Sunday, 14 December 2014

Makeup Review: Barry M Natural Glow Palette 2 & Starry Eyed Palette.

Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well and feeling ready for Christmas! Today I'm going to be reviewing two eye-shadow palettes from Barry M; Natural Glow Palette 2 and the Starry Eyed Palette. Both of these palettes are great and I highly suggest using them for Christmas nights out or for the day itself. I also used someone else's photos of the swatches because my iPad does not catch the beautiful colours very clearly so please beware that they aren't mine.

Firstly I'll be reviewing the Natural Glow Palette that is also paired with a primer. This is the sequel to Barry M's best selling 'Natural Glow' Eyeshadow and Blush Palette. It has warmer golden tones which is suitable for all skin types. 

This palette has three shimmer based eye-shadows and three matte colours with a tan coloured pimer which helps set your eye-shadow day and night. The colours are just lovely and very diverse, from left to right there is; a matte yellow based cream, a light matte grey, a gorgeous light mauve, a golden shimmery shade, a deep cool copper colour and a deep glittery purple.


All of the shadows are well pigmented but fairly soft with a bit of fall out and the primer didn't work for me unfortunately due to my oily skin. The texture was far too creamy for my type of skin but it's not a problem as I didn't think I would like it in the first place. I think if you have drier skin, it may work better for you. But the main part, the eye-shadows, blend very easily with each other, they're very soft and with my regular primer they can last many hours.

The packaging is really cute and the size of the palette makes it easy to travel with.
You can get it at Boots or Superdrug for £6.49!

Lastly and definitely not least is the Starry Eyed Palette which replaces the primer with a lovely coral blush and it's definitely my favourite palette out of the two. However, it's a limited edition palette so I don't know how long it'll be in stock for so it's definitely worth getting your hands on to try out. 

The eye-shadows are absolutely stunning and as I have mentioned before, I do love my darker tones for my eyes. From left to right there is; a light yellowish tan matte colour, a beautiful metallic blue, a reddish brown, a cool golden brown, a matte deep chocolate tone and a brown with a red base.


Again all of the eye-shadows are pretty pigmented and with a decent primer, they last for hours! The blush is really pretty and you definitely don't need a lot of it as a little goes a long way for sure. I also love the packaging on this palette as well just because it's purple and the lettering is in a lovely golden shade. Again it is light and small enough to travel with which is always handy and great to have in your collection.

You can buy this at Superdrug for £6.49 as well.

Have you tried these out? What do you think of them?
Do you have any other recommendations for me?

Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

158 comments:

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    1. It's perfect for day and night! x

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  2. Great review Laura!! Love the 2nd palette!! The shades are gorgeous, and so so ideal for the holiday parties! :)

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    1. Thankyou! I know, the second one is my favourite I think. They're both so lovely though x

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  3. Really loving the starry eyed palette! Just imagining that paired with a matte lip and some bronzer...damn!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. I know, it'd look so good wouldn't it? Thanks for reading! Colleen x

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  4. oh i love the metallic sparkles!

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    1. They're so pretty, aren't they? Thanks for reading x

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  5. I wish we had a Superdrug! I always here such fun things about it. These look beautiful!

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    1. You can order online I think! Thanks for reading x

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  6. i've always wanted to try barry m makeup!

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    1. Some things aren't as good as other things so it is hit and miss for me most of the time. Thanks for reading, Elle! x

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  7. All of the shades are just gorgeous :)

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  8. The colors in these palates are soooo pretty!
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    1. Aren't they just! Thanks for reading, Darcy x

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  9. I'm glad to hear that the pigmentation was good and that they stayed put for the day. I'm loving the first palette!

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    1. Thankfully they did! Thanks, Joanna x

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  10. I just adore eyeshadows! Those look beautiful!
    x ClassToCloset

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    1. Me too, can't ever get enough of them! x

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  11. These look lovely - the shades in the Natural Glow pallete look really pretty.

    Pretty Beatnik

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  12. I like both of these. The fact that they have some matted colors in there is why I like them even more. Great review!

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    1. Me too, I love matte colours more than anything! Thanks x

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    1. Hope you like them as much as I do! Thanks for reading :) x

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  14. Lovely review! Loving the eyeshadow colors!

