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Friday, August 8, 2008

Barry M Cosmetics (www.barrym.com)

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Barry M Cosmetics is a UK cosmetics company that have so many different makeup products that are bright, eye-catching, and really pigmented makeup.

I am in love with their "Dazzle Dusts", which are finely-milled pigments with amazing color-payoff. They are just so gorgeous and so rich in color. And I am loving the cute little jars it comes in, perfect for travel and just the right amount. The Dazzle Dusts are like your everyday mineral pigments, same texture and feel, most are satin (sorta matte with some sheen/shimmer), the Fine Dazzle Dusts are described as "22 brilliant shades of loose pearl colour that have been cleverly blended with ultra fine, diamond like glitter flecks to dazzle". These are more glittery than the regular dazzle dusts and do have flecks of glitter as you can see from "Black Purple".

The only flaw? It's expensive if you don't live near the UK. I really wish some of his products were available here in the US, like in a drugstore. The pounds currency is a lot more than the US dollar, so shipping and the items in itself are expensive when you convert it. All this (pictured) costs about $70 with taxes and shipping (three of them were gifts from a friend), so you can imagine that 5 jars was already $60. And usually when I do a big haul on other mineral makeup sites for pigmented eyeshadows, it only costs me about $40 USD.



(swatches done dry, no base)




A closer look:




33 comments

spankedelic said...

VERY pigmented =) i can't wait to see a look with them!

Jenna said...

Kingfisher is beeyoootiful!

Ethereal Prey said...

zomg! Super sparkly glittery shimmery color! Looks super awesome! Do a EOTD and blow us all away! I'm excited to see what they look like!

Beth said...

I've actually only just gotten into these myself and I'm English! The brand has been around for ages, but somehow has only just gotten under my radar.

From your post, I think they're only selling 1/3rd of the shades in the US as I'm sure there are more on the UK site.

I've got about 9 of them, some stores here will run a 3 for £10 promo (so thats about 3 for $20) and its too good to pass up!

I'm still fairly new to any eyemakeup technique more advanced than "smudge over eyelid with ring finger" so these are a teeny bit of a challenge for me. Lately I've taken the easy way out, mixed them with a little Smashbox shadow converter and worn them as eyeliner with a really neutral eyeshadow and they look so pretty.

I'm glad they've made their way across the pond, they're such a great product!

Decorative Diva said...

So gorgeous!
I really like the black purple.

jojoba said...

hi,

i hve been reading your blog! it's awsome!i did a review on Barry M a while back because I was so in love with them. unfortunately it's not available to us either.

i do find the pigments a little on the sheer side. i am quite surprised to see the picture you did with it applied dry. did you do a couple of coats?

here is the link to my review.
http://mymakeupreviews.blogspot.com/2008/06/review-barry-m-dazzle-dust.html

thank you

Alyssa said...

Wow! They're so pigmented and gorgeous!

swwetlady88 said...

OoO i had come across this site a few days ago looking for some bright eyeliners i heard they're really great.... the only con SHIPPING!! it sucks but im soooo dying to order from barrys

Anastasia said...

I live in the UK and haven't yet tried these! I adore incredibly bright eyeshadows, my favourite so far are the Beauty From the Earth minerals - incredibly pigmented and I find they go on easier than my MAC.

You'll have to let me know which other shades take your fancy and I'll pick you up a couple when I next go to Boots. They're dirt-cheap compared to UD and MAC here!

Anastasia said...

I know they're expensive to Americans, but I'd be happy to send you a couple free, or a bunch of samples from any shades I try. Call it a thanks for your awesome blog teaching me a ton about make-up :]

Anastasia said...

Don't be silly! I'd be happy to :]
I'll try to take some swatches of them, too, and see if my local Boots has the shades you fancy.

I'm delighted to see a comment from you on my crappy blog, by the way =O I feel all honoured.

Do they have the Body Shop in the US? If not, I'll try to swipe some samples from there, too (they tend to let you scoop any of their skin products into little sample jars).

jojoba said...

i don't have swatches of them and can't swatch for you as i have given all of them away on a whim! i got mad because i can't get them here and i don't shop online. and it was a hell getting CP and asking friends bringing them back from the UK so in the end i just told myself enough is enough. LOL

but quite a few girls on Makeup Alley do have the real life pictures too. go check them out if you wish.

(i didn't just stop your blog. i am reading it everyday now.) i love your site!

Connie said...

so pretty! I love how the colors have so many hues. Look forward to see you using em :)

mayaari said...

wow, those colors look so vibrant! can't wait to see what looks you come up with for these items!

Lily said...

i'm salivating over winterberry! hahaha

sarahPUFFY said...

are you serious? $70? I can get Barry M here in Louisiana on the cheap. Thank god for the boardwalk.

Bliss said...

Nice haul,now i regret not buying some when i was in UK lol.

Askmewhats said...

I have seen youtuber Panacea using this and it looks promising! great you were able to test them! I won't Lemm for them..US is far UK is farther lol

xbrookecorex said...

Wowwww Winter Berry looks amazing, very unique!!

Tracy said...

The colors look gorgeous! Too bad they're more expensive for us. =(

Maya said...

acctually, these are quite cheap from some webshops here in sweden. i´ve got 6 of them and i´m in love! the shades you´ve got are truly amazing, i´m gonna get some of them too :)

beautifulwithbrains said...

I love Barry M Duzzle Dusts! The colors are beautiful and they are so pigmented!

blue_orchid_on_the_rock said...

I love barry m! One of my favourites is blue gray. The latest collection contains oyster grey. I love that colour as well! It's grey with a pink frost. It's really beautiful for a smokey eye look.

purple snowflake said...

hey.. really pretty colors and pigmented.. good for dramatic make up looks..
can't wait to see you using them to create an amazing look ^___^

Ling said...

I really like mint green. So pretty!! I can't wait to see your EOTD with them. ;)

Btw, I emailed you already! =D

Thanks Vanessa!

*~k~* said...

pretty colors :)

sophia said...

The black purple is really awesome!!! All the colors look really shimmery and pigmented. Great haul!!

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

i know what you mean about buying cosmetics from the UK. :( i REALLY want these two palettes from the brand Sleek Cosmetics... they're the i-divine palettes (ironic i know. LOL.) one in the original and the other in chaos... but i can't find a single site that sells it or will ship to the US and if i did i'm pretty sure it'd be expensive. LOL. sucks!

MakeupByRenRen said...

i know panacea uses these a lot in her vids...i love how the colors are so multi-faceted...too bad about that dang exchange rate! maybe they'll expand to the US

Gracie said...

I've been seeing Barry M for a very long time but never thought of trying them as everytime I pass by the counter, it's always surrounded by teenagers ha ha ha! However, I've sent my friend a few to try. I can't wait to see your FOTD in them :)

Nic Nic said...

for all the time i actually lived in UK, i never though about getting Barry M pigments for myself LOL. now im finally not in UK.. i actually wanna try them out haha, thanks to your swatches! very pretty!

LadyJane said...

The swatches are beautiful! Too bad I can't see myself forking out that much for minerals :(

christy. said...

Black purple looks crip!

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