Barry M has always been my favourite brand for nail polishes, but for the last six months or so I’ve been so impressed with their launches and I really feel that they’ve upped their game to compete with the likes of Makeup Revolution with frequent new good quality product launches. When I spotted the Barry M Blusher Palette, I knew I needed it as it was only £5.99 for four pretty blushes.
“Highly pigmented matte and shimmer blusher powders. In 4 unique shades they’re perfect for natural, buildable colour that lasts all day. Use them individually or blend them together for a gorgeously rosy look.“
The Barry M Blusher Palette is packaged within a black plastic compact which is the size of a MAC four pan eyeshadow palette, with a clear plastic lid. There are four powder blushes; three of which are matte, and one is shimmery and they’re all peachy pink shades. There aren’t any other blush palette varieties apart from this one, so I’d like to think Barry M will introduce some more options to suit more skintones but as far as blushes go, the range of shades within this palette isn’t bad. Lighter skintones can use all four shades, but deeper skintones would struggle to use the top two shades as they are quite pale.
The first shade within the Barry M Blusher Palette is a pale peach matte, the second is a peachy brown matte, the third is a bright pink matte whilst the fourth is a bright peachy coral with golden shimmer. Each of the blushes works out at just £1.49 each which I think is amazing value considering how pigmented they are, and I like that because they’re so close together they can be used individually or blended together. I haven’t seen anyone feature this blush palette so I had no idea if it’d be any good as I didn’t love their blush and bronze “Get Up and Glow” palette which were powdery, lacking pigment and they didn’t last on the skin either.
All of the shades blend easily into the skin with very little effort so I have to be careful with the bottom two shades as they’re pretty bold. The second shade reminds me of a bolder version of Benefit Dallas and works well as blush and bronzer in one. My favourite shades are definitely the top two shades, as I prefer a more muted blush but I’ve found that mixing one of the bottom two shades with the palest shade in the palette helps to soften the colour a little. I think the Barry M Blusher Palette is well worth the money, and I think I’ll get a lot of use from it as we edge towards Spring; even though Spring feels like it’s months away looking at the snow outside right now.
Have you tried the Barry M Blusher Palette? Would you wear these blush shades?