Saturday, May 24, 2014

#Ablogadayforthewholeofmay Day 24 - Jaq on Barry M summer offerings.

Barry M Summer Love Eyeshadow and Glow Palette

Barry M is a brand that I've long wandered past in Boots as I have bad memories of Dazzle Dust in my teenage years! Lately though they've been stepping up their game and today I'm reviewing the limited edition Summer Love Eyeshadow and Glow Palette.

For £6.49 you receive 6 shimmering eyeshadow shades and a creamy golden highlighter all packaged up in a mint green case. The shades are predominantly pastels which makes this a perfect pallete to change up your make up look for Spring and Summer although there is a darker shade too in case you feel like smoking it up.

Barry M Summer Love Eyeshadow and Glow Palette Swatches
Eyeshadow Shades 1 - 3
The above swatch makes the second and third shades look much the same although hopefully from the main picture you can see that one is more of a light taupe whereas the other is a nude shade perfect for a base colour.

Barry M Summer Love Eyeshadow and Glow Palette Swatches
Eyeshadow Shades 4 - 6
These 3 shades are by far my favourites, making a pretty trio of pink, blue and green that give a subtle pop of colour. All of the shades in the Barry M Palette are equally pigmented and so work well together. The shadows are also very soft and blendable and with a primer have been lasting me all day no trouble. I normally prefer a matte finish on my eyes during the day but these pastels are so lightly shimmering that I can wear them for work without having to worry that I look too made up.

Barry M Summer Love Eyeshadow and Glow Palette Highlighter Swatch
I don't know about you but I have issues with highlighters due to my uber paleness! I need to get the shade and level of shimmer just right or I end up looking like a disco ball. That being said I don't know why I've never tried a cream highlighter before - well I do, I'm scared of cream blush and so I suppose a creamy highlighter goes hand and hand with that.

Well I have been missing out because this is now one of my most reached for products when I need a touch of glow that's not too in your my face. Like the shadows it is blendable and doesn't crease or sit in my pores. The colour is a very subtle gold that highlights in a very natural way - it's almost a 'my skin but better' glow that I can't get enough of.

Barry M Summer Love Eyeshadow and Glow Palette Packaging

This multi use palette was the prize for my 100 followers giveaway - I like it that much I wanted to pass one on to one of my followers and the winner loved it too! The Barry M Summer Love Palette is now sold out on but you can get it on the high street and on other online retailers.

I hope you've enjoyed this post and I'd like to give a huge thanks to Cole for giving me the opportunity to take part in the #ablogadayforthewholeofMay series! I post new content daily on my blog Lazy Days Beauty so why not head over or subsribe to me on Bloglovin so you don't miss out! I'm also currently running a giveaway for some Makeup Revolution goodies to celebrate hitting 250 followers so feel free to pop over and enter!


  1. The blue-ish and pink-ish shade in this pallette looks very pretty!;)

    Happy weekend;)

    NIKA Bittner

  2. Lovely shades!

    Emma x

  3. Shades 4-6 are by far the best offering in this palette! I don't think I've ever bought anything other than nail varnish form Barry M!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  4. Such a pretty palette :)


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