On a recent shopping trip to our local retail park I noticed there was a Boots and of course it would have been rude not to go in, whilst shopping for some essentials for our holidays I naturally found myself over at the make up department and noticed that Barry M had a half price offer on some of their items.
I saw the Matte Me Up Lip Crayon in pack a punch (02) a gorgeous bright coral/peach shade and one perfect for the summer, I love coral lip shades for the summer and thought pack a punch would be especially nice to wear on my holidays.
As I said Barry M had a half price offer on certain make up items and the lip crayons were part of that offer meaning they were £2.49 instead of £4.99 and after swatching it and loving the colour I couldn't leave it there for half the price.
What Barry M Says About The Matte Me Up Lip Crayon
Matte Me Up Lip Crayons are a handbag essential for every fashionista. In 5 catwalk-inspired shades, their creamy, velvet-matte texture glides on smoothly to provide a colour-packed finish.
I was super excited to try the lip crayon and after swatching it in store it looked like it would be the perfect shade for me, I love matte lip products and love corals and bright colours and all for £2.49 I was so happy and couldn't wait to try it. As soon as I began to apply the lip crayon I knew I was going to be disappointed with it, the colour payoff was appalling and the lip crayon was nothing like I imagined it would be from swatching it, to be fair it didn't drag at all or feel too dry on my lips and for a matte product it did feel moisturising, but that is the only thing I can agree with from the description Barry M gives the lip crayon is not "colour packed" at all I could hardly see the colour and had to apply 4 layers of the crayon for the colour to show at all and what I was left with was a mediocre peach at best and certainly not a "pack a punch" bright coral/peach as the swatch and name suggests.
Me wearing Pack A Punch
Overall Thoughts & Would I Re Purchase?
I was so disappointed with the lip crayon, as you can see in the above photograph (which was taken for a thumbnail for one of my video's) I do not look as if I'm wearing a bright coral/peach lip colour, it is more of a pale pink/peach, I had only just applied the lip crayon in this photograph.
The lip crayon clings to any patches of dryness on the lips and considering I don't suffer from dry lips it still found patches of my lips to cling to, it wore away awfully leaving a ring of peach colour around my lips and the wear time was horrendous, at best I got 30 minutes of colour and after 1 hour all you could see was the unsightly peach line around my lips.
The only redeeming feature is that the lip crayon didn't feel drying although it looked it and it didn't drag when I applied it but apart from that I cannot think of anything good to say about it. I'm just glad I didn't pay £4.99 for it or I would have felt even more disappointed.
If you would like to try any of the Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons, they are available in 5 shades and you can buy them at Boots and Superdrug for £4.99.
Have you ever swatched something and thought it would be amazing only to find it was awful?
Thank you for reading, much love as always,