    Jessie @ bijou-heart ♥

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    1. Thankyou, they're lovely aren't they? x

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    1. They are beautiful palettes. Thankyou for reading x

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  16. Oh my, I love those colors! I think I need to add both palettes to my makeup!

    xx
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    1. Hope you like them as much as me then! x

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  17. I love this blog, I've been looking for another palette product to try after I had tried L'Oreals Colour Riche Quads which I have recently blogged about. I will be sure to try these palettes there such lovely shades!!
    xx
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    1. Aw thankyou very much. Hope you enjoy these as well! x

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  18. I've never tried them but I do like the colours in the palette. Not sure about the creamy base though, without primer they wouldn't last very long I suspect

    Sxx
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    1. Yeah I wasn't sure either but considering I love my power eyeshadows, I actually really like this one! Never know until you try.. x

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  19. I like that natural palette. The colours are beautiful and would work well on my skin. Great review!
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  20. I've never tried Barry M products before so could be a nice timing for buying these beautiful palettes♡ o(>__<)o which color have you tried? and which is your favorite?

    Have a nice day ^__^!
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    1. I've tried them all and I''d have to say the golden colours and the deep chocolate one and the reddish brown one too. I like deep, darker colours for my eyes x

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for reading x

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  22. great review! Happy Monday!

    Mel
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    1. Thankyou, happy Tuesday to you haha! x

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  23. Love the colors in the first one especially. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Amy Ann
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    1. You're welcome, thankyou for reading mine x

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  24. Wow I really love these colors! I love shimmer eyeshadows! I live in the United States so I had not heard of this brand, but I really want to check it out looks like great quality!! Thanks so much for commenting my blog I just wanted to comment your blog!! Your blog looks really cute and you have great posts! I followed your social medias too!

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    1. They're great aren't they! Aw thankyou very much, that very sweet of you x

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  25. Looks like great palettes! x

    Erica
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  26. I love the colours of the first one & they look incredibly pigmented! Lovely reviews x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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  27. I looove the Natural Glow palette, such gorgeous colors!

    Found you in one of the fashion blogs I frequent. I'd love if you can visit my website or let me know if you'd like to connect on social media.

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Sure thing! I'd love to follow you. Thankyou x

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  28. gorgeous colors! the swatches really helped and the packaging looks great! nice review
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  29. I'm obsessed with eyeshadow palettes - I probably have dupes of about 80 colours right now but I'm definitely looking into the Starry Eyed palette. Gorgeous packaging and the colours are fantastic! xx


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    1. I'm obsessed with them as well.. Although perhaps not as much as you haha, but if I could afford it I'd have that many too! Thanks for reading x

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  30. What a wonderful palette! Really love the pigmentation and colors!

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  31. OMG ! I love starry eyed palette so much ... Wish they can available in my country :( You did a great Review on them
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    1. Maybe find them online somehow? I don't know where else you can look to be honest. Thankyou very much anyway x

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  32. Loving that natural glow palette ♥
    They're my favorite color for an eyeshadow. In fact, yesterday I bought two brown/nude shades :)
    xx
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  33. Beautiful colors. No I haven't tried any of these.
    xox
    Lenya
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  34. Woow!!
    Love the colors! Amazing photos♡
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    1. They are lovely. Thankyou for reading x

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  35. Both palettes look great and have such pretty colors!

    Jessica
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  36. I own Starry Eyed palette and although the shades look lovely they creased heavily after I tried them on for a couple of times so I am not 100% impressed and not sure if I'll get more Barry M eyeshadows (I still love nail polishes though! :) )

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    1. Oh that's a shame, I didn't experience this! At least not yet anyway. Yeah I love their nail varnishes too, one of my favourite brands :) thanks for your honest opinion and for reading my post x

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  37. I love the purple tones of the Natural Glow palette!

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  38. These make me want a palette so badly! It looks like it would so fun to experiment with all these amazing colors. Thanks for making the swatches. It helps so much to see the colors on skin! <3

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    1. Yeah it's great to mix it up! These aren't my pictures unfortunately but it does help to see swatches, it's so helpful. Thanks for reading though x

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  39. Such a pretty palette your blog is lovely
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  40. These palettes look so nice *u* The packaging looks so pretty and the colors are so pigmented! Thank you for sharing this ^^
    ~Kiyomi <3
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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for reading :) x

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  41. Hello Laura!
    I love the first palette, all the shadows are so beautiful and I think it will be great to my blue eyes!
    You have a very interesting blog and I am your new follower on Bloglovin, I hope you follow back and we stay in touch!
    Kisses

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    1. Yeah they are great for blue eyes like I have! Thanks for reading x

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  42. oh gosh, i wish we had barry m here in canada so i can try these shadows!! :D thanks for the review!

