Simply Lippy Challenge Day 99 | Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit in Shade, Runway

My lipstick choice for today was one of the new lip kits from Barry M, and one that I have been pleasantly surprised by.


From the moment the original Kylie Lip Kits from Kylie Jenner were released, lots of brands began releasing their own versions, some of which have been hugely successful.


I have yet to try a Kylie Lip Kit, mostly because I just don’t know if they will live up to the massive hype that surrounds them, but I’m sure I’ll give in at some point because as we all know, I just can’t resist a new lippy!


Anyway, when I was in Boots the other day, I spotted this version from Barry M and decided to buy it and put it to the test. I’ve never tried anything from Barry M before now, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m pretty impressed.


The lip kit contains a lip liner and a matte liquid lip colour, both of which are in a gorgeous deep berry shade called Runway, and I just love the colour. I would describe it as a very dark raspberry, almost wine colour, and the pigment is just divine.


The lip liner is quite creamy and very easy to apply which is a great start. I applied a thickish line to my lips as I didn’t want it too fine, before then applying the liquid lip colour over it.


If you haven’t used liquid mattes before, one thing to note is that they will not be creamy, or hydrating. Some have slight creaminess but this did not, and it also has a very wet consistency meaning it does take a good few minutes to dry.


The matte finish is really lovely and very smooth, and I was very impressed by how well it lasted throughout the day. I didn’t need to apply after eating lunch or drinking tea, and it didn’t flake or wear off badly either.


My lips did tend to feel a little dry towards the later part of the day so really you’d probably need a clear balm or something similar to apply over the lip colour when that starts to happen, if you suffer from very dry lips like I do.


In saying that, the dryness did only happen after a good few hours of wearing it, and definitely didn’t put me off, particularly because I just like the shade so much. 

Who knew, hey? Brands continue to surprise me every day both in good and ways, but I’m happy to say that today I’ve been very surprised – in a good way!

Sorcha 💋

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