Product Type: Barry M makeup
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Barry M Super Shiny Lip Gloss
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Barry M Super Shiny Lip Gloss
Advantages: gives your lips a nice layer of gloss, not sticky, cheap
Disadvantages: colour does not show up, can constantly feel the gloss on your lips, barely shimmery, scented
I bought a Barry M glossy tube super shiny lip gloss a while back along with some other Barry M products.
~ Price and availability ~
The lip gloss is available for £3.99 online at www.barrym.com and it is also available in Superdrug or anywhere else that has a Barry M make-up stand.
The shade I have is number 11 (it doesn't have a name). It is quite a bright pink colour. The lip gloss is available on the website in 9 different colours, but I believe they make 12 different shades in total.
~ Packaging ~
The lip gloss comes in a squeezy plastic tube. It has a frosted plastic lid, which it stands on.
The tube is transparent so you can see the lip gloss through it. It has a gold metallic stripe going right around the top and then the words, 'Glossy Tubes by Barry M Super Shiny Lip Gloss' all in gold lettering. The back of the tube has the website address, www.barrym.com and their postal address and it also tells you the tube contains 10ml of lip gloss.
~ Use ~
The lid twists off easily and there is a sweet bubblegum scent to the lip gloss. A gentle squeeze is all that is needed for the lip gloss to emerge. It initially appears bright pink on my lips, but once it is fully applied it really does look a natural colour and doesn't look very bright pink at all. It is very glossy.
The website describes this product as, 'Shiny non-stick lip gloss with a sweet scent, available in a range of shimmering shades. Easy application direct from the tube onto your lips, and its compact size make it perfect for your handbag for a touch up on the go.'
I am not a massive lip gloss fan because I usually find lip glosses really sticky and inconvenient. This lip gloss does feel glossy, but quite natural and not sticky, although I am constantly aware of it being on my lips.
Initially the scent is very sweet, but after a while it reminds me of cinnamon, which I don't really like, but it doesn't taste like cinnamon and I can put up with the scent, although I feel it is unnecessary in a lip gloss.
The lip gloss has a slight shimmer to it, but it is quite glossy and reflective so you have to look really closely to notice any shimmer in it. If the website hadn't pointed out that this is supposed to be shimmery it probably wouldn't be something I would mention in my review because the shimmer is barely there!
The lip gloss looks quite nice and adds a nice glossiness to my lips, but I don't think the colour is very evident at all. Initially on application you can see the colour, but I think once it is 'rubbed in' and fully applied the colour looks minimal and to be honest I don't think it looks tinted pink in the slightest on my lips. You'd think I'd applied a clear lip gloss.
I have not tried any of the other colours in the range, but this is the brightest colour on the website along with a bright purple colour so I wouldn't recommend buying this lip gloss for the colour and you might as well only buy it in one colour rather than splashing out on a few different ones, which will probably look exactly the same on.
I find this lip gloss needs to be topped up every few hours or if you are eating and drinking even more regularly than that.
~ Conclusion ~
I think this lip gloss is quite good. It gives a nice glossy look to my lips and doesn't feel sticky, but you can constantly feel it on your lips.
I think the scent is completely pointless as to me it is not unpleasant, but it is not the nicest smell either and if I could choose between this lip gloss and the exact same lip gloss with no scent then I would choose the one with no scent.
It is reasonably priced for what it is and it does offer a nice finish to your lips, but like most lip glosses it isn't the best for longevity.
I wouldn't particularly recommend this lip gloss and would not consider buying it again. I'd much rather spend a little more and buy one of their lipsticks or lip paints as they call them as I imagine the results will be much better.
Summary: Not for me