Lippie is a new found love of mine. I used to only wear glosses or balms and when I did start buying lip stick I usually went for a nude but in one of my many jobs one of the girls had similar colouring to me and always had an array of statement lip colours. I was sold! I began dabbling in colour and the rest is history.
Over the Christmas I was all about the red lip of course. I couldn’t get enough of it. The one I kept reaching for was this Barry M Lip Crayon in Red. I have another colour, a pink, but it’s not for me. I have to be very careful about what pinks I wear and they just look CRAZY… so long story short this pink shade number 2 is not for me but, the red shade number 5 , I’m LOVING. This shade is a classic red so it will work for so many colourings. It was one I reached for most over the Christmas period because of its shade, it’s the perfect Christmas red!
I tend to put Clarins Instant Light on my lips at all times, especially when I’m putting on Lipstick and if its matte. This I suppose conditions my lips a bit and sort of primes them. So I start with a good base which is always good. I think the thing I like most about the Barry M Lip Crayon is how easy it is to use. I have used it with lip liner and a lip brush and all that but, it works just as good without and straight on the lip.
It applies really nice, the colour comes out really strong first time round and with just one coat it give a really even finish. Even though it’s called a matte I think it’s more of a satin. I don’t find it drying, it lasts really well considering the price, Like I mean when I’ve eaten it comes off but other than that it last rather good.
Now the packaging… not my fave L . I had the thing about a week and the crayon fell out completely unprovoked, I just shoved it back and sure it was grand but I was not impressed. Other than that I don’t have much to say, I kinda like that it’s red like the product and the pink was pink like the product but like its basic. I neither love it, nor do I hate it. It’s just there it does the job, its fine.
What was your go to Christmas lip? I know it was a while ago now but I just can’t let it go yet.
Love you all my little magpies!!