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When it comes to funky bright colours, Barry M is a range I always turn to - I've been using them ever since my embarrassing 'alternative' stage around 15 years ago, and one of the products that has been a constant in my makeup bag since then is Barry M Glitter Dust.
This comes in a small glass pot with a glass screw on lid, under which is a sort of sieve dispenser, and aside from the logo on the lid, the only other information on the pot is your shade number - I have a variety of shades, for the purposes of simplicity I'm going to focus on just one, shade 22, which is a lovely deep black colour. It is worth noting that that pots have a tendency to leak in the make up bag, so this is one of those items that is best applied at home before going out.
Inside the pot is the black glitter dust. Just to clarify, this isn't just tiny bits of glitter, this is tiny bits of glitter mixed with a matching eye shadow, so you don't just get the sparkle, you get the solid colour too. This is ideal, as you don't need to apply a shadow, and then the glitter separately, and you don't need to spend time finding a good match.
Applying this is easy - simply apply with a brush (or your fingers) as you would a normal eye shadow. I do find if I get too much on the brush it just falls off and goes all over my face, so I tend to apply in layers, using only a little on the brush at the time. I do still find I get the occasional fleck of glitter on my cheek, but nothing that can't be cleaned off easily. I do find this shadow has plenty of movement in it, and will gather in the creases of the eye over time if applied alone, so I do recommend using a good primer prior to application, which prolongs the look long enough to last all evening.
I do find this black colour is a very dramatic statement colour. It's a good deep black, but the glitter keeps it from being too heavy and misery-goth. I actually like to apply a vibrant jewel colour to most of my lid, and use this on a narrow brush almost as an eyeliner, bringing it out at the sides. It really is quite a lovely colour though, with the glitter lifting it from just dull black and making it that little bit more special.
These glitters cost £4.59 a pot. I don't think this is bad really, as they are very attention grabbing on a night out, and I've received a fair few complements. They are available from Superdrug (among other places) and are frequently in various deals and multi buy offers - currently you get a free Barry M Kohl pencil in a colour of your choice when buying any two Barry M products - the perfect excuse for me to go and buy more!
4 stars - one off for lacking staying power when used without a primer, and for the leaky pot.
I was actually given a Barry M pot of glitter dust from my step mum, she used to work for Barry M and the amount of products she has was ridiculous. I got this pot years ago but theres tons left! Its great for a little bit of sparkle on your eyes (or elsewhere) on a night out!
The glitter comes in very small pots. Dont less this decieve you, unless you go glitter mad these pots can last years!
The glitter has a black lid stating the brand and product name. The pots are clear so you can see what colour glitter your using. My usual is silver glitter- usually to go over smoky eyes.
For me a little of this goes a long way. I usually turn the product upside down (lid still on) then when i unscrew it i find theres enough glitter residue on the lid for me to use. I use a small eyeshadow brush to apply this as ive found this the best applicator. You can use your fingers but wash them afterwards or youll get glitter anywhere you touch!
I would of given this product a solid 5 stars but the unavoidable glitter fall out makes me knock off one star as its something I hate! Im pretty unable to avoid glitter fall out and always end with a little bit on my face even though as ive said its not as if i dip my brush straight into the glitter.
Personally I havent been able to apply this in any small accurate area- i usually just dust it over my eyelids. Ive tried to create a small line of glitter on my lashline but this is better achieved with a glitter eyeliner or as long as your careful Barry M glitter lashes (you can tell I love this brand).
The real bonus for me is the longetivity though, the fact that one tiny pot has lasted me years and is still practically full is a real bonus for me.
Staying power wise the pots also do the job, I often wear them for nights out and by the time i get home my eyes are usually still all sparkly. Despite this they come off very easily with a few strokes of a face wipe.
You can pick up these little pots for just £3 a pot- considering its probably the only one you'll need to buy in many years Id say thats a fantastic price. Barry M is a makeup brand I've noticed that have low prices but dont compromise on quality.
