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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

In case my title doesn't quite give it away Barry M have just launched two new Gelly Hi-Shine lip products - I would deem them to be a cross between a highly pigmented glossy balm and an ultra nourishing lipstick. If you have admired the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips from afar due to the pink/red colour selection then perhaps the new addition of a deep nude and a bright coral will be more to your taste.

Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips
Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

I won't 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.

Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips
Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

The two new shades are Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips in shade 6 Orion which is a deep nude based pink, it is pretty similar to MAC Modesty but far glossier and does lean fairly neutral so it should suit most. The other shade is 7 Sigma which is a bright, orange based Coral which is some respects reminds me to MAC Ever Hip Lipstick right down to the high sheen finish. Again it is neutral with a strong yellow undertone. Orion is great for everyday wear as it gives the impression of fuller lips, where as I see Sigma as the perfect Spring/Summer hue to brighten the face.

Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips
Two New Shades of Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips

I'm sure the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips will draw comparisons to Clinique Chubby Sticks et al 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 both the new Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Lips via Superdrug for £4.99 each or on a two for £7 offer - link.

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14 comments:

  1. These look nice but I get annoyed sharpening crayons like this as well. Much prefer the Soap & Glory ones because they're retractable and it saves so much product and time!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  2. Ah these look so nice, especially for an everyday look! I will have to check them out for sure!

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    Love Lucy x

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  3. These are both lovely shades and the coral one is definitely my favorite.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  4. I really wanted to try these, but as they don't seem to last a long time on the lips I don't think I will in the end... it's too bad because the colours are pretty, especially the Orion shade!

    Julia x
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  5. Sigma looks so gorgeous! Not so fond about sharpening it though

    www.navellina.blogspot.com

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  6. I haven't tried any of these yet but I've heard amazing things about them. I love these new colours, especially Orion!
    Bea x
    As Seen By Bea

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  7. It's a pity you have to sharpen this but I do like using lip pencils! These sound ultra moisturing too! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I'm fond of the orange-y one, stunning! xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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  9. The Nude one looks lovely. I don't usually wear lip products but i might give this a try.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    Emily. x
    MrsGregory.net

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  10. It's a shame you have to sharpen them :( it would be so much better if they had a twist-up packaging...xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  11. I've seen these at Boots, but wonder if I should buy it or not, thanks for the review!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  12. These colours are stunning, they actually look slightly different to what I expected, once swatched.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | Bloglovin' | YouTube

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