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I really love Barry M and I appreciate the fact that they try and inject some fun into their products as well as making them beautiful and they normally succeed with doing this. Before I tried Barry M for the first time I thought that they only sold gimmicky things but I was surprised to find that they have some really lovely make-up for sale.
The dazzle dust pots are eye shadows and they come in a range of lovely colours with some really pretty and unusual ones to choose from. There are some subtle colours to choose from but I think if you are going to use these then you should probably just go for it and pick a really nice bight and bold colour.
The little pot is tiny but filled with loose eye shadow that is very shimmery and reflective and it makes for a lovely party look. It looks stunning on my eyes and is so shimmery and festive without it being over the top or drag queenish.
It sits perfectly on my eyelids and doesn’t move too much when it is on and it feels lovely as it is so light feeling that I almost forget I am wearing it until I see myself in the mirror and see the splash of colour that I have on my eyes.
Although the pot of Dazzle Dust is tiny it lasts for absolutely ages and ages and you think the pot will never end.
It can be a bit messy to apply the dust because it just gets everywhere and you do need to be careful when using a brush not to let it all fall off. Once you get the hang of applying it to your eyes then it looks great but even now I still have trouble with using them and not getting the powder all over the floor.
They only cost £4 and I think that is a great price because they look great and last forever but just be warned that you need to be careful when opening and closing the pot so as to not spill the powder everywhere.
I had the Barry M Dazzle dust for a long time, a lovely shade called silvery black that I used for a smokey eye and also to make my own shimmery nail polish too!
In Boots, a pot of this costs £4.59 which is quite the bargain if you consider the fact that it will probably last you a whole life time, use by dates aside (but it may also cost you a new carpet on the downside).
I love the packaging of these little pots, they are adorable little glass jars with screw top lids and then a little sifter inside to stop all the product coming out.
If I can give one up front tip before using these is never rip off the seal and throw it away! Carefully peel away so one hole is exposed (definitely with the darker shades!) and tip a little in to the lid to use then secure the sticker back on or the next time you open it the product will be all over the place. I learned this the hard way by the way!
In use, I just use a brush when I am ready to use this darker shade and blend it in to the crease on my eye lid. Beware the product is so finely milled, and the pot so little it will want to jump out of your hand and on to the carpet, you have been warned!
I really do love this and have had a couple of other shades over the years, what I like best is how they are shimmery but subtle and finely milled so not chunky irritating glitter like some other products.
As a teenager going to the clothes show in birmingham i was first introduced to the colourful world of barrym and at that time dazzle dust is what they were known for, and i still use it now occasionally.
It comes in little glass pots with a black lid and they are easy to get hold of from boots or superdrug and online. Usually they cost around £4 each. There is a huge colour selection they do every colour you could ever want or need. The two colours i love are a pinky gold one and a very pale green shimmer.
They have a very soft powdery texture and are highly pigmented, you only need a very small amount of the loose powder to get the colour coverage you need. The major downside with dazzle dust for me is the mess. Its very hard to apply without ending up with it all down your face and all over your hands, for this reason i only use it very rarely when i am going out and want a strong eye look. It would be impractical to use it everytime and very time consuming. If you use an eye shawdow primer it does have good staying power but without it does tend to slide down your face a little (not a good look!).
Overall i love the pigmentation but quite honestly the faff of the clean up after i have used it really puts me off. Its cheap enough though just to buy for occasional use and the pot will last you for agessss! I wouldn't rave about it but i don't hate it either.
I love Barry m nail polished a lot and one christmas I asked for a Barry m makeup set which included this Barry m eyeshadow. I usually use eyeshadows that are on palettes so I was excited to use one that is loose powered in a small pot. I read up on this eyeshadow And it is meant to give a intensive reflective colour which you can apply on smoothly so I was eager to try out different looks with this. I first used this on Christmas Day as I wanted to do a bright standout make out look which came out really well, this eyeshadow is very glittery and sparkles on the eyes, this also can be used on cheeks and lips to make the perfect makeup looks particularly for nights out. The only problem with this eyeshadow is that it can be messy and the glitter can get everywhere and on everyone in my case.
