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! 🙂
Also featuring: Dior Rosy Tan eyeshadow, Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Blooming Fuchsias, Dior First Light Summer Glow Powder
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
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Wow, it’s such an intense, pigmented red! I’m not brave enough to try such a bold red lip. I don’t wear my Maybelline Summer Sunset because I’m too chicken.
Aww… you should! Amp things up a little now and again – turns heads 😉
Nice color! But I’m not adventurous enough to wear it ^_____^ Anyway, I like your idea of topping a lipcolor with gloss. Why I never thought of that?!
Hehe… glad you picked up a new tip! 😉 Its a useful one to add shine or gloss to a lipstick or to rejuvenate a lip colour or change a lip colour. Its fun!
You remind me of 19?20’s Shanghai girl ad posters. You look stunning, red is definitely your colour 😀
Aww thank you! 😀 All I need now is to squeeze myself into a cheong sam 😉
tht’s crazy red! but u look absolutely gorgeous in the red. like those celebrities 😉
Super crazy red. Leaves a stain everywhere – definitely not kiss friendly 😉
its nice, and wish I have the gut to wear such colour, everytime I put on a bright hue, my husband will roll his eyes and proceed to passing me some tissues to wipe it off 🙂
Aww… maybe he just doesn’t want other guys looking at you 😉 But next time he does that, don’t wipe off and see what happens? I think you’d look lovely in a nice red lip!
Very retro! I wish I was brave enough to carry out such bold colors. It looks good on you.
Thank you Cas 🙂 Takes guts the first few times but it gets easier – try and see 😉
wowww…u look damn gorgeousssssss!!!
Woot! Thank you! 🙂
Goodness…u really can wear any color, and wear them WELL too. U are very very lucky.
Thank you SH. Much depends on the tones and shades – once you know the ones that go with your skin, you can also pull off any shade! 🙂 But wait till I try a nude – you’d probably agree its not quite me 😀
I want that red too!!! ^.^ You look soooo amazing, heh heh heh
In fact, I’m highly interested in them lipstick pencils…. Hmmmm.
Thanks Hanny. Lipstick pencils are fun – its like using a crayon all over your face LOL!
I envy those of you gals who can wear such a bloody red color! I’m not a bold girl, and I simply dare not wear something like this on the street.
I guess it comes with familiarity with the colour and confidence. Give it a go, if not with something this bright (not many people would go down this route) but with something a little brighter than your usual shade and build it up from there 🙂 you can do it too!
Wow wee… that’s a really bold and gorgeous red! It looks absolutely to-die-for on you!
Don’t die! 😉 Thank you Lyn 🙂
Look so nice on you! jealous…i can’t pull off with that red ^_^
Thank you Alyssa. Have you tried it though? You might just surprise yourself 😉
Jamilla Camel says
You look like an Asian movie star! Very glam! I’ve got one in a more orangey shade, and I really like it.
Wow thank you Jamilla LOL! 😀 The Barry M Pencils are awesome – too bad we dont’ get them here.
you rock that reddd! ^^ Use penknife to sharpen it?
Thank you ! And I was thinking of using a knife too! Just like at school eh? 🙂
Wow, that’s so bold and insanely pigmented! It looks great on you. I don’t think I could pull it off but I’m interested in trying this in a another, more wearable shade. Thanks for the review.
Thanks Gio and I believe there are a couple more wearable colours – a pink and a rose if I recall correctly.
Intense red makes your skin fairer!
Yes it does (and I love that!) 😀 Thanks!
Before, I was afraid of wearing red lippies! But I tried and I got used to it! So now, I could say I’m brave enough to wear red! I love this! So pretty on you! I also love the fact that it is long lasting because I like minimal retouch since I’m always on the go! 🙂
Thank you! I’m glad you got over your red lipstick fear Issa! Doesn’t red lipstick just make you feel and look so much more confident next to everyone who won’t wear red? 😀
Wow! I am absolutely blown away. It’s such a gorgeous colour and it looks amazing on you! Wish we could find this here- I’d love to try it personally.
Thank you Stephanie. I wish we got Barry M here too. They do have some good stuff. I believe it might be available online but I’m not quite sure which online stores stock Barry M.
WOW! One of the RED-est RED lipstick I’ve seen! you look good (differently good) with this shade!
Thank you Nikki – I like “differently good” 😉