Tuesday 6 November 2012

barry m ultra moisturising lip paint in shade 160

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full face shot, without flash
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availablility: in store at superdrug and boots, online at barry m

Whilst in Cardiff last week I took advantage of Boots' 'Buy 1 get 1 half price' deal, with my intentions set on purchasing two new lipsticks. Dark, reddy oxblood tones are huge this autumn, seen on lips of both bloggers and models on the catwalk. Naturally, I wanted to try out the look myself for Halloween as it definitely can suit a night out, or simply a vampy look.

The lipstick itself I find is really commendable - it definitely meets the 'ultra moisturising' claim the name suggests, as my lips do not feel the slightest bit dry when wearing it. Obviously it's no replacement for a classic Nivea lip balm however when colour is wanted this lipstick delivers.

Something I adore about the colour, with the name 'Black Cherry' as stated on Barry M's website, is that it is so buildable. It can be used lightly, dabbed on to the centre of the lips then pursing your lips can look like the ever-so-coveted stained lips look. Building it up gives a pigmented, dark look that is very striking and centre-of-attention, a look seen lots recently. The colour has the ability to range in depth when applied at different forces / thickness, which is something I like as it makes it versatile and suitable for a range of looks.

Most of all, I adore the staying power. It stays on your lips for hours without the need for re-application, which admittedly only needs doing after meals or drinks. Major thumbs up for longevity.

swatched, without flash
What's your favourite autumnal lipstick?




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- Thalia

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