I have often seen these products on the shelves when I've been browsing the make up section and I have been intrigued as they come in gorgeous colours but I've never had a reason to buy them or an occasion to wear them. However, when my work announced that we were having a disco fancy dress party for christmas, where we were required to wear 'sparkles, sparkles and more sparkles' I immediately thought of this product and decided I needed to get one to try out! I brought dd27, called 'Gold Iridescent' which is a sparkly white colour with tiny flecks of gold glitter.
Dazzle Dusts come in a wide range of sparkly colours, meaning there is sure to be one to go with whatever outfit you need it to. They have won several beauty awards from magazines such as Sugar and Bliss.
The product comes in a small glass pot, with a black screw top lid. Whilst not the most imaginative or fancy packaging, it is sleek and as it is very small it is easy to store or fit into a bag or clutch. Although I generally like the packaging, I think that the lid could have a sticker or something with the colour of the Dazzle Dust on the lid. Whilst the glass pot is see through, if you had many of these and you were storing these in a drawer or pot as I store my make up, you wouldn't be able to tell the colour of the product from the lid and I can imagine this would be quite frustrating!
The product itself, as it says in the name is a dust, with lots of little granules of colour. Because this product is a loose dust, if you apply it with a brush there is always some fall out and the first time I applied this I ended up with a very glittery face! I tried several ways to apply it, and I found that the way that caused the least fall out and glittery bits on my face was to dip my finger in the powder and apply it straight to my eyelid. The product has a very strong pigment and I found that when I applied a layer to my eyelid the effect was too intense, so I had to blend it out which ended up with more glitter fall out on my face. I have concluded that glitter fall out on your face is something that cannot be avoided easily with this product. I suppose if you are going out to a party or for a night out, a glittery face might not be the end of the world and in the end it added to my costume but I wouldn't want to walk around with a glittery face normally!
The price of this product is £4.59 in most stores which whilst not expensive, I think is quite a lot for one colour which I can only use on special occasions. You do however get a lot of product for your money as you only have to use a little each time to achieve a very glittery effect.
Gold Iridescent is a very pretty colour both in the pot and on my eyelids. It has a great pigment, meaning you only need a little of the 'dust' to create a very sparkly effect over your eyelids. The sparkle is very intense and whilst it created the perfect effect for the party I was going to, I don't think it is an eye shadow that I could use everyday. If I had been given this product when I was a teenager I would have loved it but as a 'responsible' adult the glitter is a bit too much for me, apart from on the odd night out.
Overall, I am indifferent about this product, the colour is gorgeous but the impracticality of the glitter effect and the fall out when it is applied means that it is hard for me to get excited about it. I think that if this product was produced as a compact shadow it would be the perfect eyeshadow! The product does what it says it will, it creates a dazzling glitter effect and if you love glittery colours then this product is an absolute must for you. However, if you prefer a more neutral or less intense eye shadow then I wouldn't recommend this!
I've never tried any of the Mac pigments but I've heard that 'Dazzle Dust' is a great dupe for them. I save these for nights out as they are very sparkly and intense I wouldn't recommend them for day time use.
Barry M is a high street brand available from Boots and Superdrug, I haven't tried many of there products but what I have tried I've liked. I would say there aimed at a younger audience judging by the very vibrant shades available in all there products. There's nothing subtle or neutral about it!
* A spectacular collection of breath taking loose, highly pearlised powder available in a profusion of colours to enhance your eyes, cheeks or lips.
* Each little pot contains multiple facets of intensive reflective colour that glides on smoothly adding sparkle and sheen.
* These luscious shades can be applied bright and bold or shimmering and subtle, with over 60 original colours to choose from everyone can find a favourite pot or two or three...
I chose two of these pots in the shades 'Bronze' and 'Chocolate' which I usually wear together. I've had them for ages and they really are lasting well. When applying the product a little goes a very long way, I'd recommend tapping your brush off well otherwise you get a lot of fall down.
