Yay! Now onto the fun stuff: makeup swatches!
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 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.
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
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.
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.)
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?