|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I, almost never, purchase the same mascara twice. Very rarely do I even make it to the bottom of a mascara tube, before I have to chuck it in crying frustration. I make an exception for this mascara, I've even made it to a second tube.
Yes, the packaging is naff, but I'm still giving it 5 stars, simply because this is pretty much the best 'everyday' mascara I've ever used. It goes on completely clump free and really gives my, very fair, lashes good definition, without that horrible gunky feeling that seems to be all too common in some mascaras. I've tried it without using my eyelash curlers a couple of times and it actually does provide some curl, in addition to light volume and length too.
I get quite greasy in the eye area during the summer and this product has never wandered halfway down my face once in the 6 months I've used it and I find it easy to remove using almond oil without having to pull or drag the skin.
If you're looking for a 'false lash' effect then this is probably not the mascara for you but, if you want a good all round every day mascara that doesn't leave you with 'Panda eyes' halfway through the day. Then this is most definitely the one for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
The packaging is cheap and chatty but the actual product is amazing, one of the best mascaras ive ever tried.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
An okay mascara that wasn't anything special.
It came in a cheap looking bottle, even though it was cheap I thought you could have maybe put it in a nicer looking bottle.
I have quite long eyelashes and this made my lashes look spidery if I used the brush in a particular way
If I put on a very thin coat it gave nice volume.
Overall, it was cheap and just an average mascara that I thought might be worth trying at around £6.
I still love maybelline falsies, or Lancome mascaras.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This mascara should be talked about more!
it's gives clump free long lashes, and doesn't leave you with panda eyes by the end of the day. (maybeline falsies i'm looking at you)
I've found that layering this mascara isnt great but one coat is all you need!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
In short I found this product awlful on my short, straight asian eyelashes. I usually use maxfactor's masterpiece or fiberwig mascara. But thought I'd give Barry M mascara a go as I like their other products.
The only pro with this product was the price. It was a bargain at around £6.
The cons: Terrible mascara wand, short stubby bristles spaced far apart led to overloading of the wand. Even when wand swiped on a tissue or scraped back into tube there was too much product. The product was too wet and heavy, it weighed down my eyelashes and removed the curl preset from my eyelash curlers. Clumped my eyelashes terribly after two coats, even with use of an eyelash comb and letting the mascara dry between coats.
In short, was very dissapointed! :o( Still love Barry M's other products though :o)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Overall, this mascara is not bad, but its also not great, IMO.
Firstly, it give pretty good length BUT I find that it easily clumps together and if your dont comb your lashes in between coats of this its going to be a horrible mess.
Secondly, it doesnt really add much volume, one of the things it claims to do. I will have to be fair, it does add a bit of volume but not much.
And it most definately does NOT hold a curl in my opinion. NO way, not compated to other drugstore/highstreet mascaras I have tried. It
It didnt however smudge really, which great.
The brush isnt something I really like. Its brissles are quite short, which is why i think the volume aspect of this mascara is not great.
Overall, I would not buy this mascara again, there are better ones out there for a similar price (£5.99 I think), however I am glad I got mine when it was on offer.
I wouldnt say this is bad mascara but I also would not rate it as being good....its very average. If you want an average mascara, then great- go for this one but if you suprisingly want more ( I think most of us are in this category) - then I would say save your money for something else like Maybelline Falsies or L'Oreal Collagen.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this mascara! It's deceptively smaller brush adds instant volume, lengthens my lashes, holds a curl beautifully. It doesn't smudge or feel heavy on the lashes, perfect for everyday and layered for nighttime. Totally surprised by the quality, I will NEVER underestimate Barry M again!
EDIT: After using this for a while, I find that it's formula is a bit wet, and I prefer my mascaras dry. It doesn't give huge volume but it holds a curl, but if you build it up too much it can look clumpy and feel gross. I like this for everyday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Great mascara..elongates,curls and defines
Will definitely repurchase
It dries out way too quickly in the bottle.
So for that reason, it's back to Bourjois Elastic for me
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Hmmm. I will update this review when I have used this product for longer, but heres my initial thoughts:
I did use UD's Big Fatty, but it was starting to run out, and I wanted to try something new.
Being in the UK, I'm very fortunate to have a good, cheap cruelty-free makeup brand in Barry M. After seeing a few good reviews I decided to get it, after all, it is under £6.
I am getting used to the way to best use this. It is no way near as good as my Lavera mascara (now also running out) as a mascara base for heated eyelash curlers. The Barry M mascara basically fuses your lashes together when used with the Eyecurl II. Horrible stuff, meaning I then can't seperate them for another layer without an eyelash comb (which I don't have but will be investing in)
When not used as a base, it is really lovely though, that why it gets a high rating. It lengthens much more than Big Fatty, but doesn't make them very fat. It does add volume though.
If the 3 in 1 mascara hates heated eyelash curlers, it loves the new UD lash primer, really looks amazing with that stuff.
It seems to stay on much longer than Big Fatty, but this has its own issues...its very resilient at being removed, even though I'm sure it isn't waterproof. Ultrabland by Lush is amazing. Baby wipes are awful, but then I only use them at festivals so its not a big deal.
In conclusion, this is a cheap mascara that gives rather fab results, without being tested on animals and without feeling like my lashes are going to drop out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
According to Barry M this 3 in 1 mascara "volumises, lengthens and curls". Well, no mascara can curl my stick straight lashes (and I really mean stick straight!) on it's own, that's what curler is for. But fortunately this formula is nice and creamy and not at all thin or watery, so it does hold the curl quite well. I have long-ish, but thin, almost colorless eyelashes, and this mascara manages to give me some decent volume. No shock factor/false eyelash effect here, but two coats and my eyelashes go from non-existent to most definitely there. The colour is very pigmented, intense black and the formula sticks to the very tip of the hairs, so they look their longest. It dries quick but without that starchy dry finish. Doesn't smudge or run either, it's creamy but not icky/waxy, like some volume mascaras can be. (no beeswax) Although it's not waterproof, so watching Titanic and rubbing your eyes will result in a disaster.
The brush is just the right size and shape- no complains there.
I have yet to find a mascara that changes my life, but I will surely repurchase this one until then. The price is very agreeable and the product is suitable for vegans.