The product is VERY pigmented and contains a lot of sparkle, there beautiful for a night-out. The texture is pretty smooth despite all that glitter making the product very nice to apply. They glide on very smoothly. It also lasts very well on the eyes and doesn't crease.
It surprised me to read on the Barry M website that they recommend these products for use also on the cheeks and lips...it would take someone a lot braver than me to attempt this! But if it works for you that adds to the versatility of the product I suppose!
There are over 60 shades to choose from which is amazing! There can't be a colour they haven't covered! I'm not going to bore you and list them all but there's definitely something for everyone.
The product comes in a small glass pot with a black screw top. I would find it handy if there was some sort of filter to stop so much colour coming out. I do find I waste some each time I use it.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
These cost just £4.69 and last forever so I'm pleased with the value for money.
I love these, there great fun and great quality and I will definitely repurchase and would love to try some different shades.
I don't often wear eye make-up but when I do I go all out! Normally I go for a brown smoky eye as this colour really emphasises my blue eyes but I have been known to change it up! I tended to just go for a conventional matt smoky eye until I saw a make-up tutorial by Lisa Eldridge where she used various different colours of Barry M's dazzle dusts. The tutorial was rather simple but the effects were stunning. I decided to add some sparkle to my normal smoky eye and went out and bought no.53 called chocolate.
This product is in the same mould as MAC loose pigment powders - intense loose powders designed to add iridescence and sparkle. You can either use them alone as normal eye shadows (wet or dry) or layered on top of a matt eye shadow base. Barry M also suggests that the product can be used to "enhance your eyes, lips and cheeks" which is an interesting idea.
Application is very easy although you have to be very careful not to get a lot of fallout onto the rest of the face due to the small particles of glitter dust. I love how blendable the dazzle dusts are which is an essential quality for an intense smoky eye. They also have staying power and on me do not crease and make it through a night out even if I don't! On the eye they look beautiful and shimmer all night long.
I really love these dazzle dusts they are by no means a make-up essential but they add a little sparkle on a night out. You can purchase this product in Boots or Superdrug for around £4.59 which is a very reasonable price especially as you don't use a lot of product. I will definitely be purchasing more of these as these small pots certainly pack a punch! Barry M deliver in providing a product which mirrors the higher end MAC pigments as well as producing colours which are unusual and striking.
I bought my little pot of this dazzle dust last Christmas because me & some friends were going clubbing and I was dressing up as Mrs Santa and for my make-up I thought a little of this on my eyelids & dusted along my cheekbones would really finish the look off.
Dazzle dust isn't something that I would wear on a daily basis so I didn't want to buy a really expensive brand knowing that I wouldn't get much use out of it. At just under £5 for a small pot this wasn't the cheapest option however out of the other brands available on Superdrug's shelves it looked the best quality as the pigmentation was so much more impressive.
I have this dazzle dust in silver however it also comes in around eight different colours which includes green, brown, pink, blue etc. I was initially going to buy the brown one for my eyelids and silver for my cheeks but I didn't really want to spend nearly £10 on dazzle dust so I ended up just getting the silver. The silver isn't actually the particular shade I wanted because it is a lot darker than normal silver. It is pearly and has a sooty grey tone to it but luckily it looks fine as long as I don't use too much, it doesn't make me look like I've been up a chimney or anything!
The dazzle dust comes in a clear glass pot which is really sturdy and I love how cute it looks. It has a screw top lid which is black with the Barry m branding on it and its very compact. Using the glitter dust isn't actually as messy as I was expecting, as the particles aren't as fine as I thought they would be. It is just like loose eyeshadow and to use it I applied a primer onto my face and eyelids and then applied a generous amount onto my eyelids with my eyeshadow brush, which I wet slightly first with a little water so that it picked the product up easier.
