Review: Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit

If you’ve loved the look of the Kylie Lip Kit, but the price tag and cost of international shipping has stopped you rushing out to purchase one, then you’ll be happy to hear that some drugstore brands are bringing out their own lip kits at a more affordable price.

The Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit caught my eye when I was browsing on the internet, as you do, but every time I went to buy one they were out of stock. Finally I managed to get hold of one!

There are three shades to choose from, Go To Nude, Pose and Runway, which all looked beautiful, and each kit comes with a liquid lip paint and a matching lip liner all for the bargain price of £6.99. I was really keen to try these out, as the Kylie Lip Kit looked amazing but I didn’t want to pay out for the shipping costs on a product I may not even like.

I decided to go for the colour Runway (a pinky red) from the Barry M range as I always favour nudes, so thought it would be fun to try something different.

I must say, I’m extremely impressed, it’s incredible! Never having tried the more costly version, I can’t compare it to that, however I can get hold of this one practically on my doorstep, so no waiting for the post to arrive and it’s much more in my price range, hurray!

The lip paint has a super light texture and doesn’t dry out my lips, it was so easy to apply in one swipe of the applicator and it dries on quickly. The colour lasted until late on in the afternoon, and for me that’s pretty good going considering how many drinks I have during the day! I topped it up once and it applied beautifully, the lip paint didn’t go all lumpy like some matte lip products.

The lip pencil is so lovely, it glides on perfectly without dragging the delicate skin on my lips, it’s nice and firm but still soft enough that you don’t have to push down hard to see any colour on your lips.

The lip paints are sold separately from Barry M, they come in five different shades and cost £4.99 each. The lip kits are available from Boots and Superdrug, so for only £2 more you get the lip paint and lip pencil all in one kit, I think that’s such great value!

Barry M have done a fantastic job on this one, my lip kit is going to get a lot of use over the coming months.

Have you tried the Barry M Lip Kit or another drugstore brand? Are you a fan of the Kylie Lip Kits?