I love low budget makeup brands and I love London because there’s so much choice for those brands! I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about Barry M so I decided to get something from this brand. Then I saw lip pencils of interesting colors that I don’t have yet so I decided – why not go wild? So I chose Barry M Lip Liner in shades 11 and 13.
Barry M Lip Liner
Outlines, shapes and defines! All our lip liners are velvety smooth with a creamy texture.
The packaging is very simple: it’s just a crayon. No fancy box, no sharpener, just the liner itself.
Despite the description, the texture is actually very dry! You can see that pretty well at the picture below: the swatches are uneven and you can see some little pieces of crayon.
Barry M Lip Liner 13 Baby Pink
13 Baby Pink is a very light, milky blue-based baby pink shade. Here I applied it all over the lips:
As you can see on the photo above, it is dry and it makes my lips look dry and uneven. On its own the color is too cool-toned and pale for me:
But of course, I almost never wear a lip liner on its own so I decided to apply a lipgloss on top. Here is Barry M Lip Liner 13 topped with Essence Lipgloss 14:
I think the best way to wear this lip liner would be to use something like MAC lip eraser first, the apply the lip pencil and then the lipgloss or use a lipstick that is smooth and gives more coverage because as you can see on the picture below, it doesn’t give an even coverage so the bright pink color of my natural lips shines through and the lips look ‘messy’:
And here’s the whole face:
Barry M Lip Liner 11 Plum
11 Plum is a very dark and intense wine color. With certain lightening it looks almost black.
I decided to pair this lip pencil with my favorite lipstick of the moment: Catrice Play the Plum 170. They look gorgeous together!
And here’s the whole makeup!
The lip liners are too dry and a bit chalky for my taste. They are pretty long-lasting though and cover the lips pretty well. You can’t wear them on their own though as your lips will look too dry. But they can be perfectly used as a primer for the lipstick or just as contour, besides I like that there’s plenty of different shades and not only the standard ones! So these liners are a good addition to my lip pencil collection. But I wouldn’t recommend them as your first one or as the lip liner that you’re going to use every day.
Overall Note: C.
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So, are you ready to go wild and play with some colors? ;)