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      18.11.2014 15:10
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      Some competition for Barry M!

      A while back I read that Poundland were selling Rimmel and Collection make-up so I had a look and bought lots of nail polish and make-up including this Collection 2000 Dazzle Me! eye shadow dust. I got a pack of 2 of these eye shadow dusts for just £1.00, which I thought was fantastic value although the colours available weren’t what I would have chosen if I’d had more options.
      I got a light purple colour and a dark green colour.


      ~ Packaging ~
      The eye dust comes in a small cylindrical pot. It is quite a tall pot and it is about as wide as a 10p coin. The lid is made from silver plastic with the words, ‘Collection 2000 Dazzle Me!’ appearing in blue metallic letters.
      The pot itself is made from clear plastic so you can see how much product you have left.
      The lid twists off easily to reveal a clear plastic top in the top of the pot, which has 5 small holes in. This is so that the dust doesn’t get spilt or you don’t pick up too much on your brush.


      ~ In use ~
      I find that swirly my brush around the top of the pot allows me to pick up plenty of eye shadow dust. I then sweep it across my eyelids.
      The colour transfers like a dream. It is highly pigmented, like most eye dusts are and the colour is vibrant and intense.
      It is lovely and shimmery, but not glittery and I don’t get much fallout from this eye shadow dust.
      I tend to use my dark green eye shadow dust the most. When I am going for a bronze eye shadow look I apply this green eye shadow dust on top of the darker brown colours and it makes the green look quite subtle, but the dark green helps maintain the dark colour.
      I have also found that the colour blends really well and can be made as subtle or intense as you want.
      The eye dust looks and feels of good quality. I have been really impressed with it. I would love to try this in different colours – bronzes, silvers, browns, greys and pinks.
      It isn’t dissimilar to Barry M’s dazzle dusts, but is a lot cheaper and the pots are larger as well.
      The eye shadow dust is very easy to remove at the end of the day. A wipe or eye make-up remover will remove it in one wipe. Even the darker colours don’t require any extra effort.


      ~ Conclusion ~
      I have been really impressed with this eye shadow dust and for £0.50 for a decent sized pot (does not say how many grams), I think it is really good value.
      I hope to find this in some more suitable colours.
      It is highly pigmented, easy to apply, easy to remove and it looks really pretty and shimmery. It also blends really well.

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      08.05.2013 13:04
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      nice eye dust from Collection 2000

      I have loads of makeup lurking in my cosmetic bag to the extent of bulging and me needing a new one! One of the lovely items I have had for some time now is this Collection 2000 Dazzle Me Eye Dust.

      The eyeshadow comes in little plastic pots and as I am not a particularly daring person I got quite a simple colour in a bronzey-brown-goldish colour. The pots are petite and ideal for carrying around and hold a decent amount of the dazzling eyeshadow so it can last ages if you use your eyeshadow as infrequently as I do!

      The consistency of the eyeshadow is quite fine, and powdery and so to be able to apply it I use my Avon eyeshadow brush to dip into the pot. The eyeshadow can be picked up quite easily and lightly and when swept across my eyes it gives a lovely glamorous finish and the hints of glimmer and glitter really do look dazzling!

      This eyeshadow does give me a long lasting look, but there are a few reasons why I only use it occasionally! First of all, I only use this once fully dressed and ready to leave out the door as once I mistakenly changed a top after applying this and got glitter and eyeshadow all over my top! It transfers quite easily and so can be a bit of a pain. Secondly it is a bit tricky to remove. I use a really good Estee Lauder eye makeup remover and I find whilst it is good and efficient at removing the essence of the eyeshadow I am always left with remnants of faint glitter on my eyes which make me look like a 3 year old who has been playing in fairy dust lol! Thirdly the lids are a bit tricky and I have had a few eyeshadow spillages in my cosmetic bag here and there which can be hard to clean up after!

      It seems these eyeshadows are no longer being continued as I do not see them in Superdrug anymore but I think at the time I probably paid about £2 for a pot. If they were to be brought back I would buy it again as it is one of the few eyeshadows I have that actually does give a dazzling glitter look on my eyelids and is really easy to apply with a nice look. Despite the mess it causes I'd still give this eye dust 4 stars!

