Move over MAC, Barry M Fine Glitter Dust and Dazzle Dust are like the hottest thing right now!

Used by celebs like Jamelia, Christina Aguilera and Girls Aloud, these loose powder eyeshadows are available only in the UK and are comparable, if not better, to MAC’s pigments and glitters. They come in a little glass jar with a black plastic lid just like MAC Fluidlines, only smaller in size. There are a total of over 60 gorgeous colors to choose from, which are all shimmery and highly pigmented. The Dazzle Dusts are just like MAC Pigments while the Glitter Dusts are the same but mixed with tiny pieces of glitter. They are both uber fine, smooth and totally non-gritty. Plus they are super easy to blend and stay on for hours too! I *love* wearing these when I go clubbing – they just make my eyes sparkle!

I currently own the following five colors and I am definitely going to get more:



From Left to Right: Chocolate, Old Gold, Pale Purple, Purple and Blue Grey

Sold exclusively in the UK, Barry M Liquid Eyeliner comes in an array of wearable colors to make your eyes pop.

I have Black and Brown, both of which are intensely pigmented and I reach for them almost on a daily basis.

The felt-tip applicator is great for creating a thin to thick line and really helps the color go on easily without tugging the skin. The liner also stays on for hours and never flakes or smudges. Definitely a no-brainer that is great for anyone. I am never going back to my Inoui liner again!

Barry M Liquid Eyeliner is available at Boots and Superdrug in the UK for £4.50 (~$9).

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I have been getting a lot of e-mails and requests regarding this topic so here is a comparison of the three. Hope you guys find it useful!

Pros Cons
Mascara * widely available
* a tube can last up to 3 months
* cheapest
* easiest to use
* problem of smudging/flaking/clumping
* needs to be removed at the end of the day
* constant use can cause lashes to become dry and brittle
Fake Lashes * can provide a subtle to really dramatic effect
* can be customized for different styles and lengths
* no smudging/flaking/clumping
* minimal damage to lashes
* a pair can last up to 2 weeks
* relatively cheap
* application requires practice and time
* needs to be moved at the end of the day
* risk of falling off if not glued on properly
Lash Extension * looks most natural
* can last up to 4 weeeks
* can be customized
* no smudging/flaking/clumping
* most expensive
* needs to be done professionally at a salon
* results can be uneven
* cannot be used with oil-based removers



So what’s my favorite you ask? If you look at the list of pros and cons, you probably would have guessed it – yes false lashes! I used to use mascara every day (L’oreal’s Voluminous was my HG) but it made my lashes really brittle and they kept falling out. So I gave fake eyelashes a shot and all I can say is I will never go back to mascara. I wear Ardell falsies on a daily basis and I have never been happier. I also tried Ardell’s lash extension kit. I totally loved the results but it is just too high maintenance. Read my review here.