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