Swatches: Topshop lipstick in Hazard and Barry M Dazzle Dust in 51 (Mushroom)

Yay!  Now onto the fun stuff: makeup swatches!

barry m topshop packaging

barry m topshop packaging 2

barry m and topshop

The colors I picked up were Topshop Hazard and Barry M Dazzle Dust 51 (Mushroom).  Topshop has the cutest packaging.  I really love it.  I like the handwriting font and doodle feel of the the design.

topshop hazard

Topshop in Hazard.  It looks darker in the tube than on the lips.  According to Topshop, it’s a satin matte finish.  I don’t find it too matte nor drying.  It’s a bold, bright, blue-based red that’s great for a night out, or blotted out to a pretty stain for the day time.  I’m wearing it as a stain in this FOTD.

topshop hazard swatch

I already have two other red lipsticks that I won in a giveaway, but this one is just different enough to justify having it.  It’s also my favorite.  In all honesty, I may or may not be influenced by the packaging. :P

barry m mushroom

And this is Barry M’s Dazzle Dust in 51 (Mushroom).  It’s a gorgeous purple-y taupe color with subtle sparkles.  It’s a bit of a chameleon; it changes color depending on the light.  I’m really glad I picked this one up.  However, I do wish the packaging had a sifter top.  I’m terrified that I’m going to knock this over one day and spill it all.

barry m mushroom swatch

Swatched dry on bare skin using my finger and patting it on.  It can be used wet as well, and that gives it a metallic foil look.  (Not sure what the red lines are under the two swatches, maybe lip liner swatches?  I don’t remember.)

barry m mushroom swatch 2

I love it as an all-over lid color for an every day look.  However, since it is a loose shadow, you need to take your time with these and be prepared for some fall out and overall messiness.  I like to pat it onto my lid with a finger, then blend it out with a brush.

Have you tried makeup from either Topshop or Barry M?  Thoughts?

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14 thoughts on “Swatches: Topshop lipstick in Hazard and Barry M Dazzle Dust in 51 (Mushroom)

    1. Jen Post author

      Topshop is awesome! I love everything about them; I just wish I could afford it, haha! The red lipstick always makes me feel so glamorous.

      I live in the US too, so I love browsing beauty brands when I’m in the UK/Europe. Nordstrom started carrying Topshop, but the store here in Hawaii only carries nail polish as far as the beauty items.

      If you’re ever in the UK, you should definitely check out Barry M, they have great stuff for pretty cheap. :)

      1. Samantha

        UK brands have all confused the hell out of me in terms of cheap/expensive. For example, I feel like all the beauty bloggers talk about Lush, but then some people say it’s expensive and some rave about the sales. I’ve heard lots of great things about Barry M. I’m applying to study abroad in the UK next semester, so hopefully I’ll be able to pick some up first hand! :P

      2. Jen Post author

        Ooh, good luck! Study abroad (and the UK) is amazing! I know you’ll have a fantastic time, and definitely pick up some UK-only makeup goodies. ;)

      3. Jen Post author

        I hope so too! I’m going to be applying for grad school in the UK next year, so maybe then we can have a more in-depth discussion about UK beauty brands. :P

      4. Jen Post author

        I’m applying to start in the Spring of 2014, so I have to apply by November. I’ve been out of school/university for a few years now, so the application process is definitely overwhelming!

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