Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit Review


Ever since Kylie came out with her line of lip kits, the high-street seems to be teaming with brands bringing out their own. I'm not one to jump on make-up fads, things like contouring just go over my head, so when I purchased Barry M's Matte Me Up Lip Kit in Runway I was quite surprised to see it was simply a liquid lip paint and a lip liner in a nice box.

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit flatlay

Honestly, I don't know what I was expecting a lip kit to be I mean now I've seen what it is I'm like "ah, that makes sense" but I was honestly expecting something really out there like maybe a fancy applicator or something. Nevertheless being able to buy a lip paint that comes with a matching lip liner just saves me a lot of time searching for colours.

Anyway, for the few weeks or so I've been trying out the lip kit in the shade runway, testing the intensity, pigment, quality and durability.

The Colour
The runway shade is a nude berry colour that closely matches the colour of my natural lips, complimenting and defining them. I'm using it more as an everyday colour or for make-up looks where I want the focus to be on my eyeshadow game. It works great for the classic A/W copper eye & berry lip look too. Whilst I had a really tough time choosing which shade to buy, I'm glad I've opted for Runway as it's an incredibly versatile shade that you can dress-up or keep casual.
A swatch of the Barry M lip kit in Runway on my hand with a soft-focus of the product in the background
I've got to say this swatch was incredibly hard to remove. Just shows how durable the Barry M lip kits are.
I found with my Revlon Lip Lacquer that it clumps off throughout the day and doesn't really seal itself on your lips. With the Barry M lip kit you don't have to worry so much about all the colour coming off on your Starbucks cup. *Wow this post sounds incredibly basic.* It's incredibly long-lasting and simply fades in intensity throughout the day. On an average day, I only have to reapply it once.

One Flaw:
Now the only downside, and it's a common one with lip products, is the drying effect. I've noticed it slightly dries out your lips when you're wearing it. Again, this is almost universal with lip products, so it hasn't affected how I feel about Barry M's lip kits it's just a case of applying lip balm before and after wearing it.

Retailing at £6.99 the lip kits are complete value for money and well worth the price, better yet they're cruelty-free.

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