Thursday, 13 August 2015

Reviewed: Barry M Flawless Light Reflecting Concealers

Barry M has been one of my favourite makeup brands for years - certain products in their line are staples that I always come back to. They've launched loads of great new products in recent years though, a lot of which I haven't had a chance to try. So when I found myself in Boots a few weeks back I thought it would be (frankly) rude not to pick up their latest offering.

So what's the deal? Well, I dig this. I feel like this product pretty much lives up to its name exactly - the texture is very light and gives an instant brightness to the under eye area. It also has a slightly cooling effect on the skin, which I find is an added bonus when I'm hurriedly applying it on my early morning commute! It blends so quickly and easily, and most pleasingly, doesn't sit in my fine lines.

A few things to note - this is not a heavy-duty concealer. If you have very dark circles you want to cover, it's probably not your guy, although using a corrector underneath may work. It probably also goes without saying that it's a no-no for blemish cover-ups! Another thing is that the applicator (one of those bristly ones like an old-school lipgloss) tends to pick up a lot of product, so you need to take the excess off before using - less is more, and then build. I find that's the best way to avoid creasing. 

The shade range isn't great, sadly - I bought numbers 1 & 2, and I think there's just one more slightly darker shade. 1 is more cool-toned and 2 is slightly more yellow, but both I can get away with. In the photos below I'm wearing number 1 - hopefully you can see the (subtle, I know) difference.  

As I said, I personally LOVE this, but it does depend on what you're looking for. A great option to try if you're looking for something light and subtle, or if you struggle with concealers creasing like me.


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