Product Type: Barry M makeup
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Perfection in a pot!
Barry M Gel Waterproof Eyeliner
Member Name: Torialou
Barry M Gel Waterproof Eyeliner
Date: 09/05/13, updated on 09/05/13 (72 review reads)
Advantages: The wonderful design of the pot/brush
Disadvantages: A little tough to remove
Barry M WGE1 Gel Waterproof Eyeliner
I have always had a huge problem with eyeliner, my eye lids are rather droopy and no matter what type of eyeliner I have tried in the past I would find that they did not dry fast enough and I would end up with nice reprints of the original line all over my eye lid.
A good few years ago now I was introduced to my first pot of gel eyeliner and have used several brands over the years with pleasing results. Unfortunately I had always found that the pots were predominantly only available from some of the more expensive cosmetic ranges and that I also needed to invest in a small liner brush to apply the liner, adding yet more to the cost.
As much as I liked the gel pots there was one negative for me, I would find that the brush would get very messy and once or twice I did not clean it well enough before placing it back into my bag and the result was waterproof eyeliner all over the contents of my handbag, which as you can imagine was a nightmare. As such I stopped using gel pots until recently when walking through boots I spotted this clever designed product!
What makes this product different from all the other Gel Pot Eyeliners out there I hear you ask? The design of this product has been really well through through, not only have they included an eyeliner brush with the product but they have designed the pot packaging to incorporate the brush! This has been accomplished by the lid of the gel pot being extended into a small tube which the brush clips into. This means that the items are always together and also that there are no nasty little accidents of messy eyeliner on the inside of my hand bag.
The gel is of a nice consistency, it glides on very smoothly when applied with the brush and sets instantly. The gel has a mat finish once applied and can be built up to be very bold or more of a smudged look with a single layer.
The gel is waterproof and once is in place it steadfastly refuses to be removed. So far it has withstood me getting soaked in a downpour where my face got very wet, the eye liner was still perfect when I looked in the mirror. Several nights out in very hot night clubs, where in the past I have looked in the mirror in clubs and found my liners had run, this one again was perfectly in place and lastly the tear test! It did not budge!
Perfect I hear you thinking! I thought the same until the time come to removing my make up for bed. The eyeliner refused to be removed with my cleaner and face wash. I kept waking to panda eyes until I recently found that this can be removed very easily with a little bit of baby oil on a cotton pad. I then wash my face with a little bit of warm water to remove the left over baby oil and voila no more panda eyes in the morning!
Longevity, I find that I can apply this product first thing in the morning and it is still in place when I go to bed no matter what I have been up to.
RRP : £5.49 available at Boot's, Superdrug and www.barrym.com
I can not find how much is in the pot anywhere, however looking at the size compared to one of my other pots (a different brand) I would say around 45g
The pots are available in 3 shades, Black, Silver and a Champagne colour.
Other than it being a bit hard to remove I can not fault this product at all. It is a really good price, the product is outstanding and the brush is good quality. I am slightly concerned that the brush will require replacing before the gel is finished but this is yet to happen.
Summary: Adore this product find it hard to fault it, because even the fault is a plus as well