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      26.11.2012 16:47
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      A fantastic eye shadow dust from Collection 2000.

      Collection 2000 is a brand that is on offer in Boots stores, among others, for a reasonable price. It is for this reason that I sometimes try new products out from this range first. This allows me to see if I am going to like a new addition to my make up bag without breaking the bank. I have wanted to try Dazzle Dust for a little while and figured that this was a cheaper alternative and a good place to start. This Dazzle Me eye dust is loose powder eye shadow and of course is designed for use on your eyelids.

      This eye shadow comes provided in a little tub with a silver screw top lid. There is a generous amount of powder in this tub and upon opening the lid there is a little insert with lots of holes through via which the powder comes out. There isn't a huge amount of information on the packaging and it doesn't even tell me the weight, however there is a lot more than there seems to be with other more expensive products making this even more cost effective at just £2.99. The particular colour that I have is a bronze one, to go with the bronzer that I wear on nights out sometimes now and I must admit that 'Enchanted' is the perfect shade for this. The different colours on offer were varied when I bought my pot but I knew what I wanted right away and this colour really stood out for me.

      To apply this is very simple really. I tend to use a dry eye shadow brush to apply this but on occasion I have used a wet brush to provide a thicker more vibrant look that stands out more. I normally use the dry look because I like a generous amount of powder without going over the top. When applying the powder using a dry brush it looks understated and elegant. It is not over the top at all and so it really can be worn as a daytime look as well if I choose too. All I need to do is dip the brush in to the powder and then give it a little whack on the edge of the tub to remove excess powder and then run it across my eyelid. Because this is a powder and it is loose there is a certain amount of spillage so I normally hold a tissue against my cheek to ensure that any spillage is kept away from ruining my foundation, primer and blusher or bronzer.

      This eye shadow has a lovely shimmer to it that really catches the light. When I blink my eyes are very noticeable to people because of this shimmer and I love that. I find that I need to go over my eyes again to make sure that there is a nice amount of powder on my eyelids but this isn't a problem at all. A couple of dips and brushes across my eyelids and in a matter of minutes I am looking shimmery and sparkly and feeling confident. I always use an eye shadow brush to blend this across the whole of my eyelid but similarly I could use my finger I'm sure if I wanted or needed to.

      It is fair to say that the eye shadow looks more vibrant and intense when using a damp brush to apply this eye shadow but I don't choose to do this very often. When I am heading out for a night in a bar or nightclub with friends then I apply lots of this using a damp brush that I dip in a pot of water and then wipe gently with a piece of kitchen towel to ensure that it is damp not dripping with water. On one occasion I used a wet brush without dabbing it first and I ended up ruining my make up on my cheeks and starting all over again, not fun when you're already running late for a night out with the girls! The colour looks brighter when applied wet, as I've already said, and really this is just a different look to that from the dry look. I love that there is a varied look with this and that adding extra layers or using a damp brush can really bring this to life and add something extra to it.

      This eye shadow does crease throughout the course of the evening but I can touch this up with ease if I choose to. I like to use a primer underneath this to ensure that it is long lasting but then I do this with almost all eye shadow. I find that this lasts all evening and it is simple enough to remove from my eyes using eye make-up remover pads.

      My sometimes sensitive eyes are not hurt at all from this powder and so I am happy to continue using this again. Now that I know that I like this kind of product I have branched out a little in to some of the more premium products as I'm happy to spend the premium money now I know that this sort of eye shadow suits me.

      In general it is fair to say that I feel that this is worthy of 5 out of 5 stars. The price is cheap and the finish is fantastic. This is long lasting and while it does crease, which I normally find with every eye shadow, it still looks fantastic and it is shimmery and lovely.

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        21.08.2012 20:50
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        Versatile and cheap product

        This is a review of a dazzle dust I have from Collection 2000 in the shade Mystery which is a deep blue green colour. I don't usually buy Collection 2000 make up, well not since I was about 13 when I used to use their concealer sticks!

        Why Mystery?
        The dazzle dust comes in a huge range of colours and I picked Mystery particularly as I wanted to try it as a nail polish (my new hobby!) by mixing it with clear. For the purposes of this review I have also tried it as a wet and dry eye shadow.

