Thursday, 14 June 2012

Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in Black Purple



This is another one of those products that I've had for quite awhile but never really got round to reviewing. I'm not usually a glitter fan, but when I saw this in Superdrug I had to pick it up. Barry M's Fine Glitter Dust's are very similar to the Dazzle Dusts, but with a lot of a glitter. They cost £4.59 each, and come in 22 different shades.

The dust comes in a little jar  with a black twist off lid. The packaging is very similar to the Dazzle Dusts, and they have the name printed on the top along with the Barry M logo. You get a lot of product in the little jar.



As the name suggests, these are made up of  fine glitter. As with most eye dusts, they are a bit difficult to apply. The glitter does tend to fall all over your face, so I'd definitely recommend applying foundation afterwards with these. I always use a primer with these, to give to the glitter something to stick to. When applied over a primer they are quite long lasting, without they fade fairly quickly. You will need to touch up if you aren't using a primer, which could result in being very messy!



Black Purple is a black base with bright purple glitter. The pictures do not do it justice, at all. The glitter in my pictures make it look more of a lilac, when actually it's more of a vivid purple (the arm swatch picture is the most accurate). It's very intense and pigmented, and it doesn't feel at all gritty, the texture is surprisingly soft.

The Barry M website suggests that you can use these on the lips, cheeks and body as well as eyes, but because of the colour of this particular one I can't really see it working anywhere else apart from the eyes. I did apply it to my lips out of curiosity, but I struggled to get it to apply evenly and it began to fade fairly quickly. I think if you do want to apply it to the lips it would work a lot better if applied over the top of a black liner.


Although this product is messy, I think  it's often worth it, especially if you're wearing this to go out at night. Plus at £4.59 it's affordable. The colour is really pretty. You can purchase this product from Superdrug, Boots and the Barry M website

Have you tried any of the Barry M Fine Glitter Dusts? What did you think?

Disclaimer: I bought this product myself. 

10 comments:

  1. I only ever buy the nail paints from Barry M, I do get tempted by the dazzle dusts and lipstick but never pick anything up. This does look like it would be great for a night out though :) x

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    1. I think the nail paints are definitely their best product, I've never tried the lipsticks though. x

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  2. This is gorrrrgeous I love the little purpley bits in it! I love dazzle dusts, think this one may be the next one I get!

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    1. It's really pretty! The purple bits are more of a vibrant purple than it shows in my swatches. :) x

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  3. Oooh! I would love to see this in an eyeshadow look! You're rocking it on your lips too! :D

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    1. I think it would really well as an eyeliner too. The lip look is definitely an interesting one. Not sure where I'd wear it like that though! x

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  4. OOOH eye dust <3 i want to try them out so badly but.. sigh, im a such a klutz
    btw I nominated you for a blog award!! Here's the link: http://vivalavidavalentina.blogspot.hk/2012/06/6-days-till-i-find-paradise-again.html
    xoxo

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    1. They are very messy! I have to be in a very patient mood to use them, haha. Thank you for the nomination! x

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  5. Hi!

    I've been trying to comment on this post for ages but the comment box doesn't always show up for some reason :(

    Anyway, I love this dust! I really, really want some after seeing your review. I always think purple looks stunning with black.

    I can't remember if I told you or not but I recently nominated you for two more blogger awards! http://bewitchery.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award-and-one-lovely-blog-award/ Oh and I'm having a giveaway I think you'll like :) http://bewitchery.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/sinfused-clothing-giveaway/ It's to win a rhinestone tee of your choice from Sinfused clothing.

    Did you enjoy Download? :)

    Naomi x

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    1. The comment box is acting really strangely! I don't why since it's not a custom template, but it posts comments twice. I don't know how to fix it. :(

      Ooh I hadn't noticed, I'll check them out now! Thank you!

      Download was great thank you, I ended up very sunburnt though! Music was excellent. :) x

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