Monday, 11 June 2012

Barry M 'Touch of Magic' Lip Paint | Review

This isn't a new product, but when I bought it about three months ago, I hadn't heard loads about it.

It's one of those lipsticks which apparently "adapt" to the colour of your skin. I don't know of this is true. It seems to come out a similar shade of pink on everyone.
What I love most about this lipstick is the hideous green colour it is in the bullet. It reminds me of the green ketchup you used to get. It just looks wrong. I always like pulling it out before I put it on to see people's reaction. It's usually one of bewilderment or just plain disgust.
Photographed on hand immediately after application
Photographed ten minutes after application
This thing is a true stain. Good luck getting it off your lips, because once it's on there, it doesn't want to budge. If you're like me and struggle to keep a lipstick on your lips, this will be perfect for you. It's probably good to use this with a careful hand, because if you end up going crazy and getting it everywhere, you might look like a clown for the rest of day, or have a lot of scrubbing with some makeup remover ahead of you. Because it's a stain though, you're not going to be needing to reapply in a hurry throughout the day, one application in the morning should see you through.

I find that the colour grows in intensity over time. Immediately after applying the colour does not appear to be that strong, but when you check it again five minutes later, it is a lot brighter and more vivid. I don't know if this is a good thing or not as generally I like to see the finished result of a makeup product after I've applied it.

Perhaps because of this, the application can sometimes end up a bit splotchy and uneven.
This is far from a natural colour, but when you're wearing it, it doesn't look like there's anything on your lips. Your lips just appear to be naturally bright pink..

I personally love the colour and think it's the perfect shade and formulation for summer. I personally hate wearing thick heavy lipsticks when it's hot outside, but with this you feel like there's nothing on your lips, and you won't need to reapply throughout the day.


Available from Boots and Superdrug for £4.49

29 comments:

  1. That is such a pretty pink color! I have a Dior one that acts similar, but it's not so much a stain. I honestly like this better haha

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    1. Ooh Dior, that's a little bit posher than Barry M! Definitely worth having a look at this when you're next near a Barry M shelf as it's quite the bargain and, well different! x

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  2. That's amazing! I've never seen these, I think the green would terrify me haha

    Lucy x

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    1. The green is definitely disturbing right? It's not even a very nice green.. ha! I actually can't think of a worse colour to have. Even blue would maybe look less weird x

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  3. I've never seen that lipstick, and the colour in the tube is so weird but the real colour is really pretty!
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. it boggles my mind how it goes from green to pink. Maybe that's why it's called magic? Trippy stuff! x

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  4. heya <3

    I came across your blog and thought it was really cute.

    I might have to get myself one It looks so cool!

    http://www.divagirlstrikesagain.blogspot.co.uk/

    xox

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    1. Thank you :) yeah, you should check it out in Boots/Superdrug next time you're there. It's very strange and cheap if you decide it's too.. green! I'll go check your blog out now x

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  5. I've never seen this before! Strange concept but I kinda like it!
    xx

    http://allthingsbrightandbootiful.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Very strange indeed! When I saw it I was like "WHAT?!?!?" and then I felt that I somehow needed it in my life :S

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  6. Looks great on the Lips ,a beautiful Pink!
    Follow each other? :)

    Lovely Greetings ♡

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    1. Thanks. I just checked out your blog and I really like it so I'm following you now :)

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  7. I'd been wondering what this would be like and how it works! Great review :) x

    beautyimaginarium.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Strange little thing isn't it? I'm actually surprised by how good it is! It's probably one of my most worn lip products. I reach for it over my favourite MAC lipsticks all the time :S x

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  8. The color looks beautiful on you!

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    1. Thank you! I think some might find it a bit bright an garish but I like it :) x

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  9. Ooh I like it, looks like something the incredible hulk would wear.lol. I'm doing a topshop giveaway on my blog and would love you to enter :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hahah.. maybe if the incredible hulk had a wife she'd love it :D.. I'd love to enter your giveaway, I will go and check it out now! x

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  10. I quite like things like this as it's different and I like the actual colour on you :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! And yeah.. it's definitely a different product. Probably one of the weirder things in my makeup collection! x

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  11. It's such a pretty colour on you!

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    1. Thank you! I love it for the summer x

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  12. I came across this in superdrug recently! And being into the culture of trying everything ou t on my hand, I was soon convered in this. Simply because I had never heard about this product before and couldn't believe my eyes that it came out pink! hahah
    I can have a very child-like mind when it comes to the amazement brought by some makeup!

    I really want to invest in one now that I see the colour on your lips!
    xxx
    rachael - SAME NAME!
    H5 for the spelling!

    rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I definitely know what you're talking about. Whenever I leave boots or superdrug I am a sticky mess of swatches :( You just want to swipe everything across yourself ha! It's definitely worth buying I think, just because it's under £5, lasts for ages and is GREEN!! I shall return the high five for the name/spelling. Great name you have ;) x

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  13. That's amaaazing! I love that's its green. xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so weird. It's definitely a 'witch' green, or like something from goosebumps! X

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  14. This has to be one of the most odd and exciting things I have seen all day!
    A quick question though - does it dry out your lips? Because, like you I have trouble keeping my lipstick on my lips, it just seems to disappear! But all of the Barry M lipsticks that I have tried in the past have dried out my lips.
    Nevertheless I am now intrigued to try this!

    Great blog by the way :)

    http://sophietalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thank you. And no, I don't find it to be drying at all. I've only tried one other Barry m lipstick and didn't love it. But this is fine. If you did find it drying you could probably apply lip balm over it and it wouldn't affect it :) x

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