Sunday, 5 January 2014

Barry M Smokin Hot Palette

I have already tried the Barry M Natural Glow palette and wasn't impressed with that (see my review here) so after receiving this as a gift, I was pretty keen to see how it compared.
Like the Natural Glow palette, there are 6 eye shadows which all have a shimmery finish bar one matte finish, and a blush. The two pale shades are a white and a pink, both of these would be ideal as highlighter shades for the inner corners or under the brow bone. The other four shades are darker which, together, could be used to perfect a smoky eye look. There are two grey shades and two black shades, one of which is the matte eye shadow.
I really wasn't expecting much from these eye shadows as the other palette was such a disappointment, and this failed to change my opinion. The eye shadows are very poorly pigmented and their staying power is absolutely rubbish. This makes them really hard to work with, and are not ideal to create a smoky eye look for a night out due to the poor staying power.
The blush in the other palette I actually quite like as its the perfect highlighter shade, however this blush is deeper toned so couldn't really be used as a highlighter. Again, the blush is badly pigmented so a lot of the product is needed for it to make an appearance on the skin!
I am so disappointed with these palettes, I love Barry M and these have the potential to be great but they really aren't worth bothering with! I don't like posting negative reviews but its good to know what products to avoid.
Has anyone else tried this product? What are your thoughts?


  1. I had been looking at the palette the other day so I'm glad I've read this review! Shame its a disappointment

    Lauren |

    1. Yea it is a shame, has so much potential!

  2. Its a shame its a dissapointment as it looks so promising. Is there any pallettes that you would recommend? xx

    1. I know, I was gutted :( The MUA undress me ones are great, ive got the original and the second and I love them both xx