Monday, 26 October 2015

Barry M Flawless Original Primer

My everyday primer ran out.... and Barry M released a brand spanking new product - coincidence? I think not!

Yes, I was in need of a new primer and seeing this newbie out on the high street made the decision oh so easy - let's try it out.
I'm a big fan of Barry M but when it comes to face make-up they aren't the first brand that pops to mind.
 Nails and lips, yes - primers and foundations, no. So I thought I'd bite the bullet and give it a chance.

I'm not overly fussy with primers, I have my favourite (POREFessional) but it's just not in my budget right now to use daily so I only use my miniatures of it when I'm heading on a night out and want my make-up looking extra special.
I've tried alot of what the high street has to offer over the last few years and am always keen to try something new when it's released.

This is one of 3 primers Barry M has added to their collection. There is the Original, the Colour Correcting and the Brightening - something for everyone!

Smoothing and mattifying this white cream feels amazing, creating a lovely base. It's silky and soft (plus it's oil-free) and has my skin feeling ready and raring for my foundation in seconds. 

I've really been enjoying using this and it's become a well-loved member of my daily make-up routine already. My foundation looks better than it has done in a while and lasts all day long which I'm really impressed with.

The primer is priced at only £5.99 which is alot cheaper than other drugstore brands attempts that I haven't liked as much! You can find it here on

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  1. I wasn't even aware of these! It sounds so lovely though and I'll definitely pop it in my basket to try next time x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming

  2. I really do love Barry M in general ( especially their nail polishes and palettes) but this primer sounds great so I think I will give it a go at some point! Thanks for the review :)

  3. I might have to give this a go as my Rimmel Fix and Perfect is coming to an end (but I hated it anyway!) and I really like the sound of this one. Its also great that such a cheap drugstore brand can eve get the packaging right with a pump! (*cough* Nars *cough) :)

    Mollie x | The Fashion Of Craft

  4. Oooh this sounds great and I love the packaging. I really need to give Barry M's makeup range a try because I mainly stick to their nail stuff.
    Pretty Mad Things .. xo

  5. I've always been like you and never picked up any Barry M face/make-up products. But for £5.99 you can't go wrong if it works. Might give it a go when my primer runs out too. x

    A Little Peep Into My Life

  6. I too use porefessional only when I want that extra special feeling. On other days I use nyx, loreal and soap and glory. need to try this one!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  7. Ooo this sounds pretty damn good! I'm after a new primer myself now that my Porefessional is running out, and like yourself I don't currently have the funds to buy another.

    I may have to test this in store and see what I think of it. ^_^

  8. My primer is actually about to run out too so I'm tempted to pick this up to try! I wouldn't think of going to Barry M for stuff like this but I'm happy to give it a go! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

  9. Had my eye on this for a while, fallen in love with Barry M lately! This post has definitely pushed me to get it - thank you!

  10. I didn't even realise Barry M did a primer! I'm definitely going to look into it - it's such a good price too! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  11. I love the sound of this! I'm glad Barry M are extending their makeup line.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  12. I've been looking for more of a budget primer and this sounds ideal! I never think of Barry M for base products either but I need to start paying attention, they rarely let me down :) xx



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