Candy Yum Yum's Twin!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

I went shopping a couple of days ago, to pick up a few 'beauty essentials' (okay, to treat myself to lots of pretty make up), and whilst I was browsing the Barry M display I spied a lipstick that had my name on it. 

I absolutely adore bright, in-your-face lipsticks - yes they may attract a few stares, and sometimes even snide comments (honestly, it's lipstick, I'm not walking around with 'look at me' written on my forehead). They make me feel very 'made up' and glamorous, and I don't think there is anything wrong with that! 

As you will know, when MAC released their 'Quite Cute' collection I was all over the Candy Yum Yum lipstick - it still remains one of my all-time favourite lipsticks, but unfortunately it sold out pretty fast and not everyone got the chance to get their hands on it. Luckily, I think my Barry M browse may have solved that problem! 
Top - MAC Candy Yum Yum
Bottom - Barry M 62

HOW similar do they look!? Barry M 62 is a seriously amazing 'dupe' (or twin as I like to call it) for MAC's Candy Yum Yum, and to be honestly I'm a bit in shock at just HOW similar the two are, and I'm SO glad that I no longer have to worry about my beloved Candy Yum Yum running out! It's also better for nights out as I'm always wary of taking my MAC lipsticks out in case I lose them, especially if they were Limited Edition (anyone else like that?!) I know Barry M lip paints are notorious for being extremely drying, but this one is actually really moisturising and nice on my lips - definitely a bonus. The Barry M lip paints are currently on offer in Boots for 2 for £7, or they usually cost £4.49 each.

What do you think to my alternative to Candy Yum Yum? Do you like bright lip colours?

Ps. I'm currently playing about with my layout - what do you think to the bigger images? I'm hoping to have a complete overhaul (out with the old, in with the new and all that) at some point but for now you'll have to bare with my little 'now and again' alterations. Let me know if you prefer the bigger pictures (I personally think the bigger the better, but I'm not writing this blog to myself!) as I really appreciate your input. Hope you're all okay :)

40 comments:

  1. woah! its like.. identical. the formula even looks the same, may have to get my hands on this! x x

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  2. Wow, they look exactly the same!! I agree with you about taking my Mac lipsticks out with me for a night out, great twin :-)
    x x

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  3. I love the colour of this! So bright :D. I like the bigger pictures too

    xx

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  4. These are identical! That is what you call a real dupe! Great find thanks for sharing :) x

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  5. ah hannah thanks for sharing that colour, it looks AMAZING! xxx

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  6. I've got this one, such an amazing colour. So similar to the Mac lipstick as well!

    xxx

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  7. I can't get over how similar they look, such a great find!
    xxx

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  8. I didn't manage to get Candy Yum Yum when it came out unfortunately but I'll look out for the Barry M dupe!

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  9. i dont think there could be a better dupe!? cant actually tell the difference at all from your swatches! wish you'd posted this earlier i strolled past the barry m stand earlier.. NEXT TIME THOUGH, YOU BE MINE BARRY! xx

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  10. Eee, these are identically lush! I've hardly tried bright lipsticks, or any really, but I'd love to someday. I've always been a bit of a blushaholic instead!

    http://ramzandtheflock.blogspot.com/

    p.s IN LOVE WITH YOUR BLOG!

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  11. Wow these are perfect dupes! I really wanted candy yum yum, but never got it. Sadly, the Barry M one is not in my reach either =/

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  12. I LOVE bright lip colours - have you tried any Lime Crime yet?

    Why not check out my new beauty blog, The Glossy Guide?

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  13. the colour match is spot on! I loved the look of candy yum yum but couldnt get my hands on it, will definitely be having a look at the barry m stand! x

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  14. possibly the best dupe i've ever seen, they're pretty much identical! xoxo

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  15. It is CRAZY how similar they look! Need to get my hands on that now! :) x

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  16. Lovely, absolutely 100% the same! Gonna look for this on my next trip! x

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  17. What a brilliant find! Thank you for sharing might just have to go try it on x

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  18. This is AMAZING! I don't think it would suit me,but for those who want it then it's great! They do a fab dupe for everhip too, I think I might pick that one up xxx

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  19. They are actually the same! Love this colour - I have the Barry M one. I like the pictures on your blog large.Looks good!

    http://victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com/

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  20. wow you could never tell them apart! i love the pictures larger.

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  21. Love love lovee your blog! So cute! http://deardarlingxoxo.blogspot.com

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  22. wish I could get one D: darn U.S.! hahaha.

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  23. :O wow! i'm going to get this :D x

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  24. I actually can't see a difference! xx

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  25. that's crazy! i'm clearly gonna raid the boots counter next week :)
    also i agree with the bigger the better pictures statement :) x

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  26. Wow I can't tell the difference...
    that's such a PRETTY COLOR! I'm loving
    your blog I am a new follower=D
    - Little Petite

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  27. the bold hot pink is so daring and striking! i can imagine that itll look amazing on your lips :)
    The Fashion Cycle

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  28. This is amazing! I've actually been regretting not gettin Candy Yum Yum when I had the chance, so I'm so excited to see this :) Just have to convince myself that I can pull the color off :P

    http://thedollhousediary.blogspot.com/

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  29. Thanks for the lipstick tip! I'll check it out tomorrow in Boots. I wanted to buy color like this for ages! :)

    I also have similar thing as you do with losing MAC lipsticks on a night out, so I usually don't take them at all. My friend recently lost her Morange lipstick after 3 uses!

    http://mademoiselle-la-la.blogspot.com/

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  30. NEW FOLLOWERRR :)
    I am in love with your background, and those lipsticks are to die for. Might raid the piggy bank soon!! xx

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  31. this is an amazing dupe! So glad you shared this :) x

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  32. Wow, amazing find! I need to get the Barry M lippie, I need more brights in my life. Loving the big pictures btw :}
    xx

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  33. I've just been linked to your blog and your protectiveness (is that a word?) of your MAC lipsticks make me instantly like you! x

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  34. they look identical!
    I will be going out to buy this! So thankyou!!
    xoxo
    http://obsessedbeautygeek.blogspot.com/

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  35. I bought this because of this post, just blogged about it! I love it, thank you! :) x

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  36. Ive been after a nice bright pink for ages! thank you!

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  37. Hiya! I just found(and am loving) your blog & wanted to say thanksss for this post! I missed out on CYY, so this is awesome!

    Laura xo

    laurzrah.blogspot.com

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