Pressed Barry M Dazzle Dusts and Swatches

I pressed the Barry M Dazzle Dusts that I bought in the UK.  I have another blog post about Barry M Dazzle Dusts here.

9 – Pale Silver

Pale Silver swatch

3 – Pink Gold

19 – Pale Blue

24 – Old Gold
44 – Bronze

Swatches: Pink Gold, Pale Blue, Old Gold, Bronze

69 – Sapphire

91 – Silvery Black

96 – Gold

102 – Burgundy Noir
(oh dear, there’s some Gold pigment mixed in!)

Swatches: Silvery Black, Sapphire, Gold, Burgundy
Barry M Dazzle Dusts are 4.50 GBP (around $7 USD) each, and I found them at practically every Superdrug and Boots (The selection tended to be better at Superdrug, though).  Barry M seems to be discounted often.  Superdrug had them for a 3 for 2 and Boots had a “buy 3 for 10 GBP” sale.

Barry M Dazzle Dusts come in small containers, but each container is PACKED full to the very brim.  Be very careful when opening the containers for the first time. There is no sifter, and since the packages are FULL, they will spill if you aren’t careful!

I noticed that most of the local drugstore brands in the UK sell loose eyeshadows. Some examples are Sleek, Collection 2000, and Gosh.  Loose eyeshadows must be very popular in the UK!

Interested in other brands, I bought a few Sleek Eye Dusts and pressed them as well.
 
Glory, Vintage, Dirty

From left, Glory, Vintage, and Dirty

Sleek loose eyeshadows are not as finely milled as the Barry M ones.  They come in bigger containers (roughly the size of a MAC pigment) and are only 3 GBP (less than $5).  They do contain sifters, but on two of the three that I bought, the sifter was bent in the middle and a lot of the eyeshadow spilled out of the container.  Even though there is no sifter, I think the Barry M Dazzle Dusts have better packaging and are worth spending the extra 2 GBP.

As you can see from the swatches, these eyeshadows are VERY pigmented, especially the Barry M Dazzle Dusts!  I really love using them, and they are much easier to use in pressed form.

xoxo, K

17 Thoughts on “Pressed Barry M Dazzle Dusts and Swatches

  1. Pink gold is soooooooooooo pretty! It’s so pretty that if you told me that it was worn by Aphrodite herself…..I WOULD BELIEVE YOU!

  2. Burgundy Noir looks amazing! And I think the Gold pigment in it actually adds to the effect, it’s really nice! :) x

  3. I have the dazzle dusts in pink gold too and I really love it!

  4. Lovely thanks so much!

  5. These are so beautiful! I really like pink gold especially~

  6. how do u press the eyeshadows? i have a few barry m too and always wait for 3 for 2 to buy them…

  7. All of them are really pretty. Great colors that you bought.

    *Kat*

  8. could you please post the method of pressing? i need to learn to do this so maybe some of my untouched loose e/s can get love again. thanks

  9. wow those are SO pretty. i need to get around to pressing my pigments as well T^T but i can’t find the pans! haha, ai ya.

  10. Ohhhh great colors! Thank you for the swatches, that Pink Gold from Barry M is gorgeous! Damn I did an order recently and I didn’t include it :(

    xxx

  11. These are SO pigmented!!! I can see now why you love them so much.
    Maybe one day you can do a pigment pressing tut? I bought a whole bunch loose pigments at IMATS but haven’t used them cos all they do is make a huge mess!
    p.s. why are you reading up on pregnancy? xD

  12. they are so pretty!

  13. I love all of the colors! I wish they were more accessible to us living in asia. :)

    Was it easy to press them? I tried a pigment at the MAC counter once and I think my biggest complaint was all the fallout it left under my eyes. Since I have been rather weary of non-pressed e/s.

  14. wahhh the colors are so pretty!
    i love that you press shadows! gotta get on it!

  15. omg, the colors are amazing !
    love the gold ones. uuuh must have them !

    xo lala

    http://lala-tulpe.blogspot.com/

  16. i love glory, vintage and dirty!

  17. i love pressed eyeshadows ^.-

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