Name: Super Soft Eye Crayon in Matt Pink
Brand: Barry M
From Barry M’s website:
Extra soft formulation with a thicker application to help create that smokey eyed look. Available in 5 shimmering shades and now in 5 matt colours too!
What I liked:
– bright shade with a matte finish
– very pigmented
– creamy texture
– glides on smoothly, no tugging
– the packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t last all day unless you use it with a primer
In the past year I seem to have developed an obsession with colored eyeliners, but I had never tried a matte one before. Not only they are hard to come by, but most of the time the pigmentation leaves much to be desired. So you can imagine how happy I was when I had the chance to try Barry M Matt Super Soft Eye Crayon.
The color I have is Matt Pink and it is a bright Barbie pink shade with a matte finish. The pigmentation is fantastic and just one swipe is enough to get an opaque line. Of course such a bright shade (and the other shades in the range are just as colorful and vibrant) won’t appeal to everyone but if you’re not scared of color or just want to add a colorful pop to your look, you should consider this eyeliner.
The pigmentation is not the only good thing about this cute and chubby pencil. I also love the texture. It is so creamy and glides on smoothly. No pulling or tugging of the skin with this. 🙂 In addition, it also makes a pretty good eyeshadow base that would make the colors on top really pop.
As for the staying power, the eyeliner lasts 6 hours on my slightly oily lids without a primer. I always wear one, even when I use it as a colored base (I use colored base to make shades more vibrant, not to improve their staying power) so this doesn’t bother me. And considering how cheap these are and how rare it is to come across some bright matte eyeliners, these are worth every penny even if they don’t last all day without a primer.
If you’re looking for a bright matte eyeliner that is pigmented, creamy and cheap, then give Barry M Matt Super Soft Eye Crayons a try. They also double up as eyeshadow bases but need a primer to make them last all day.