Barry M Fall in Love Palette Review
Barry M Fall in Love
As I have mentioned in previous posts, when it comes to autumnal beauty products, I just can’t get enough of em’! So far, A/W 2017 has been filled with an abundance of exciting new beauty launches from the Rihanna’s fab Fenti line to Loreal’s beautiful Balmain collaboration. However, over the past few weeks, there has been one product that particulalry caught my eye – The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette. Upon first spotting press images of the controversial ABH palette, I completely fell head over heels for its fall themed shades. I really wanted to love the Subculture palette, I truly did. I mean, it just looks like an Autumnal dream. However, with so many terrible reviews and demos flying around online, there way no was that I would be picking it up.
Whilst browsing the aisles of my local Superdrug a few weeks back, I caught sight of Barry M’s latest release – the Fall in Love palette and as you can imagine, my inner beauty blogger most definitely lost her shiz. To be completely honest, Barry M has never been a brand that I have looked to for eyeshadow. Whilst I have been using their amazing nail polishes and lipsticks for (literally) years, the brand’s eye products had never really floated my boat – until this very day. Therefore, I felt that taking this palette for a spin would be the perfect opportunity to see what good old Barry M had to offer in the eye department!
In defense of Dupes
Before I say anything more about this product, I would like to share a few of my thoughts on beauty dupes. First off, I personally believe that there is a big difference between a good beauty “dupe” (inspired by another product or brand) and a fake beauty ‘replica” (a direct carbon copy of another brand’s product). As of late, I have sadly spotted more and more “replica” products on the highstreet which have identical packaging and design to some of our favourite higher end brands from Kat Von D beauty to Charlotte Tilbury. This to me, is just plain theft. Whilst I believe that beauty dupes are a great option for those on a budget. The idea of directly replicating a product’s design and packaging really doesn’t sit well with me and is something that I will not buy into.
The palette itself contains ten matte fall themed shadows and is priced at £6.49 – far from its infamous high-end rival! From bone coloured base tones to cool transition shades and toasty oranges and reds, this singular palette contains everything you need to create an abundance of epic autumnal eye looks!
In terms of the formula of the shadows, I feel that they contain a great deal of pigment – without being too pigmented and unblendable. A little bit of product really does go a long way! This balance makes them super easy to work with even better value for money. I have to admit that upon first swatching with my fingers alone, some of the shadows (particularly the lighter colours) did appear to be slightly chalky. However, when applied with natural or synthetic brushes, the shades performed perfectly fine.
I was particularly impressed by the vibrancy of the yellow, red and orange shades within the palette – they really pack a punch! Way to go Barry M! Whilst testing, I also noticed that the eyeshadow pans are very tightly pressed, meaning that they are virtually free from kickback. This, again makes for an effortless and speedy application.
Overall I feel that the Barry M Fall in Love palette is an absolute steal at just under £7. The palette’s colour selection and tone variation is on point, the shades are extremely pigmented yet workable and the product’s packaging is a ten. If you are on the lookout for a “one and done” palette for the upcoming Autumnal months, you won’t be disappointed with this gem! I have a feeling that this is going to sell out pretty fast!