Almost everyone (especially Mr Lubz) who knows me knows I’m a fanatic when it comes to anything beauty related. I can’t walk into a mall or a shopping district without paying a visit to the beauty section (they know when I’m in the building and would be offended if I didn’t visit them – much like Indian relatives). And if you visit one, you gotta visit them all!
Most of these visits usually end up with me being a couple of dollars poorer (couple.of.dollars… Hahahahahaha) and clutching a bag of goodies tighter than Gollum and his precioussss – the one ring to rule them all – from The Lord Of The Rings series. Which makes me wonder if there is the one liner to rule them all – now that would be awesome! Of course, I’d probably miss it because I’m in the other corner bargain hunting while everyone else battles it out for that one liner.
So a couple of purchases ago, Mr Lubz made a comment along the lines of “you purchase all this stuff; do you even have the time to use them all?”. That got me all defensive with “yes I do, you just don’t see me finish it up and toss it away”.
His comment got me thinking about jumping on the Internationally running Pinterest bandwagon of “Project Pan”, where I document how far I’m progressing with using my products to “hit pan” aka the bottom container of the product (Mr Lubz, I know you’re reading this post!). These posts will be focused more on cosmetics because I generally finish my skincare and haircare products before I get more. It will encourage me to use more products plus help me keep a track of where I’m at with each product. That way, when I finish I won’t feel bad about buying new stuff (that feeling doesn’t last too long – I’m easily distracted by shiny new things!).
So, to kick things off – my much loved Barry M Natural Glow 2 eyeshadow palette.
About Barry M
Barry M Cosmetics was created in 1982, in London, Great Britain, by Barry Mero.
In the early 80’s Barry had a number of retail outlets in London selling beauty and cosmetic products. The fashion was for dramatic, outrageous make-up, however, he found that no one was producing the exciting and vivid colours that his customers really wanted. So, in June 1982, he created the Barry M Cosmetics range.
Barry M soon became a cult name in the field of colour cosmetics. Back in those days, if you were a new romantic, a punk or goth, the chances are you would have been using Barry M to make your fashion statement!
Now, many years’ later Barry M is now the Britain’s leading colour cosmetics brand – other big beauty companies may claim to be British but, in fact, very few of them really are!
I’ve been using this palette for the most part of last year. I loved the colours which really say neutrals but not browns (really, don’t get me started on the brown toned shadows in my collection). This palette comes with a primer, three matte shadows and 3 shimmers – all wearable on their own or mixed for a subtle smokey eye during the day or amped up for the evening.
The packaging is very good and sturdy; it’s a cardboard pack with a large mirror, which is awesome because you can get your makeup done on the go without carrying something extra.
I purchased this palette off eBay for $13, but now you can find Barry M products at Big W stores. Visit the Barry M website here.
Have you “hit pan” on anything recently? Share your products!