14 Dec 2009

For those with iPhones...

I don't think we have mentioned this before but we are starting to get some press around our iPhone App and I didnt want you all to feel left out!

I do have an iPhone, and as you all know, I'm not that experienced at applying make-up but want to learn to be better so I use this App all the time. It has loads of 60 second video tutorials on how to create a certain look on your eyes. There are loads of styles on there, all categorised by the type of look, eg celebrity, clubbing, bollywood etc.

Some of the looks are crazy and fun to play around with but I like some of the more day-to-day looks. Some of them are even filmed being done on my eye which is weird when I watch the make-up being put on my own eye in the video and there I am trying to recreate it!! 

We have also just added nail art lookz, which give you ideas for some fun designs that are easy to recreate on your nails. There are some fab festive ones worth checking out!

We have got a few of the looks on our website so you can get a taster but we add about 4 a month to our App. http://www.barrym.com/lookz/iphone-app/

Oh and Lookz is a FREE app so get on the App Store now!

2 Dec 2009

Blue and Green? Are we being serious? Oh yes..we are!

Hey lovelies,

Hope you are all well and not to weather beaten by this awful rain (i'd advise to start work on your ark!).

Well, brace yourselves for this one....We all know that bold lips have been a key trend this year but now blue and green are set to be the latest colours to adorn your lips, so when Barry M say we are the most colourful name in cosmetics, we mean it! How could we refuse to bow to fashion and make up these two little beauties? We couldn't so, Lip Paint 148 (Blue) and Lip Paint 149 (green) were born!

So, whats the verdict? True blues as seen on Prada or are you keen on green aka Paul Smith? Love it or hate it, its on the catwalks and they know their business! If you want to give it a go, they are now in stock and on our website for a bargainous £4.25!


26 Nov 2009

Competition time!


If so, then you have got to enter Superdrug’s “Get the Look” competition.

All you have to do is create your favourite party look for the festive season. Then post a step by step guide of how to get the look along with pictures on superdrugloves.com.

More details are on their site, but it is a great way to share your make-up tips, learn other people’s and maybe even win prizes! (Yes there is some Barry M make-up up for grabs)!!

11 Nov 2009

BBC 3 wants you...


 BBC THREE are searching for the Mums of today who are younger, hipper, more attractive and more independent than ever before!
 Do you and your mum share clothes?
Do people often mistake you for sisters?
Or, are people amazed to discover your mum's real age?
 If this sounds like you or your mum and you would like the opportunity to have a fun makeover, then please get in touch.
makeover@endemoluk.com or 03335 777 773*
 * Standard geographic charges apply and calls maybe included in your telecom provider’s call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

10 Nov 2009

Christmas is coming

Can you believe Christmas is only 6 and a half weeks away!!! My sister moved to Canada this year so I need to be really organised and have her pressies posted in about a week to make sure they get there on time! Got to admit I do like Christmas shopping (who doesn't love shopping??) so I don't mind having a legitimate excuse to start early, I just need to focus on buying stuff for other people and not myself!

My lovely friends have already started dropping hints about wanting Barry M make-up as their presents which is great because I love going down to the warehouse, with it's rows and rows of colourful, glittery products, it is like being in the best, girliest sweet shop ever! The guys who work down there do not appreciate how lucky they are!!

So what will I get them?? Well some of them read this blog so I can't give too much away, but, hypothetically speaking, if I was a great friend I would get them our Get the Look gift sets. Firstly because it is such a good deal to get 3 products for £9.95, secondly because it looks fab in a great gift box and thirdly because it comes with instructions on how to apply the make-up which might stop them asking me for a while!

There is a pink set (incl 3 Dazzle Dusts and an eyeshadow brush) and a green set (incl 2 Dazzle Dusts and a Glitter Liquid Eyeliner). Both contain limited edition colours which we will never sell separately so get yours quickly (last year's sold before Christmas)! Click here to see them on our website.

Now I just need to decide what to get my house mate James?! Boys are so much more difficult and he hasn't quite caught onto the guyliner trend yet!

3 Nov 2009

New Product Update - Glitter Lashes

Hey everyone,

Hope everyone had a good halloween!