        Price paid
        I paid only £1 for my pot of dazzle dust, which is a great price, I'm not exactly sure how much is in the pot but it's a lot bigger than all the other eye shadow dust pots I own like Barry M or No 17. I picked up my pot in Poundland and there were many other shades to choose from so I may go back and get more some time soon!

        Packaging
        The pot is clear so you can see how much you have left and the lid is silver screw top. Inside is a sifter and when you first buy it there is a clear sticker to pull off to release the product through the holes. Once this is off, a lot of product will collect in the lid so with dark shades you need to be really careful.

        Performance (as an eyeshadow)
        I find the dust eye shadows really messy and a bit difficult to use dry. Dampened down (with a wet brush) they are really concentrated and make a really dramatic look. It is easy to go wrong though if too heavy handed. You really need to be careful when using such a dark shade. It lasted all evening though and came off easily with a cream cleanser. I found using an eyelid primer (I have bare minerals one) made it go on better and last longer.

        Nail varnish
        This is the real purpose I splurged a whole pound on this product. I just gave my nails a base coat and then dipped an old clear polish (a Sally Hansen one) into a pile of the powder in the lid and painted on the nails. One coat was plenty and it went on really well, creating a great two tone polish, green blue like one of those beetles you see that are iridescent . I find using the powders as a nail polish gives a really concentrated look and unusual colours can be achieved. I added a top coat as the nail polish I created was really sticky (but it was smooth) and the top coat helped it to dry quicker. The nails lasted me three days before I needed to take it off which is average for me. Normal cheap nail polish remover worked just fine with this.

        Final thoughts
        I think the dazzle dust is great value for money and I will buy some more colours to try out although I do like the colour 'Mystery'. For a pound you can't go wrong and whilst it was OK but a little messy as an eye shadow, I will definitely be using this for a nail polish again some time soon.

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        15.07.2012 02:38
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        Just too messy to bother with!

        I received this as a Christmas present one year from a friend, I wasn't really aware of the brand at the time and thought the packaging looked quite naff. I'm not a big wearer of eyeshadows but knew that Barry M dazzle dusts were really good and thought these were a rip off of the same thing.

        The first thing I noticed was how messy it is! The pot has a screw top and inside there is another lid with holes in to control how much powder comes out. It doesn't come with any brush so I just used my fingers... and made a huge mess! I got green dust all over my hands, all over my clothes and side and shimmery particles all over my face.

        It was bright when I put it on my lids though, and more shimmery than sparkly which I liked. It was not too great to try and build up colour like you can with Barry M or other eye shadows as it just sat on top and when you blinked would end up just falling off everywhere! It came off easily but my face still had a slight shimmer because the dust had got everywhere it possibly could.

        I wouldn't recommend this product as it's so messy which means you end up wasting a lot of the product and also doesn't build up easily.

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        23.06.2012 18:47
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        Lovely, shimmery shadow perfect for a special occasion.

        It seems as if Collection 2000 has recently undergone a bit of a re-brand, and now go by 'Collection Cosmetics' with the tagline 'Work the Colour'. I definitely think this tagline is appropriate when considering the Dazzle Dusts, because they do indeed come in a rainbow of high pigmentation shades. I used to buy these all the time, rather than purchasing the Barry M version, because these are so much cheaper. I think these have unfortunately been discontinued as I can't seem to find them on the website, however they still seem to be widely available online if you are willing to have a quick look.

        I managed to find them on a website called Cheap Smells for just £1.99 per pot, which I think is extremely reasonable considering the large amount of product you get in a pot. They currently have 10 shades available, ranging from hot oranges through to cool blues and greens. There is also a site called Direct Cosmetics who are selling them for as low as 59p, so I would definitely consider snapping up a few of these eye shadows now!

