Barry M Holographic Eyeshadow Topper

When you look at the true definition of ‘holographic’, which pertains more to objects than make up, it means that rather than looking flat, something has a depth effect and can appear to move. There are plenty of self proclaimed ‘holo’ make up products that are just shiny or glittery, which doesn’t make them holo. I remember the very first time that I used a holographic nail polish, it truly did have a three dimensional effect as though it was fluid and had infinite depth but the level of holo is very dependent upon the light that you’re in. Under a jeweller’s light (the ones they use in the display cabinets to make diamonds seem super shiny) a holo product will look utterly incredible. On a rainy Saturday morning in your kitchen, it will look absolutely dull.

Barry M Holographic Eyeshadow Topper

In terms of being shade shifty (i.e. movement), the Barry M Holographic Eyeshadow Toppers tick all the boxes, as indeed they do in terms of having a very shimmery ‘almost’ depth type finish when you first apply them. That reduces a little bit as the product dries but otherwise, it’s pretty impressive to be honest. The last on these is impressive too  – I thought the product might break down or fade quickly once on the lids but it doesn’t seem to (unless you have very oily lids, in which case I suspect it would) so if you’re still after the unicorn look, I can happily recommend these.

Barry M Holographic Eyeshadow Toppers

This first swatch is taken under my kitchen light (right by the kettle and a bottle of gin – it’s all class here and no, I’m not boiling my gin!) so you can see the reflectivity of the product when it’s under lights.

Barry M Holographic Eyeshadow Toppers

The second swatch taken in normal day light gives you more of an idea of the colours – from bottom to top: Supernova, Asteroid, Luna and Star Dust. They’re £4.99 each, launching 31st January.

 

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