Well, here at Barry M towers we have been churning out the glitter lately because, lets face it, everything looks that little bit prettier when it sparkles right?! And why not apply this theory to your lashes giving you extra oomph when you flutter them at any lucky admirer! If this sounds up your street then Glitter Lashes is the answer to your prayers! A glittery top coat for lashes, it is designed to go on top of your mascara and is so easy to apply in a simple twist brush pen (so you don't end up clumping your lashes in gel before you get to the good stuff - the glitter!). It comes in six colours - Gold, Silver, Blue, Green, Pink and Purple, costs £4.95 and is out in your local Boots and Superdrug now! Alternatively you can buy online on our website here.

So what do we think? I have used the purple in my picture but I am equally in love with the silver and can't wait to wear the gold at the weekend! Are you a bit of a magpie when it comes to make up or do you prefer the more subtle look? Either way you can't deny that this will definately allow your eyes to do the talking!


29 Oct 2009

Dazzle Dust Swatch

As we all know, it can be a bit tricky to tell what exact result you will get from our dazzle dusts without actually seeing them on. So the girls at HQ thought we would do a regular feature where we swatch requested shades. This week on Facebook and Twitter these were the ones you wanted to see, so...

Mushroom is a lovely shimmery colour that could be suitable day or night - I have still got it on now and will be wearing it on my date tonight - woohoo!

Block Blue is very matt but such a vibrant colour, it really stands out but doesn't look tacky! I would probably only wear it on a night out or to a party though.

Petrol Black - the picture speaks for itself! So good we had to show it on Emily's eye open and closed. It is a sort of black colour with glittery bits of turquoise, it is everyone here's favourite!

Neon Pink was tried on by Marlene, again it is quite matt but not completely and VERY vibrant  - the pic doesn't do it justice. This looks great on darker skin tones but how can you go wrong with pink?!

Silvery Black is great for a smoky eye look and worn all over like Emily has, it has got a great shimmer but not too much. And looks great on just about every skin tone, what more could you want?!

Hope you liked this, write in the comments what Dazzle Dusts you want us to swatch next.

22 Oct 2009

We worked all weekend...

Apologies for such a gap between blog posts but we have been a bit dazed and exhausted in the office due to working all weekend! Me, Emily and Joanna worked at Salon International at the Excel, here is a pic of us setting up our stand - it looked great! Sorry the pic is a bit blurry - it was ridiculously early on a Saturday morning!!

The stand was packed, we literally didnt have time to have a break! But it was great to meet lots of customers and see what they were buying and hear really great comments about how much they love Barry M. And Barry himself was there but I;m not sure if people realised it was him!

Not sure if you are all thinking about Halloween yet but MakeupAdikt has created a tutorial on YouTube for a Twilight Vampire or Witch look that you could easily recreate: http://www.youtube.com/ilovebarrym

Anyway got to get back to my painting my nails - the chemist has just come up with her first ideas for our new Spring colours!! Amazing!!

15 Oct 2009

Blog on M Club

For those of you who are wondering what in the world M Club is - it is a social networking site we have created for all you beauty lovers out there! Go check it out: http://www.barrym.com/m-club/
For those of you familiar with M Club, you will be pleased to hear that the blogging functionality is now working!! Woohoo!! So not only can you upload and share pictures and videos with thousands of fellow beauty lovers but you can also post blogs and comment on other peoples!

Could it get any better I hear you ask?? YES it can! You can post blogs on M Club and they will automatically publish on your Blogger account. When you set it up, it will even pull across all of your old posts! So you only need to post one blog and it will appear in both places, enabling you to reach a wider audience.

14 Oct 2009


Fancy a bargain?! This is just a quick post to say that I have decided to offer 20% off any website orders today: http://www.barrym.com/. Simply enter code KIND20 at the checkout.

Have fun shopping!

9 Oct 2009

Finally - the metallic liquid eyeliner swatches

Have you been sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for these?? Probably not but I have done them anyway!

These are absolutely amazing, and perfectly timed for the party season! They are really easy to apply thick or thin and look good on their own or over an eye shadow.