The dazzle dust is amazing and it is so pigmented, once I'd applied it to my eyelids it looked like I was wearing an eyeshadow. I did use quite a lot to make it opaque but it can also just be dusted onto eyeshadow lightly to give a matte eyeshadow a little sparkle. Using it on my cheeks was just as easy but I had to make sure I didn't use too much, which is easy to do if too much product is on the brush. Once finished my make-up looked complete - the sheen and shine from the dust glistened.
I liked the look so much during the Christmas period that I've used it a few more times since. I am going to buy a blue one so that I can do a smoky eye look with it and I like that this doesn't look childish or tacky like I thought it would and the overall look always looks really high quality and eye catching. I was a little worried it might look over the top but it doesn't and I love how smooth and easily blendable it is. I use a primer before I use it to keep it in place and I've had no problems with fall out or flakiness or anything like that and removing it is really easy, it comes off with a wet wipe.
I definitely recommend this product and I'm giving it five out of five stars. It is really well pigmented, easy to use, stays in place for hours and it looks lovely! It is also great value for money as I don't need much to get lots of sparkle and shine.
This is a loose powder product from Barry M. Most people define this as an eyeshadow product but Barry M insist that it can also be used on the cheeks and even the lips. The loose powder is available in a variety of colours, most of them quite shocking colours as Barry M pride themselves on making make up fun and not necessarily always going for contemporary shades. I received this dazzle dust in a lilac/purple shade as a birthday gift.
I quite like the packaging for this loose powder, it's very petite. It's a small little glass pot with a black plastic lid. On top of the lid in pink is the name of the product and Barry M's website address. The lid is a screw top variety ensuring that the very loose and delicate powder is kept safe inside the pot.
These dazzle dusts are currently £4.59 in Superdrug.
I must admit I wasn't overly pleased with this product but not overly disappointed either. It states on the Superdrug website that you should use this product wet to achieve it's full pigmentation but when I first tried this option I felt it was too messy and struggled to apply, instead I applied an MUA eyeshadow primer to my eyelids and then used the product.
The colour is certainly very pigmented but it takes a lot of work to ensure it stays on the lid because of the powder being so delicate, once patted in though the dazzle dust gives and impressive look with a nice shimmer to the eyeshadow too.
I do tend to use this product with another eyeshadow though just to blend it in because I find it difficult to get rid of harsh lines left with this loose powder and in my opinion this is one of its downfalls.
My other qualm with this product is the price, I would never dream of paying nearly £5 for this product as I feel there are better more easy to use eyeshadows out there. If you are looking for a fun party look then this could be the shadow for you though.
I haven't tried the product as a cheek or lip tint because mine is purple and I don't think that's a good look to go for! So I apologise but I can't comment on it's performance in that sense.
One thing I would add too is don't open the product anywhere near a window and definitely don't sneeze or cough because you will have no product left!
It performs ok(ish) on staying power and I think if you used it wet as suggested you would probably get a better longevity but from my experience it is just "decent". The colour definitely fades from it's very impressive start after application and because I find it so fiddly to apply I don't tend to bother with reapplication and this is why I tend to mix the shadow with other products I own so that I still have something pigmented left on the eyes at the end of the night.
Overall this is still a product I use now and again but I wasn't overly impressed with it. I definitely prefer other products from Barry M such as their nail varnishes and this dazzle dust just isn't my cup of tea.
I usually go for a smoky eye shadow but I do like to experiment occasionally too so as to not become stuck in a make-up rut. I don't like anything too wild with my make-up though so I was a bit put off by Dazzle Dusts originally but I was won over the first time I tried them and now have two pots in different colours.
The colour selection is what drew me to them in the first place as they are really nice and quite unusual. It is hard to find a nice eye shadow that is a bit unusual but doesn't make you look either like a teenager or a clown but these fit the bill.
The dust comes in a little pot which is really small considering that it costs nearly £5 a pot. I expected them to last no time at all with such a small pot but was really pleasantly surprised with the fact that they last for absolutely ages.
I apply the shadow with a brush but have also used my finger with the darker one that I have to give me a more smudged and smoky eyed look and both methods of applying the powder work well for me.