I bought a few of these glitter dust pots by Barry M last year when I developed a brief make-up addiction that lasted a few weeks and cost me a lot of money, constantly buying new make-up products that I'd been wanting to try out!
I tend to go through phases of being obsessed with certain things and buying lots of it - at the minute it is shoes, but I feel another make-up splurge coming on.
I will today be reviewing number 4, which is a silver glitter dust.
~ 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 fine glitter dust is currently available in 20 different colours online at www.barrym.com, but it is made in more colours which aren't available on the website at present. It costs £4.59 for each pot.
As well as the Barry M website the fine glitter dust is available to buy from Superdrug and is available online at www.amazon.co.uk, www.ASOS.com and www.very.co.uk (although it is priced at £5.00 on www.very.co.uk).
~ Packaging ~
The fine glitter dust comes in a small rather cute glass pot with a black plastic lid with 'FINE GLITTER DUST BY Barry M' on and then the website address, 'www.barrym.com' all in pink 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 glitter dust.
The packaging is the same as that of Barry M's dazzle dust only obviously the words 'DAZZLE DUST' appear on the lid rather than 'GLITTER DUST'.
~ Use ~
The glitter 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 glitter, but you could also use your finger to apply it.
I only ever use this on my eyelids, but it does not say that this product is necessarily for your eyes and some people use it on their cheeks as well.
I think it gives a really striking effect especially when it is used along with other eye shadows or applied to the inner corner of your eyelid and blended out to a darker colour in the outer corner. It is a very versatile product.
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 glitter 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 sparkly 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.
The glitter dust is long lasting and it is easily capable of lasting a full day, but it is also easy to remove at the end of the day.
~ Conclusion ~
Overall I think this glitter dust is fantastic and would not hesitate to buy it again or in another colour. It is bold, sparkly and effective and I love the final looks that can be achieved with this versatile glitter 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 it remains on my eyelids as well. With it being loose glitter, I perhaps expected it to come off a bit easier.
There can be fallout from this product on application due to the glitter dust being loose, but otherwise I think it is fantastic and it can't be faulted.
I think this is undoubtedly a 5 star product.
I love these little glitter pots.
They come in a variety of different shades so there's bound to be the perfect shade for you. They retail at around £4.50 each, which isn't too bad in terms of value. The pots last absolutely ages and I bought mine from Boots when they were on a 3 for 2 offer, which was even better! The small pots are really strong and durable. They hold the glitter well, it doesn't spill out or anything. You can also see the glitter inside as the base of the pot is transparent.
It does say not to apply the glitter around your eyes, but I still do. Yes, you can get the odd bit of glitter in your eye but nine times out of ten this doesn't happen. I apply a primer beforehand as the glitter hangs around for longer that way. I use a No. 7 primer but you can also use a small layer of Vaseline to keep the dust on. The dust looks lovely on the eyes. It's gorgeous, glittery and flirty. It is also very long lasting, when used alongside a primer, and it's pretty much suitable for everyone. It's not just a kid thing to wear glitter. I'm 26 and I wear this pretty much all the time!
You can also blend the dust with Barry M's Dazzle Dust for a more contrasted effect. You can also use them on the lips, cheeks and shoulders. In fact, you can use them anywhere you like!
Lovely little glitter pots. Excellent quality and a bargain.
Over the last years, I have bought many Barry M products because I have come to recognise that Barry M make very high quality products for high street prices. I have also come to really like the wide range of products they offer, and the fact that they usually come in a wide range of colours, from the muted colours to the more funky and bright.
Barry M Fine Glitter Dust is fine loose powder that you can apply to multiple areas to help you sparkle - or just to give you a little irredesent lift. The Glitter Dust comes in a little glass jar with a screw top - which is good because I have had a glitter pot with a flip off lid in the past and its flipped off when it's been in my make up case and gone everywhere! A little pot cost me £4.50 from Amazon - and although this is a small pot, the glitter does last absolutely ages. I have used the three pots I have over the last year and I still have some left in each pot - and so I think that £4.50 is a very good and decent price.