I am wearing the pink on its own in the picture but the other night I did a smokey eye with the metallic black eyeliner which just gave it a bit of a brighter, dressier look. My friend wore the blue over Dazzle Dust 92 which is Aqua Gold, a look which came from our TV ad. It looked really unusual and she got loads of nice comments!

Personally my fave is silver, just because I have a fringe, so it really stands out against my dark hair. What are your first impressions?!

Its Friday again - wooohooo!!! From all the girls in the office - have a good weekend!! x

7 Oct 2009

Intro to Marlene

Hey Barry M lovers

I'm Marlene, I've been working for Barry M for 5 fabulous years.

I've worked within the beauty industry for most of my working life. Since joining the company the brand has grown and gone from strength to strength and I have the privilege of working with a great team!

Through innovation and constant evolution, Barry M is fast becoming the brand to be seen in, we constantly strive for new discoveries whether that be products or staff. I feel that the bright vibrant colours that we produce are a way of expressing yourself and embracing the ever-changing trends, also the great thing about the range is that it's great on all skin tones.

I'm always so excited when we launch new products, I get to wear them on a night out and love the response I get. It's so much fun being able to try products on at work for a living and keeping up to date with what the celebs are up to.

Keep visiting our blog for updates, hot tips and more!!
Ciao bellas!
Mar :o) xxx

2 Oct 2009

Winners - check if you are one of them

We said we would randomly choose 20 followers who subcribed to our blog and give them one of our new products free so I printed out the names of all of our 162 followers this morning, cut them up and pulled out 20 names, these are them:
  • angielynne23
  • aphroditeshei
  • beautifulwithbrains
  • BeautyNewbie86
  • charlotte
  • Chrystal
  • Dannie Cleo
  • GinaG
  • Girl With The Golden Touch
  • Glittermillie's Nails and Sparkle
  • holliee_xo
  • HypnoticLullaby
  • iheartmakeups
  • JuliusUK
  • LaaLaa
  • Laureny0613
  • Lipglossiping
  • Meka Johnson
  • Sprinkles Sparkles
  • xjenniex2003
If you are a lucky winner then please email me your postal address to beautysos@barrym.com and let me know whether you want a metallic eyeliner or a matt super soft eye crayon and in which colour.

Thanks to everyone who is following us! We are loving doing this blog!

30 Sept 2009

Intro to Barry's daughter...

Hi guys, my name is Joanna and I am the daughter of Barry M!

I have been surrounded by make-up since I was 8 when my dad started the company, so you probably think WOW I must have so much make-up but honestly I don't. I must admit though, I can't leave my home without my Natural Dazzle Bronzer and our Lip Liner 6 which I absolutely love.

I remember when I was much younger working in the warehouse filling all the Dazzle Dusts by hand and playing with all the different Nail Paints. I used to have so much fun and all my friends were so jealous because they all loved Barry M make-up - and still do!

Every day working at Barry M is crazy but fun. I love reading all of the comments in the feedback box on our website, I love knowing our fans are as passionate as I am about Barry M make-up! Would love to hear any feedback you have got and what your favourite products are?!

Take care. Bye Bye xxx

29 Sept 2009

Barry M goes to London Fashion Week!

Hey everyone,

Hope you all had a nice weekend?
Well, I had a little adventure to London Fashion Weekend to check out the Spring/Summer 10 trends and to see what colours would be big for next year to see what is a must have shade for our range. Did anyone else go along?

I got a little distracted from my task by the most beautiful pair of Emma Cook shoes which I have to share with you all. I've never been a big believer of love at first sight, but if such a thing exists then this was most definately it! I can't wait to wear them at the weekend for my night out with the girls with my favourite Barry M Nail paint at the mo - Pink Flamingo.

So, what did you get up to at the weekend? Hope you had a good one!


25 Sept 2009

Swatch time...

This is a swatch of the new matt crayons, they are much more vibrant in real life than in this picture. Sorry about our camera skills - it is a Friday after all! Woohoo its Friday!!