The Dazzle Dust is really well named because dust is exactly what it reminds me of. The powder is loose and really fine and in it there are flecks of sparkle too. Although some of the colours are crazy they can be applied with a light hand and don't look too bright and out there but at the same time if I wanted to build up the colour it is easy to just add a little bit more to enhance the colour and make it pop more.
When the dust is on my eyes it feels nice and doesn't feel heavy. It also looks good too. I'm not really one for glitter but I do like a shimmer and some sparkle and these give my eyes a really nice shimmering effect which really makes my eyes pop more. Even though I only apply the colour lightly they still manage to stand out a lot more than some other shadows when I have applied them a lot heavier.
The one thing I hate about these is the pot as it is horrible at getting opened and making a mess everywhere. The powder lasts for ages when I am only wearing it but I have lost loads to my carpet just by opening the pot. I would definitely change the design of the pot if I were Barry M.
I really like my Barry M dazzle dust. The colours on offer are really lovely, and for this particular review I am looking at my stunning bright pink dust (shade: dd85) which I paid £4.59 for.
Unfortunately I being with a down side...
The pot in which the dust is stored, I have to admit, is somewhat less than ideal for this type of product. It is in a small glass jar with a screw top lid. I do find this can be really quite messy to use, and I often end up spilling it on my carpet (much to my boyfriend's dismay!) you do get a lot of dust in that little pot though, and as you only have to use a small amount each application, it will last a long time (unless you tip it everywhere of course!)
The little pot looks quite attractive, and is a cute addition to any make up bag or dressing table. The clear glass allows you to see the product (which is great for quickly spotting the shade you want) and the black screw lid is secure so I am confident it will not open accidentally, causing a bright pink explosion all over my belongings! Like I say though, just be careful when taking that lid off or you will become a lovely shade of pink in areas you may not have wanted to be!
The dust itself is very light, and I find leaves quite a thin and subtle coat of colour to begin with. The colour can, like many products, be built up to achieve a much more dramatic appearance if desired. I also find that my dazzle dust can be easily and effectively blended with other products to create some really quite stunning effects on and around the eyes. It has a lovely sparkle to the product which once applied makes the eyes have a really very pretty sheen, and I feel, adds to the depth of the colour.
The only other down side, I feel, is if you apply layers of this product then the colour does fade rather quickly. Don't get me wrong, there is still a definite pink to the lids, but not as intense as when first applied. I like my make up to stay, and I do find re application necessary with this unfortunately. And you do have to be careful not to smudge it accidentally or you will be sporting a not-so-glam sore eyed look!
Overall, this is a lovely little product, and definitely very fun to experiment with to create many looks! It is however, quite messy though, and if dropped onto a white carpet I am not so sure it would just wipe off! This could make it a little less than wonderful for those of you who can be a little clumsy like me. Also, the staying power when applied in layers is not as fabulous as I would have liked; these are the reasons that I take 2 stars from the product.
I love trying new make up brands and different products. I don't wear a lot of eyeshadow but wear a little bit from time to time, especially if I'm going out. The Barry M range is very noticeable in store as stocking a large range of boldy coloured nailvarnishes and eyeshadows.
Barry M make pressed eyeshadow palets and these little eyeshadow pots. The eyeshadow pots are a lot more popular and they come in lots of different colours. The Barry M website states that they've got over 60 original colours. The colours vary greatly from bold yellows, pinks and reds to more subtle rusty nude colours. There are also some which are multi-tone like the one I bought which is black with a hint of blue glitter in it.
The dazzle dust comes in a little round glass pot. When I saw little, I do mean tiny, about an inch or so wide. It has a black screw on lid with the Barry M logo on the top. The shade of the eyeshadow is usually on a sticker on the bottom of the pot. It's quite simple packaging and allows you to see the product inside which is good as the numbers on the botom aren't always easy to see and it can take a while matching the number on the pot to the colour indicator on the stand.
