Monday, 4 November 2013

REVIEW | Barry M Flawless Matte Foundation with Swatches

Hi beauties!  I am so excited to be doing this review today.  I have been trying the Barry M Flawless Matte Foundation (£5.99) for 3 weeks now and have lots to talk about.

Barry M describes it as "An oil free formulation, containing soothing moisturisers with skin healing properties, for a flawless matte finish"

First of all the packaging is gorgeous, it reminds me of the Benefit Hello Flawless bottle. Lovely bright pink text on a 'matte' look bottle, with blogger friendly font.  You can also see how much product is left due to the opaque nature of the bottle.  

The product dispenses easily with the pump attached to the bottle, thumbs up for that, nobody likes making a mess with their makeup.

The product itself feels really soft and applies very easily.  I use the Real Techniques expert face brush for a flawless finish and I found the coverage to be medium-full and easily buildable.  It has a slight perfumey smell which I would rather it didn't have but I have got use to it now.

My mum even said she thought it looked great and I found it lasts for up to 10 hours.

The only 'flaw' with this 'flawless' foundation is that the colour range is quite limited.  I have been using a mixture of beige and sand to get the perfect colour and my skin is a medium shade at the moment.  I would say those with pale or medium skin would be more likely to find a suitable shade but those with dark skin would struggle.

All in all I really love this foundation, it does exactly what it says on the tin giving me a flawless matte look. I can honestly say it is a great dupe for Estee Lauder Double wear, which I wore all of last winter. Considering the price difference is £23 it is deffinitely one to try.

What do you think lovelies? Will you be giving this a go?

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  1. Looks good! I don't really wear foundation, but I'll look it up next time I'm in store. Thanks for sharing!

    things and Strange whims

  2. I am definitely going to be trying this foundation soon (:

  3. Looks like an awesome product! Thanks for the review! New follower :)

  4. The packaging is so adorable. I'm wondering if it is available in the US. :)
    Ash |

  5. yay! let me know how you get on with it lovely x

  6. I don't think it is at the moment lovely :-( x

  7. great post! LOVE the packaging!!! would you like to follow eachother?

  8. I am thinking about purchasing this through ASOS but cannot figure out what shade to get... would you recommend Ivory or Nude for someone with NC 20 in MAC? I have light skin with yellow undertones...
    Thank you!

  9. I bought this foundation two days ago and I want to try just now, but I have to finish my Revlon Colorstay foundation. I'm scared, that colour of Barry M will be a little too dark but if it will be, I want to buy one more, but lighter. Your opinion is really helpful for me, because I know, that I bought on spec a good product. Thank you! :)

  10. hi lovely. Ivory is really very light where as nude is a bit warmer so I think it would depend how u like your foundation?

  11. hi is the which is the darkest shade? and is beige darker than sand?

  12. Hi Ashly, between beige and sand which is more yellow-toned?


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