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Weird but Wonderful: Barry M 129 Lip Paint

I blogged about the phenomenon that is the lavender lip look. I was unsure about the trend at the time and was in fact too chicken to try it.

Not anymore!

Today I bought Barry M Lip Paint in 129 whilst in Boots picking up my multi-vitamin. It is lavender! Who’s a brave girl then?!

Barry m lip paint lavender 129

It’s basically a milky lavender shade. I have picked it up many a time only to put it back on the shelf with the same thought – surely it will make me look like a corpse! It was only €6.50 which is great value for the quality of Barry M lip products.

barry m swatch 129 lavenderYou’ll notice that when swatched there is a clear pink base to this lipstick. I think this is what makes the lavender more wearable. I applied it for a quick photo to give you an idea of what it looks like on. I have no make-up other than concealer and mascara on, so be prepared…

Barry M 129 Lip PaintI would point out that this is a very light layer of 129. When I applied it on thickly it went on a little like 101 (marshmallow). It looked opaque and scary as hell. This is definitely one of those ‘a little goes a long way’ products. I applied a clear gloss over the top (Bourjois 3D) too.

Barry M 129 Lip PaintThis lipstick is often compared to MAC’s discontinued Lavender Whip. I would say it is quite similar all right but I prefer the Barry M version. It’s much easier for me to wear.

I am now pondering Revlon’s Lavender gloss. Ok, so maybe not together. I was thinking that it may look fantabulous with Barry M Marshmallow as a base.

This post has made me think about my other neglected Barry M Lip Paints. I think they deserve a blog post. I will get swatching and show you what I have!

What do you think of Barry M lip paints?

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  • dee dee

    hi Amy I was tracking your “5 minute make- up” and ended up here, which is not a problem
    cause I can ask you for some make up tip
    I have a job interview and I wont to look professional
    we are about same age and I am blonde too whit same completion as yours
    so if you could link me some of yours make up advices in that matter

  • Charlottesmellsnice

    I absolutely love that lipstick. I’ve been using it for over a year and feel quite daring when i wear it ^.^
    thank you for this post :) what other barrym lip paints would you suggest? x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      I will post them tomorrow morning Charlotte, love quite a few of them :) Would be interested know what other ones you like too x

  • Becky

    Hey Amy! Have been looking at boththis lipstick and the revlon gloss for some time! Think I’m going to give them a go thanks to you, they might be wearable at least for lady gaga next month! Lol x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      haha hell yeah!! x

  • Sandy

    I have this in my press and have never had the courage to use it :) Think I’ll go up and free it now hehee xxxx

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Oh it deserves to be loved Sandy :) xx

  • Rowletta

    I was prepared for a scary pic but it looks lovely!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Haha glad it’s not too scary!

  • http://mymorningmusic.blogspot.com Chrystal

    I have the Revlon lavender lipstick. It was definitely a color to get used to but if applied with an easy hand it is definitely gorgeous!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Now I must have it! :)

  • Lyndsey

    I am so surprised that it looks such a lovely shade on! Who new that ‘Lavender lips’ could be so wearable. You always associate it to be the colour of choice of 80 year olds. I may even get brave enough to try it….er, maybe!

    • Tara

      It looks gorgeous on you! Am terrfified of lavender!! Think I’ll give it a go now :) Thanks amy x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      80 year olds and those in coffins were my thoughts too. haha laters of it looks terrible though, a touch is the way forward :)

  • http://beautifullybrainymusic.blogspot.com Music

    That lip paint looks very pretty, very wearable. I like it! :) Now, I wish BarryM is available here…

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Ah you poor thing!!

  • http://gabsrants.blogspot.com/ Amy

    I picked it up recently in Boots too only to have put it straight back down. I share the same fear that you had- the result washing me out and looking very dead-like! After seeing your pictures with though, I’ll consider giving it the chance! Thank you :) x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Just use a tiny bit and then lash on a little gloss too :) x

  • Laura

    Your skin looks fabulous in this picture! Any new skincare tricks you have been using lately? :) The lipstick looks good on you! Not sure I would dear to try it though :))

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      haha my skincare has been ridiculously simple lately, cetaphil cleanser, emc2 for spots and that’s it for me at the minute

  • http://www.beautyandtheblogger.co.uk Lucy

    Oh actually, this doesn’t look at all scary on the lips :-)

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Yay! was expecting it to look terrifying!

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