The dust itself is incredibly fine and light which means you need to be super careful as it is really easy to spill or blow away (As I found out the hard way!). You're meant to use a brush to apply eyeshadow and I do most of the time but I couldn't get my brush to agree with the dazzle dust. When I used a brush I managed to flick it into the corners of my eyes and get bits of it on my cheek, even when blowing excess off the brush. I find if I'm really careful I can use a brush with very gentle strokes but it's much easier to use my fingers to apply it. Using my fingers, I can apply this quite smoothly and it looks good. It isn't too heavy on your eyelids so you can't feel that you're wearing it.
I bought a copper coloured one, I think it is the Brass shade and I bought the petrol black which I thought I could use for a slightly more dramatic look. The brass shade is lovely, it's quite neutral so isn't too bold to wear daily. I use this a lot as I think it widens my eyes. The Petrol black is lovely, it's black with tones of green and blue running through it. It's a really unusual colour but I found that it didn't suit me at all. I couldn't master getting such a dark colour on neatly and I ended up giving this shade to my Granddaughter who's 19. She loves it and uses it often.
The tubs come in a tiny glass pot with a screw top black lid displaying the brand and product name in white font. The tubs are transparent so to get a better idea on the shade you are looking at buying rather than using the in store colour chart (where colours can vary) its very easy to see the colour before you buy.
I thought because of the powder texture and the tiny pots that these wouldn't last long at all. I've found that even though I use my copper one quite a lot, the amount of powder in the tub hasn't gone down too much so I think it's going to last quite a while. The eyeshadow looks nice and has a slight hint of glitter in it so it gives it a bit of a sheen. I have found that it doesn't really last that well on your skin though. It smudges easily so you rubs off through the day and needs re-applying or tidying by the afternoon. I don't really mind as I'm only normally only wearing a bit for Asda or popping round families houses but if I were younger and on a night out, I'd be worried that it wouldn't last very well. I find it smudges quite easily as well, more noticably in the darker colour which is another downside to use when your'e out. The eyeshadow is easy to remove and normally comes off after washing my face or using a face wipe.
You can get these Dazzle dust pots from Boots and Superdrug and also from the Barry M website. They're normally priced at £4.59 but can be found on offer sometimes like three for two. I don't know what I think about these pots to be honest. I love the range or colours and the colour I've got is really lovely. I don't like the powder. I have to be really careful not to spill it as I'm super clumsy and if you drop it you're going to lose all of the product which is a bit rubbish. The powder isn't the easiest to apply and doesn't last increbily well but once it's on it does look really nice. I'd recommend trying it to see what you think but I don't think it's my favourite eyeshadow. It's great if you need a bold colour for a specific look or fancy dress though!
What with the festive period coming up it means lots of christmas parties and dinners so meant it was time to get ready to look glam! I remembered reading a review about these dust eyeshadow pots so when in Superdrug recently I decided to buy a pot and get ready for a fun night out!
- Packaging -
The Dazzle Dust eyeshadow comes in a small, transparent circular glass pot with a black screw top plastic lid. The pots are rather small so mine fits easily in my cosmetic bag but can sometimes be a bit tricky to find as my bag is rather large and has lots of other tit bits of make up in it! It says the product name and brand written in gold on the lid of the pot which I find if it is not on properly the product leaks out and makes a bit of a mess so ensure its on securely!
- Application -
Applying the dazzle dust is easy and I apply mine solely with using a very fine eyeshadow brush. The pot is small so my Avon eyeshadow brush works perfectly at being able to gently dip in the pot and gather the eyeshadow dust and spread it evenly over my eyelids. The eyeshadow consists of really fine dust with hints of glitter and sparkle it is easily transferred. Although the dust is quite fine, I think a little goes a long way with these pots and so small dabs of it is enough for each eye so these are really long lasting and worthwhile!
- Results -
I bought no.44 a bronze coloured dazzle dust as I like the glittery brown look of eyeshadows personally on me. The eyeshadow looks really good quality and brings lots of shimmer and colour to my eyes making me feel vibrant and super christmassy! It really enhances my eyes, and coupled with some eyeliner and mascara it helps bring out my eyes (or so I kept being told lol). I recently wore it on a night out to dinner and then for a few drinks at a bar afterwards and it lasted all evening looked just as good when I came home as it did when I left! It was easy to remove with some eye makeup remover and a cotton wool pad so it is really win win. I didn't find it irritated my eyes so this was also a plus.
