I officially have a new favourite lipstick formula to collect!
I am slowly moving away from the whirlwind of matte liquid lipsticks storming the beauty community and back to regular lipsticks, thanks to Barry M!
Never in a million years did I expect that a £5 lipstick would be able to work it’s way up in my favourites list but here we are with one being my everyday lipstick.
The lipsticks in referring to (if you couldn’t tell from the title of this blog post…) are the Satin Super Slick Lip Paints from Barry M. I have gone from owning none of these lipsticks to 8 in a very, very short space of time, and that doesn’t normally happen.
I usually try to test out as many lipstick formulas as possible (slight lipstick horder issues happening over here) so for me to almost exclusively buy one formula for a whole month is pretty much a miracle. Props to you Barry M.
The formula of these lipsticks is unbelievable. They are SO creamy and yet so so pigmented. You only need one swipe to get full pigment and they are the most stunning glossy formula.
Let’s get onto the shades shall we.
I have a couple of limited edition shades that are no longer available on the Barry M website, but they are worth mentioning so here they are.
Viscous Violet (156) is, as the name suggests, a violet colour, it is more on the sheer side but can definitely be built up to a more opaque colour. It is a very warm toned, pink-based purple so does make your teeth look a tiny bit on the yellow side, but still beautiful.
Next up is Everything’s Rosie (164), is a very pinky-nude. I’m not sure if this shade is most flattering on my skin-tone because I am fairly yellow-based and it is so pink that I think it looks a bit odd but the shade itself is beautiful. This and the next lipstick are technically part of the ‘Ultimate Icons‘ collection but they are pretty much the exact same formula.
Following on from Everything’s Rosie, we have Black (37). As the name suggests, this is black. For a more glossy black formula this performs amazingly. Depending on your lip shape you might need to go over a couple areas, such as the cupid’s bow, to get full pigmentation but this applies so easily, my swatch photo only had one swipe.
Now let’s get onto the permanent shades!
Mannequin (169) is one of my two favourites. It is a neutral nude that definitely leans more on the borderline cool-toned side of the scale. It is one of the easiest lipsticks to pull off, makes those next-to-no makeup days a littttlle bit easier.
I think that mauve lipsticks look really nice against my skintone so its no surprise that I adore Mauve It (170). This is such an amazing colour if you just want a little more colour than a simple nude lipstick.
Rosemance (173) is a beautiful pale pink shade. It looks really pretty with a more natural look, no liner, glowy skin, pink lips, amazing for spring.
If you are looking for a deep burgundy shade then Marooned (174) is for you. I always thought that when I went for a burgundy lip I would want it be matte, oh boy was I wrong. A glossy burgundy lip gives you a business lady realness that I can’t even really explain. Whenever I wear this lipstick I feel like I can get things done.
Last up is a classic, Red My Lips (176) a very true red with neutral undertones. There are no blue undertones in this red lip so it doesnt make your teeth look yellow but it also doesnt make them look any more yellow, so its a win really. My favourite way to wear this is with a wing liner, bold lashes, and this lip and you’re onto a winner.
These lipsticks retail for £4.99 and you can pick them up in Boots, Superdrug or online at barrym.com (link)
So there we have it, a lipstick that I 100% you try out, I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love.
Tasha J x