Monday, January 16, 2017

Spotlight On: Barry M Cosmetics*




I'll admit I didn't know much about the cosmetics brand Barry M until quite recently, when I was sent a lovely package consisting of three Barry M Gelly Nail Paints* and a gorgeous Get Up & Glow palette*. Before that, I had only encountered Barry M through the Bloggers United AU Adelaide Event last year, as one of their nail paints had been included in our goodie bags as attendees.

Barry M is an affordable British colour cosmetics brand that is available exclusively in Big W stores. Founded in 1982 by Barry Mero, the brand is cruelty free, and boasts on trend colours at great prices ($6.95 - $24.95)

I thought I'd have a play with my Barry M goodies and show you a few manicures using the Gelly Nail Paint! These come in 21 different shades and have a really glossy finish. Also, I love that the colours are totally different from what I usually wear, so it really pushed my boundaries slicking these on. I'm glad I did, though!

Green Berry Hi Shine Gelly Nail Paint

I applied two coats of this bright minty green nail paint and didn't bother with a top coat as it was already pretty shiny.





Rose Hip and Huckleberry Hi Shine Gelly Nail Paint



Again, I applied two coats of these pretty pastel shades, with Huckleberry on the accent nail and Rose Hip on the other fingers. It was a bit patchy on the first coat, but thankfully the second coat applied evenly and smoothed everything out.






Get Up & Glow Bronzer, Blusher & Highlighter Palette

Here's a look at the gorgeous Get Up & Glow Bronzer, Blusher & Highlighter Palette. The bronzer is shimmery and is a bit too dark for my skintone, but I've been loving the blusher shades and have been using the top centre one every day. This multi-purpose palette would be amazing for trips away and retails for only $17.75 at Big W. It features a mirror within the lid, which closes securely with an inbuilt magnetic strip. The pink lightbulb design packaging is super-cute, too!






Linking up with Monday Makeup Madness at Fabulous And Fun Life and Life This Week at Denyse Whelan Blogs.

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Have you tried any Barry M makeup or nail polish? What do you think of the brand?


48 comments:

  1. That palette is super cute! Great to see another affordable brand on the market!

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    1. Yes I'm loving the price point and the palette is great quality too!

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  2. Love these products! The nail polish colours are stunning :)

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    1. Yes I love them too, for something different :)

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    1. Yes it's so bold and pretty isn't it! Thanks for reading Lauren :)

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  4. how beautiful is this palette! love the colors.

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  5. I love the colour combo of the pink and mint green. So pretty! I remember i used to see this brand everywhere on ASOS a few years when I would shop on their website. Makes sense that it's a British brand! They look lovely and so affordable.

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    1. Yeah the colours are really pretty and such a glossy finish too. Love that they are reasonably priced!

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  6. I like the pink hued nail polish. Definitely one I would wear!

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    1. Yes it's so feminine and pretty! Thanks for reading Michelle :)

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  7. I need to try more from Barry M as I've only got a couple of their nail polishes. That bronzer will be way too dark for me. I wish brands didn't choose to make the bronzer the biggest item in a contour kit as it's always the thing I never use.

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    1. Yes, the nail paints are really good, I'd love to try more colours from the range as well :)

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  8. I have the nail polish in the shade Rose Hip and I love it! It is currently painted on my toes and is such a soft, pretty pink! I will definitely have to try that palette though - it looks fabulous x

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    1. Rose Hip would look lovely on the toenails, I might try that myself! Thanks for reading Marisa xx

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  9. Oh my! That minty and blush pink color is so gorgeous! I should look for them here.. and those blushes form palette are beautiful. I really like them. :)

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Yeah so pretty, right? So glad I got to explore this brand!

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  10. That looks such fun and I loved the colours you shared! Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 3/52. Denyse

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    1. Thanks Denyse and thanks for the great linky, as usual :)

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  11. loving the nail shades and I got that palette for a friend of mine and she loves it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  12. I didn't know these were cruelty free! Yay!
    We got this palette at the BUA Perth event but I've shied away because the bronzer is too dark for me too, but i'm definitely going to get it out and give the rest of the shades a go now.

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    1. Yeah you should give the blush shades a go, they are really flattering!

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  13. Hi Max,

    I have nominated you for a Bloggers Recognition Award!
    Please follow the link to view the rules of the nomination.

    http://colourmeminebeauty.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/blogger-recognition-award-nomination.html

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    1. Thanks so much for the nomination, Samantha, it's greatly appreciated! What a lovely surprise! :)

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  14. I absolutely love the top green berry shade of nail polish! The high shine looks amazing!

    Ingrid
    www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yes I love it too and I'm impressed with how glossy the finish is, Ingrid!

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  15. That minty green hue is gorgeous! I had a Barry M nail paint (one of the Aquarium ones), but when I painted it on my toes I realised that it wasn't the right shade for me. It's now in my giveaway basket.

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    1. Oh that's a good idea! I definitely need to start a giveaway basket, I have so much extra stuff!

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  16. Never heard of this brand, but I have never really looked at the makeup section of BigW before either! I love those pastel shades in the polish. Better have a closer look while my nails are all the same length, don't you hate it when they all break at the same time. Yours look lovely x

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    1. Thanks Alicia! Yes I have the same problem with nails breaking! Sometimes I can only photograph one hand because the other one has short broken nails, haha :)

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  17. Hey Di, this polish formula looks so good - high gloss is essential criteria for me when buying nail colours. I also received a couple of products from their range at the Sydney Bloggers United event, and was so impressed I bought one of their lipsticks - loving it and will add more to my collection. SO affordable, excellent quality and easy to find at BigW xxx

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    1. Yes I agree Kat, the gloss factor is awesome! I will definitely be hitting up Big W for some more shades when I next go into town! xx

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  18. I love the colours!

    Does the gel paint (polish) mean it comes off more easily. I'm prone to pick at polish and sometimes the whole layer just comes off... #teamlovinlife

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    1. Not that I'm aware of, Deborah! I just removed it as usual with nail polish remover and it came off easily though :)

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  19. I've never heard of the brand either! The nail colours are not my usual but I like them! My daughter would LOVE them so thank you for the gift idea. Loving the palette too! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Yes they aren't my usual type of colours either, but I'm enjoying stepping out of my comfort zone!

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    1. Yeah they are pretty cute for something different!

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    1. I don't normally wear pastels but these are pretty flattering!

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  22. How gorgeous is the packaging!?! I must admit that I am yet to try my Barry M products (from the Bloggers United event), but maybe that will have to be my next manicure!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. Yes I'd love to see you do a Barry M mani Kez!

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  23. I love the Barry M polishes! I was so excited when big w started stocking them!! The bronzer/blush/highlight palette looks so nice too, I haven't seen it out yet but I really want to get it now hahaha

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's a great palette Susie! Thanks so much for reading! x

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  24. I haven't just in general worn nail polish in a long time but I do have quite a few Barry M polishes in my collection! That Rose Hip shade is really lovely and understated as well, it reminds me of another shade I have that's similar from Nails Inc :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. Yes I'm loving Rose Hip, it's really lovely. Thanks for reading Julia!

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