- Availability and Range -
These shadow pots are available in over 60 shades according to the Barry M website so I really think there is something for everyone. I paid £4.59 for my pot in Superdrug and it is the same price online, but you can perhaps get them on offer when the Barry M range is 3 for 2 or something. For the price I paid it seemed steep for such a small pot of product, but honestly not much is needed to create really dazzling eyes so I know I will have this ages and get my money's worth. I really like this eyeshadow pot so would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to liven up their eyeshadow collection for all the upcoming events this festive season!
I bought a dazzle dust by Barry M along with a few fine glitter dusts (see my review) from their range last year.
~ The Barry M brand~
Barry M is a cosmetics brand that was created in 1982 by a man called Barry Mero who was 36 years old at the time. The brand have, this year, celebrated their 30th birthday and Barry M(ero) is still very much involved in the company. The brand has become increasingly popular over the past few years. It claims to be the most colourful name in cosmetics and the UK's number 1 fashion cosmetic company. It is certainly known for its brightly coloured nail polishes (selling 40 bottles of their nail polish every minute), which are available in a huge range of colours , as are the dazzle dusts and glitter dusts.
~ Price and availability ~
The Barry M dazzle dust is currently available in 76 different colours online at www.barrym.com. It costs £4.59 for each pot.
Mine is number 91 which is a dark grey colour. They don't give their dazzle dust or glitter dust colours names.
As well as the Barry M website dazzle dust is available to buy from Superdrug and is available online at www.amazon.co.uk, www.ASOS.com and www.very.co.uk.
~ Packaging ~
The dazzle dust comes in a small rather cute glass pot with a black plastic lid with 'DAZZLE DUST BY Barry M' on and then the website address, 'www.barrym.com' all in gold writing. The glass is transparent so you can see the product through the sides and the bottom of the pot.
The lid screws off to reveal the dazzle dust.
The packaging is the same as that of Barry M's fine glitter dust only obviously the words 'FINE GLITTER DUST' appear on the lid rather than 'DAZZLE DUST'. Also the writing on the lid of the fine glitter dust is pink rather than gold like on the dazzle dust.
~ Use ~
The dazzle dust is amazingly similar to the glitter dust only the shimmer in the dazzle dust is a bit more subtle, whereas the glitter dust has larger pieces of glitter.
The dazzle dust is very fine and it is loose in the pot and picked up easily just by dipping a brush in. The pot is quite small and it doesn't tell you anywhere on it or on their website how much of the product you get in each pot, but it has lasted me a while so far and I still have loads left.
I usually use a brush to apply the dust, but you could also use your finger to apply it. I prefer to use a brush as I find it does stick to your fingertips and although it does transfer onto your eyelids there is still usually a lot left on your fingertips that then needs to be rinsed off.
I only ever use this on my eyelids, but it does not say that this product is necessarily for your eyes, but a lot of the bright colours that it comes in, I would not choose to wear on my cheeks.
I think it gives a really striking effect. It is very shimmery, but also very pigmented and can be used alongside other eye shadows or dazzle dusts. I also like to apply it alongside the Barry M fine glitter dust. The dazzle dust blends really well too.
It can be applied on its own or with a primer. I have used it both ways, but I prefer to use it with a primer underneath (I use Benefit Lemon-Aid) as I feel that this gives the dazzle dust something to stick to and I also think it aids the longevity of the product.
Application is easy and it transfers easily from your brush to your eyelid, but you can get a lot of fallout on your cheeks and under your eye, which to my mind, is not a good look and needs to be wiped off once your eye make-up is complete.
The glitter dust creates a very intense pigmented shimmery look, which really grabs your attention. I love the effect it produces and I would love to try this out in a few more colours. It appears smooth and silky on my skin and there is a lot of shimmer in it.
