Review: Barry M Trio Eyeshadow in Golden Goddess

As you are all well aware by now, I'm a sucker for a nice eyeshadow palette. Whilst on the hunt for a simple, neutral palette which was small enough to pop in my travel bag, with a nice brown shade to use as a liner, I came across this Barry M Trio Eyeshadow palette.

The packaging of this palette is cute and compact, making it perfect to use in my travel makeup bag. It contains three fairly large pans which makes it easy to use, particularly if you want to quickly use your fingers to apply them. Also included is a double-ended applicator, which I have actually found to be surprisingly convenient! The brush isn't great obviously, but it is perfect to sweep some of the highlighter colour on, and the sponge side works brilliantly at lining the eyes.

The shades themselves in the Golden Goddess palette are very pretty, although I am slughtly disappointed with the obligatory white shimmer highlighter shade; it is an essential shade in any palette, but this one is difficult to actually apply and there is very little colour payoff. Also, I have found that the other shades have some fallout (not loads) which has fallen into the white shade and left it irreparably muddy. Hmm. Having said this, the gold and brown shade are really classic staple shades that work well in anyone's makeup arsenal. The gold is not too brassy or too shimmery - no glitter chunks here, thank you very much! The brown is a lovely deep matte shade which is perfect for the crease or as eyeliner, which has been my use for it every day since I bought it. The colour payoff of both of these shades is really good, and they are easy to apply.

As for longevity, these shadows definitely have staying power and I have never found them to crease or fade. Pretty impressive! I also love how convenient this little kit is to carry in your makeup bag, making it an essential for me. This little kit costs only £5.99 which is really a great price for a palette that I will get so much use out of, despite some problems with the highlighter shade. I would definitely recommend it as a cheap palette that can create a look that is true to its' "Golden Goddess" name.

What are your thoughts on this palette?


  1. This looks such a nice palette! I love the colours! :)


    1. They really are nice colours, it's a lovely palette :-) x


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