Barry M are knocking the new launches out of the park at the moment, if you are a fan of convenience and a matte lip then the newest addition - Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons, may be just what you have been waiting for. At just £3.49 a shade and with five colour options they are a great addition to any make-up bag.
As you can see above there are five shades to choose from, all of which I would say are pretty varied and offer up a few staples - red, nude and coral, along with two variations of pink. The five shades are: On the Frow - a bright, almost coral peach that is neutral with a strong yellow undertone. Next up is Pack a Punch - again a bright, almost neon pink that again borders on being coral, with a yellow undertone. This reminds me a little of MAC Flamingo lipstick, only marginally cheaper. No lip collection would be complete without a nude option and Barry M offer up Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayon in Dress Rehearsal - a cool toned, pink tinged nude that is really flattering. For those looking for a bold lip colour there is Model Behaviour which is a bright, blue based shocking pink, that is not worlds apart from MAC Girl About Town. Lastly we have Make a Statement, a blue based mid tone red that packs a punch and is both bright and flattering, it may not suit all but then again what red lipstick does?
Matte lipstick can be notoriously to get right - more often than not they are drying, prone to highlighting any faults with the lips and down right uncomfortable to wear. I can happily say that this is not the case with the new Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons, admittedly they are not the most matte of textures - rather than being flat out mate they have a little life and are more akin with a typical satin lipstick formula. The texture of Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons is somewhat creamy, non-drying and glides on to the lips with ease - they are buildable but very pigmented in terms of colour from the get go. The Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons don't bleed, feather nor do they cling to any dry pacthes of the lips - rather they wear true for a solid four hours per application. The only downside is that they can feel a little waxy and to some degree sticky on the lips but other than that and the packaging woe I can't fault them. The Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons are a great and very affordable matte lipstick option.
Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons £3.49 each via Boots - link.
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