Thursday, February 2, 2012

Barry M 154 Pale Nude Lip Paint

Swatches (L-to-R): Barry M Pale Nude, NYX Circe, Revlon Soft Nude

Nude lips aren't usually a statement in and of themselves but there are so many women who cannot live without a good nude lipstick.Well, finding the right shade of nude can sometimes be tricky, and you will need to experiment to see which undertone suits you the best. 

Barry M 154 Pale Nude has a peachy-pink base and is milkier-looking than either NYX Circe or Revlon Soft Nude. The texture is like a MAC Satin; not quite creamy, but also not matte. It's thick and quite opaque on the lips, which is perfect if you need a real "concealer lips" look. 

Lip Swatch: Barry M 154 Pale Nude Lip Paint on NC25 skin

However, a lipstick this pale is not easy to wear. If you're NW25/NC30 or darker, it WILL be paler than your skin. I also think it looks better on pinker skins, as the peach-pink tones can make an NC girl look a bit sallow (unless they are NC20 or paler).

Barry M 154 Pale Nude
I don't wear this on its own as it's a touch too pale for my skin tone. I usually layer it with something else, like a gloss or a baby pink lipstick such as Lime Crime Great Pink Planet.

Lip swatch: Barry M Pale Nude with Lime Crime Great Pink Planet layered over the centers of lips.


  1. I like Nyx circle.. i have that and its not too white based

    1. Hi Steffi, yup it's the deepest of the 3. I think it's harder for those with yellow-based skins to pull of the peach-nudes like Barry M 154, and I really can't wear it on it's own, which is a pity cos I like the texture and coverage.

  2. i love your lips! :)
    new follower.. i love lipsticks!

    1. Thank you Calin! (BTW, great post on the Revlon Lip Butters! I'm still considering whether to get Lollipop, and I think from your comparison with Girl About Town, I should!

  3. I can never pull off these light shades. But I loooove them paired with a dark smokey eye.

  4. wow, this lipstick is so beautiful! and i wish i had your lips! :) you're so lucky!

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