Simply Lippy Challenge Day 320| Barry M Matte Me Up Matte Liquid Lip Paint in Shade, Pop Up

Throughout my challenge so far, I’ve only worn one Barry M lip product, one of their Matte Me Up lip kits in a gorgeous rose berry shade, Runway. My first impressions of both the liner and matte lipstick were very good, and so I decided to try out another of their liquid matte paints today.

Today’s shade is the same product as what was in the lip kit, only this time I bought it on its own as I’m not a huge user of lip liners. I probably should use them more, but I never really got into the habit even though I’m obsessed with all things lipstick!

This lippy is a liquid matte as I mentioned above, and it has a very wet formula. At first I thought it would be too wet to give a full, opaque coverage but that wasn’t the case at all.

It blends easily, with no dragging or pulling on the colour, and once it dries in, it leaves a very smooth matte finish with incredible staying power.

Because it’s so wet, there is no hydration or moisturising element to it, so if your lips are in any way dry, you might need to prime them before wearing this, or apply some balm later in the day. Having said that, I suffer from very dry lips and didn’t find it too drying at all.

Both the pigment and shade are just gorgeous, and the colour pay off is excellent too. A little will really gone a long way with this, so that’s always a plus for me.

If you’re a liquid lip fan and in the market for a new budget buy, then this could definitely be worth checking out. It’s not my favourite liquid matte, but I did enjoy wearing it.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 90 | L’Oreal Lip Paint Liquid Lipstick in Shade 201, Hollywood Beige

I only recently discovered some of L’Oreal’s newer lipstick collections, and this Lip Paint Liquid Lipstick is one of their newest releases.


When I was in Boots the other day, I noticed it on an ‘I’m new‘ stand and of course, had to investigate further!


At first I thought it was a Balm by the shape of the tube, but when I opened it realised that it’s actually a liquid matte, with an angled brush head to make application very precise which is always a bonus when it comes to liquid lippies.


The formula itself is matte without being drying, and very creamy too which I liked. It doesn’t have a super matte finish like some of its liquid counterparts, but I actually preferred that for this formula and found it very easy to wear.


The colour is an orange-beige shade, perfect for an everyday look, and one I would happily wear into work or on days I want a more subtle tone.


Overall I’m really happy with this and am looking forward to trying out some more shades!

Sorcha 💋