The dazzle dust is long lasting and it is easily capable of dazzling for a full day, but it is also easy to remove at the end of the day.
~ Conclusion ~
Overall I think this dazzle dust is brilliant. I would definitely like to try it in other colours from the range. It is bold, shimmery and effective and it blends perfectly. I love the final looks that can be achieved with this dazzle dust.
I think the price is very reasonable and it is something the brand prides itself on.
Barry M(ero) himself told The Guardian newspaper, "We hardly ever raise the price. Today the components cost more, but we sell more. It's outrageous that other brands charge more. We're a family business [his son Dean is the managing director]. And we're adventurous: we were the first to market nail effects [varnishes that look like crackled paint; a million black bottles have been sold this year] and we give customers what they want."
I have been impressed with how long lasting the product is as well. With it being loose dust, I perhaps expected it to come off a bit easier.
There can be fallout from this product on application due to the dust being loose, but otherwise I find it easy to apply and think it looks fantastic on.
For me this is another 5 star product!
I have been using Barry M products for close to 10 years and in my opinion and that of others the Dazzle Dust pots are the product which put the Barry M brand out there... The display shelves were mainly just the dust pots but these days there is a full range from Barry M which include blusher (which I am a huge fan of) which include make up brushes, lipstick, nail varnish and more!
Over the years I have owned many dazzle dust pots in every colour of the rainbow that you can think of. In the range there is something for everyone - from young girls who want a really dramatic eye colour on their lids to the more mature lady who requires a more sutle look. Personally I love the bland colour shades but for the more special occasion there is more outstanding glitter pots - which I also like to endulge into for nights out. At present there is 76 shades available on the Barry M website - just to give you an idea on how much choice there is... although stores may not stock this many. As well as the website the Dazzle Pots are available in many high street shops such as Superdrug - which is where I have always bought mine from.
The dust is very light and very easy to apply - so does not feel heavy and uncomfortable on your eyelids. I prefer to apply the product using my fingers but where you are mixing and matching the shades to give combined colour tones (using more than one dust colour to create a more dramatic look) you would be better using a thin make up brush. Another way to create a different look and tones is to use a slightly damp make up brush to create more tones. There are many tutorials online on how to create great looks using more than one dust colour and I like to view these on YouTube as the better ones seem to be on there.
The tubs come in a tiny glass pot with a screw top black lid displaying the brand and product name in white font. The tubs are transparent so to get a better idea on the shade you are looking at buying rather than using the in store colour chart (where colours can vary) its very easy to see the colour before you buy.
Unlike a lot of other eye shadow powders and face powders there is no plastic shield inside where you can tap out the powder so you need to be very careful with application or it can cause a mess on your floor - something I am an expert in! Another gripe for me with this powder is how depending on the shade you are using, if applied using a finger it can be very stubborn to get the colour off your skin after use if you have applied a few coats using the same finger. The powder does stay put on your face and in my experiances it lasts well into a night out with only a very minor top up needed. For removal you just need some really decent eye make up removal wipes as some colours can be stubborn to completely remove. I have also been known to use some of these dazzle pot dusts on my 6 year old daughter for special occasions like school plays and birthday parties - she doesn't have sensitive skin as such but it didn't cause any reactions on her skin.
The things I love most about the dazzle pots are obviously the massive choice of colours but I also love how compact this is and fits snuggly into a handbag / make up bag... However this can work against you as due to the small size over the years I have had many pots roll off and go missing. A little really goes a long way with these pots they do last forever as you don't need to use a lot of product.
The price on these pots are not bad at all when you consider how long they last - I have had some pots last me years and not even half way down to the bottom yet and as far as I know there is no best before date for these. Barry M website sells these for £4.59 at the time of writing this review and Superdrug do sell at around the same price... However keep looking in the store as they often do special offers on this brand.
In all I would recommend this to everyone - long lasting, decent priced and very effective make up.
A collection of loose powdered eye shadow / Loose highly pearlised powder available in a profusion of colours, to enhance your eyes, cheeks or lips /