Strobing On A Budget with Barry M


Article by | Stephanie Usher

I’m a sucker for that glowing, glistening, makeup look! There’s something about that shimmering, glowing from within skin finish that I cannot get enough of! It’s one of those looks that some people don’t feel confident rocking, so I don’t like to invest a lot of money on products to make it happen. If like me, you like to save your money for makeup that you can wear all year round, you’ll be pleased by Barry M’s recent makeup collection. It gives you everything you need for a killer strobed look, without breaking the bank.

The full collection includes lots of makeup essentials; the Coconut Infusion Polishes (which I reviewed recently here), the Molten Nails Collection, Lip Liners, Lip Oils, Brow Powder, Lollygloss Nail Polishes, a range of makeup bags, Hide & Chic palette and the Lip Fixer….and breathe! Oh wait there’s more – and I want to talk about two particular products today!


Barry M Illuminating Strobe Cream

The first product is the Illuminating Strobe Cream, now everywhere you look right now you see strobing and being a highlighter addict, I’m all for it! It’s definitely the biggest trend so far in 2016 and it’s been a must-have all over the bloggersphere. Strobing is a new trick that aims to give you that “supermodel finish” on the skin. In simple words, instead of contouring and highlighting, you just highlight and you highlight a lot! The finish gives you some real glow without the harsh lines that contouring can sometimes give you.


The Barry M Illuminating Strobing Creams come in two flattering shades, Frosty Pink and Iced Bronze. As the names suggest, Frosty Pink has a pink finish and Iced Bronzed is a more golden finish. They come in a really handy stick which is convenient to use, just brush onto the skin and blend out with your finger tips. You can build them up from a simple light finish, to a full on strobing finish. You blend them out and they leave the most beautiful dewy glow on the skin. The best thing is that these only cost £4 .49, which is an absolute bargain!


Limited Edition Nail Paints

If you want to bring the shimmer to your nails too, you’re in luck! Barry M have created a range of limited edition Nail Paints – two are exclusive to Superdrug and two are exclusive to Boots. The new limited to Superdrug are Carnival Couture (a pretty pink) and Festival Fever (a glittery beige). The two exclusive to Boots are a bit more bronze-toned! There is Golden Sands (a slightly darker nude that Festival Fever) and Beachy Keen (a light brown hue). These retail for £3.99 and as always they have a beautiful formula! These are strictly limited edition, so if you like the look of them you need to get your hands on them pronto!

What are your favourite products for adding a little shimmer? I’d love to hear all about them in the comments below!

Stephanie also writes over at Hope Freedom Love