Any way, back to the crayons, they are so soft and silky on your skin, not like those scratchy pencils you can get that almost rip your eyelids off! And they are such strong colours so don't need to be layered on and on. I have done them quite thick but they can be used as a thin liner or can be put on thicker and smudged for a smokey look. Fab, fab, FAB!!!

At £3.95 I'll have blue, purple and pink please! Hope you like....?

My friends and I are going to be trying out the metallic eyeliners over the weekend so Ill have pics on Monday for those!


24 Sept 2009

New Product Alert - Matt and Metallic shades!

Hey everyone!

Hope your all good and looking forward to the weekend? I know I am because.....we have just had some new products in and I can't wait to try them out on my Friday night out with the Barry M girls!

Ok, first we have Supersoft Eye Crayons in new matt shades. Solid 'block' eye colour in bright and bold tones have been really popular this Autumn and i've heard they are around to stay this Winter. If your feeling daring try using these all over the eyelid or simply use to line the eyes for a subtle pop of colour! They come in blue, turquoise, purple, pink and green and for £3.95 they are a bargain for updating your winter wardrobe!

Next are our Metallic Liquid Eyeliners. One word. Wow! They are seriously sleek and sexy. Use these for a gorgeous, smoldering eye with a slick of molten colour. With all the cute sequin dresses out at the moment, these are the ESSENTIAL accessory at only £4.50. I have my eye on the black for that vampy gothic look, and I have already pinched the pink which gives a really delicate and pretty finish - think tinkerbell if she was going on a hot date! We have 6 colours including gold, silver, black, green, pink and blue. Which one do you like the look of? Loving or hating the chrome trend?

Anyway, thats all for now - was so excited I just had to let you guys know! We will do swatches for you tomorrow so keep an eye out for that!

Emily xxx

22 Sept 2009

Hey everyone, Emily here!

I look after Brand Development here at Barry M which basically means creating new products and keeping an eye on the latest trends to ensure that only the best products make it into our range. I started here 3 years ago working in the marketing but gradually started getting more and more involved with the actual products. Playing with make up and celeb watching for the latest trend all day is a girly's girls dream but let me tell you as fun as my job is, there are a few hazzards that I incur. Obviously all products that make it on to our shelves in store have been thouroughly tested but what about all the products that don't make the cut? Yes, you guessed - I try these too. Whether it be a lipstick that stains your lips blue (so strangers ask if you feel ok and not about to keel over with a heartattack) or an eyeshadow that gives you the height of conjunctivitus chic, i've tried it all. And don't get me started on glitter - it gets everywhere!I think I have consumed about 5kg of the stuff in the quest to create new lipglosses. My insides probably resemble a disco ball.

So, watch this space for my new product updates whether it be testing our latest lash loving item on a night out on the town or nailing the latest polish in the office you will see it here first.


18 Sept 2009

So I am Lauren, I work in marketing at Barry M. This is a bit of an intro to me...

I love colour, especially in clothes – I try not to wear a lot of black! Oh no, I sound like Ugly Betty but I’m not that bad honest, the colours do go with each other! I think :-)

But when it comes to make-up I am just not very confident (or good) at wearing colours. Until I worked here I had one faithful silver eye shadow that I wore every week and now my make-up bag is bursting at the seams!

So now I am addicted to trying new products, and don’t I have the perfect job to do that?! So for all of you that are new to make-up or experimenting with it – look out for my blog. We can learn together!

Got lots of new products coming out in a few days! Literally cannot wait to talk about them!

Going out partying with some friends tonight, soo excited as I haven't seen these girls in ages! I bought one of those body con dresses last weekend and really want to wear it – just wish I hadn’t eaten so much pizza at lunch!!

Hope you have a good one!

15 Sept 2009

Starting the infamous blog

So here at Barry M HQ in North London we have been talking about doing a staff blog for a while now - and finally here it is!!

There are quite a few of us who want to post blogs, we all have different styles and passions and all want to fill you in on what we get up to and are interested in - we hope you want to hear about it! And obviously we want to tell you all abut the important things happening at Barry M!! ;-) You never know - we might even get Barry himself on here!

Hope you like it - watch this space! Oh and follow us - pleeease!!! Then we will have permission to blog all day!