There are at least 30 colours to choose from.....from the traditional sparkly silver to the brighter crimson pink and bright blue. I have to admit that I like the more traditional colours and I actually have three colours which are similar but subtley different....namely grey, silver and blue silver. The powder is very fine and so it can be applied thinly so that it is pretty subtle - or it can be layered if you want a more striking effect. I generally apply it to my cheekbones and occasionally my eyelids - and on a couple of occasions I have even sprinkled a little in my hair.
Applying the powder can be a bit messy, but I've found that if you just apply little bits at a time then it's absolutely fine. It doesn't come with an applicator and I have experimented with different types of applicator, but in all honesty, it seems to be best applied just with my index finger. Once the glitter has been applied it will last for about 24 hours unless you remove it. I've found that it is best removed with a good make-up remover solution....and even then I'll still find the odd speck of glitter on my face a day or so after!
Overall, I really like this product and highly recommend it.
I first received one of Barry M's fine glitter dusts pots for free in a gift set by Barry M which I received for free in the post after subscribing to a magazine subscription of More. I completely forgot I was getting the free gift as I did not receive it until about a month later, so it was a nice surprise and as I had never tried any of Barry M's products before, I was keen to try them out.
I knew from seeing the Barry M stand in my local Superdrug and from their product's being mentioned several times in magazines I had read, that the brand was based on very colourful products.
I received two pots of this glitter dust for free, one being a bright green/lime colour, number 75, and the other fuchsia, a bright pink. I would not usually wear either of these colours on my eyes but I tried them out still as I was curious as to how good they were, and then I could purchase a colour that I do like and usually wear, as the glitter dusts come in lots of different colours and shades.
The pot the glitter dust comes in is very small, about the size of 2p coin. It is a clear tub so you can see the colour of the product clearly and also how much you have left. The lid is black with gold writing on and the Barry M logo is also here.
Warning! You have to be very careful on opening the tub, as I can be very clumsy I spilt some of mine the first time I opened it as I did not realise the product would be full to the top and with no plastic lid to cover it! You also have to be careful when sticking your applicator in to get some of the product on the brush, just lightly brush over the top and that will be enough.
When applying I used a brush, but I didn't like it and was left disappointed as it would not spread evenly over my eyelid and it seemed to take a few coats to get it as dark as I wanted it. As the product is very glittery, I had managed to get some on my cheeks and around my eyes where I did not want it, I put this down to using a brush when applying it and so the next time I tried it with a sponge brush.
The sponge brush proved to be much better. It did not take several coats to get the colour as dark as I wanted, instead just one or two, and the glitter would stay on the sponge brush until I applied it directly onto my eyelids.
Therefore, I would definitely recommend using a sponge applicator brush to apply this product to your eyelids as a brush could mean it would take you twice as long to apply and you would end up with glitter all over your face where you didn't want it.
After the success of finally being able to apply the glitter dust and liking the finished look, I went out and bought the glitter dust in a colour I actually liked, midnight blue, number 23. I love this colour for a night out and sometimes mix it with a black or silver colour eyeshadow.
I have used the bright green and pink colours I originally received since, for when me and my friends got dressed up in bright colours for a ravers night. So I'm glad I still kept them as they came in handy! So if you need bright colours for something like this then you should perhaps look at the colours these glitter dusts come in, as there are so many. It is not just glitter dusts that they do so many different colours in either, they also have bright lipsticks and nail varnishes.
The glitter dust, also called 'dazzle dust' on the Barry M website is priced at £4.59. You can also buy these from Superdrug, ASOS.com, and more recently Boots have started to stock the Barry M products.
I have the Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in both number 10 (gold) and number 21 (black with green sparkles) and have been using them occasionally for a couple of weeks.
My skin is very dry, sensitive and tend to stick to "high end" brands such as MAC, because cheaper drugstore brands such as Rimmel tend to react with my skin making it dry or cause swelling. I find that Barry M does not effect my skin, so go ahead and try the range even if you are a bit of a cosmetics snob like myself.
