Saturday, 19 May 2012

Barry only has eyes for you

I was very lucky to have been invited to the Barry M event in Morecambe where everything has been organised to launch the new Barry M eyeshadows: 'quite warm' Greggs pasties to tantalise our buds and free Michael Jackson in the background. For you today, I've got exclusive high resolution professional photographs and a video of Barry M himself talking about the eyeshadows in question. I'll end the sarcasm now, shall I? It was totally at random, while looking for Cappuccino Nail Polish from Barry M that I discovered that Bazza released 12 single eyeshadows and a 3 for 2 promotion on all eye products for the occasion.


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I am going to be honest, I don't know what the name of this collection is or if it has a name. I am not quite sure the theme is either but no doubt I will find out more background information when the official product photos come out on Facebook and Twitter. The eyeshadows are housed individually in a flashy silver leopard print trim squared case. Testers have a flower embossed on the shadows but the real deal is smooth and have no flowers on them.


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After a 'quick' play with the testers in the shop (I'll pretend I didn't spend ages trying to fit 12 shadows on my hand and plotting about the placement of them) I have found the shadows to be lovely and soft to play with. In my eyes the finish is shimmery for all the shadows (apart from Dark Brown) but not disco ball shimmery like some urban decay infamous numbers. Pigmentation is quite good although I have found the blue and the purple needed a heavier hand for the colour to show. Due to the soft nature of the shadows I experienced some fair amount of fall out but nothing too traumatizing.



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I think Barry M did an amazing job at creating the colours. The green is a little too muted for me but this in turn makes it more wearable. The bronze and the dark gold caught my immediately but it's the delightfully matte brown which stole my heart.


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Now this is when I drop the news about the price. Each shadow is sold at £4.49. I think they are worth that price range and are pretty good quality but I am a bit reticent to pay that price. The £1 dark brown from MUA is nowhere near as smooth and lovely to play with as the dark brown from Barrym but it does the job. Maybe I am just being a tight cow.

What do you think? Will you be checking out the new Barry M eyeshadows?

13 comments:

Sophie said...

These look *awesome* (Haha). They don't publicise new products enough though. It's weird. I'll check them out :)

liloo said...

@sophie: lol x

sahar awan said...

color looks pigmented lovely swatches

Powdered Almond said...

Tight cow. Lol. Oooh listen carefully.... I can hear the stampede for everyone rushing to get Mushroom. EVERYONE loves a taupe. I love a quite warm Greggs pastie. Wait - if they are quite warm do we pay VAT?

Jesss said...

Haaaaa gotta love Morecambe :S That did give me a giggle.
These look lovely though, may have to try a couple. I agree with you, though - they're quite pricey for Barry M products :/

xo

Just me, Leah said...

I've been waiting for some pressed eyeshadows from Bazza for yonks, because I'm a lazy baggage and I tend to chuck loose eyeshadow all over my dressing table and/or down my cleavage. These look interesting but I'll wait till some bugger has them on 3 for 2! xoxo

Stacey said...

I love the look of some of the neutral shades. I'm still loathe to pay £4.50 for a single drugstore shadow though...I'm not sure why!xx

Zoe Amelia said...

I spotted these in Boots the other day, didn't even know these were coming out! It's strange that they don't promote new lines that much! I have yet to purchase any as I can't decide which I want. I generally tend to wear either a nude eyeshadow or really smokey grey/black. I'm more of a lipstick fan but I do want at least one of these, just for the collection haha. They look cute too :)
xx

Biba said...

Oh, I see some pretty shades!

glitterbaby40 said...

Wow stunning colours and very good price, thanks for sharing I will definitely be buying some x

arlene said...

Love the idea but can't understand why they didn't tap into the MAC palette market and make them round and magnetic. I have no patience at all for single packaged shadows x

Gemma Meredith said...

I love the look of them but nearly a fiver for one eyeshadow is a bit much, seen as the colours aren't strikingly individual
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Fum said...

They look really good but for me they are too expensive.

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