The worst brow product award goes to…

Sorry Barry M but for once I will not be singing your praises.

After running out of my sleek pencil (this has been reviewed a while ago on my blog)  I thought I would change it up a little and try another brow product. I nipped into a small Boots and their range wasn’t massive so I came out with this little thing…

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(The Barry M Brow Pen in ‘Dark Brown’ not the daffodil) Packaging wise, yes this is really it. It looks just like a white board marker doesn’t it. And that it pretty much the consistency of the product to. As you can see the nib is a felt tip pen and although I knew that was what I would be working with on my brows I was not prepared for it drying up every few strokes. So there I was one eye brow done and desperately trying to wet the nib so I could at least finish my eyebrows. After this battle had commenced and I had won (Just!) my brows were left looking very ‘drawn on’ and although this is an effect I know some love, this just really does not suit my face and it is not a look I enjoy sporting. IMG_6620

The nib ment it was really difficult to do fine strokes to mimic hair and really all I could do with it was literally colour in my brows. What was worse was although I didn’t like the product I kept it on for the day just to see the lasting power it had. 3 hours in and I noticed the pen was starting to run and the skin round my brows was starting to become tinged brown. Needless to say I was not a happy bunny. You can see on the swatch below even after a few seconds on the skin the product had started to run.

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This product went straight in the bin and that is where it will be staying. Sorry Barry M!

Much love,

Joanna x

Barry M Gelly

Wow wow wow just wow, where do I begin? 

 

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The colour range was what first caught my eye, the dark colours for the winter and then the pastels in the summer (Unfortunately I only have pictures of my most recent colours for summer), but there just isn’t an occasion this range doesn’t cater for. Granted, I have never been one for spending a lot on nail varnishes so I can not compare to the higher price range varnishes like Chanel and YSL. But I have used a lot of Rimmiel, Bourjois, MaxFactor and L’oreal varnishes before and their lasting abilities do not even come close. I can paint my nails on a sunday night for work and forget about them until the following Sunday!

I am currently using the Barry M base coat and then it takes me two coats of the varnish to make it look flawless and then I apply a top coat, although honestly I think this might be habit, the hi shine they leave doesn’t actually require a top coat at all.

So I promise, this range is definitely worth a shot, they often have 3 for 2 offers on in Boots and Superdrug so keep your eyes peeled!

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Colours in order of appearance – Rose Hip, Blueberry, Prickly Pair and Sugar Apple.