Last week I shared an article regarding Barry M’s new colour adapting lipstick on facebook, excited by the green genie I was keen to let everyone else know, so you can therefore imagine my utter shock when friends broke the news that they had one of these as a child. In all honesty I wasn’t all that interested in beauty during my childhood and it was only during my final high school years that my obsession really began to flourish. Anyway, feeling completely and utterly left out of the “gang” the following day I made a dinnertime trip to Superdrug (never a good idea) and the rest is history.
I’m not a Barry M fan in all honesty but seeing as all the cool cats were already in on it, I decided it was worth it a try. Beauty lovers out there will note that this is not the new version, in my keen mindset I actually picked it up two days in advance of it’s relaunch. Sigh.
Now don’t panic, I haven’t suddenly gone all whackie on you, this magical lipstick doesn’t actually come out green in fact the reality is far cooler. This clever lipstick will actually appear different shades on different people because the clever formula adapts to the PH level of the person.
While I completely love the concept of this product and confess that it’s cleverness goes right over my head, whoosh, I was really disappointed with this product. The formula left my lips dry with that horrible heavy cake feel and the colour that it turned on my lips was ghastly. It was a horrible, unflattering, unwearable pink and for me, it just looked really tacky. However it has to be praised on it’s last ability, it is most certainly waterproof because no matter how hard I tried, and believe me I tried, I couldn’t seem to remove all traces of this from my lips.
I really do praise companies for attempting to develop initiative and bold solutions but this is not a product for me.
What did you think of this?