Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Review: Barry M Lip Paints: Part 1, Flamingo Peach

Okay, so I am a serious lipstick virgin. My profile picture is the only time I ever wore lipstick and I was too cowardly to even go outside in it. In the desire for true make-up freedom I bravely took a walk today to take advantage of the 3 for 2 offer on cosmetics at Superdrug. I am now the potentially proud owner of 3 Barry M lip paints.

The first shade I picked up is part of the newer Ultra Moisturising range (I have heard that the usual lip paints can be very drying so this range is great proof that Barry M are listening to their customers.) The packaging for this range is really nice. Sleek square tubes in a hot pink shade, a black band around the middle and the Barry M logo in black on top. All in shiny plastic.
Flamingo Peach (161) is a very bright, deeply pigmented peach/coral shade. I also think that it looks ever so slightly metallic.

Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in Flamingo Peach (No 161) £4.49 from Boots or Superdrug

Application was really easy. Super smooth and the colour went on quickly. I've had it on for half an hour now and it still feels really moisturising. I'll update on longevity in a few hours after a couple of drinks! I feel like the colour pay off is very true to the shade you see in the bullet which is always a bonus.
Update: After 5 hours, an indian meal and two drinks the colour was still clinging on! Admittedly it was more of a stain at that point with a little bit of product around the edges of my lips. Topping up at the 3 hour mark would probably be ideal. It did start to feel a little bit drier when I went for a walk in the cold so I suggest topping up with a balm in that situation.

Here it is on me! I have fairly pale skin that sometimes suffers from dryness. 

I love this colour on me. It's definitely a statement shade but still really wearable. It feels like more of a Summer colour but I think I'll get some use out of it this season anyway :)

What do you think of this colour? Or Barry M Lip Paints in general?



  1. You have beautiful lips!! :)

    FOllowed ou!

    The Misty Mom

    1. Oh wow thank you so much! I didn't think my first comment would be so complimentary :) You've made my day haha x

  2. Ahh that shade is PERFECT on you! It seriously compliments the color of your hair & eyes. And, yeah, you have an amazing lip shape :) Haha, hope that doesn't sound weird - you know what I mean! :P

    - Erin xo - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

    1. Thank you so much! It doesn't sound weird at all! and coming from a make up artist I really trust your opinion :) I'll get plenty of wear out of this now :)
      glowing haha x

  3. I found your blog when I was googling reviews of this lipstick. I was thinking about getting it via ASOS. It doesn't look too bright on the picture and I don't want it to be too orangey. Thanks for your review! :)