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Friday, March 14, 2014

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

In the coming weeks Barry M will be launching a good few new products and one of the lines I am most excited about is the new Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips. Think bright pigmented colour with a high glossy finish neatly presented in pencil for. No chubby crayons of lip colour aren't anything new but it is nice to see a cheaper alternative break through.


Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

I would dwell on the packaging - it is similar to nearly all lip crayons of this calibre the main difference is that Barry M's offering are somewhat slimmer. Rather annoyingly you do have to sharpen the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips should it become blunt which does put me off in all truthfulness as I find this type of pencil to be a nightmare to sharpen due to the soft texture. To be blunt you waste more than you use, I will always seek out mechanical lip crayons over anything you have to sharpen.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

Packaging woes aside the colour range of the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips is well thought out and should offer something for most tastes. Shade 1 is an almost plum toned red that is sheerer than the bullet lets on, Shade 2 is your typical bright glossy red with a yellow undertone, Shade 3 is a bright cerise pink which is easy to wear despite being bright as it is sheer, Shade 4 is a sheer blue toned red and lastly Shade 5 is a muted cool toned nude pink that in all honesty is more pink based than brown.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

I'm sure the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips will draw comparisons to Clinique Chubby Sticks et all but in my opinion they are closest to Revlon's Colorburst Lacquer Balms - a soft, smooth texture that provides a good does of pigmentation with a super glossy finish. In my opinion the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips are a little sticky not anything that is uncomfortable but notable none the less. In terms of wear I achieved around two hours of wear from the shades that I wore test - they don't completely wear off rather the glossy sheen quickly disappears leaving behind a light stain. Due to the slippery texture you may want to team the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips with a lip liner to prolong wear. I don't love the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips but then again I didn't love the Revlon version either and wouldn't say they are worlds apart in terms of formula the main difference is that Barry M Gelly Lips are slightly less pigmented.

You can find the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips via Barry M for £4.99 - link, they will go into Boots and Superdrug by the 19th of March.

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