Although called a lipstick, I would call it more of a lip stain, as I find it lasts a lot longer than most lipsticks.
Yes, this lipstick is green. I know what some of you might be thinking: "Green lipstick? Why, why, why would you do that?" I have not turned back into a Goth, I shall not be revisiting pink eyeliner either - but more on that another day. It does not stay green. And this is where the science comes in - also known as possibly my favourite bit. ...Considering I'm pursuing a career in English, I do love my science. I digress.
Touch of Magic lipstick works by changing colour depending on the alkaline level in your lips. If you have a high alkaline level, it will be brighter, a low alkaline level, paler. Because of it changing on each person, I believe it is a lipstick that suits virtually everyone.
My lips before:
As you can see, it goes a gorgeous, bright shade of pink. Although it is a bit brighter in real life than the camera shows. You need to apply a few coats to get a real deep colour I find, but if you just want a more subtle pink tint, one coat will suit fine.
As I mentioned earlier, it lasts a long time, and although you will have to reapply throughout a day/evening, you won't have to do so very often. It doesn't bleed or crack either, bonus. It's waterproof, and contains aloe vera, so it doesn't dry out your lips - a problem I usually suffer from.
Now you'd think that it might change colour slightly when you reapply throughout the day - if you had been eating something particularly acidic for example, but it doesn't. It seems the pH of your lips stays virtually the same regardless. Although I imagine that if you rub lemons over your lips and THEN apply, you will see a difference. I don't recommend doing that.
I also swatched my arm: (Why do we do this? Possibly not the best idea.)
This is to show you the difference between the colours. Lips have higher alkaline levels than arms apparently, hence the difference in colour.
I've almost run out my current stick of this, but I shall certainly be buying some more when I run out! You can buy Barry M's Touch of Magic Lip Paint from Boots, Superdrug or the Barry M website, RRP: £4.49
Have you used this lipstick? What did you think?
Also, this is my 100th post! Wahoo!