their palettes are supposed to be and I just caved completely.

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I wanted to try a palette with colours I don’t tend to go for normally. I use Urban Decay Naked 2 palette on a daily basis and I love my Kat Von D Chrysalis palette for more dramatic evening looks but if I was buying yet another palette, it had to be different. I stepped away from the natural palettes and chose the brightest one I could find. For me that was the limited edition super chic palette.

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The packaging is much smaller than the other palettes I own and a lot lighter, perfect for popping into a travel bag when you don’t want to take up too much weight and space. I thought this would mean it was a little more flimsy than the others but it isn’t and the packaging has held up well to me trying to bend it out of shape.

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Inside you will find six shimmer eye shadow shades, an eye primer and two foam applicators. I’m not a fan of applicators like this and much prefer a brush but then I have a huge makeup brush collection as it is so I didn’t need another one in this palette.

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The shades are really pretty starting with a glittery slightly pink tinged white, a bold turquoise, a graphite grey with a blue shimmer, a glittery gold, warm bronze and a dark purple with gold shimmer.

The swatch above it two swipes of each colour to show the pigmentation and intensity of some of the colours. I personally don’t really like the glittery shades but am totally in love with the other four shades. They are bold, statement colours that glide onto the eyelids with ease and stay put when using the primer. I have to say I’ve used a few eye primers in my time but haven’t found one I like more than this as yet. It is also perfect that it forms part of this set so I don’t need to carry two products around with me all the time, bonus! Whilst I am not a fan of the glittery shades I find they look really pretty layered over the bolder colours to give a different finish. At £6.49 this palette is a bargain! The longevity and pigmentation of the colours easily rivals those in my Urban Decay palettes at a snip of the price. I’m totally within my rights to blame Gem for further purchases right? Oh and if you haven’t already make sure you check out these ladies blogs… they’re awesome.

This product was paid for in full. I wish I didn’t like it as much as I do as I can see me returning to buy the full range.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Chrissie October 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I have to buy this right now!!! I find the light – medium shades in ‘naked’ pallettes don’t even show up much on my skin so I love the intense colours in this and how transportable this pallette is – perfect, hurray!

  • Reply Charity C. November 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I have been trying to find the Barry M palettes….Starry Eyed, Natural Glow 2, and Chic; however I’m in the U.S. Where can I order these palettes to be shopped in the US??

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