Product Type: Barry M makeup
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Barry M Liquid Eyeliner
Member Name: Torialou
Barry M Liquid Eyeliner
Advantages: Cost is low and it lasts ages.
Disadvantages: Little hard to use applicator.
BARRY M LIQUID EYE LINER
I have a love hate relationship with eye liner, I really do need to wear it to emphasize my eyes for a few reasons but it causes me no end of issues finding the right one!
Firstly my eye lids are droopy, it appears to be something in the genes because I still remember growing up my Auntie pinning her's back with her fingers and moaning that you could not see her eye shadow and that she needed an eyelid lift! This is where I have to weigh up the options:-
Matchsticks to prop the lids up? - not very good visually!
A bit of sticky tape to pull them back? - could work but would look odd!
A eyelid lift? - Pain and costly!
Eye liner? - Cheap and effective! And we have a winner!
Secondly I wear glasses and that really does make my eyes look smaller! Contacts are an option but suffering with so many allergies and dry eyes I have never got on with them, there is only so many times I can cope scratching my eyes without thinking and either loosing the lens or folding it up!
So eyeliner it is? great you would think! Issue solved! But no such luck! Being blind as a bat means that I can not take my glasses off and apply my eye liner in a normal mirror, if I take my glasses off I am more likely to ask where the wall is, forget finding the mirror and my reflection in it! Growing up my sister used to laugh at me, I would break an eye liner pencil into half and then stand next to a wardrobe mirror and try and get close enough to apply the eye liner but far enough away that I would not keep hitting the pencil against the glass. These days I am a little more lucky thanks to someone realising there is a market for compact mirrors with magnifying glass, however the liner still needs to be short while I try and perform a juggling act between a compact, liner and holding my brow to get a straight line! It's something of a skilled art form because I only have two hands and need three lol.
My allergies are the next issue, I do rub my eyes and I need a tough liner that will not budge when I have an accidental rub at my itchy eye balls. Trust me I do not believe the panda look is ever be in fashion!
So when I am shopping for eye liner I am looking for waterproof, smudge proof black liner with a small applicator! Ok quite a list of requirements but I do find the odd one from time to time. One day when shopping I came across the Barry M Liquid Eye Liner and it ticked all my requirement boxes so was hastily purchased!
THE PRODUCT ....
Barry M is a make up brand that many of us will know, the products are growing quite a lot in popularity not only due to their cost being fairly low when compared to other high street brands but because more and more of us savvy shoppers are realising that many of the Barry M products are as good if not better than some of their more expensive counterparts.
Barry M is available in Boot's, Superdrug and online at their own website www.BarryM.com.
Another factor many of us are turning to Barry M is they are against animal testing and many of their products are not just suitable for Vegetarians but also suitable for Vegans.
The Liner comes in a very cute little plastic pot that is the same colour as the liner contained within. To me the pot and applicator together look like a wee dunce cap. The liners come in a variety of colours, I am boring and stick to black but Barry M is always up to date and there are often fun Seasonal colours available. Blue seems to be the summer colour for liner at the moment.
To open you simply twist the stalk part of the product anti clock wise whist holding the small pot still with the other hand. When opened the lid reveals an attached applicator, in some liners this is a fine brush. Barry M have actually made this a very tough nib that comes down to a very fine point.
The ink is inside the pot and comes out on the applicator ready to be applied.
To use you simply run the applicator across the desired area of the eye lid and draw as you would using a felt pen. The liner is very thin in consistency but does not run at all and dries within seconds providing the wearer with a lovely matte coloured line.
The entire product is 10Cm in height, once removed the applicator and lid is around 9cm so it is a little longer than I like but copable.
The liner has a RRP of £4.79 which I really can not fault, it is also often part of Boots three for two offers so is very reasonable.
So what do I think of this eye liner? Well I can confirm that this liner is almost impossible to remove once applied and even if I do scratch it barely moves so no pander eyes! The liner holds for as many hours as I want to wear it, I am yet to have any issues with applying it in the morning. It's still holding fast when I go to bed even after a night out.
What issues do I have? I find this hard to remove - yes the downside of it staying on is that it is hard to remove but as you will see in one of my previous reviews Lush have solved that issue for me with their amazing product called Ultrabland. Secondly I do find the hard nib a little hard to apply the liner with and takes a bit getting used to. Other than that I have no problems with this at all. It works really well!
I would have no issue giving this 4 stars out of 5.
Summary: Brilliant value.