Saturday, 19 February 2011

Barry M Touch of Magic Lip Paint Review!

Right! Enough procrastinating with goody bags and starmix and onto a proper make-up review. I've been eyeing up this product in Boots for ages and I've finally decided to give it a whirl.

So what is it? It's basically a lip stain that colours you lips according to the alkali levels of your lips. It looks apple green but goes on in various shades of pink & lasts for up to 8 hours. It's worth noting here that you won't get a true impression of the colour by testing on your hand, when I did it looked bright Barbie pink and because it's a lip stain, it's still on my hand and won't come off!!

It cost £4.49 but as I got it from Boots, I paid with my amassed Boots Advantage card points making it essentially free! You can also buy direct from the Barry M website here:

Thisi s what Barry M have to say about the product:
"A waterproof formula with added Aloe Vera stays on for up to 8 hours. Depending on the alkali level of your lips, determines just how pale or rich the colour will go."

I think the added aloe vera is what makes the formula so smooth & easy to apply, I think 8 hours on the lips without reapplication is a bit of a fib, I'd say more like 4-5 but this is still much better than ordinary liipys.

This is a video of me trying it out on my lips, there are also many more video reviews of this product and probably with better lighting:

If you are looking for a more long lasting lip stain that doesn't dry out (I'm thinking of the Lipfinity ones that crack horribly here) then the colorsport gold ones are excellent, they are now quite hard to get hold of but ebay usually have them, they do tend to be more pinky coloured than is stated on the shade description but this maybe something to do with my own personal ph levels.

Hope you enjoyed this little review. If I've left anything out or you have any comments please pop them into the comments box below. xx


Sharon said...

I really like that and I may go and get one, are you on commission? :)

Claire Pugh said...

I flippin wish! :)

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