I love a bright lip in summer. It means I can keep the rest of my makeup low key and thus (hopefully) sweat proof. Having read some wonderful things about the Barry M lip crayons I tottered on down to check them out and walked away with number 3 (Mandarin according to the site).
This is a bright orange toned red with gold sparkle through it. It is really quite opaque and very shiny on the lips. I wear this on my brave days. I was expecting a fairly hard consistency given that it is a crayon but it is actually softer and creamier than a normal lipstick is. This means you have to be careful when sharpening it but it is a dream to apply.
The formula is neither moisturising nor drying on my lips. It lasts a good few hours on me (without eating or drinking) and I haven’t experienced any bleeding. I have noticed that it can smudge very easily on hot days which I’m putting down to the waxy formula melting in the heat.
Overall you can colour me impressed. I *think* that all of the available shades are sparkly but don’t quote me on that, and they are all super bright colours. I kinda hope they bring out some more neutral and satin finish colours as the formula really is lovely to wear. Plus there is something childish and fun about actually colouring your lips in... I think it’s definitely worth the £4.95 xx