My Barry M Swatches

I’ve been buying Barry M Dazzle Dust pigments since I was 17 and used to be addicted to them. I’d never before seen such a wide variety of colours and such good quality products for reasonable prices.

I decided today to swatch the ones I have for you and tell you what I like about them etc.


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Top Row – L-R 64 (Fushcia), 74 (Purple), 34 (Cherry)

Bottom Row – L-R 29 (Yellow Gold), 44 (Bronze), 3 (Pink Gold)

64 – A vibrant pink, very bright, have only used this doing make-up for a theatre production.

74 – A nice deep redish purple, very charming, but again, would not wear this out unless blended smoothly with a black. Could wear this as an eyeliner though?

34 – I actually have two of this colour, and I have no idea why as I’m not too keen on it, it kinda looks like a bruised eye colour? Its a dark purple with blue speckles.

29 – A bright yellow, good for dramatic smoky brown eyes.

44 – The perfect bronze shade in my opinion. This is definitely one of the more wearable ones from my collection. I’m making a mental note to wear this shade more!

3 – The most adorable pink which shimmers gold in the light. So girly!


IMG_0229Top Row L-R14 (Khaki), 13 (Pale Green), 92 (Aqua Gold), 69 (Saphire)

Bottom Row L-R(GLITTER DUST) 15 (Gold Iridescent), 4, 10 (Silver) (DAZZLE DUST)(Grey), 11 (Charcoal)

14 – This is a moody green pigment, very emerald and attractive.

13 – A cute pale green, very easy to blend.

92 – I’ve never worn this, again, it was for a theatre production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

69 – Ugh, this colour is so gorgeous!! Its a blue which turns purple depending on the angle you look at it, its so pretty.

15 – A gorgeous shimmer which sparkles gold in different lights, I adore this colour and use it as a base on my eyelids, all the way up to the brow bone for definition on nights out. You could also use this as a cheek highlighter possibly? I will swatch it next to MAC’s vanilla pigment soon for comparison.

4 – A silver glitter dust, which in my opinion is toooo glittery. Literally chunks of glitter where everywhere after I used this. Its so pretty though, use for special occasions?

10 – Another one of my favourites, a gorgeous silvery grey, great for smoky looks. I like blending this over 15, with a touch of 11 on the edge for the perfect glamorous look.

11 – A dark dark black with a hint of white glitter shimmer, although not glittery at all and nice and easy to blend. Although it is very pigmented so you only need the tiniest amount!

Conclusion! – I only wear about three of these shades when going out at the most. Barry M are famous for having the loveliest colour collection and I’m so grateful that we have this choice on the high street, but obviously not all these shades are wearable on a day to day basis, but its good to have the choice. Slowly, make-up brands have been catching up with Barry M and creating new pigment shades (Gosh, for example), however Barry M’s cute packaging, originality and good pricing will always make them my favourite high street make-up brand.

I have a few of their lipsticks which I will be swatching for you all soon! XXX

P.S I was recently VERY lucky to win a competition by to review clinques instant lift for brows – pencil. She wanted someone with dark eyebrows and a make-up blog to review it as her eyebrows are quite pale and I won through random generator! Once I get the product I will mail her the review and you will be able to see it on her site! Thanks Beauty Junkie!! XX

P.P.S – All the photographs are my own, please include a link to my blog if you are to use them anywhere else, and send me a link to where you’ve posted it. I bought all these products with my own money.



  1. March 17, 2010 / 12:39 am

    those are awesome swatches! and yes those are a huge variety of colors..i like!

  2. March 17, 2010 / 5:57 am

    amazing. help me alot. great swatches! (Y) x

  3. March 17, 2010 / 6:42 am

    They are soo amazing all of them!!!Wish we had them here!!

  4. March 18, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    those colors are gorgeous– i've never tried barry m but now i will!


  5. March 18, 2010 / 11:05 pm

    really pretty colours 🙂
    I'd love to see some eye make-up looks with these colours, i've always thought the colours were too crazy and i've never known how to use them 🙁 really helpful post though x

  6. March 23, 2010 / 6:29 pm

    lovelaughlauren – Good Idea! I will do just that for you, some eye looks to match these lipsticks! XX

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