I’m slowly updating my make up collection with vegan suitable products. My first purchase (aside from Spa Ritual) was a couple of products from Barry M; affordable and on the high street.
I always find it a struggle to find a good mascara that gives some volume and doesn’t clump. The brush works wonders on upper and lower lashes and despite being a thick cream, it doesn’t bung the lashes together.
The bottom lashes separate easily and instantly look thicker and longer. I did have to apply two coats to the top lashes and also ran the brush under and on top of the lashs using a zig zag motion. One good thing to come from this was that unlike with other thick mascaras, it maintains a smooth coating and the brush removes any clumps. It is dark enough to open the eye and doesn’t flake off during the day.
Natural Glow 1 – Eyeshadow palette
I found the ranges suitable for vegans were not overly impressive. I guess you could add to your shadows with the dazzle dusts and mono shadows (the E10 silver is not vegan suitable) but the natural glow collection is more natural than glow.
Perhaps with a cream or primer underneath, the colour might be more prominent but the lighter colours barely make any impression and the darker colours look a bit cheap when normally, browns and greys are suitable for my skin tone. I was a bit disappointed and had to build up the colours quite heavily for it to look decent. On a plus side, once you get the desired tone, they do remain for the day or evening and they do make for a nice base if you wanted to add some colour from the other shadow ranges.
Do you use Barry M? What are your thoughts?