Barry M Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paints | secondblonde

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All the drugstore brands seem to be launching new liquid matte lipsticks theses days, being a bit of a lipstick snob (normally wear MAC, NARS, Hourglass) I’ve been very curious about these Barry M liquid lip paints.

My first purchase was the one of the three lip kits (a lip paint and lip liners that comes in a cute box) in a nude colour called “go to” I then got the bug and purchased two more of the single lip paints in shades Paparazzi (red) and Minima list (pink nude)

I have to say I am very impressed with these little gems, their performance is incredible compared to the price point. The lip liner is a dream to use it’s soft and creamy and easy to glide over your lips without feeling waxy.

The lip paint is a very thin texture that is very easy to apply, great if you want to do a bit of over-drawing to enlarge your lips. It’s highly pigmented giving a seamless opaque coverage – no streaks here! It dries in seconds which is a big thumbs up and stays put for hours and hours – all day in fact. They last through eating too – depending on what it is I am eating of course, anything oily is of course gonna shift any lipstick however this one really does stay put – with only needing to touch up in the centre of my lips.

It’s good to prep your lips before applying (to rid of any dry/flaky skin and add some balm then tissue off) as they are so matte that the formula will sink into your lips and show up any imperfections so start with a smooth base.

  • “Go To” beige nude colour doesn’t suit my skin tone, I wanted to try it as I don’t own such a colour – now I know why!
  • “Minimalist” pink nude is wearable on me, I just need to get used to wearing an understated colour.
  • “paparazzi” bright orange/red is different to my usual blue tone red but looks great on and is more of what I’d call a fun pop of colour.

I am totally in love with these lips paints, the kits come in 3 different shades, the single paints come in 5 different shades. They’ve also added 3 new metallic shades in the kits:

Matte Me Up Matte Liquid Lip Kit’s £6.99 here

Single Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paint £4.99 here

Hope you enjoyed this review. I’m so happy with them – go try them if you are looking for a drugstore matte finish lipstick you will love them.

Secondblonde x

Holiday Make-Up Bag Must Haves!

I’m travelling light this summer trying not to take ALL my make-up/lotions n potions plus the kitchen sink! These three little beauties are defo making my final edit.
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1. Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover – fast clean easy nail polish removal on the go for those emergency chipped nail moments.
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2. Barry M Brow Kit – perfect brow definition with staying power that won’t slide off your skin, even in the hottest sun! (Yet to test in a chlorine pool)
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3. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara – Great for daytime eye definition for a natural makeup look. Pick up the waterproof version to avoid pool panda eyes!
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Three essential products that I’ve tested with great results and the best news is each product is just under £6 so they won’t break the bank…happy days.

Sunday DIY Nails

My Sunday Night DIY Mani
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Shape with Soap & Glory File/buffer

Prep with Essie Fill the Gap base coat

Paint with 2 coats of Barry M Gelly polish in Blood Orange

Seal with Seche Vite Top Coat for a glossy shine

Treat with CND Solar Oil to condition and protect cuticles

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DIY Manicure

Products that I love that make my DIY manicure almost idiot proof.

1. Lightly buff nails with a 4 way nail buffer
2. Massage in nail cuticle serum
3. Gently push back cuticles using your nail
4. Add one coat of polish to both hands
5. Wait a few minutes before adding a second coat of polish to both hands
6. Apply a fast drying top coat immediately
7. Finish with a nail oil painted round the edges of the nails

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20121217-005130.jpgThe results!

Gelly to go!

Barry M have this great polish that acts like a gel, just one coat needed with a hi-shine, perfect?
It looks great but let’s see how it holds up with ware n tear! Anyone else tried it?

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Barry M gelly in Blood Orange

Ruby Woo

Gwen Stefani being my chosen style icon I really LOVE wearing red lipstick.

My all time favourite for colour choice and staying power is Mac in Ruby Woo and Russian Red both matt.

The blue tones in these red’s suit every skin tone and even make your teeth look a brighter white! I also use a lip liner, Barry M is my favourite.

MAC Ruby Woo £15
Barry M no.3 red liner £2.99

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