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Monday, May 18, 2015

New Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons Review

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons

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.

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons
Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons
Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons

As you can see the Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons are plastic, twist up style chunky lip pencils that you can use to line and fill the lips in one swift movement. The colour coordinated tubes really does make selection easy as does the fact that you do not have to sharpen them before use. The only downside is that they are not all that secure, a good few of my Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons bullets have broken and fallen completely out of the packaging. Although lightweight and convenient and terms of use, they are not the most sturdy of lip products so I don't think I can fully recommend them as travel companions.

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons
Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons

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?

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons
Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons

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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28 comments:

  1. These look great! I'm a massive fan of the matte lips look so i'm always on the hunt for great matte lip products. Great review/photos lovely :) x

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  2. Lovely cheaper alternative to the Revlon balms, I love Dress Rehersal it's a perfect nude

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  3. The middle nude shade is gorgeous and a perfect MLBB shade!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  4. The shades are stunning! I will definitely have to test out a few of these myself!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  5. These look lovely but I hate a waxy lipstick! Liking the look of that pink though. ;)

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  6. Dress rehearsal is lovely and I think these are so easy to use!
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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  7. Thanks for this very useful review! I might get one of these, because they remind me of the new matte Colorburst crayons by Revlon - but cheaper, so worth the try!

    Julia xx
    Check out my last post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/visiting-england-winchester.html

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  8. I'm not sure if I would get any of these, waxy type lip products are not to my taste. If I could recoment then the new (though I think they are just rebranded) l'oreal infallible matte glosses are really great.

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  9. I can't wait til these pop up in my local Boots; I'm a huge fan of Barry M's lip products!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  10. You're not wrong about the Barry M launches! These look great!
    I particularly like the paler pink shade and at that price it's be a crime not to try one :)

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

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  11. I haven't heard of this brand before, but the colours are lovely! They remind me of the Clinique Chubby Sticks which I really like :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  12. I walked pat these today and didn't really think much of them but I think I will go back and have a swatch or two :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  13. Wow, these sound pretty fantastic, I've always lover Barry M but never tried many of their lip crayons. Might have to try these for the summer!
    www.francescaroseblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I actually love each shade, i need to pick these up! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  15. I really need to try these out they look gorgeous and so inexpensive xx
    http://millie-kate.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Ooo these look lovely! :D

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  17. Barry M used to be one of my favourite brands a couple of years back, I always just think of them as a nail vanish brand, but these look lovely x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  18. I'm not usually a fan of matte lips but that bright pink colour will look so nice in the summer!
    lots of love.x
    littlelove12.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Definitely need to go and pick these up!!
    Joyce | JKYLAU

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  20. These look soso intresting, I definitely need to get my hands on some shades :) the price is incredible! Lovely post. x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  21. These look great! I rarely see Matte Lip Crayons (the only other one I know is from Revlon) so its refreshing to see more drugstore brands release something like this. I wish I had Barry M where I'm from!

    Pauline | Catpacking

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  22. Pretty good. Good beautiful
    There are beautiful wedding:Beautiful wedding

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  23. The colour payoff looks amazing. I like that they don't cling and are non-drying. x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  24. I love Barry M, and I am always looking for new lip products to try so I'm so glad Barry M have brought these out!
    -Charlotte (http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/)

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  25. The matte lip is really good. They are light with variations. I like them very much. All of them come in a single package? Or I need to purchase them separately?

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