2 Dec 2009
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
DO YOU LOVE CREATING NEW MAKE UP LOOKS?
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
10 Nov 2009
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
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
22 Oct 2009
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
14 Oct 2009
9 Oct 2009
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
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!!
Mar :o) xxx
2 Oct 2009
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Thanks to everyone who is following us! We are loving doing this blog!
30 Sept 2009
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
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
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
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!
22 Sept 2009
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
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
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!