Barry M That’s Swell Lip Plumping Gloss Review


When I saw Barry M announce their new lip plumping gloss on Instagram I immediately became excited and made a mental note to pick one up next time I was out shopping. I love Barry M products, and I had been in need of a clear lip gloss so I thought if it doesn’t work I’ll still get my use of it.

Barry M that's swell lip plumping gloss

The product aims to “stimulate the skin’s natural collagen” for “softer” and “toned” lips.

This retails at £4.99, so it is rather purse friendly compared to other more expensive lip plumpers on the market. I love the gold packaging, and the doe foot applicator makes the gloss easy to apply. Currently this only comes in a clear shade – maybe they will release a few different colours in the future. The only thing that I don’t like about clear lip glosses is the fact that they can easily get dirty if your lips aren’t 100% clean. Anyone else get freaked out by this haha?

Anyway, the smell of this makes me feel really nostalgic. The sweet, minty fragrance smells exactly like candy/rock you get at the seaside!

Barry M that's swell lip plumping gloss

I know a lot of lip plumping products can create an uncomfortable tingling sensation once applied, but with this I didn’t experience much which was nice. Sometimes I can feel a little tingle, other times I don’t get any at all, but when I do it is really faint and barely noticeable.

Now for the main part – does this work? I think the shiny gloss does create the illusion of a bigger lip, but I don’t think it necessarily makes your lips feel a lot bigger. It probably worked better for me because my lips are naturally on the fuller side, so if you have thinner lips then this may not be as effective. I found this performed better under a lipstick (as shown in the photo below) and this helped to make my lips look a little more plumped.

barry m that's swell lip plumping gloss 2
Left – Bare lips, Middle – 10 minutes after the lip gloss was applied, Right – the gloss with lipstick over.

Overall this was fun to try out and experiment with, but I don’t think I’d repurchase it.

Have you ever tried lip plumping products? Did they work for you?

As always, thank you so much for reading, and have a lovely day!






10 thoughts on “Barry M That’s Swell Lip Plumping Gloss Review

    1. I hope it works for you if you decide to try it! I read a few people said it didn’t do much for them but I found it plumped mine a little bit though! I think it depends on your expectations 🙂

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  1. I splurged a few months ago and treated myself to the Too Faced lip plumper, and the price tag was so hefty. I didn’t see great results, but this seems nice. Especially since it is so affordable! Even if it may not make a huge impact on the lips, it does make the lips look fuller since it is gloss. Definitely going to hunt this out and give it a shot! Great post!

    Ashlee Stuart

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    1. That’s a shame the Too Faced one didn’t work that well as you would expect it to with it being more expensive! I agree, I think using the gloss with lipstick really helps to make the lips look more plumped too. I hope it works for you if you decide to give it a go. Thank you!

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