Monday, August 17, 2009

London Calling...

My brother just got back from a little vacation to Paris and London visiting family. Before I wished him bon voyage, I made a little list of goodies I wanted. Being a man, he forgot some bits and complained about the male shop assistant in Superdrug giving him the eye while he perused the makeup aisles. But big brother did come through for me!

Barry M Dazzle Dusts: 51 (Mushroom), 03 (Pink/Gold), 39 (Tan), 89 (Oyster Grey), 98 (Petrol Black), 88 (Winter Berry)
Barry M Lip Paint: 101 (Marshmellow)


They are lovely and so pigmented! The swatches below are with NO base. I was quite impressed with how easily they blend into one another and into other shadows.

One of my cousins sent me a little gift over from London as she knows how much I love makeup. She sent me a YSL Rouge Volupte in #2 (I'm not sure of the name). Funnily enough, it was something I had spotted at a counter recently, but I couldn't justify the price tag. I also got some lovely smelling candles (thanks Natty!).


Above: YSL Rouge Volupte #2
Below: Barry M Lip Paint 101

I also got a couple of Nail Paints in Navy and Grey. They are both lovely fall colors and I can't wait to try them out.

7 comments:

Cat said...

You are so lucky to have such a doting brother! I am from the UK and if you ever want to do a swap then let me know, there are some great UK brands out there right now!

xx

Chrissy said...

the colors of the dazzle dusts are beautiful. your brother must be really brave to go shop for makeup ;)
this grey barry m nail polish looks really nice. I guess I'll have to order something from them soon...

Viva La Fashion said...

that's so funny about your brother and his encounter with the salesperson. i got a little chuckle out of that. :)

Viva La Fashion said...

oooh, the swatches are so sparkley. :) and i've heard good things about the ysl lipstick. love the packaging. :)

Lorien BeautyLove said...

Great haul! I wish Australia had Barry M products - Everyone goes on about the dazzle dusts!!! jealous xx

Lipstick Rules said...

I love Barry M!!
What a great brother you have ;-)

xLovelyMakeupx said...

I NEED TO GET ME SOME YSL LIPPIES ASAP!