Barry M launched a range of new cream eyeshadows which look remarkably similar to a Glossier product. The Barry M Colour Glide Eyeshadow Wands launched as part of the Barry M summer collection, and as soon as I saw them, they instantly reminded me of the Glossier Skywash Matte Eyeshadows.
“Add a splash of colour with the Barry M Colour Glide Eyeshadow Wands. These matte-finish eyeshadows smooth over lids for a gorgeously wearable wash of colour.
Available in 6 soft pastel hues with a doe foot applicator, this silky formula blends to create a diffused effect for subtle, on trend eyes.“
The Barry M Colour Glide Eyeshadow Wands are available in six different shades, and they’re £3.99 each. Each of the shades is packaged within white plastic tubes, with colourful elongated lids, which look identical to the packaging of the Glossier Skywash Sheer Matte Lid Tint Eyeshadows.
I’m not sure how some brands get away with copying packaging so obviously, without getting in trouble. It’s obviously great that affordable brands give budget-friendly dupes for more expensive products.
However, to not even change up the packaging a little feels a little off, but that’s just my opinion. It could be because Barry M has never delved into the world of dupes before, so that’s why it feels awkward, but I’m sure some will love the copied packaging.
The Barry M Colour Glide Eyeshadow Wands are available in the following six shades;
- Blue Skies
- Meadow Green
- Dusty Pink
- Creamy Caramel
- Sun Setter
- Lilac Lush
All six shades are very sheer, as shown above, and can be blended for a very subtle hint of colour. However you can add a couple of layers to intensify the colour, but they’re still quite subtle overall, just like the Glossier Skywash Eyeshadow Tints.
Something which surprised me with the Barry M Colour Glide Eyeshadow Wands was the staining power. Blue Skies, Dusty Pink and Lilac Lush stained my lids terribly.
The worst offender is Lilac Lush, which genuinely stained my lids for two days regardless of the makeup removers, oils, balms and cream cleansers I’ve tried.
That’s even with the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer layered underneath, so it’s definitely something to consider if you do decide to give them a try. For £3.99, they’re pretty, but I always feel cautious to use, as I don’t want my eyeshadows to stain for days after using them, but I’m glad I tried them nonetheless.