Product Type: Barry M makeup
Newest Review: ... it on my waterline as it is lightweight and incredibly gentle near my sensitive eyes. Barry M do not specify if this eye crayon is waterpr... more
Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons
Member Name: angelboouk
Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons
Advantages: easy to apply, price, quality, gentle, strength of colour
Disadvantages: all shades aren't available outwith the Barry M website
~Super Soft Eye Crayon~
Barry M offer a few different eye liner products including a kohl pencil, liquid liner and a glitter pencil. For the purpose of this review, I will be discussing the 'Super Soft Eye Crayon'.
This eye crayon is available in 10 different shades including black, pink, blue and green with matte or shimmering finishes. This eye crayon has an 'extra soft formulation'. Unlike a regular eye pencil, eye crayon is a much thicker crayon with a long, clear lid protecting the tip of the crayon.
~Price and Availability~
Barry M Eye Crayon is available from www.barrym.com, Boots and Superdrug though the full shade range only seems to appear on the brand website. Expect to pay around £3.99 for each crayon.
I have recently become very fond of the Barry M make up range. I bought the eye crayon in shade black as I was trying to make up the amount I was spending to over a certain amount to get a free gift! £3.99 is a very fair price to pay for a decent quality eye liner especially as I have previously splashed out up to £16.00 in the past!
I would say this eye crayon is more suited to someone who is confident when applying eye liner. If you are quite new to using it, I would recommend a thinner kohl pencil. I have been using eye liner for many years and have used a few chunky pencils so this one was perfectly fine for me to use. I prefer to use this one over my regular eye liners for when I want a thicker, bolder line of colour. I consider my eyes to be my best feature and like to doll them up with some eye liner, eye shadow and mascara on a regular basis.
Gripping this eye crayon is very easy. It is smaller in length than the average kohl pencil but thicker. I opted for black as my shade choice as I favour having a black liner define my eyes. There is a good selection of shades though for those who are a little more adventurous than me. The actual crayon is quite thick at the base but not overly thick at the tip. It is noticeably thicker than a kohl pencil tip though.
Using this eye crayon is very simple. I only apply it to my waterline as I have never been confident with applying any eye liner to my eyelid area. When brand new, the tip isn't overly sharp or pointy but it certainly tickles a little when in use. After a few uses, the tip of the crayon is much flatter and less tickly which I prefer. I love the consistency of this crayon. It glides across my waterline very smoothly and I have never experienced any dragging or discomfort. The crayon is moist and soft but not too soft that it breaks easily. It is a very durable crayon.
This black colour from this eye crayon is immediately noticeable with one complete sweep across my waterline. I like to apply two sweeps for a stronger intensity. This eye crayon produces a bold, thick line of colour across my waterline which looks neat and tidy. The look is a little more intense than that created by a simple kohl pencil as the black is much richer yet still looks soft and creamy. I can't 'feel' it on my waterline as it is lightweight and incredibly gentle near my sensitive eyes.
Barry M do not specify if this eye crayon is waterproof but I have found it to last well on my waterline despite me having general runny eyes with no smudging. The black colour remains strong and noticeable for several hours and is still acceptably noticeable after 6 or 7 hours without needing topped up. Any remaining eye crayon is easy to remove with some make up remover.
I would say that this is an excellent eye liner product. It is easy to use, lasts well and creates an intense, eye-shaping line of colour. I would say the thicker line of colour would appeal more to the younger wearers. I love the way it looks on my eyes. As this is a chunky crayon, it needs to be sharpened using a larger sharpener. I have one of these thankfully but those who are used to kohl pencils may need to make an additional purchase of a sharpener. The crayon sharpens well and doesn't fall apart. I find I only need to sharpen it after a few uses and so far, the crayon doesn't seem to be getting much smaller.
I like to replace my eye liners every 6 months but don't expect that I will have used all of this eye crayon in that space of time.
Overall 5 stars - thanks for reading :)
Summary: I love this eye crayon