Makeup and Beauty Product Reviews and Swatches

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).

I have been getting e-mails and comments asking me how I keep my skin clear. The answer is good genes, a normal diet (I can’t really say healthy because I live for junk food! *lol*), lots of water and a good skincare regime. Right now my HG skincare line is nothing but the cheap yet effective Nivea Visage that is widely available at Boots and Superdrugs. Below are a list of products that I use daily:

Nivea Visage Aqua Sensation Moisturizing Gel-Cream (£4.99)
This is definitely a godsend! It works just as great as Biotherm Aquasource but costs at least half as much. It contains cucumber extract, ginseng and magnesium to provide 24 hour hydration and it feels very light and refreshing on the skin. I apply a thin layer of this all over my face every night and my skin is instantly plumped up and stays supple until I wake up the next morning. Highly recommended for dehydrated skin!


Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 ($35) is definitely one of my favorite suncreen! It contains Hyaluronic Acid and phyto-lipids to preserve skin’s moisture barrier along Pomegranate Extract to enhance sun protection and prevent free radical damage.

The sunscreen feels very hydrating without being greasy and the smell is pretty tolerable. I like to use this straight after I wash my face in the morning (with or without a moisturizer underneath) then apply a thin layer of MAC Select Sheer Powder with my Cats Cosmetics Kabuki brush. My face stays glowy and flawless all day this way. I also love that it also contains SPF 30 and is waterproof which gives me enough protection for a normal day indoors. I am definitely going to stock up on this!