Its been a while since we’ve featured a red red lip. Never a better time than now, and never a better time than a Fri-i-day! 😀 Will you join me in pulling out a red lip colour to celebrate the onset of the weekend?
Ooh did I see you reach for your sunnies? Isn’t that just such a bright red? Yes, I can just see you back there cringing and going “Nooo! I can’t wear this!” And yeah I thought so too.
I picked this one up from Superdrug in the UK last year and I wasn’t too sure about it initially. But it was late autumn and it was dark early and I was feeling morose so an inexpensive red lip seemed like a good idea. But you know what? I’m really glad I got it because its one of the brightest longest lasting reds I own!
The Barry M Lip Lacquer Crayon comes in a fat pencil form. Bit of a bummer because I now have to go and find a sharpener that can fit a fat pencil. I wish Barry M had made them the twisty pen sort like the Clinique Chubby Sticks or the RMK Lip Crayon or even the Eyeko Liptastick Glossy Lip Pens.
Its quite a goodly size though and the texture of the crayon is soft and its crazy pigmented. I mean CRAZY pigmented. I just need 1 layer on my lips to last me practically all day long. Yes, I do and can wear red lips to the office – lucky me! 🙂
Yep, with this on, the lips are practically all that you see 🙂 The swatch on the right is just swiped once. There is some shimmer in this but it isn’t sparkly and overwhelming and I like how it keeps things interesting. For such a pigmented colour, it does not travel very much nor bleed. I think it might be because this is a crayon as opposed to a creamy lipstick so it holds better.
I can wear this all day long (if I’m not too greedy about my lunch and wipe it off after that) by letting it fade down into a lip stain and topping it up with gloss for the evening, or just reapplying if I feel like it. I usually go the gloss route because it does fade into a very pretty decadent looking stain.
Pros: Affordable, Longlasting, Not Drying, Does not bleed nor feather, Fades into a nice stain
Cons: Unavailable in Malaysia for now, Hard to find a sharpener for this fat pencil
So ladies, has anyone gotten onto the red lip wagon yet? Or are you still feeling your way around it? I should perhaps keep this one for the evening. Its a bit strong for the day… but no one’s told me to keep it away yet, so it stays 🙂 I wish we get Barry M here so you can try this too!
Barry M Lip Lacquer Crayons retail at £4.99 each and are available at Barry M counters in the UK and online.
What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.
Previously : Day 22 of 30 : RMK Lip Crayon No. 1 Pink