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  43. Lovely colours, great review.
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  44. What great looking products, and colors!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  45. they look great :)

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  46. shiny palette. looks pretty pigmented in the swatches

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    1. They are which is always great :) thanks for reading x

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  47. Lovely Blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    Check out my blog and facebook page:
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  48. Great post. The colors are absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing, gotta buy that palette.
    xx

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    1. Aw you're welcome, I hope you like them as much as I do! x

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  49. The natural glow palette is SOOOO pretty! Thank you for sharing! I might just have to buy it! <3

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    1. Glad you like it! Hope you get to use it. Thanks for reading x

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  50. Such lovely colours! Shame the primer isn't great for oily skin, I'm always on the lookout for decent eye primers! Great post x

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    1. Yeah I'm petty picky with my primers though it might be good for you, just not for me. I did a review/favourites of primers I use if you're stuck for a decent primer too. Thanks for reading anyway x

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  51. Such pretty palettes I really like the natural one! xx

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    1. I love them both, but I think the starry eyed one just does it for me a little bit more haha, thankyou for reading anyway x

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  52. They both look like such beautiful palettes, I love the variety of shades!

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    1. Me too! Thankyou for reading, Amy x

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  53. I love how pigmented these palettes are and the Natural Glow Palette 2 looks very similar to the Urban Decay Naked palette which I love for half the price!! Excellent review x

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    1. Oh I never thought that, I agree with you! Thankyou for reading, Jenny x

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  54. These look like stunning palettes - especially the first one!

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  55. Love this… beautiful palette!
    Have a rocking day!
    Borka
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    1. Thankyou! Have a rocking day yourself, Borka! x

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  56. Laura, absolutely love these palettes
    I posted a new OUTFIT, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
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    kiss

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    1. Thankyou for reading, I'll check it out asap x

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  57. These colors look really fabulous and I can't wait to see them in action! I don't personally wear makeup but I'll pass on this post to my friends that do! ;)

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

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  58. If only they sell Barry M here in Australia!!!! I want that Starry palette! So good for this holiday season. xxxxx

    Lyn
    http://ihaveathingforunicorns.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Shame they don't sell it anywhere else other than the UK, maybe find it online somehow? Thanks for reading though x

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  59. That first palette has stunning colors, basically all of my favorites :)

    Bella Pummarola

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  60. i love the colors!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  61. Lovely color palette dear. Thanks for visiting my blog and for following. Since you don't have any GFC button here, I followed you instead on bloglovin'... ;)

    Stay posted!
    love,
    Cassie Thriftier

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  62. Gorgeous palettes!! I'd love to try out Barry M products soon. :)
    ♥Natalie
    Yours Truly, NY

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  63. I keep seeing these palettes in River Island and am always SO tempted to pick them up. This post might have just pushed me to do that today :) Love your blog hun!

    Elle
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    1. Oh I didn't know they sold them in River Island! Thankyou for reading, Elle x

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  64. Love the neutral shades of the first palette. xx

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  65. Oh wow, I am in love with the starry eyed palette. I'll have to see if its in stock next time I pop into Boots!

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    1. Lovely aren't they? Thanks for reading and commenting x

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  67. Totally love the starry eyed palette!! Thanks for the review!!

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  68. The colors are just gorgeous!!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  69. ooh the shades are so beautiful!

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  70. LOve The shades...
    Would u like2 follow each other n stay in contact ?

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  71. we wished that barry m was available in Australia because we've seen so many of their products online and they all look amazing!! It's unfortunate that the shadows didn't work well with your skin, but like you said, they seem to be really pigmented. We can't believe they're so affordable!

    M + K

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    1. It's a shame they don't sell it worldwide and it wasn't the shadows that were bad, it was the primer. Thanks for reading anyway x

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  72. I really love the colours from the first palette, it's a shame that it didn't completely work for you. I might give it a little look as I have fairly dry skin so it may work for me!
    Great review!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // Beauty Giveaway

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    1. Only the primer didn't work for me, the rest was fine :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Thankyou for reading and enjoying it x

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