Ever since i started getting into beauty, I've always gone to Barry M for nail polish. They're affordable, easy to find and have a massive range. Recently, they've been releasing new products like palettes. I was really excited to try them out as i really wanted to see how the quality matched up to my expectations.
The Smokin' Hot Palette (£6.49) was the palette that caught my eye first. I have a bit of an addiction when it comes to smokey eyes, i love them! The palette has 6 eyeshadows and a blush as well as two double ended foam applicators. First things first, the packaging is pretty good. It's sturdy and is a simple black with hot pink lettering. It's not too bulky but could fit inside a make up bag if you wanted to travel with it.
The palettes eyeshadows consist of a shimmery white, matte baby pink, shimmery silver, shimmery gun metal grey (are you sensing a pattern?), shimmery black and a... matte black. I'm glad they added the matte black, as it's always a great eyeshadow to have to complete a lot of looks. I'm personally a big fan of shimmery eyeshadows, but if you're not, this palette isn't really for you.
As you can see, the pigmentation of the palette is quite hit and miss. Some of the shades have masses of colour pay off whereas others take quite a lot of building up to even show up! I love the shimmery black and gun metal grey as they're very pigmented but look really lovely on. Sadly, the matte black isn't very pigmented at all which could be seen as a good thing for others.
All in all, I'd say this is a great palette for new beauty lovers as it's affordable and the quality is overall pretty good.
Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,