        I have these pots in the shades 'Sugar Plum' and 'Bedazzle' and I find them both to be very wearable for everyday use. Sugar Plum is a nice dusky pink type of colour with some added gold sparkle, so it really does look very multi-tonal on the eyelid. Bedazzle is a lovely pure bright gold, which is very eye-catching and sparkly. In addition to using them as an eye shadow, I have also been trying them out as eye liners, and you can achieve some lovely effects. I have a little eye liner pen from Front Cover cosmetics, and you can basically dip it into any eye shadow to make it into an eye-liner, so I would definitely recommend that too! The pigmentation is amazing, and as you can imagine from the name, they are extremely glittery, and shimmery. My main problem is the huge amount of fall out you can get when applying them, so I would recommend applying your foundation after you apply the shadow! They have fantastic staying power, and essentially last all day, so if you hate re-applying, then these could be perfect for you. I would just like to stress how messy they can be, you do have to be careful when taking the lid off, as the dust tends to go everywhere!

        I do like the little clear plastic pots they come in, you can actually see how much eye shadow you have left so that can be very helpful. They seem fairly sturdy and I've never had any breakages; the lids can be slightly fiddly, but seeing as they are so cheap, I really don't mind this!

        A little bit of powder certainly goes a long way, so they last for absolutely ages!

        I love these little pots, and I can't recommend them enough if you are a fan of sparkly shades. It's a shame if these have been discontinued, but they are definitely readily available from places such as Amazon and Ebay, and most of the shades still seem to be around.

        A great bargain eye shadow.

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          03.10.2011 16:11
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          Collection 2000 is a brand I used to be really fond of as a teenager, but not one which I have used very often as an adult, their blusher excepted. I can't remember when or why I purchased a Collection 2000 Dazzle Me! Eye shadow, but it's been in my make-up bag for a while now and I thought it deserved a review!

          The Dazzle Me! pots are Collection 2000's loose powder eye shadow. You could describe them as a cheaper version of Barry M's Dazzle Dust or even Mac Pigments.

          ==Packaging==

          The shadows come in small tubs with silver screw top lids. The tub is quite a decent size compared to others I own, such as the Barry M dazzle dust or GOSH effect powder, although it does not have a weight on the label as far as I can see and I haven't been able to find this information online. On unscrewing the lid you will see that there is a small tray with holes through which the powder is dispensed.

          ==Colours==

          The collection 2000 website shows ten colours of this product, but I believe there may be others available which have been discontinued from the main line. The range of colours is quite good, with subtle greys and purples, through to dramatic greens and yellows. The colour I have is called Enchanted and is a bronze colour.

          ==My Experience of using it==

          To apply to the eyes you can use either a wet or dry brush depending on what end result you want. A dry brush will give a subtle effect, whereas a wet brush will deliver a more intense and vibrant colour, so is better for creating a more dramatic look.

          To apply dry, take an eye shadow brush and dip it into the powder. As this is a loose shadow, you will need to tap off excess and it is advisable to have a tissue handy too to stand the pot on as I find I often get shadow on my surfaces too since the loose powder is so messy. You should also bear in mind that there is likely to be 'fallout' from the shadow so if you have applied a base it may be wise to hold a tissue over your cheeks during application or else try a fan brush (I recommend the ELF studio fan brush) to sweep away any fallen powder. You then just sweep over your eyes to give a subtle wash of colour with a shimmery effect. I do find that if applying dry, you may have to go over the same area a few times to build the colour up, but these are really easy to work with once they are actually on the skin and blend well with either a finger or an eye shadow brush.

          I actually find applying these wet to be messier than when I apply them dry. The method I usually use is to run the bristles of my eye shadow brush over a wet cloth so that it is slightly damp, then dip into the powder. The problem I get most is that particles of the powder seem to clump together so I get little balls of wet powder falling from the brush onto my face as I apply it!

          When you do apply this product using a wet brush, you will immediately see that the colour goes on much more intensely than it does when dry. The colour really 'pops' and it creates a much bolder and more dramatic a look than you get when you put it on dry. The shimmer in the product is subtle and although you can clearly see it, it's not too intense or OTT, even when the product is applied wet.

          I have found that like most powder eye shadows, this will crease over time. I would recommend using an eye primer such as Urban Decay's Primer Potion underneath as this tends to stop any creasing and make the shadow last for longer. Without a primer you are looking at about four hours maximum before it disappears.

          ==Price and Availability==

          These shadows are available from Boots and Superdrug and I think ASDA also sell them. Prices may vary slightly depending on where you shop, but they are usually around the £2.99 mark.