Barry M was created 1982 by Barry Mero, the first Barry M product in London retail outlets. However, the brand has only become particularly popular over the past couple of years (or maybe I am more out of the loop than I thought). Now it is sold all over the country, particularly in Superdrug and Boots stores and online worldwide through the Barry M website.
The product comes in a small tub, and when I say small it is TINY about the diameter of a two pence piece and only a couple of centimetres deep. It has a black lid with the company name written on in gold letters and the tub itself is clear making it easy to see the "real colour" of the product rather than just a printed sample on the packaging.
I consider these products to be glittery pigments, while a lot of the colours should stay to being eyeshadow only (no one really wants blue pigment blusher do they?) some of the shades are much more diverse such as the pink, which could be used to add a bit of sparkle to your lips or cheeks for a night out.
The main thing that attracts consumers including myself to Barry M is the huge range of colours, when the product is applied it does not disappoint. A lot of colours look bright and vibrant in the tub but apply really thin and pale, with Barry M this is not the case. The product looks as bright on the Average Joe (Joanne as the case may be) as it does on the poster model assuming that you apply it correctly.
However application is messy and this is the one area of the product that Barry M could really do with improving. When the product is new, just opening the lid can send a scattering of dust and god forbid you knocked the product over ... all is lost. The product could really do with a sieve lid.
Not only this, but when you apply the product, for example on your eyelids, due to the powdery nature of the product it drops down onto you cheeks.
Previously I mentioned that you can get the poster model look when applying the product "correctly". I find that the best way to get a vibrant colour is to dab the colour on with a sponge applicator rather than sweeping it on, which makes the colour fade and the glitter dislodge.
Number 10: This is a gold shade, which I love. I tend to wear it on the inside of my eye with a darker colour on the outside. It has a lovely strong pigment, however I do find that the rest of my face glitters the rest of the day as the glitter seems to drop.
Number 21: This is a black pigment with green sparkles, in the tub it looks dark green but upon application I found it came out black. I was slightly disappointed with this product as I was hoping for a dark green pigment, also when applied I don't seem to be able to get any of the green sparkles so this shade is quite disappointing.
This product sells online for £4.50 but you can find it cheaper on Amazon / Ebay etc. Although the tub is very small, you do not use much at all so this is good value for money.
Barry M Fine Glitter Dust is quite similar to its sister product - the Dazzle Dust (which I'm a huge fan of), but although this is similar, the glitter is a finer, sparklier, messier product!
You can pick up a pot of Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in Superdrug and in larger Boots store. You will find that there are 22 different shades available - you'll see blues, purples, greens and pinks, as well as more neutral gold, silver and skin-like shades.
The pot itself is £4.50 and I think this is fantastic value because each pot of glitter dust goes a long way and higher-end makeup brands charge a lot more for similar products.
You will need to buy an eye shadow brush to apply this product successfully because the glitter dust itself doesn't come with an applicator. I also advise you to use a good primer before you apply the glitter, because otherwise it will wear off quickly and it will also crease on your eyelid.
The dust itself is really fine and I have a habit of getting it all over, so make sure you have some cotton buds handy to remove the excess glitter from your face and a tissue to clean your hands with.
I like to experiment with Barry M Fine glitter dust by mixing it with Vaseline to create a glossy glittery effect and sometimes I layer it up with a dazzle dust to create a really dramatic look.
I do like the Barry M Fine Glitter Dust but I also find it messy to apply and in my opinion the Dazzle Dusts are a more versatile product. But this glitter dust is a close second - so I award it four stars.
*** Super sparkle! ***
If you, like me, are a fan of Barry M Dazzle Dusts, but they just aren't quite glittery enough for you, then I have to recommend the amazing Barry M Fine Glitter Dusts. These really ramp up the sparkle-factor a few notches!
