Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in Black Cherry (160) | Review


DSCN4409Hi gals,

After a very fashion heavy week (check out yesterday’s River Island Spring/Summer 2014 post, it’s grand), I’m bringing you a little lippy review to keep your beauty heads from exploding. Because I’m pretty positive if you don’t read this review, your head will explode. Definitely.

I picked up this Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint when I had a Boots haul with Claire a few weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to review it for AGES because it is brilliant, but here it is now and we can all get excited.

The basics of this lipstick is that it’s super super (some might say ultra) moisturising, meaning it won’t dry your lips and flake off like some lippies do. The Ultra Moisturising collection comes in a big range of shades, so whether you’re a fan of shimmering, pastel shades or bright, vibrant shades – there is one for every gal (thank you Queen Lizzy). I’m definitely a vibrant lip fan and frankly think I look a bit dead without a bright colour on my face.  With this in mind, I was excited to get the Lip Paint in Black Cherry (or shade 160 for those who like to communicate by numbers). I bought it for £4.49 from Boots and you can buy it yourself online here.

Overall, I really love it. It really is moisturising, while still being vibrant enough to be mega exciting. It also fades well and doesn’t cling to the outlines of your lips (no one wants to look like Pammy Anderson with too much lipliner on).

Lipstick 1


Lipstick Collage

My only bug bear is the colour on the lipstick stick versus the actual colour of the lipstick. If you wound this down to have a nosey at what colour it is, it looks practically black. Or at the very least a super dark purple. Once you’ve swatched it or put it on your face, it’s actually a much lighter pinky/purple – still pretty, but somewhat unexpected. You’d think that Barry M would be able to get the colour of the lipstick stick and the swatch colour the same by now. Come on guys. Fix up.

Besides that (which isn’t really a complaint at all, I just like to complain), I really love this lipstick and recommend it to all you gals who like slathering purple colours on your face. Triumphant huzzahs all round.

What do you think? Have you tried any of the Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paints?

7 Responses

  1. Belle March 7, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    I always think Barry M do good lipsticks for the money. This is a gorgeous shade!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Lauren March 10, 2014 / 8:34 pm

      Yeah I agree! I really like this shade too, it works surprisingly well for daytime! 🙂 xxx

  2. Jessica Edmunds March 8, 2014 / 1:58 am

    It looks lovely & really suits your skin tone and hair. I totally have a pet hate about seeing a lipstick & thinking oh this is ‘X’ colour and then on it’s like wtf?!!!! But anyway it’s lovely for the price too xxx

    • Lauren March 10, 2014 / 8:34 pm

      Awww thanks lovely lady xxx

    • Lauren March 10, 2014 / 8:34 pm

      Aww thanks! You should definitely give it a whirl xxxx

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