          ==Conclusion==

          Although this is not a product that I use all that often, I do think the results it gives are impressive. I like that it can be used in different ways to create different looks and both ways work well, so yes, I would recommend it.

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            02.08.2011 02:09
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            Great value for money

            Collection 2000 Dazzle Me Dust is a loose powder eyeshadow.

            Mine is in the darker purple shade called "Hazydaze" - a lovely deep purple colour.

            The packaging:
            It comes in a pot as shown - a decent size pot. It has a sieve to stop the powder going everywhere when it's opened. The lid is silver and the pot clear so you can see the colour. It's quite minimalistic packaging and won't look out of place anywhere.

            The powder:
            As stated this is a loose powder/eye dust - not the standard pressed powder. It is described as "intense glitter colour" on their website, I find it to be more of a strong shimmer - a very wearable shimmer, not too intense, but lovely and shimmery. The colour is intense and strong with a good pigmentation.

            Application:
            There are several application methods for a powder, often either:
            - A small amount applied with a soft brush much like a standard powder; this generally gives a sheer, light coverage.
            - Pressed on; more powder applied to a usually flat brush and pressed on, it can be messier than other methods but gives a stronger coverage.
            - Wet application; application with a damp brush will apply the strongest colour of it and can also enhance the shimmer in powders. The wet brush will help reduce spillage over the pressing on method, it also can keep it on better. This method is also usable to apply them as an eyeliner instead.

            Lasting:
            In general dry application on clean, dry skin, I've found it stays in place fully for a couple of hours, a little longer if applied wet, perhaps an extra hour. After this, it will start to crease like many other kinds will.
            If applied on a foundation base or a eyeshadow base, this lasts quite well all day - it will still crease after a while but less so. Actually I've found similar with many pricier brands!

            This eyeshadow only costs between £2-£3 per pot and can sometimes be gotten for nearer £1 a pot. It doesn't last as long as higher branded when not used on properly prepared skin, but I certainly have no complaints for the price. The colour payoff is far better than some of the more expensive high street brands.

            For a couple of pounds, I find this eyeshadow to be well worth the cost, and it gets 5* from me.

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            15.07.2011 07:28
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            Collection 2000 Dazzle Me Eye Dust

            This comes in the form of loose powder in a small, transparent plastic tub. The tub has a silver lid which is easy to remove. The pot is really cute and looks good on my dressing table in a little row of all the colours - it's like a little rainbow!

            There's quite a large range of colours and shades from pastels to neon bright's, some are more 'sparkly' than others. I own 5 of the colours, and i've found them all to be of equally good quality. Paired with a base the colours brighten up the whole face and they are quite long wearing, however without a base i do find they crease alot and bits can fall from the eye area onto the cheeks which isn't a great look.

            The good thing about these is they are buildable for a more solid colour. They also last really well. Application can be a bit messy and if spilled it takes ages to clean up which isn't great!

            They're well pigmented and blend well, when applied evenly it looks great. They can be applied either with a brush, a sponge applicator or alternatively i just dab a bit onto my finger - simples! I usually apply this dry, but find when applied wet it moulds better rather than dusting and needing to be altered for the shape/look i'm after.

            They aren't tacky and gliterry like some eye dusts and have more of a metallic, pearly finish - much more pigmented and bold.

            Price wise they are pretty cheap and can found in most Superdrug/Boots stores etc. I personally buy mine from Boots for around the £2.90 mark however they're on offer sometimes.

            These are great for nights out but i don't think anyone in there right mind would wear the more bold colours in the day time! I usually wear the light pink shade on my eyelids and on nights out to raves/clubs wear the more bold colours upto my brow line for a neon type look. I don't usually wear it on my bottom lid. The little tub lasts me for ages so it's great value overall!

            Overall these are a cheaper alternative to the Barry M dazzle dusts and in my opinion are equally as good.

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            28.09.2010 22:24
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            Great little pot's of colour.

            I have bought many of these Collection 2000 Dazzle Me Eye Dusts over the last year or so. In front of me now I have 3 (that's all that's in this particular make-up bag!). Inky, Tinkerbell and Jaffa.

