barry m chisel cheeks contour palette highlight bronzer light dark skin tone new

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit

In Beauty by Gemma Tomlinson9 Comments

barry m chisel cheeks contour palette highlight bronzer light dark skin tone new barry m chisel cheeks contour palette highlight bronzer light dark skin tone new
I love the British high street and the affordable makeup options we have, even more so when they are committed to being cruelty free, but there’s one thing our budget makeup can improve on and that’s diversity. I’ve spoken about this a few times in the past, but the aisles of our shops don’t always reflect the beautiful people shopping in them – often people with darker (and lighter!) skin tones have to shop at higher end counters to find the shade that fits them, paying more in the process.

Whilst in the past this has been a simple case of supply and demand (there’s only so much display space after all) this is 2016, we are a diverse nation and there is a huge market to be tapped into, people want to walk into a shop and have more choice than just the Sleek stand. With that in mind, I was so happy this morning to see that my favourite affordable contour kit from Barry M now comes in a deeper shade. The original release has been much loved in my collection and I’ve used it several times on my channel. Whilst it was perfect for my colouring it’s great to see the new offering for medium to dark skin tones, and from a cruelty free, affordable company no less.

The texture is the same as the original release, with a lighter shade, a bronzing powder and a deeper contour, so it’s a great option for people dipping their toe into the contouring world or those of us who don’t want to spend a fortune chiselling our cheekbones. Obviously I can’t put the shades to the test on myself but what do you guys think? If you have a deeper skin tone do these look like shades that would be useful to you? At £6.49 this won’t break the bank so I’d love to hear your thoughts, let me know in the comments!

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  • Go Barry M! You are right, I am seeing a lot of affordable brands (and even a lot of high end brands, tbh) coming out with contour kits and they are all the same color, even though we range from pale to very dark. Thanks for spotlighting this issue, great post! XO -Kim

  • It’s so nice to see affordable contour kits on the market. These are really, really nice colours too which is even more rare!

  • Kelsey Christou

    Ah I’m so excited to hear Barry M is cruelty free! This kit looks great and yay for diversifying

  • I love these, they’re so good!

    Sophie x

  • Caz

    I only ever buy Nail Polishes from Barry M but this looks really good – i’m definitely going to have a look next time I’m in Boots or Superdrug!

    Caz | This is Caz

  • Robyn Samantha

    I love the barry m chisel cheeks i use it all the time so reasonably priced!!

    Robyn xx

  • These look very beautiful! 🙂

  • Nia Patten

    I’m just getting my head round contouring. This looks great for the price!

  • Charlie Y

    These look so good, especially for the price!