Saturday 11 April 2015

Barry M Lip Liner in Wine Review

I love my Friday after work Superdrug shop. It's my treat for the end of the working week I usually go in and pick myself a little treat. On a whim I decided I needed a lip liner, I haven't used lip liner for years but have been questioning the merits of doing so when it comes to the darker shades. Barry M is one of my favourite budget brands and so I didn't spend much time deliberating over which brand just which shade! 

I chose Wine (7) as this shade best fitted my collection of dark lipsticks and glosses. The colour itself is a very dark purple/red, the name of it really does fit as it is like a red wine stain. 

My memories of using lip liner have always made me a bit wary, I remember lip liners being dry, really dragging making it hard to create an even shape but that could partly be down to my own skill level! I didn't need to worry as this pencil applied like velvet, meaning I was able to create a decent shape.

Used as a lipstick
I found the liner long lasting and perfect for keeping my dark lipstick in check. Not only that but I also experimented with using it as a lipstick itself, it didn't take as long as you would expect to get it all over the lips and I was able to give myself a slight enhancement making my lips a bit larger than they usually would be. I used a tiny amount of balm underneath this which helped to make it smoother, it really created a dark dramatic, long lasting shade.

For £2.99 this Barry M liner is hard to beat not only is the quality fabulous but the dark gothic shade is perfect for me. I see myself stocking up on other shades in the near future. 


  1. It beautiful!!! i love the color, now search a lipstick purple/black very dark, but not exist in Chile u.u, only in MAC (not cruelty free) :(.
    Thanks for visit my blog!!!! I follow you! <3
    Have a nice day!

    1. It's such a shame you can't get Barry M in Chile, I think they may ship but I'm guessing that would be super expensive! or Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, also fab and cruelty free! xx