Today I've got a little first Impressions post for you. It's this Barry M Starry Eyed Shadow and Blush Palette:
This is, as you can see, a limited edition palette But it is still available in Superdrug here and is £4.49 on offer at the time I wrote this.
The Palette itself is in cardboard packaging which makes it nice and light for carrying around but maybe not the most durable material. It's a nice purple colour (my fave colour) and It looks nice enough.
There is a mirror in the lid, not full sized as it's got a cardboard frame and it contains 6 Shadows and a blush.
As you can see, there are 6 shades. There are 3 matte and 3 shimmer. The pigmentation is actually best on the Matte shades, I found the dark blue and the dark purpley brown (last shade) to be the most patchy/least pigmented.
The Mattes are a little chalky and a tiny bit hard to blend, as you find with most budget eyeshadows, but they are definitely workable and do translate well on the eyes.
When applying to the eyes, use a light hand. It blends out really nicely and I am loving it on the smokey eye I created with this palette.
I have two complaints about the eyeshadow portion of the Palette (I love to complain):
1) It doesn't have a shade light enough to use as a highlight
2) The Darker, shimmery colours were a let down, especially the blue.
I love that the palette comes with a blusher. This is such a lovely, summery peachy orange blush with gold shimmer.
The shimmer isn't too chunky either which makes it nice and glowy and right up my alley.
It is pretty pigmented but I used it with my MUA stippling brush and it gave a gorgeous amount of colour. I really liked it- can you tell?
Here is the look I created with the Palette. What do you think? I think it would be perfect for a summer night/evening.
All in All I quite like the palette, especially for the price. There are both good and bad bits but all in all it's a nice, handy wee palette and I'll definitely get use out of it.
UPDATE: I've been wearing the eyeshadows for around 6 hours at time of typing this and they are sill the same as they were when I applied them.
Check out me applying it to my peepers in the video here or below: