I'm sure it wasn't just me that was intrigued when I heard that Barry M were going to be releasing a range of palettes containing eyshadows and blush. Barry M is probably most famous for their amazing, affordable nail colours which I am a big fan of - and I hoped I'd be a big fan of the new palettes too!
After seeing them swatched over on The Sunday Girl's blog I new I wanted to try out the neutral palette, as I'm sure you all know .. I'm quite the fan of neutrals! So here's what I thought:
The palette is very compact and not at all bulky in terms of packaging. It is a thick cardboard outer-packaging with a decent sized mirror for on the go applications and a magnetic closure. I'm not sure how durable this would be after a few trips in the handbag, but then I guess I'd never really take a palette with me anyway other than overnight stays, so not a problem.
Inside there are 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush and 2 foam applicators. The palette has 2 matte shades; an light cream/almost white which is perfect for an all over base colour to help make other colours more vibrant once applied and a soft tan shade which is very similar to 'naked' in the original Naked Palette. Speaking of the naked palette, you'll find a couple of these shades are in fact 'dupe' worthy and very similar to the kinds of shades found in both urban decay palettes. The remaining 4 shadows are shimmer shades and are slightly more pigmented that the matte shades. The blush is a lovely soft pastel pink with a subtle shimmer running throughout. Once applied it is a very gentle shade, and very subtle but it does add a lovely shimmer and almost highlight to the cheeks, so depending on your skin tone perhaps this would work as a highlight for you!
The palette retails for £6.49 and there are 3 designs in the range; natural glow, Smoking hot which contains everything you need for a smokey eye and Glamour Puss which contains slightly more vibrant, glam colours! If like me, you are a fan of neutral eyeshadows and wearable shades then I'd definitely check out this palette - it's a very reasonable price and I've been really impressed! They are available in both Boots and Superdrug and from what I've seen - the neutral palette is perhaps the most popular of the three!
Have you tried any of the palettes yet? Which is your favourite?