How To Use Barry M Dazzle Dust

I admit it – when I first purchased one of the Barry M Dazzle Dusts (in Cherry Red) I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. It was a couple of years ago, when my make up skills were first developing, and I needed a bit of help. I remembered this fact when looking through my make up box earlier today, and decided that I would share some of my tips with you guys!

Barry M Dazzle Dust Pots

As you can see, in the above photo there are two Dazzle Dusts and one Fine Glitter Dust. I’ve found that similar rules apply to the Fine Glitter Dust too, so I thought I’d include it!

A few top tips:

  • Don’t be scared of the Dazzle Dust like I was; just because it isn’t a pressed powder shadow it doesn’t mean you can’t use it as one
  • Be liberal! A little goes a very long way so keep that in mind
  • Use a very good primer before applying, and use slightly more than usual – it will really help the colour stick to your lids
  • Grab a really good blending brush to soften out the bold colour. It is highly pigmented so blending is key
  • You can use it not just for your eyes but on your lips (and cheeks if you’re feeling bold!). In one of my Ke$ha make up tutorials on YouTube , I used the Gold Dazzle Dust on my lips over a very sticky clear lipgloss. See, horrible sticky glosses can come in handy at times!
  • If you’re using it as a blush (I imagine you’d use the pink/red shades rather than greens!!) remember how pigmented it is; it’s always better to build up colour gradually using a little product than be heavy-handed and end up having to take it all off
  • If you want to make into more of a paste, mix a little product with a drop of water and mix. It will give it a brand new texture that you might end up preferring!
  • If you don’t want to create an entire eye make up look using the Dazzle Dust, simply use it as a finishing touch; for example, a smoky black eye look could be finished off with a swipe of silver Dazzle Dust or Fine Glitter Dust over the upper lashline

Barry M Dazzle Dust

How do you like to use the Barry M Dazzle Dust? Feel free to share your tips and tricks below!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Lizzie
    October 23, 2011 / 11:41 am

    i love to use the dazzle dust. mostly as a finishing touch to my eyemake up or as a highliter 😉 when i’m using it i take my eyeshadowbursh and dip it a little bit into water. that works perfectly for me 😉

    • October 26, 2011 / 9:23 am

      Thanks for the tips! x

    • October 26, 2011 / 9:23 am

      Thank you 🙂

  2. October 23, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    I really need to get some Barry M Dazzle Dust, they have beautiful colors specially the matte ones xx

    • October 26, 2011 / 9:23 am

      I haven’t bought any for so long, I might do the same! x

  3. October 25, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    i really like using pigments, but some of them aren’t to be used on the lips ! Usually blues and greens. There’s somthing in the ingredients that makes it dangerous if swallowed. (i know you’re not gonna swallow the whole pot but you never know!)

    xxx Vee

    • October 26, 2011 / 9:24 am

      Ahh, some of these say that they’re safe for lips, might do a bit more investigating! xx

  4. Emma
    October 17, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    I just use my eyeshadow brush to spread the glitter as well as dipping the brush in water so the glitter will stick.

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