            Inky is a shimmery black colour, I use this one the most, as with a light dusting you get an almost dark grey colour just verging on the edge of black, and with building up, it does become a deep inky black colour. It has a sort of pearly shine to it so when the light catches it, it gives a light sheen.

            Tinkerbell is green, it's a very nice green that again can be used in a light dusting or built up to dramatise it. It has a more glittery effect shimmer to it rather than pearly like the black one.

            Jaffa is a gorgeous orange colour that is quite pale in colour, and doesn't really build up to anything other than what it is. It does look very glam with a nice tan!
            This has a shimmery sparkle too.

            The Dazzle Dusts come in little clear plastic pots with a silver lid, inside the pot is a little sieve, this helps as the dust is very fine and the sieve just brings out the amount you need.

            You can also apply them with a wet brush and this will give you a deeper darker finish.

            They cost around £3, and I buy mine in Asda. And they come in a range of 21 different colours.

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            Great for colour..not so great for application

            ---The company---
            Collection 2000 is a make up range that is available to buy in Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Lloyds pharmacy. They do not use animal testing for their products.

            ---The product---
            Collection 200 dazzle me is a collection of eye dust pots which can be used wet or dry. They come as small pots of intense sparkley colours. They come with a sieve in the lid to enable use of the correct amount.This collection comes in 21 different colours which are all bright and intense.
            The packaging is a clear pot with a silver lid. There is then a second lid inside that has small holes in it which can be used to sieve some dust out.
            There is a silver sticker on the underside, stating the name and number of the colour in the range.
            RRP 2.99
            ---My opinion---
            I recieved this eye dust from a friend as she had bought it and then not wanted it so she donated it to my make up collection. I have used it once since then and that was at least a few months ago.
            On opening the product to use it I did not know how to apply it. I used the sieve lid to put a little on the lid and then used a cotton bud to apply it to my eyes. The shade that I have is number 5 heavenly and this is a blue/green colour. When on the skin it is a very pretty colour and is also intense and bright. I presume the other colours are also bright and shimmery.
            I have only used this product this one time as it was very messy to apply and I seemed to get it everywhere. It seemed to smudge on my eyes whilst applying but once I had perfected it it did stay in place for most of the day and did not lose its intensity of colour.
            The lid is a screw lid and since using it I have kept it in my make up bag. Gradually the lid must have loosened because small amounts have been leaking over my other make up meaning that I then get it all over my hands and have shimmery blue hands.
            I like the intensity and prettiness of the colour on my eyes but is just not worth the mess! It is difficult to apply and I end up getting the colour everywhere. I have not tried it wet but I will be doing soon, if this is not better I will throw this product away.
            The recommended retail price for this product is £2.99 which is a reasonable price. As I mentioned, I did not pay for this product but I will not be purchasing it again in the future. Although I have noticed that Barry M eye dust pots are £4.99 so this is a good bargain compared!

            Thanks H xx

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            06.09.2010 22:26
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            Not worth the effort!

            Most of the eye shadows I have in my make up are in a solid block form but when I was Collection 200 Dazzle Me Eye Dust I thought I would give it a go, after it cant be a lot different to normal eye shadow. This was several months ago and I think I have used this product about once!!!!



            The Packaging

            The eye dust comes in a small clear plastic pot which allows you to see the colour of the eye shadow through it, this has a silver screw lid and has the words Collection 200 Dazzle Me written on it in blue writing. There is a small peelable label on the side of the pot, under this are the ingredients however personally I find that it gives very little details here other than the main ingredient is Mica, this would be be overly useful for those who are allergic to certain ingredients which may be present in the eye dust. The bottom of the pot has a round silver label on it to match the lid, this has the shade of eye dust you have chosen written on it. When you remove the lid the pot looks similar to that of a salt and pepper pot, there is a second lid under the silver one with about 4 or 5 small holes in it, this is designed to shake to eye shadow out ready to use.




            Its Good Points

            They eye shadow itself can be applied to your eyes very smoothly and evenly, the colour I chose was Mystery, this is quite a dark metallic shade of eye dust, however on the occasion I did wear this product I did not find that it creased on my eye lids, it lasted very well throughout the day for work. That is all I can really say about the eye dust's good points, other than it does come in a wide range of colours.




