Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Barry M: Lip Lacquer crayon - Cherry Red

Lip lacquer crayons are the latest addition to Barry M's lip products. They are chubby pencils which are reminiscent of the children's 'Crayola' crayons. I also find the packaging and concept similar to a Nars Velvet matte lip pencil apart from the fact that none of these are matte.

There are 5 shades available, I opted to try No.2 a 'Cherry Red'.



I personally wasn't expecting the colour payoff to be that amazing. But, the pigmentation is out of this world! See below..

  • The texture is very smooth, thick yet creamy and very moisturising. It goes on so easily without much thought.
  • The colour itself is pretty, it is indeed a cherry shade of red providing a highly pigmented gloss effect. It is very pink toned with hints of blue, and has very fine sparkles for a voluminous effect.
  • My only complaint was that after application it made my lips feel a bit tacky but that feeling went away after a few minutes.
  • I haven't worn this all day so can not comment accurately on the longevity of it, but it feels like it would last forever due to the formula.

I honestly don't wear a bright lip that often, and if I do it will probably be in summer time teamed with a white dress, lots of leather and vintage accessories.
This colour was a hit with the hubby, usually his immediate reaction to a bright lip is; "What the hell is that on your lips?" this time he said, "it actually looks quite nice". Hmmmm, so can this be the shade of red I can get away with? I think so!! :) I personally really like the shade and look forward to rocking it in the summer.


Below, I have swatched a true red lipstick alongside the Cherry Red crayon so that you can see the difference.



Price: £4.95 Also available in Scarlet Red, Mandarin, Party Pink and Ballet Pink.

Have you tried the lip lacquer crayons? If so, what's your favourite shade?

This product was sent to me from a PR firm for review purposes, I was not paid for this review and I am not affiliated with the brand. This is my honest opinion as always.

32 comments:

Shifa said...

Wow this looks gorgeous Mushine especially with those flattering undertones to it :)

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Dandelion said...

lovely colour ... looks gorgeous on you

Ella Pretty said...

That looks really moisturising and well pigmented - gorgeous!

Hope said...

Beautiful color! And that looks like a great formula!! :)

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Anna said...

Wow that looks kindof amazing ;o
I wonder what the colour range is like...

Alice said...

The colour is gorgeous and this actually looks really moisturising x

Fee said...

The colour looks really good, and I love the packaging.

However I have a feeling the tip could get a bit messy especially when you have to sharpen it.

Really good review btw.

x

cbsg5861 said...

It looks beautiful on you, I always thought that blue-toned red lipsticks don't look good on olive-mediterranean skin but you proved me wrong ;)

Muhsine said...

Thanks girls! X

@Fee Thanks, juat to add I just sharpened it after your comment, and it's fine and in perfect condition so yay! :) I used a Bourjois sharpeneer which has 2 holes, one big and one small.

Muhsine said...

@cbsg5861 I thought so too, but turns out it's ok it just depends on finding one that's right for you. Whenever I wear a warm tone red it sometimes looks a bit clownish :)

LilyLipstick said...

That colour is gorgeous! The packaging is so cute and fun too :) x

Jasmin said...

Love this color! Cute stuff! Thanks, for sharing!

Lisa said...

Looks so creamy and pigmented!! I love it! x

Jade said...

That looks gorgeous on your lips! I could never wear something so dramatic but I'm definitely thinking of buying the light pink one now I know how creamy they are!!

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essjay23x said...

I was gonna go for one of the pink ones but this red one seems so sophisticated and kind of timeless.

Arlin said...

That's a gorgeous color. That lip pencil was just placed in my shopping list.

MW said...

thats really nice ,def pigmented ,love it!
xo mw

Lucy said...

Wow, does it really go on that glossy looking?

Olivia said...

Beautiful colour! I really want to try out Barry M products.

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said...

That is gorgeous.

Kel said...

Wow!! what a great colour!
And Barry M is great value, so going to check out the ballet pink. :)

X x

Muhsine said...

@Lucy yes, this one does but I can't say anything about the other shades as I haven't tried them! x

glamour rouge said...

OOh I wanted to test the red one when I was in superdrug but they didnt have a tester..It looks gorgeous,I love red or dark lips so will add this to my collection,thanks for the review! x

Vicky said...

Oooh this one looks gorgeous. I have Party Pink but I will definitely be picking this one up too now!

DangerouslyBeauty said...

Looks lovely :) Love your reviews :) x

Sophie said...

The pigmentation and finish of that looks amazing!

Happy1234 said...

Im really pleased you done a review and swatch on these been wondering what these were like, DO theu do a pale pink colour?

Make-up Addict said...

This looks lovely, would like to try out these.
The colour looks amazing on you! xx

Sarbeauty said...

i love this! great colour..good review thanks :)

Ting Ting said...

It looks gorgeous on your lips.

esteeem said...

ahh that looks sooo nice! I swatched it on my hand last week in boots and was tempted to buy but i wasnt sure... you're convincing me to buy though & if i blog about it it'll be thanks to you =D