Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Barry M Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Champagne

Drugstore eyeliners have come on such a long way in the last 5 years or so. It used to be that to get a real waterproof finish you needed to buy high-end, but nowadays you can buy a pencil, liquid or gel eyeliner that sets down watertight and unbudge-able for about a fiver.

Barry M's new(ish) gel eyeliners come in a tightly edited (read: small) range of colours including black, silver, and this rather unusual champagne shade, which I couldn't resist picking up. It's a pale, very cool gold-ish pewter shade.

The Transformers/Kinder Egg-esque brush-inside-the-lid packaging is pretty plasticky, and judging from the testers in Superdrug, not likely to keep this gel eyeliner from shrivelling up into a hard little hockey puck with gradual exposure to air. But for £5.49, fair enough, really - it's not an investment-type purchase. This is the same design of packaging as Fashionista gel eyeliners (if you own any of these), but I don't know if the formula is the same as I haven't tried those.

The texture is great - really smooth, creamy and highly pigmented. The brush it comes with isn't super-fine, and you're more likely to create a smudgy sweep than a precise cat-eye with it. The champagne shade is pale and shimmery enough to be forgiving of this though, so it's all good.

It sets to waterproof in about 30 seconds, and stays put pretty much all day. Hooray!

Find it in Superdrug, Boots and at Barry M's website, where it costs £5.49

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails