Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lavender Lips


  In 2008 MAC released their Hello Kitty collection and being a Hello Kitty freak (I swear I'm not 6 years old) I wanted it all, especially a lavender lipstick called "Fashion Mews".   At the time I wasn't working a lot and just couldn't afford a MAC lipstick but I regretted not getting it for ages.

  I had heard that the British brand Barry M had a close dupe called Palest Lavender (#129) so when I found a Canadian store selling Barry M (Devu Cosmetics) I ordered it right away.  Around the same time Revlon released their lip butters so I immediately grabbed up the shade Gumdrop as it reminded me of Fashion Mews as well.

  I love both of these lipsticks and they're pretty close in colour and finish.  Both are super creamy and moisturizing.  Palest Lavender is a tad more pigmented and Gumdrop is a bit more pink.  I don't think anyone needs both of these colours but I adore both and recommend them to anyone wanting a lip colour that's a bit different but not too out there.

Where to buy Barry M: Devu Cosmetics, ASOS, Barry M

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful color! I have one lipstick that is quite similar and always put it on but find myself changing it before I leave the house...I guess it's just not my kind of color. I think it's a really beautiful shade for those who can pull it off and you certainly do!

    Hill
    http://thebugthatfleeps.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah I feel like I need a warm blush to make them more wearable.

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    2. Good thinking! Perhaps I will try it again with that thought! :D

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  2. When i saw lavendier in the title.... i thought full out purple... I guess not :p. very pretty :)

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    1. I do have some full on purple lipsticks :) Thanks Steph!

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  3. I have never considered these shades for some reason but they both look gorgeous on you! I agree, very different without being too OTT ;) xx

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    1. Thanks Vicky :) They seem a bit scary at first but since they're both sheer and glossy they're pretty wearable.

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  4. They both look amazing on you! Great colours! :) x

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  5. ohhh i have a newfound interest in lavender lipsticks! looks great christine!

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    1. hope you find one you love :) thanks helen!

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  6. I adore lavender lips! I don't wear them often because the only color I own is Gumdrop x

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    1. It is very similar to the Barry M one luckily :)

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  7. I think lavender is a really pretty lip color, back in the day when Urban Decay first started I had a lipstick called Asphyxia and it was a gorgeous lavender. Purple in general looks so good on so many skin tones.

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    1. I would have loved to see that! I think most people assume it'd make them look ill but I love purple makeup :)

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  8. I love pink lavender colors. I have MAC's snob and it's amazing!

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    1. For some reason Snob looked awful on me :( I love it on other people though.

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    2. Really? aww that's such a shame! It's such a great quality too!

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  9. Oh this is pretty, I think I like the Revlon a little better! PS I also love Hello Kitty

    If you ever get a chance you should go to Pacific Mall is Scarborough (maybe you have already?) It is literally HK heaven!

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    1. Yeah the Revlon one is more wearable for sure. I've never been to Pacific Mall but I want to go so badly!

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  10. I have the Revlon lip butter in Gumdrop and I like it, but I absolutely LOVE the way it looks on you! Amazing.

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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  11. SO jealous that you can pull off the lavender lip color, lavender being my favorite color and I cant rock it :( they look pretty on you though!

    Karly.
    www.karlymichellem.blogspot.com

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    1. Maybe you could wear a darker purple like MAC Ump The Amp? Thanks Karly :)

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  12. I love Barry M lipsticks! My favourite is 121, it's a gorgeous vibrant red!

    http://thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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    1. I love Barry M too! I need to check that one out, thanks :)

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  13. Love these colours! Never knew Mac did a hello kitty collection - wish I could have got my hands on it too!

    Http://Saharalou.blogspot.com

    X

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  14. So pretty - I love! I have never tried lavender lips (nor should I) but it looks so gorgeous on you!

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    1. Thanks :) You could maybe try a purplish pink?

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  15. These lipsticks look lovely on you. I don't think lavender would suit me, though.

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kimberly :) You never know though! I think it would suit you.

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  16. i love the pale lavendar! I'm not a dark lipstick kind of girl yet, but im working my way there! lol.. but i love these sweet light colors for now! thanks for sharing!

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  17. These are both such gorgeous shades! I wish we could get the gumdrop shade in the UK :(
    Gem xx | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Awww that sucks that you can't get it :( The Barry M one is so similar though :)

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  18. That's pretty! ♥
    Nice blog you have here dear!
    Check out mine sometime if you'd like ♥ let's follow each other?
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  19. You look so pretty with these on! Really suit your skin tone!

    xx

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    1. Thanks Paulina :) I LOVE purple in general haha.

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  20. Both are so pretty! Looks great on you.

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