I’ve recently bought a new eyeliner pencil and thought I’d share my thoughts with you. The Barry M Bold Black Waterproof Eyeliner caught my eye, as I was thinking about getting something that had a little more staying power anyway and at just £3.99 from here, thought it was worth a try.
What Barry M Say
These luxurious eye liners apply as smoothly as a liquid with the precision of a pencil. They are waterproof and super long lasting with more than 8 hours wear!
These liners come in seven different shades, including purple, golds and bronzes, perfect for adding a pop of colour to your makeup during the summer months.
My First Impressions
I’ve recently been using a retractable eyeliner, so going back to a standard liner was odd to start. The packaging of the liner itself is pretty, with the logo and graphics in blue on black. It’s a pretty standard looking pencil to be honest, so not a lot to report on.
The nib of the pencil did however look fatter than most standard pencils, which gave me the impression that it would be quite soft in it’s texture and hopefully apply really smoothly, as Barry M promise.
The instant that I used it I realised that I really didn’t have to press very hard on the skin because the formula is so soft and smooth, that applying it is a dream. It reminds me a lot of Maybellines Eye Studio Master Drama liner, which again is so smooth to apply meaning you can get real depth of colour without using very much product. This was instantly a big bonus.
What Do I Think?
I’ve been using this pencil now for about 10 days, adding some definition below my lower lashes mainly. I like to apply a little below the lower lashes and then smudge some black eyeshadow (usually from my elf 32 piece ‘Everyday’ palette) across the liner, so that the liner line isn’t quite so harsh.
I think my favourtie thing about this product is that it doesn’t drag across the skin at all. This is especially important when considering products that you apply around the eye. The skin under the eye in particular is considerably thinner than anywhere else on the body (check out these ideas for looking after your under eye skin naturally), so taking care of this area in particular has always been important to me. With this liner, there’s no risk of pulling or dragging, which is fantastic.
On wearing it for an 8 hour working day or running around after my daughter at home, I’ve found that it’s still firmly in place, not like some liners I’ve used which seem to slide lower and lower as the day progresses.
Overall, I would say that it’s a good liner for staying power and price. If you want something that lasts for hours, but isn’t too tricky to remove at the end of the day, then this could be for you!