Office romances are risky business. They can lead to the altar, or leave you unemployed. Distractions, jealousy, nasty gossips and accusations… What a minefield to navigate!
But there’s another kind of Office Romance you can safely indulge in. It’s super sweet, highly reliable, and discreet enough not to attract attention for the wrong reasons. I’m talking about Barry M Lip Boss High Powered Lip Gloss in Office Romance.
Office Romance is an icy soft pale pink with a very glossy, mirror-shine finish. I always feel like an ice queen whenever I put it on.
As the hours pass, it loses some of that iciness and turns into a more common, but very easily wearable, soft pink. The shine remains, but turns down a notch or two.
Colour payoff’s great. One coat is neither opaque nor sheer. Something in between. But if you want something more intense, just build it up.
It’s easy to do, and it’ll never feel sticky on the lips. The texture is just sligthly thick, but very comfortable and moisturizing enough not to dry out your lips.
It’s easy to apply too, thanks to the doe-foot applicator. That’s my favourite kind of wand. It’s pretty basic but then it works so well, doesn’t it? So, why change it?
It helps the gloss glide on smoothly. Once on your pout, it’ll stay there for a few hours. Or until you eat or kiss. Depends what comes first.
There’s just one thing that really, really, really bothers me about it. The scent. It smells like strawberry cotton candy. Sounds good, doesn’t it? But it’s so strong, it really nauseates me.
Besides, I’m 33, so I’ve outgrown this kind of sweet scents a long time ago (ok, maybe not that long, but this is definitely not what I want to smell like now).
But then, Barry M fans are mostly teenagers, so the scent will definitely appeal to them. As for me, I’m grateful it doesn’t linger long. I have to put up with it during application, but then it quickly disappears. What a relief!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Good colour payoff; Very shiny finish; Texture is fairly moisturizing and glides smoothly on the lips; Non-sticky; Average staying power; Affordable.
Cons: Very strong, sweet scent.
Summary: Barry M Lip Boss High Powered Lip Gloss in Office Romance is a very shiny, fairly moisturizing, soft pink shade with good colour payoff. But some people can find the very sweet scent nauseating,
Available at: £4.49 at Superdrug