Wednesday 1 October 2014

Barry M Loud Mouth | Review

As I told you in this post, I was recently lucky enough to win a complete set of the new Barry M Loud Mouth Extreme Lip Colour's. Lip products are my favourite beauty item, so to win a whole set of them from one of my favourite cruelty-free brands was amazing.

From left to right: Tell-Tale, Screamer, Chatterbox, Show Off, Gossip, Tease and Diva

There are 7 shades in the collection: Tell Tale, Screamer, Show Off, Gossip, Tease, and Diva. As you can see, the shades range from a nude right up to a deep burgundy, so there really is something for everyone.

They come packaged in a small tube with a nozzle under a screw-off black cap. Looking at it you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was a lip gloss, but that would be a pretty messy mistake to make. They're very pigmented and you really do need the smallest amount, so don't even attempt to apply it straight from the tube, you're going to have to dig out a lip brush for a perfect application.

As soon as you dispense some of the product you are faced with a rather strong scent, it smells like peaches, or to be more precise, it smells like peach schnapps, something I have a love/hate relationship with, it brings back memories of drinking slightly too much of it on holiday and it made me rather unwell. Still, it's a nice change from the typical vanilla we usually get presented with.

I've found that using my Real Techniques Detailer Brush works brilliantly, it's very soft and just the right size for a lip brush, and it spreads the product perfectly for a smooth, even application. Once on, the smell dissipates over time thankfully, but I do get a slight whiff every now and then. It feels very comfortable on the lips, not sticky at all and has some slip, but not too much.

Wear time is actually pretty good for a product of this type, the less you use the longer wearing it is, so you really do want to be careful not to use too much. If you want a more opaque colour you're much better off using thin layers and building the colour up than using one thick one. I've found that I can drink a bottle of water and eat a few mints without disturbing the product too much, but if I eat I have to re-apply. I haven't experienced any bleeding with any of the shades and don't need to use a lip liner either, which is an obvious plus. They do transfer slightly, but less than a regular lipstick would.

There are definite similarities between the Loud Mouth's and OCC Lip Tar's, but I wouldn't call them dupes. For the £3.99 price tag compared to the £11.99 of OCC they are definitely worth picking up if you're curious of this type of lip product. I have to admit that, despite the strong, sweet scent, I absolutely love this collection and am so glad that Barry M has brought out another vegan lip option.

Barry M Loud Mouth Extreme Lip Colour is available from Barry M online and Superdrug stores nationwide and online for £3.99.

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