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Super Soft Eyes
Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons
Member Name: Cinny91
Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons
Advantages: Can create a lot of different looks, from softer eyes to more dramatic.
Disadvantages: Smudges quite a bit, so only use it if you plan a blending a little.
Barry M is a British brand - Started by Barry Mero in 1982, Barry M has always led the way for brightly coloured, outrageous cosmetics.
Barry M has gained a bit of a cult following, and is a favourite for most of those wanting to make a statement with their make-up.
Barry Ms Super Soft Eye Crayon is perfect for helping you to create that perfect smokey eyed look, or just adding some intense eye colour. It comes in 10 colours, 5 which are 'shimmery' and 5 which have just been released that are Matt. The colours range from shades of purple, green, blue and pink to more 'mundane' blacks and browns. So there should be something for everyone.
The design on the pencil is very simple, just a mirrored gold coloured font on the main body of the pencil saying 'Barry M. Super Soft Eye Crayon' (I love the fact they call it crayon, makes you feel like a 5 year old again with your crayolas!) The lid on this is just a simple clear pull of cap, but I find it holds well and is more than safe to be tossed into your bag while you're out and about.
The pencil itself is pretty chunky, so you can get a good grip on it and it's very easy to move while applying for a smooth application.
The results of this pencil are pretty good. I've only used the Black one so far but find it's really highly pigmented and because it's so soft, very easy to apply and blend for (as they promised) a rather smokey eyed look.
The pencil is also pretty versatile, I use it in two ways to create either a soft or more dramatic look.
Like, if you apply it to your upper lash line it makes your lashes look really thick and full at the base - and I find I had the best results with the product using it this way.
You can also apply it to your top lid, like you would with liquid eyeliner. As I said, this is really highly pigmented so it great for a dramatic OTT look. It goes on really quite smoothly too, but as the kohl is soft it smudges a lot so I'd only really recommend using it in this way if you're looking to blend it a little - if you're after a precise, sharp line on your lid you need to use Liquid Eyeliner.
My only problem with this pencil was when I first got it. I found it really messy to use, and that it clumped around my eyelashes which wasn't very nice. (And really messy to get off, enter extreme panda eyes!) But this is mainly my fault, as I'm used to harder kohl liners and must have been pressing on a little too hard.
Now I've had it for a while (and figured out how to use it properly!!) I really love this pencil. I find it's great for creating a more dramatic eye look, plus it seems to wear pretty well thought out the day. I did have a few problems with under eye smudging, but nothing major that wasn't easily fixed with a baby wipe.
Only tips for this product - Keep it sharpened for more precise application and only press very lightly when applying.
The Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayon is £3.95 from most Barry M Stockists.
Summary: A great eyeliner.