5 April 2013

Barry M Bold Black Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Review

Eyeliner and I have a bit of a turbulent relationship. I love it, but I can never seem to find one that works the way I want it to. Usually what happens is the pencil is too sharp, the felt pen is too narrow or the colour isn't intense enough.

I came across the Barry M Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Superdrug the other day, priced at £3.99, linked here. I liked the fact that it was waterproof as I frequently end up with eyeliner everywhere by the end of the day, looking like a bleary eyed panda.

Unlike some of the other pencils and pens I have wrestled with, the Barry M eyeliner pencil is soft and pliable, making it easy to press into my lashes and maintain a steady line. Once applied, I use an eyeliner brush in order to move the line out to the corners of my eye for a more precise look.

I have tried the eyeliner out twice now, once for work and once for a night out and I can confirm that it has stayed put and not lost any intensity of colour. Even though it does say waterproof, I was expecting some smudging or fading after a few hours but that didn't happen at all.

I can heartily recommend the Barry M Eyeliner pencil to you. I have included some before and after photographs so you can see how it looks on.

That's as much of my naked face
as you're getting ;)

Oops!!  Shadow cam!
Edit: A couple of people have asked me what mascara I am using in the "after" pictures.  It's the Benefit They're Real Mascara.

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  1. I love this eyeliner! It;s definitely one of my favorites xx

    1. It's been aces since I found an eyeliner I liked this month :)

  2. I have this and love it. I wish they did a zillion colours - I'd buy them all! x

    1. I'll definately be buying it again. Love it!

  3. Oh wow that eyeliner looks amazing! I favour the felt tip style, my current on is L'Oreal that smells and looks like a Sharpie but I think I'll be giving this a go in the not too distant future

    1. I actually used to use the Loreal One which has an awesome staying power. I prefer this I think purely because it is a little more forgiving if you make a mistake and it's cheaper! x

  4. Hi
    Just wondered if you were wearing anything else on your eyes other than the mascara?
    It's a really nice natural look.
    Jan :-)

  5. Really useful review, thanks!


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