So when I needed some more makeup I chose to buy and review Barry M because they don’t use animal testing on their products ๐Ÿ™‚ I went into Boots and bought a foundation, concealer and nail varnish (I’ve always loved Barry M nail varnish, definitely my go-to brand for it!) and there’s a promotion on at the moment where if you spend over a certain amount you get a free contouring kit as well!

The makeup products are from the Barry M ‘Flawless’ range, they come in cute packaging and are really reasonably priced (foundation and concealer both around ยฃ6 each)

I’ve been using them for the past two days and am fairly pleased with them but not totally sold! Basically I never used to wear foundation until I left university and I’m fairly uneducated in the makeup world – beauty blenders and contouring aren’t my strong point!

So I apply foundation with my fingertips, use concealer on top and then do a bit of powder and bronzer to do an approximation of contouring (I know, I probably need to watch some youtube tutorials on how to do some decent makeup). The end result with the way I’ve used these Barry M products is decent coverage from the foundation (I have a few blemishes so would prefer one that’s a bit more ‘there’), love the liquid concealer as it blends really well, and I like the contour kit but I’m a bit too scared to use the darkest powder in it because my skin is really fair!

Here’s the results on my lovely mug from before I went to work:

Unfortunately after a day at work they had lost their grip and kind of slid off my face, but on the plus side they hadn’t made my skin greasy which I sometimes find with other foundations!

I feel like this effect could be avoided by using a primer so when I get one I’ll experiment and update!

I will also include the nail varnish in an OOTD post which I’m planning soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Please let me know if you’ve got any really good vegan makeup suggestions or can point me in the direction of some blogs that can help me with applying makeup in less of a haphazard way haha!


Lots of love

Maddie xxx



  1. 12th April 2017 / 6:50 pm

    You look lovelyโ™ฅ I just might have to try out these Barry M cosmetic products! I have heard so much about them! You have a lovely blog by the way!

    -Danielle Ruppert

    • Mcadeart
      12th April 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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