It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Barry M haul

Barry M Dazzle Dust £4.50

24 - Old Gold
83 - Green Silver

Barry M Fine Glitter Dust £ £4.50

9 - Pink Iridescent
10 - Yellow Gold
19 - Midnight blue
22 - Black Gold


Left to right: DD Green Silver, DD Old Gold, FGD pink iridescent, FGD Midnight Blue, FGD Yellow Gold, FGD Black Gold


Left to right: DD Green Silver, DD Old Gold, FGD pink iridescent, FGD Midnight Blue, FGD Yellow Gold, FGD Black Gold


Left to right: DD Green Silver, DD Old Gold, FGD pink iridescent, FGD Midnight Blue, FGD Yellow Gold, FGD Black Gold


Left to right: DD Green Silver, DD Old Gold, FGD pink iridescent


Left to right: FGD Midnight Blue, FGD Yellow Gold, FGD Black Gold


Dazzle Dust Green silver - A greeny teal colour with metallic silver sheen, nothing special but nice nonetheless.
Dazzle Dust Old Gold - Not too sure why this one is called old gold, it's more of a beige/taupe colour with really really fine Glitter. Despite the shimmer, this is quite a natural pretty colour.
Fine Glitter Dust Pink iridescent - Don't be fooled by how this looks in the pot, you can't tell from the swatch but as the name suggests this is a light pink base with lots of clear/iridescent glitter. Although this is visually pleasing when swatched I feel a bit like a 5 year old when I wear it properly and also the fallout from the glitter is horrendous, even UDPP doesn't help with the fallout from this baby!
Fine Glitter Dust Midnight Blue - A true Midnight Blue, not half as much glitter in this as pink iridescent so it looks more like a dazzle dust/ordinary pigment.
Fine Glitter Dust Yellow Gold - Yellow Gold with gold glitter particles, not much else to say really lol.
Fine Glitter Dust Black Gold - Charcoal black base with gold glitter. The glitters a lot finer in this one compared to the others which I like better, it makes it a lot more 'wearable' it also means there isn't a crazy amount of fallout if a good primer is used.

So. Overall..

Dazzle Dusts = good, Fine Glitter Dusts = a bit hit and miss. The dazzle dusts have a good pigmentation, come in a wide range of colours and are pretty cheap. whereas.. the fallout from the fine glitter dusts makes them impossible to wear without looking like you've got a whole pot of craft glitter and chucked it on your face. My advice would be to be careful when choosing from the glitter dusts as some, e.g. black gold, are really nice and have pretty fine glitter making them a lot easier to work with. BUT THEN, you've got the likes of pink iridescent, well, lets just not go there. Maybe these would be better if used with a mixing medium maybe?! Any thoughts?

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1 comment:

Schnella said...

You got some really pretty colours:) I really like the DD green silver.
Cute blog:) xx