Barry M Cosmic Lights Highlighting Palette | Review

Hey guys!
So I wasn't going to blog about this, but I haven't seen anyone write about it so I thought I'd share my opinons.

Barry M have brought out their own highlighting palette and I randomly picked it up whilst browsing through my local Boots. I don't really buy palettes but something about the packaging really caught my eye. I actually don't like the packaging and I know that's an oxymoron (is that the right word) but something did draw me to it.

As you can see, you get 6 different highlight shades. Four of them are cream, and the two in the center are powder. I haven't tried the top right because I wouldn't see it working with my makeup/skin tone. The main one I use is the top middle one and I LOVE it! The only other highlighter I have owned is Mac Soft And Gentle and this beats that 100%. I don't really use any of the other shades in this palette. I don't find the creams very easy to work with and they just kinda wipe off. I would say if you use the cream and then the powder on top than it's perfect. The shade on the bottom middle is ultra light and something you would use to highlight eye makeup or the brow.

As I said I don't really like the packaging (it seems to be aimed towards teenagers) but something did draw me to it. I think it was the colouring.  It does include a mirror which is the perfect size and a magnetic closure. The box is is cardboard and even though I don't like cardboard packaging I think it's great for the price point.

Overall I think this is great for someone who's new to highlighting and wants to play around with creating looks with it it. I would have bought the top middle shade just on it's own as I use it a lot.

Have you heard about this palette or tried it? What's your fave highlighter?

Love Laura x


  1. Love that shimmery shade in the middle. It would be so beautiful on.

  2. That top shimmery shade really is gorgeous! I wonder if there's a similar shade on the market at the drugstore x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  3. This palette sounds perfect!

  4. Haven't seen this palette yet, but that pink shade is so pretty! I think it is great for makeup beginners as well, if I were a teen, I'd probably kill for it! x

    Naya //

  5. Oooh that pink shade is gorgeous!! I haven't heard of this palette but will deffs check it out as I'm not at all experienced with highlighting! x


  6. I quite like the packaging, in a weird and tacky way:)). I don`t really get highlighting palettes, as they can be a hit or a miss. But Barry M is an affordable brand, so at least you did not spend a lot on it.

  7. I haven't heard about this before, but the shades are quite different so maybe they should have done one warmer palette and one cooler, but then again this has more of a range. I really like cream highlighters, the Topshop glow is so good and doesn't rub off xx

    Velvet Blush

  8. I've never seeen this palette but Love the shades, so pretty.

    Nina's Style Blog

  9. This would definitely be a good starter highlighter palette!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. I've been needing a highlighter (and I'm a highlighter newb) so this caught my attention, I'll have to keep it in mind. I agree about the packaging being a little young, but looks very nice overall!Nice post :)
    Julia | Julia in Bluhm

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  12. Oooh, the shades all look beautiful! Thanks for the review!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  13. I have heard about this brand but usually the nail polish which is a firm favourite with many.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  14. Ah, this looks so amazing! Always looking for new ones. Thanks for sharing!!

    x, krissy

  15. Amazing make up collection!! Love all these summer essentials that you have.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a fab weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len

  16. I wish we had access to more Barry M products here in the states. I think the packaging print on the front is cute but it does look like cheap packaging. Some of the shades I could see myself using but others not so much.

  17. I've recently gotten a lot more into make-up, and am yet to find a good highlight. So if you think this is worth it, I think I'd definitely give it a go! I love the top middle shade also, it seems insanely gorgeous.

    Little Moon Elephant

  18. Oooh this looks lovely! :)

    Layla xx

  19. The shimmering colors are so perfect for Summer. I love the packaging as well. Thank you for your helpful review and post babe. Have a great weekend.


  20. It looks so cute. I never once used a highlighter, but have been meaning to try one, but I do't know exactly what I should try.

  21. It does look cute but based on your review, it sounds like a product not for me either.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  22. The palette look fabulous to me.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a fantastic week.

    Love Esther

  23. This palette looks so gorgeous.

  24. It's such a stunning highlighter kit, especially for the price! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

  25. Omg! The palette is so angelic!

    With Love,
    Anna || Whirlwind Chaos


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