It was a very hard decision on what product to review first from my box swap from Stephanie Wright. She sent me a bunch of makeup/skincare goodies and I did the same. It has been a lot of fun trying out all the products she sent me. Well, now it is time for a review. I was excited to receive a Barry M product, because I’ve heard good things about this brand by reading blog posts. Most of the posts I’ve seen have been nail polishes, but still I was curious. When I opened up this item I was happy because, I had in my possession an item from Barry M. Opening this package, I felt like it was Christmas all over again!
Be hold readers….Barry M Lip Paint
What Barry M says, “There is a shade to suit every occasion from soft, shimmering pastels to bold, vibrant colours. All Lip Paint’s have a soft, smooth texture that is packed full of natural moisturisers to help them glide on and stay comfortable to wear for hours.” Information from their website here.
While opening the plastic off the lip paint, I was thinking, “Yay! I’m excited! Hmmmmm, I wonder what color Effie got me.” Actually, I was saying that out loud, because I was with my mom when I was opening my lovely package.
Be hold…The color!
IT’S GREEN!!! If I had a camera for the look on my mom’s face that would be priceless. I was thinking, “Oh ok, I’ll have to think of a creative Halloween costume, I don’t think I will sport this as an everyday look.” I’ll have to use my Urban Decay Theordora palette and use my green eye-shadows along side this new lip paint and transform myself into the Wicked Witch. Now that I am thinking about this movie, I’m very tempted to go watch it.
It’s green, yet it’s pink in my swatch! How cool is that?!? The shade is called, Touch of Magic. So I realized at that moment, I could use it other than just for Halloween, and sighed a moment of relief. I don’t know if the green lipstick look would look very good on me. I would describe the color as a watermelon shade.
I decided to put it on my lips and it started out as a watermelon shade and kept getting darker and darker. I wasn’t that careful applying it either so when it got darker it didn’t look as crisp. But, lesson learned *spend more time applying it. Hey, I was excited and wanted to try it right away!
When I was opening the plastic wrap off the lipstick, I didn’t even pay attention to the sticker on the bottom of the tube. I was still unprepared for the green! When looking at lipstick colors, I usually like looking at the lipstick itself before I look at the stickers because I guess it leaves open an element of surprise like this one did. (Unless I’m at a store that doesn’t have displays.)
What Barry M says about Touch of Magic, “Waterproof formula with aloe vera, lasts up to 8 hours. Alkali level of your lips determines how pink the colour will go.”
I must have a high Alkali level because my lips got pretty bold. I liked the color, it just took a bit to get used to because I don’t wear bold lips too often. But, it is something different and I like trying different. The fact that it changes to the wearer’s alkaline level is clever and a nifty idea.
Some things I noticed…
If my lips are dry in some parts, it applies very streaky. I used my Lush lip scrub and afterwards it was much better. So another lesson learned *dry patches have a higher alkaline levels.
It doesn’t smell like watermelon. I think it should because it reminds me of one!
The lasting power is amazing! It lasted pretty much all day. I put it on for the fun of it one night after supper/few hours before bed, and I’m being totally honest it still had some color when I woke up the next morning. It also lasts after eating!
Overall, this was a really fun surprise! It is fun to see how bold my lips will get when wearing this. I think it is so cool that a green lipstick turns pink! I also showed this to my grandma, “Effie, she wondered how often you wore green lipstick?” Comment down below if you have tried any Barry M products or if you have tried this lip paint where green is the new pink! Thank you Effie for the lovely lip paint.
The Beauty Deputy