Barry M - Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Why Barry M?
Basically this brand is one of the first to offer cruelty free make up and at a great price. I don’t find all of the range suitable for my needs but I am certainly not complaining.
Why Liquid Eyeliner?
I wanted a clearer - bolder - defined look that would stay insitu for a good many hours so that I can just ‘apply and go’. I don’t like to have to be checking up on my face to see if re application is needed and don’t carry mirrors or make up around with me. This needs to have staying power.
What kind of look do I desire?
Cats eyes! Well that kind of look and the myriad of others that can be created with this product. Little flicks to the corner and the lovely wide eyed look. All these options are mine now that I have this liner - time to experiment.
Trialling times - sweat inducing all day/night sessions!
I’m giving this product a real good workout - I will give you my opinion:
Ease of use during application
The fact that the product is reminiscent of a paint brush in a pot (a very small brush and a cute pot) makes for steady application. As with a paint brush the liquid is deposited on to the tip (well it is like a felt tip pen but for descriptive purposes I like the brush and pot) and that is what you work with - the weight of the pot is separate thus allowing for a nice weight distribution in the hand. I’m not talking about a heavy load here as the whole product is light but for me it makes all the difference when applying.
It is simple to load the applicator with liquid - dip into the pot and pull out. I don’t have to do anything tricky here as the tip has just a nice covering to proceed. From first application I found using the brush easy - and that is impressive because I have had some disasters with liquid liners and gave up on them for a while. A line is drawn on the lash line of the upper eye from the inner to outer area - this is effortless and smooth and feels cool. My hand remains steady and I am comfortable holding the liner.
I feel confident to experiment as the applicator is so nice to work with and the amount of liquid liner upon it is just enough so that it doesn’t deposit too much and become uneven or thick.
I have had some fun with this pen - brush - felt tip! Because of the design of the tip you can do some real fine flicks to the edge of the eye. Fine line above and below. Curls and creativity are endless and this tool is amazing for the price. I like that I can build up the thickness to the desired effect that I am happy with - there is never a problem with too much too soon. Definition and flicks are what this pen does best for me. The intensity of the black is good - a true black.
Applied in the morning and left on till bedtime - no problem. Even in some sweat inducing situations this liner has stayed put! I’m not talking about going for a jog in the rain or working out in the gym - I’ll leave that for now. I have been very impressed with the fact that I don’t have to worry about touching up this liner - apply and go has been my experience.