Barry M & Topshop Xmas Makeup

Friday, 14 December 2012
So it's the festive season and everyone is going out for Christmas work nights out, parties, and other general holiday celebrations.

For a few of my said nights out, I went into Edinburgh to pick up some new sparkly make up bits and pieces and came out with a lovely little selection.

Boots were doing a 3 for 2 across all cosmetics, so I picked up 2 BarryM nail varnishes, and 2 BarryM glitter liquid liners. (Also nabbed 2 Bourgeois eye shadows to make the most of the deal, but they aren't included in this post.)

 The two nail varnishes I grabbed are called 355 Gold Mine Glitter (left) and 351 Yellow Topaz Glitter.
The Gold Mine Glitter went on beautifully, with a black base and just the right amount of golden sparkles. A new favourite of mine :) The Yellow Topaz Glitter I put on over a red base, as from my experience you shouldn't paint your nails with BarryM glitter and hope to get it off. Ever.
It looked really lovely, and the glitter had some really big bits among the small ones which gave it a more unique look than most glitter nail varnishes. I will definitely be using it more, experimenting over different colours.



I also bought two eye liners from their Glitter Liquid Eyeliner range. The gold came out beautifully, really vivid colour with loads of sparkle and glitter. Perfect with a brown smokey eye for Christmas. The black one was much more disappointing, I could barely see the glitter when it was on dispite absolutely coating my eye in the stuff. I tried to put it over normal black eyeliner and also on it's own, nothing seemed to make much of a difference.

I'd heard great things about the Topshop Lipsticks on Zoella's blog, and I am a firm lover of Topshop's makeup range. Their pencil eyeliner is my absolute favourite! I love my darker and brighter shades, so I bought Depth (left) and Inhibition for £8 each. Inhibition is in Matte and the colour comes out nicely, it reminds me of my favourite Mac, Rebel. The colour may not be as vivid or stay on as long as Rebel, but at half the price it's to be expected. Depth was more of a sheen texture, and I haven't found I like it all that much just yet. Because of the sheen, it comes out looking a bit as if I haven't applied it properly, despite giving it two or three coats. I do like the colour, although for me personally it comes out a bit more black than deep purple. I've been wearing a coat of it over Mac Rebel to work and it gives it a bit of a deeper shimmer which I like though, so I have found a use for it!


Finally, I got the Louise Gray Mascara. Topshop has done me proud. Aside from the pretty packaging (anything pastel pink will attract me like a desperate singleton in a room full of male Abercrombie models), it really goes on nicely. It gives length and doesn't clump at all, and my lashes look natural and long. A perfect base coat I think. I'm not sure exactly how much I paid for it, I think it was around the £10 region, but it was worth it. I really love this mascara and will definitely buy it again! 

Have any of you tried any of these products or similar? What did you think? Let me know! :) 




1 comment on "Barry M & Topshop Xmas Makeup"
  1. lovely post! I bought Depth and it reeeally disappointed me, considering that all my other Topshop lipsticks are great!

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