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Battle of the Yellow (Colour Changing) Lipsticks + Swatches

Just incase you missed the Memo, I REALLY love yellow. Like its worryingly unhealthy. I mean check my Instagram, the obsession is real. So when I seen there wasn't one but TWO yellow lipsticks I near enough squealed in excitement. 

So the original, the first, was always Lipstick Queen, they created the Green and Blue colour changing lipsticks too, both of which Barry M is also doing.... but the two are good, and I thought I would compare them, as I know that is what most people will want to know, are they the same?? 

Even from the picture its plain to see the colours are different. The Lipstick Queen Lipstick is definitely warmer in tone, it leans more orange. The Barry M is more of a true yellow. 

These colour differences then translate when applied too, The Lipstick Queen turns a very coral pink, which is beautiful on, and the Barry M turns into a bright pink, both take a minute or so to fully change colour. 

I would describe neither as a lipstick, I know - shocking. But they are tinted lip balms, I think that is a better description of them, they are a very fancy, colour changing, somewhat gimmicky tinted lip balm. They are nice, but lets not pretend they are anything else. 

With that in mind they are both moisturising especially The Lipstick Queen one, it feels incredible to apply, and there is no drying out your lips.

L: Lipstick Queen Morning Sunshine - R: Barry M Unicorn
Something to note also is they do stain your lips, lip stainy, lipbalms, that definitely are not lipsticks. Confused yet? 

So, I think I have decided I am happy I have them, and I will use them, I especially love the lipstick queen one, I love the shade and the feel of it, I love the colour and I am sure I will get plenty use out of it. Sure it is £22, but for me it is fab! Would I recommend it to everyone? No. It is a overpriced lip balm, but if you want something different and something cute, why not? 

As for the BarryM one it is good, I do like it, and for £5 its definitely the more purse friendly option, but I can see me keeping this one nice for IG, using it as a prop instead of actually using it. - but I may of actually used it if I hadn't paid the £22 for other one.. do you see the dilemma? lol 

You can purchase Barry M Unicorn here for £4.99

Would you buy either? Do you have either? Let me know in the comments below :)



  1. They both look lovely on you! Lipstick queen is so so good x

  2. I didn't know what to expect them to look like! I couldn't imagine myself paying £22 for one, so it's good to have a cheaper alternative! xx


  3. They both look lovely, I don't think I'd choose to buy one of them as I much prefer a bold lip x

  4. I've been seeing these types of lip stains/ balms everywhere - they sound great

    Beauty Candy Loves

  5. I love the look of both. Haven't used my Barry m yet.

    Karen x
    JinksyBeauty x

  6. Both look so lovely on you but I think I'll skip x


  7. Both look great! I love the concept of these, bit gimmicky but still! I think a friend tried one brand and the colour was different on everyone which was cool!


  8. I didn't know Barry M did a Lipstick queen dupe. I might have to try it for just £5! Looks like a nice colour x

  9. They both look really nice but a little too subtle for me x

  10. They look lovely on you, I prefer a lipstick with an opaque finish so I don't think they're for me but I'm so pleased you did this as I'd seen so much hype around the LQ one & would have paid £22 for it. Great honest post lovely xxxx

  11. The Barry M one looks brighter in color but both look gorgeous! I tried the green Lipstick Queen lipstick and it was gorgeous x

    Beauty From Katie

  12. These are the perfect lipsticks for you! I love that it changes to pink on the lips, so fun!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  13. I love the corally shade of the lipstick queen one but I don't think I could spend £22 on it! X

  14. I thought they would be a bit more pigmented but I do like the colour of the LQ one better. So weird how they change!! Xx

    Tamz - www.throughneweyesx.com

  15. Oh wow I've never seen yellow ones before. I tried a green one but it was a bit too pink for my liking, both of these look super cute

    Kisses and love
    Jazziepickles xoxo

  16. Both of these look really pretty on you :)


  17. I'd probably go for the Barry M one because of its price point but I do really want to try Lipstick Queen one day.

  18. I actually prefer the look of the Barry M one!


  19. I think it's a great concept but jsut don't fancy it myself ;) x

  20. These colour changing lipsticks are so cool because without knowing that I would never in a million years purchase a yellow lipstick haha
    Kathy x

  21. Ever since I first saw these I have thought they are pretty cool and I love the concept. I'm not sure I would part with £22 for the Lipstick Queen one though.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

  22. These lipsticks were made for you! For me I'm a bit disappointed in how pale and sheer they come out, but it's still a cool effect

    Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

  23. I love LQ and I have this shade - such a great summer balm. Didn't know Barry M had done a yellow one too - a good budget option x

  24. They both look lovely on you! Love lipstick queen lippies!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  25. They both look so lovely on you :) x


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