Barry M a has launched a lot of new launches lately, with the Barry M Heatwave Powder Bronzer Collection being one of the new products in their range.
Many of their products now come in cardboard packaging, after listening to customer feedback, and people wanting packaging they could recycle. If you’d like to find out about these three new Barry M Heatwave Powder Bronzers, keep on reading…
“Turn up the heat with the Barry M Heatwave Bronzer. These soft and blendable powders warm and sculpt your complexion for a naturally sun-kissed matte finish.
Available in 3 shades, these bronzing powders complement a variety of skin tones and provide a warm and sculpted complexion.
All shades feature the same soft, easily blendable formula to give a matte, bronzed finish. This product’s formula is enriched with Fair Trade Shea Butter sourced from Tungteiya Women’s Association in Ghana.”
The Barry M Heatwave Powder Bronzer Collection consists of three different shades to cater for different skin tones.
Whilst three shades isn’t incredibly diverse or inclusive compared to the likes of Revolution for example, but its progress compared to previous Barry M launches where they’d launch one single shade and that would be it.
The three bronzers are £5.99 each, and contain 7g of product in a square, cardboard box compact. The shades are as follows:
I always photograph products before ever testing them, and when I swatched the Barry M Heatwave Powder Bronzer collection for the first time, I really was wowed. They are so extremely creamy, which I guess is down to the shea butter content, but they are one of the creamiest powder bronzers I’ve ever tried.
The softness and creaminess of the powder, means the brush blends and buffs the bronzer into the skin for a seamless, natural finish. If you’re new to using bronzers, I feel like this formula would be a great starting point as they don’t take masses of blending in like many bronzers do.
Let’s talk about shades. I admit, I’m confused. The lightest shade (Tropical Heatwave) is actually deeper than the medium shade which is just bizarre.
I thought maybe it’s because of tones, which it could be, but even so, the medium shade is marginally lighter than the actual light shade, so I’m glad I was able to try all three, as I would’ve been disappointed had I just tried the ‘lightest’ according to Barry M, as it wouldn’t have been a decent shade match.
The lightest shade is still very dark, and I wish Barry M would create a Fair shade as these three shades aren’t pale skin friendly.
However, on the flip side I have to commend Barry M for creating such an intensely deep skin friendly bronzer shade. It’s a great shade for a bronzer for deep dark skin too, as it’s a red toned shade to give an authentic bronze look to the skin.
I really rate the Barry M Heatwave Powder Bronzer formula. I just wish there was a lighter shade, as it’s a pretty brilliant bronzer for under £6, and they’re available right now.
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