Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Barry M Lip Paint 147 Peachy Pink: Review and Swatches!

Barry M Lip Paint 147 Peachy Pink

Barry M Peachy Pink Lip Paint is a lipstick that seems to have caused equal amounts of joy and disgruntlement among makeup aficionados. For one, it's one of the most beautiful peach-nude lip colors around. At the same time, it's one of the hardest to apply evenly due to the dry, slightly-cakey texture.

Swatches (L-to-R): Barry M Peachy Pink, Lime Crime Cosmopop, Revlon Soft Nude, NYX Orange Soda

For orange-nude lovers, Barry M Peachy Pink is a perfect salmon orange tone as compared to Lime Crime Cosmopop (true pastel orange) and NYX Orange Soda (pale beige-orange). It's easier to wear than either of the other 2, and has the opacity to really pop on the lips when applied heavily.

However (here's the kicker), getting it to apply evenly requires a number of conditions to be met first:

  1. Your lips must be in perfect condition; i.e. not flaky, patchy, rashed, etc.
  2. Your lip surface must be moisturized evenly.
That's because the lipstick is quite high in pigments, but a little lacking in emollients that will allow it to "slip" and adhere to lips in an even layer. The patchiness is often caused by the lipstick particles clinging to each other more than they do your lip surface. 

  • Applying a touch of lip balm (potted ones work a bit better than stick ones as they have a higher oil content) to your lips, rub it around to remove any loose flakes, and then kiss the back of your hand a couple of times so you are left with a thin, even layer. 
  • Then apply Barry M Peachy Pink generously. Better to get it too opaque and then kiss the back of your hand to even it out and remove the extra product. 

LIP MIX SUGGESTION: Add a touch of similar-toned gloss.

(From Top): Barry M Peachy Pink + Revlon Coral Reef Lipgloss = Pretty peach-stained lips.

Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef has very similar base tones as Barry M Peachy Pink, although it has less beige pigments. As the gloss tends to sink into lines on its own, wearing it with the Barry M Lip Paint evens both products out and gives you a creamy, opaque finish. Just don't overdo the lip gloss or you could end up with a mess.


  1. Just ordered nude colour.
    Great blog!

  2. Do you think it would suit an NC30 much?

    1. Hi Jeen, yes it would look a little bit paler on an NC30 but I'm borderline NC25-NC30 myself. You should expect a rather bright, pastel, milky-peach nude on your skin!

  3. it's amazing on you, even without the gloss. I bought it but it looks like a dark coral on me (not so keen on), not sure if it's because I have fair skin or dark pigmentation on my lips, but for the price it was worth trying, even with international shipping. But I soo love it on you.. Do you any suggestions for a paler version of this shade? Tia

    1. Hi bitters, if you're really pale and want a similar tone, try Lime Crime Cosmopop or NYX Orange Soda! The NYX is a bit sheerer. Cosmopop is a bit stronger and more opaque, and looks gorgeous on paler skin. (Lisa Eldridge has a tutorial on Youtube using that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IctAlE5N8iw&feature=plcp)

      Cosmopop link -http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=1253&url=151

  4. I want this lipstick and lipgloss.


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