Barry M recently launched a whole host of new products as part of their spring/summer collection, and the Barry M Instant Blur Body Foundation caught my eye as it’s not something you normally see from drugstore brands.
However saying that, Revolution then launched a body foundation a couple of days after I bought the Barry M Instant Blur Body Foundation, so maybe we’re going to see lots of affordable options coming our way.
Barry M Instant Blur Body Foundation
“Instant Blur Body Foundation is the ultimate solution to flawless, perfected skin. With Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to hydrate skin, the luxurious formula provides a subtle bronze glow. Ideal for minimising the appearance of imperfections, revealing a radiant, even skin tone.”
1. Using a tanning mitt or bare hands, apply to body and blend in circular motions.
2. Wash hands after use.
3. Allow the product to dry before dressing.
4. Remove with water or a makeup wipe.
The Barry M Instant Blur Body Foundation is £9.99 and contains 100ml of product within a metallic, brown plastic tube with a screw cap. There are five shades to choose from; Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Dark and Dark.
I bought the lightest shade (Light) and it’s very orange on me, however, it does have a sheer formula as you can see above, as it looks bright orange unblended, but once blended it looks a little better.
The formula is very lightweight, and a little strange in all honesty. It feels like a tinted moisturiser, in that it’s lightly hydrating, offers a tint, and very sheer coverage. It’s definitely not what I’d call a foundation, and it doesn’t cover anything.
I don’t have scars or imperfections on my legs, and I didn’t really notice any improvement. You can see in the blended swatch above, there is no coverage. The redness of my hand still shines through, as do my freckles, and all of my veins.
Even if I apply more product, the coverage just isn’t there, so it feels like a pointless step, which is a shame. I bought the Revolution Glow Veil Face & Body Foundation and that version does offer coverage, and does work like a perfecting foundation, so I’d recommend trying that one instead, as the Barry M Instant Blur Body Foundation isn’t worth the £10, unfortunately.
You can find the Barry M Instant Blur Body Foundation right here.