Barry M are a little like MUA cosmetics in that they are forever releasing new items
or expanding their already expansive collection, not that I am complaining as Barry M tends to
be of great quality and for a very reasonable price too.
The newest addition is the Ultra Moisturising Lip Paints which may satisfy those who struggled with
the dry texture of some of the shades within the original Lip Paint collective.
To separate the new formula Barry M have packaged them slightly differently,
yes they still come presented within the square style lip stick tube most of us recognise
but gone is the black and in is shiny bright pink packaging which should appeal to the inner girly girl
in all of us, much like the standard black packaging this is strong and does a great job of protecting
the lipstick inside and that's what really counts!
Within the Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint range there is 7 shades but I'd imagine over the coming months
that will be expanded some what, I bought two shades to try out:
Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in LP160 Black Cherry
With it being Autumn I think most of us will be tempted by a plum lipstick at some point or other,
this shade is plum based but with a strong red undertone and a cool leaning which does make it slightly
less daunting to wear and will give the illusion of whiter teeth.
In some senses this is pretty akin to MAC Rebel but it can apply a little patchy and due to the
moisturising formula I found it to bleed slightly so do use a liner and perhaps a slick of Lipcote?
Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in LP158 Coral Blush
I have a confession I have been secretly hooked to the US version of X-Factor and in an episode
around a fortnight or so ago Demi Lavato sported a neon red matte lipstick and I have been a woman
obsessed attempting to find a shade to mimic it but had no luck until I stumbled across this shade.
Despite being described as Coral I would deem it to be a bright warm red pink shade that will look amazing
with a tan, if you like your red shades shocking then this is a must.
The closest shade I can think of finish aside is MAC Impassioned.
Sadly as the new formula contains Cocoa Butter I have been unable to wear test these as I am slightly
allergic and my lips don't need much help in the enlargement stakes haha!
What I can say is that unlike some of the previous shades in the original Lip Paint collective
the Ultra Moisturising formula lives up to it's claims and feels balm like on the lips
while delivering a moderate level of colour, sadly these are not as pigmented as the typical
Lip Paints by Barry M but they are not weakly pigmented either.
They have a light glossy finish and are a little prone to slipping so be sure to use a liner
and perhaps a lip sealent of some sort for pro-longed wear.
Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paints £4.49 each and are available from most Barry M stockists
including Boots, Superdrug and of course the Barry M site - link