*** A dazzling array ***
While the original Dazzle Dusts come in almost a hundred (yes, really!) different shades, Glitter Dusts come in a slightly more modest - but still impressive - 22 shades. There are blues, greens, silvers, golds and both light and dark shades. Something for every occasion and to match every outfit! Each pot costs £4.50.
*** Little pots ***
Both Dazzle Dust and the Glitter Dust I am reviewing here come in tiny glass jars with black screw top lids. There are no brushes or applicators or other fiddly things - you open the pot and there's the dust!
*** Gorgeous glitter ***
The Glitter Dust I have is Gold Iridescent. Open the pot and inside is beautiful gold 'dust' complete with fine, sparkly flecks of glitter. The dust is a kind of paler, more subtle colour, but the glitter is no-holds-barred glitter-tastic. But the flecks of glitter are tiny, so this still feels really fine to the touch. Dip your finger in (this is the best way to apply these products, I think) and apply on the eyelid - the dust goes on really smoothly and, despite the bits of glitter, feels comfortable. And it looks amazing! This isn't one for the supermarket or the office as it is very much a look for a night out on the town. But hey, what the heck - why not wear it to Sainsburys? A bit of glitter never hurt anyone after all.
*** Forever fabulous ***
This is a truly fab product. The pot will last you forever (I have loads of dazzle dusts and even though I use them quite frequently they are still all over half full) and it really is a fun and easy way to vamp up your look for a night out. And as the pots are so tiny you can slip one into your handbag - or even your pocket - to up the glitter factor before you hit the town.
*** Other info ***
You can buy Barry M products from the company's own website, or from Superdrug and some branches of Boots. The Barry M website lets you type in your postcode and then lists local stockists so do go on there if you;re keen to get your hands on some! You can even look on ebay as sometimes you can buy new Barry M products for good prices.
I am a huge fan of all Barry Y products but I have to say that the fine glitter dusts are my all time favourites, I have six different shades and am always tempted to buy more. They are great to use for a night on the tiles but you can also get more subtle shades for day time wear, similar to the glitter dust is the dazzle dust which is similarly shimmery but without the glitter (more for use in the day). The only con I can think of is the fact that the product is not for beginners as it can be hard to apply as it can fall off the applicator. When you see the size of the pots you may think that £4.50 seems a little expensive but the product is so fine that a little does go a long way so you get plenty of use. There is a huge variety of colours to suit every outfit!!
Not unlike their sister product Dazzle Dust, these are equally a cult product, and are a similar price at around £4.50 per pot. The pots might look small, but they are certainly worth it, as a little goes a long, long way!
Due to the high glitter content, Barry M actually advise that these products are not for use around the eye area. But I, and everyone I know do use them there. As long as you are aware of the risks (the most I have suffered is severe itchy eye...) I'm sure you are big enough to cope!
Most of these shades actually look great alone as an eyeshadow, in particular shade 39, whic is confusingly named 'Cherry' yet is a deep purple. It looks amazing on, and gives a punchy colour.
The paler, shimmery shades are perhaps more suited for use as a highlighter, or a complimentary shade.
I like to mix mine with a little vaseline, which turns it into a glossy colour, which looks amazing on, and has great staying power. It's also amazing mixed into clear nail varnish, to give you your very own shade selection!
Barry M Glitter dust
This comes in so many bright and funky shades and is part of the fantastic funky range from Barry M.
I have been a fan of these dusts for a good few years now and have never been let down.
Unlike a lot of eyeshadows and dusts you can buy the colour it looks in the packaging is the colour it will be when it is on. You dont need to get it 3inches thick to get a true and even colour.
While these dusts do seem expensive at on average £4.50 each they do last quite some time and are worth it for the pure quality.
To apply the dust I would recommend buying a eyeshadow brush - I got mine from avon a good few years ago for about £4 - this helps for you to give a nice even coverage (it is important to wash makeup brushes regularly - I give all mine a shampoo at least once a week)
Never apply with your finger as you will end up wasting a lot of the product
As these are very vibrant colours I would reccomend using them with a black mascara - I usually line my eyes with black as well for more definition.
