Product Type: Barry M makeup
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No nonsense everyday wear
Barry M 3 in 1 Mascara
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Barry M 3 in 1 Mascara
Advantages: Curls, Volumises, Lengthens
Recently when ordering a few bits and bobs online I decided my make up bag probably wouldnt say no to a little bit of a boost so I had a look at what was on offer. I rarely go for the premium brands (Mac, Urban Decay etc) because I simply cannot afford them and also, to be honest I dont wear make up every day, sometimes only once a week so it seems silly to spend so much on a product that you are recommended to throw away after three months due to bacteria etc.
I thought I'd take a look at the Barry M range because I have tried a few items from their range before and have been very, very impressed with the quality of the products, especially for the low prices. In addition to this, I love their selection of bright colours etc. My best friend is also happy with Barry M so in my eyes, as she is some sort of make up expert and spends hours deciding what it the best thing to buy, if she thinks its good, then it must be good!
Mascara is one thing that when I do wear make up, I always wear. It is also one of those things that does need replacing regularly so I decided to take a look at these. I cant remember exactly what I paid for this but currently it is on the Boots website for £6.19 so it is a mascara that isnt one of the cheapest on the market but it certainly isnt the most expensive either!
I like the packaging of the mascara, the tube is silver in colour with a large bright pink band around it stating the brand and giving the name of the product.
The mascara is a 3 in 1 product meaning it is supposed to give you three different effects all in the same us. It is supposed to volumise, lengthen and curl. It is only available in one colour which is intense black.
Using the mascara is very easy. When pulling the wand out of the tube, it comes out loaded with a good amount of the product, however it is not full up with it. With a lot of mascaras I wipe the brush on the top of the tube to get rid of the excess but this one does not need this as it is a good amount for what you need. The brush is a simple, traditional shape. Whenever I use mascara, no matter which brand it is, I always give the brush a bit of a wiggle at the base of the lashes and then move upwards with the brush to the tips of my lashes two or three times to ensure I have even coverage.
I am really impressed with how great this mascara works. Before buying this I was using an Avon mascara called curlicious or something and although this was a good product, I found that my lashes still looked quite thin. With this mascara, after just a few seconds my lashes are transformed into thick, long and perfectly curled lashes which are a perfect black with no clumps whatsoever. I think the mascara does a really good job of separating lashes and this mascara looks fab for every day or on nights out.
I find this mascara really comfortable to wear and at no point throughout the day do I feel as though my lashes are tugging and I dont experience any skin irritation either which I am prone to. The product does not brand itself as waterproof but I have never had it run.
The mascara is really easy to remove and it comes off very quickly with a simple wipe of a make up remover wipe. When I'm feeling particularly lazy (I know, I know ALWAYS take your make up off) and end up sleeping in it when I wake up theres actually minimal smudging so I think it does have a very good staying power.
I really like this mascara and think that for £6.19 which is a mid range mascara it does a really good job. My favourite things about it are that it separates all lashes individually and it lengthens.
I would definitely recommend this mascara and will buy it again in the future.
Summary: Fab mascara