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availablility: in store at superdrug and boots, online at barry m
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.
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