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Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayon
Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons
Author Name: daisylee3
Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons
Date: 29/12/11, updated on 29/12/11 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely and soft, cheap
Disadvantages: Not waterproof, doesn't look neat
I love Barry M makeup as it's so affordable yet brilliant quality so I was really pleased when I recieved one the Barry M super soft eye crayons in one of my Christmas stockings. I love the Barry M eyeliner as it's such good quality and soft and these eyeliners are just the same as the original Barry M eyeliners but slightly more creamy and they're also a bit 'stubbier' - mine is around half the size of my original Barry M eyeliner and a little thicker which I think is cute and it makes it ideal as a little travel size eyeliner as I can pop it into my small makeup bag when i'm staying over at my boyfriends.
This eyeliner is available in various colours, and while I personally prefer the darker colours such as black and grey, there's also more vibrant and daring colours such as purple, green, pink etc. I've got this eyeliner in black as I think this is the colour that makes my eyes look that bit more sexy and bold, and it also suits me more than a lighter colour would due to my dark brown hair. I love creating a smokey eye with this particular pencil as it goes on nice and thick it's so easy to blend. I don't think it's a great eyeliner to use if you want a nice, neat, very subtle line of eyeliner as the nib is pretty thick, and even when i'm pressing down lightly and at an angle it still goes on pretty thick.
Texture wise, this is really soft, which is both good and bad. It's good because it obviously feels nice and gentle and doesn't drag on my lashline, but bad because it seems to melt pretty easier and it therefor becomes patchy and makes it look old and like it's been on since the previous day - not a good look, even I don't like this and I love the whole grungey look. It is also not waterproof meaning that it smudges or runs even when it comes into contact with the tiniest bit of moisture - for example when I sneeze it does definetly effect my eyeliner and it doesn't look neat or precise at all.
The lasting power is okay but unfortunetly even though it lasts for around 6-8 hours it doesn't look 'fresh' or precise, it just looks messy and slightly old even after a few hours, which I think is probably due to the soft texture. I do like the texture however it does feel a little greasy. Price wise, this eyeliner is good value at £3.99 per eyeliner which is a decent price for such a well pigmented and soft, decent quality eyeliner. Overall, the eyeliner's good but not perfect..
* Good value for money
* Range of colours to choose from
* Practically sized packaging - neat and cute
* Easy to blend
* Well pigmented
* Lasting power
* Looks old and worn after just a few hours unless reapplied frequently
* Melts easily due to soft, creamy texture resulting in patchy eyeliner
* Not waterproof
Overall, I would reccomend this eyeliner. I personally do not think it's for day time wear though as it is a bit too smokey and doesn't stay neat and precise, and so I will instead be wearing this when I go clubbing or to a party and want a big dramatic look of overlly smokey eyes.
Summary: Reccomended if you want messy looking eyeliner for the ultimate smokey eyes.