Name: Lip Gloss Wands in Bubblegum Pink
Brand: Barry M
From Barry M’s website:
Get glossing and perfect your pout with Barry M’s latest treat for lips. Available in 9 shimmering and sparkling shades each one deliciously infused with an irresistible scent, our new lip gloss wands are essential wear for a dazzling smile.
What I liked:
– beautiful fun but wearable shade
– nice color payoff
– not sticky
– the packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– limited range of shades available
– doesn’t last all day
– the scent
Barry M Lip Gloss Wands are available in nine fun and bright shades, some of which are infused with glitter, in true Barry M’s style. The limited range of shades may not appeal to anyone, but they are just right up my alley, so I snatched up a tube in Bubblegum Pink and completely fell in love with the color.
Bubblegum Pink looks like a very bright pink shade in the tube, but on the lips it applies quite sheer. You can still see my natural lip color underneath but it has enough color payoff that you can tell it’s a bold pink shade.
In the swatch below, I applied two coats to get better color payoff for some added drama (you all know that I love my makeup bold and bright 😉 ), but if you only apply one coat, this fun shade becomes very wearable and quite natural.
I also love the consistency. It’s not tacky, but light, smooth and not sticky at all, which is always a plus for me. I wouldn’t say it’s very moisturizing but it also doesn’t dry lips at all. And with the standard doe-foot applicator, it easy to apply and glides on effortlessly.
The staying power instead is just average and after a couple of hours, sooner if you eat or drink, it has completely disappeared from my lips. I can’t say I was disappointed about that. After all, the lipgloss isn’t stick, so the poor staying powder was to be expected.
On the scent, I’m still undecided. Part of me likes it, the other part hates it. Bubblegum Pink smells very strongly of chewing gum. Everytime I apply it, it reminds me of the Big Babol chewing gums I used to chew when I was 13.
And while I enjoy the small trip down to memory lane every time I put it on, gumball is not really how I like my lip products to smell. But since you can’t really smell anything once the gloss has been applied, this has become a staple in my makeup routine and I use it very often.
From what I heard though, the other glosses in the range smell differently, so if chewing gum isn’t your thing, you can try another shade. The colors are beautiful, bright but sheer and have a lovely consistency, so don’t let the scent put you off from trying them. I’m sure you’ll love them too.
Overall, I love Barry M Lip Gloss Wands in Bubblegum Pink. It’s a fun and bright shade that applies sheer which makes it very wearable. It has a light and not sticky consistency, but the staying power is poor and the scent strong.