            The Bad Bits

            The fist problem I had with Collection 200 Eye Dust was it did not come with an applicator, I am not sure whether the idea is you apply it with your fingers but I gave this a go, you can imagine the mess. I ended up having to buy a packet of eye shadow sponge applicators, not overly expensive but more inconvenient. My second problem with this product was the design of the pot, whilst in theory the idea of a salt and pepper pot design is a good idea it is not particle. Actually getting any eye dust onto my applicator again resulted in more mess, you cannot remove the second lid with holes in and obviously tipping the pot up to get the eye dust out was going result in the whole surrounding area being covered. I decided to put the main lid back on shake the pot slightly to get some of the dust inside the lid and wipe the applicator around that. To a certain extent this did work but I found I then had too much eye dust then my eye lids could cope with. I applied the product and left the remaining dust inside the lid there was no way I was going to try and push it back through the little holes. Again more mess occurred, due to the extra dust now being in the lid as soon as the pot was tilted slightly it leaked the eye shadow over your hands and anything else that happened to be close enough. Applying eye shadow in the mornings really shouldn't be this difficult.




            I havnt actually used this product since, whilst I did like the colour of the eye dust and the way it lasted throughout a day at work I really did not like the mess and hassle of actually getting the product from the pot to my eye lids. Whilst I do like Collection 2000 eye shadows personally I think the blocks are a much better design, they come with applicators and there is much less mess.




            Collection 2000 Dazzle Dust claims to be suitable to creating subtle day time or dramatic evening looks, I struggled to create anything with mine only mess. Whilst they do do a large range of colours which would be suitable for both evening and day time wear, I still personally think it is not worth the hassle. The second claim made is that this product contains 100% pearl for a dramatic colour delivery, now I'm not exactly sure how pearl can have this effect but as I have said the colour of this product one applied is pretty good.




            Whilst writing this review I have found out that you can use this product wet and dry, dry you simply sweep the colour across you eye lid (messy) and wet gives you a more dramatic look, think I might have to give this a go to see if I can use this product successfully.




            There is a large range of shades with this product ranging from light pinks, to blues, greens, natural shades nad dark greys. There really is something for everyone and a shade for every look. I purchased my pot of eye dust quite a while a go and cannot remember the exact price but I believe it costs around £3 upwards depending on where it is purchase. This product can be bought from shops such as Superdrug, Boots, Tesco and Asda.


            Overall I very much doubt I would buy this product in the future, whilst I like Collection 2000 eye shadow I think I will stick to the blocks of eye shadow from now on. I found this product a hassle to use and very messy, to be honest it was quite time consuming and not very practical when trying to get ready for work in the mornings.

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              26.08.2010 21:46
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              A mediocre product but if you can afford it, buy some of Barry M's Dazzle Dusts.

              When I can be bothered wearing make up I usually go to town and that usually means bright colours and glitter! I have quite a few of Barry M's Dazzle Dusts and I love them due to their vibrance and staying power so on a recent trip to Superdrug I decided to pick up a Collection 2000 Dazzle Me Eye Dust.

              I was initially attracted to them as they seemed similar to Dazzle Dusts and they were cheaper too. The variety I tried was a pearly, silvery tone, aptly called "Magical 2" due to it's shimmery appearance. In the pot you seem to get more glitter than in a Dazzle Dust and the actual product is more loosely packed. The pot has a shaker function, a few holes in the top so you can shake out as much as you want.

              I applied this dust in the same way I applied my Dazzle Dust, on top of my usual foundation base and I noticed that it looked really nice and gave my eyelids a lovely shimmery look with flecks of glitter. Just a few hours after applying I noticed that alot of the dust seemed to have faded away, I recommend that if you wear this product, take the pot with you when you go out and about so you can keep re-applying it.

              Compared to Barry M's Dazzle Dust it just does not have the staying power, saying that the colours are nice and shimmery and they're also affordable. Overall an ok product but if you can afford it go for Barry M.

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                13.08.2010 08:34
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                A CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE WAY TO CREATE NEW MAKEUP LOOKS.