I would also use a nice natural looking lippy so that you dont have too many bright colours - you dont want to start looking like a hooker now do you :-p
The shade I use most often is called candy floss and it a beautiful dark baby pink.
I have loads and loads of these, so thought it was time I wrote a review about them. I have 6 of these cute little glitter dusts, which are in colours: yellow gold, midnight blue, aqua frost, black gold, denim and bright blue. I keep buying these little pots everytime I need a new colour, so Im sure with the colour range, Im bound to buy more soon. These can be used for your eyes, cheeks and even all over your body, but I tend to just use them on my eyes as eyeshadows.
Each little pot cost £4.50, which is just a tiny little bit expensive, but the quality and the results the give are pretty cool. Each small glass pot contains loose dust with a pearly texture that gives a really nice look.
I apply this dust with a small eyeshadow brush, which works really well. The dust goes on the brush pretty easily and transfers onto my lids nicely too without losing too much of the glitter dust. The glitter dust is easy to sweep across the lids and instead of just a wearing a plain matt shadow, these little pots of shimmery powder provide your eyes with a more sparkley look.
The glitter dusts stays on your eyes once on too. Of course not every little grain stays on, but the majority of them last really well and give you perfect eyeshadowed lids for the entire night.
What can be annoying, but not really fault of the product, is that if you change your mind about the glitter dust and want to take it off, it ends up on your cheeks and all over your face. However when taking it off at night or when you are no longer re-applying make-up then this is fine as it comes off easily.
Overall I love these little fairytale dust pots. They are really girly, easy to apply, give a great finish and of course are cute. These pots last a long time as you only need a small amount for each application. The price of these are ok, but because I love them I keep buying them.
If you want a change to your average eyeshadow, try this.. you will love it!
These fine glitter dust's from the Barry M range are one of my favourite make up products. I was introduced to them by a couple of my friends who use them. If you love vibrant, stand out, glittery make up then these are for you. They come in a massive range of colours, so there will always to be one to match whatever your wearing. They are VERY glittery which i love, they add a bit of sparkle when going out for a night on the tiles. I use the dusts on my eyes and think they can really make your eyes stand out. I would personally probably not use these as a day to day eye makeup as i prefer to do the natural look for work, but they are a must have for nights out. They come in tiny pots that are perfect if you want to take them out with you in a small bag, although you would not need much touching up over the course of an evening as the dusts stay on very well. The price (£4.50 per pot) is also very good for what they are and they last for absolutely ages. The only issue i have with these Barry M glitter dusts is that when applying them they go everywhere, i end up with glitter all over my cheeks, and although you can use them on your cheeks i prefer to just use them on my eyes. So i would suggest if you are going to use these, do your eye make up first and then you can always wipe the excess glitter from your face before applying your face makeup.
Barry M Glitter dust pots are part of a big range of make up by Barry M. They make really funky and colourful cosmetics and are widely available in stores such as Boots and Superdrug. They are priced around £4.50 and are often on offer, e.g 3 for £10 so you can build up quite a collection. The Glitter pots are available so many different colours and shades so there is something for everyone!
At first you make think the pots look rather small but you only have to use a tiny amount at a time to cover your eyes in bright pigment - a little goes a long way! Therefore the pots last you absolutely ages. The pots have a screw lid and are a nice little size to keep in your make up bag.
As the glitter is so fine the glitter can end up all over the place so you have to be careful if you have already done the rest of your make up. It is best to dab off any excess using a make up brush.
I would recommend these for people who like to experiment with colour. They really make a dazzlinig, striking effect on your eyes are sure to get compliments. I have just started to blend different colours and shades together to get a different effect & the possibilities are endless!
17 brilliant shades of loose pearl colour that have been cleverly blended with ultra fine, diamond like glitter flecks to dazzle / Ideal to experiment with for the wilder, more adventurous make-up fans / Try on the cheeks, lips and body to create a stunning glitzy look!!!