Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit


The Kylie Jenner lip kits are something of a beauty phenomenon. The packaging, plethora of colours, the pigments- they are simply the must-have cosmetic of the moment. But, try getting hold of them. Its literally a nightmare. Such an impossible task, and even if you do manage to bag one, the shipping costs are astronomical. What’s a girl to do? Step up Barry M. They have brought out an ingenious lip duo kit, the Matte Me Up, which like the Kylie kit, contains a pencil and a matte gloss, all in the cutest little box. It’s incredibly inexpensive- £6.99, and available in the UK (obvs) so much less hassle!

Now, on to the kits. There are three shades- Runway, a fuchsia pink, Pose a pinky brown, and Go To, a buttery nude. I fell in love with Pose, as soon as I saw it on the shelves, and grabbed it at once. It’s a blue-toned pink, with a terracotta undertone, and is a very ‘your lips but better’ kind of shade. 

The pencil itself is firm, and glides on with ease, with a great, bold colour payoff. The gloss dries matte, but does take a good minute or two to fully dry, so allow a bit of time if you are in a rush. Because of this, its impressively long-lasting; it stays put for hours!  

Like all matte effects, it’s imperative you prep your lips first, so make sure you use a good lip balm and buff those dead skin cells away, or else it will cling to the dry patches.

A fab alternative to the expensive Kylie version and a truly fab drugstore gem.

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