                I have used quite a lot of collection 2000 products over the last few years. Generally, apart from the poor foundation I have had nothing but positive experiences from this brand of makeup. Occasionally, I will try a different makeup product for a change. Especially at Christmas time when I like to add a bit of glamour to my makeup.

                I first saw these small pots of dazzle me dust on the collection 2000 counter in my local supermarket. I was totally impressed and attracted to the array of bright and vibrant colours that were on offer. They had a colour to suit most needs. The selection included purple, green, blue, brown and gold. What I loved about this eyeshadow was the shimmering appearance it offered. I could see the powder through the transparent pot and was delighted by it's bold and shimmering effect.

                I paid around £3 for this dazzle me dust. I first purchased a pot in green as I had bought a new green dress and wanted my makeup to compliment my outfit. When I first opened the screw top lid I was suprised at the large consistency of the granules of powder. There was a small plastic cap on the top which had holes in. This allowed the powder to pass through with more regulated control. However I quickly discovered that I much prefered to dip my brush in the actual pot than fiddle around trying to get the powder into the cap.

                The dazzle me dust eye shadow was much less intense in colour when applied. Which I was rather pleased about. However, I wanted a slightly more striking look so I wet a cotton bud and dipped this in the powder. Then I applied this to the lid area of my eyes and was left with a beautiful shimmering deeper and more intense green colour. It really caught the light and looked very effective.

                I found that this eye dust has great staying power. I don't have to reapply throughout the day or evening and I find that it stays in place well. The only thing that drives me slightly mad about this dazzle me eye dust is that it is so fine in consistency that it can cause a bit of a mess. I have tipped the pot once and it was a nightmare to clean up. I also find that I have to be cautious when applying as the dust can fall onto the cheek area which again is a chore to rectify.

                For £3 I think these little pots are a bargain. I don't think that the quality of this makeup product is fantastic. The powder is a little too clumpy in consistency. However I do like the makeup effect it allows. The colours are very strong and with practice I have discovered how to create both daytime naural and night time glamour with this eye dust. I would say though that I do tend to think this dazzle me eye dust is more suited to an evening look.

                I have bought these little dazzle me eye dusts in a variety of colours. I don't use it everyday, but find it a great favourite when creating an evening makeup look.

                I think this dazzle me eye dust is good value for money. I am well aware that there are better brands on the market. But when you consider the £3 pricetag for this eye dust you can't really go wrong.

                I also like the way the eyedust feels when it is applied. It is not too heavy or cloying. Infact it feels so light and comfortable that I forget I am wearing it. I have never suffered any irritation when wearing this eye dust. I also find that it washes off easily leaving no hard to remove residue.

                I think these dazzle me eye dusts are fun and funky and I will continue to use mine with great satisfaction.

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                  good buy, but gets too messy!

                  I found this eye shadow/dazzle dust in the sale reduced from two pounds to one pound fifty and it was a bluey-green and as blue and green are my favorite colors I thought I would give it a go. The dust comes in a small pot (about 24 m) These also come in many colors such as black, gold, silver, dark purple and emerald green. However, there is a problem after you open a little seal (which can be found at the top after you undo the lid) as it sieves out of the pot, and when you close it for the next use a lot of already comes out and sometimes you don't end up using it as it gets blown away by blowing it! Also I think that too much comes out in every use of the dazzle dust, but it does seem to last though. However, today I used it for the first time and I can honestly say that the color of the dazzle dust is very strong, but it does tend to rub off easily and a lot seems to come off, so you always have to keep re-applying the stuff which is annoying! But the color is strong and outstanding at least. But if you sieve the dust on your hand it does turn the color of the eye shadow - but it does wash off with water so it doesn't stain your hand, clothes etc. it's probably easier to sieve the dust on a piece of paper so that you don't have to worry about dust staining any thing.
                  The dust costs about two pounds from all superdrug stores and various Supermarkets such as Morrisons and ASDA. (which are the same price at Superdrug stores)
                  Personally, I do like the color of the eye shadow but I don't think I would buy this stuff again, as it does tend to rub off easily, it gets every where and stains things, but it is a good price and you do get a lot of value in the product. So I'm giving this eye shadow three out of five stars but I would have given a higher rating if the product didn't get messy or rubbed off as easily.

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