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Barry M ‘Matte Me Up’ Liquid Lip Paint: Review & Swatch

Hi everyone – hope you are all enjoying your Easter break and tucking into all the chocolate treats!

When Barry M released a new line of liquid lipsticks I just had to get my hands on them…and ended up buying the whole set…woops! I can never resist a new lipstick line…

These lipsticks are described as:

“Reach pout perfection with Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paint. In 5 gorgeous, statement shades, its non-drying, ultra-long wearing formula is easy to apply and will leave lips with a gorgeously bold finish!”

For todays review I tried on the shade ‘Pop Up’ which is a very bold pink.


I am IN LOVE with this collection! The formula itself is very very light, but don’t let you fool you…the pigmentation is 10/10! It dries down to a completely matte finish without any sign of stickiness when you rub your lips together and NO transfer! (YAY!) I promise you it will last you 6+ hours, and that is with quite a few coffees and lunch.

It does’t dry or flake, and can be reapplied if you feel there has been a wee bit of wear. And most importantly, it is comfortable on your lips and not super drying. (Although I would advise a wee touch of lip balm before application, but that is routine for any liquid lipstick).

Now for the only negative: As the formula is quite runny, I found myself having quite a lot of trouble with the application…I couldn’t find a way where I wouldn’t end up on my teeth! But that can be easily fixed – just a slight annoyance!


  • Ease of application: 3/5
  • Pigmentation: 4.5/5
  • Texture: 4/5
  • Longevity: 4/5
  • Ease of removal: 3/5
  • Cost: 5/5

I managed to get my hands on the whole Barry M Matte Me Up collection, so if you want to see lip swatches of the whole set – let me know!

 You can buy it here at the Barry M website, but it is also available at Boots and Superdrug for £4.99.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! I love hearing from you!

Thanks for reading, hope this has been helpful!

~ Irish Rose Beauty ~

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