Until this week, nail polish was the only Barry M product I’d tried. The Spring line up from this on trend budget brand includes some great make-up launches and my favourites are the Hi Shine lip pencils: Gelly Lips. Five well pigmented colours that glide onto lips comfortably in shades including neutrals, brights and a vampy dark.
#1 Vega - a dark vampy wine
#2 Alpha - bright orange red
#4 Sirius - deep reddish pink
#3 Electra - bright fuchsia (brighter than it looks here & my fave!)
#5 Capella - soft rose pink
I didn’t swatch these in numerical order (though coincidentally was pretty close!) but have included the numbers as shades aren’t printed on the actual pencils once you remove the outer seal. The market is flooded with these kind of pencils and my favourite is the Kiko Wet Look Creamy Lip Gloss, but these are a really impressive budget option at just £4.99 each. The finish is quite balmy at first before setting slightly and has a subtle shine (not gloss).
Barry M Gelly Lips are £4.99 each with free delivery here.
Spring Pastel Gelly Nails
While Summer tends to makes me reach for the brightest polishes I can get my mitts on, Spring is all about the pastels: meet new Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polishes in pretty pastel tones. I defy anyone not to fall for at least one of the three new shades: Sugar Apple (mint green), Huckleberry (baby blue) and Rose Hip (baby pink). Huckleberry and Rose Hip are very pale, delicate tones while Sugar Apple is a little brighter on the nails. I used 3 coats of the pink and 2 of the other shades, which I found applied the most smoothly and evenly. While these don’t make heart race like the Aquarium Collection, I do think they’re really pretty and as good as any other pastels I’ve tried. My favourite is the pale blue Huckleberry.
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint pastels are £3.99 each with free delivery here.