Barry m waterproof eyeliner
Eyes,  Reviews

Barry m bold waterproof eyeliner – How good is it?

I’d say Barry M is one of those greatly priced brands that do offer some decent quality products from what I have heard and come across. I had run out of my usual black eyeliner which was what prompted me to run to shops, I could have gotten the same brand again but I wanted to try something new so I decided Barry m bold waterproof eyeliner was going to be my next new friend. Or was it?

Barry m waterproof pencil
Carry on reading this Barry m waterproof eyeliner review if you’d like to learn if it was a friend or foe!

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Item description

Starting off with the description:

Barry m state this product is a ‘luxurious bold waterproof’ eyeliner, which apparently applies as ‘smoothly as a liquid’ liner however with the precision of a pencil eyeliner whilst being waterproof.

I don’t know about you but that sounds like a great combo!

Barry m also claim in their own words this product is ‘ super long-lasting with more than 8 hour wear!’

So know we have a brief understanding of how this eyeliner should perform let’s get into how it actually went down for me, my favourite aspects of this product as well as any features I wasn’t to keen on.

Quick overview:


  • Cool colour selection range
  • Smooth application
  • Great pigmentation
  • Soft tip
  • Easy to sharpen


  • Needs sharpening often

Here we go!


One thing I like about this eyeliner is the shade selection. Barry M did a good job in choosing their colours, with around 6 different hues.

You can select black, oasis blue, gun metal, purple, white and rose gold, which sounds cool right?

So far I have only purchased the black shade, I don’t know why, you could have called me boring but I’m actually planning on grabbing the interesting rose gold shade so you can’t! Heeheehee!

Shade selection = 8/10!


Before I start yapping away about how it applies, let me quickly go through what the liner looks like as well as how it feels.

I feel like this aspect is sometimes overlooked, but I believe it’s just as important as the application process.

How? You ask, well if a pencil doesn’t fit right or feel comfortable in your hands you are probably not going to produce your best results whereas a well shaped product will make it all the easier to do your makeup!

I can gladly say the Barry m waterproof eyeliner is quite comfy to hold, the finish is smooth however this means the pencil can sometimes slip out especially if you hold light handily.

The product is shaded majority in black apart from the tip, which depends on the colour selected.

Now for how it applies! In my experience I found it goes down nicely. Smooth, just like Barry m stated. It didn’t scratch my eyes or make them water which I’m prone to.

The pigmentation was nice too, leaving behind a deep rich colouration. So it definitely ticks the ‘luxurious bold’ box.

Application = 9/10!

Is it waterproof?

It’s in the name, so it had better be waterproof!

I’m going to keep this short and simple, was it waterproof? Well to some extent, I’ll discuss below as to what I mean.

Waterproof = 8/10!


Overall this eyeliner lasted approximately 6/6 1/2 hours which to me is reasonable especially when looking at the decent pricing.

It isn’t too far off from the 8-hour mark, I mean it could do easily more but you would have to top up, only once though!

So what did I mean by ‘some extent’ for the waterproof feature?

Basically it did not run or fade within the time frame I mentioned, I washed my face a few times to test and passed it, I mean I can say it is waterproof!

Okay now time for what I didn’t like about this pencil. I found that the tip got blunt quite quickly, I had to sharpen often, which also means it’s probably going to run out soon.

I feel like there is less product packed in and more pencil material wrapped around which is probably the reason why my pencil is disappearing fast!

By the way sharpening the pencil was easy, it didn’t crack which I have experienced somewhat a lot with others in the same price range. The pencil is made from a different material then the usual wood.

Lastage / performance = 8/10!


So overall I’d rate this waterproof pencil an 8/10! It’s great value for the price, waterproof enough to be considered that, lasts well, and has great pigmentation.

I think I would definitely repurchase, I would love to give the rose gold colour a go!

I would suggest this eyeliner to anyone who is looking for a product that’s affordable and actually does what it says!

If you’d like to check this eyeliner out then tap here!

Barry m waterproof eyeliner

If you’d like to view water resistant mascaras to pair with this then tap here!

So what do you think of Barry m products? What is your favourite item from this brand and why? Drop your answers or if you have questions below!

Have a great day!?

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  • Affiliate for Amazon

    It is always nice to get a great product in makeup that is lasting, no smear or running from its format applied. Never used Barry’s product but similar. This article rated it highly and that is excellent to consumers when they do their research and received reviews like these.

    In my opinion from this article, while shopping during these holidays coming up will be a great idea to give a gift and try it out for myself too.  Thanks for sharing.

  • Johnny

    Nice and clear information regarding Barry bold eyeliner! We are now going on vacations to the US, and one of the things my wife is crazy about is buying makup there (we are from South America, so there are other brands here). I will totally send her the link to tour article, as eyeliners are always a thing to her. 8 hours lasting? that´s cool! And if the only con is needing to sharpen it, let me say that there no problem with that!!! Thanks for the research and tips!

    • Sariyah

      Hey Johnny thanks for stopping by!

      This eyeliner from my experience has a great lastage! But do be aware, like you have pointed out, it does get blunt quite quickly! But if you are prepared with a sharpener then it won’t be a problem!

      Have a nice holiday!

  • Michel Maling

    It is great to see a waterproof eyeliner that doesn’t cost the earth. I am also glad to see that the pencil is soft and thus easy to glide on. I wouldn’t mind the extra sharpening if this is the case, as nothing worse than trying to line eyes with a hard brittle pencil.

    I am going to give it a try, as my eyes do water a lot, especially when it is windy, and I hate looking like a panda bear, so hoping this one won’t smudge when my eyes water.

    • Sariyah

      Hey Michel thanks for the comment!

      Omg I get that too with the mind, everyone it’s even a little windy tears start rolling like I’m crying! This eyeliner though does still grip on!

  • Nina

    Really very detailed description of Barry m bold waterproof eyeliner, here I found so much information that otherwise if I buy in a drugstore, I do not get it.
    I swear by the black color of the eyeliners. The most important thing to me is durability and that it is waterproof. Your description convinced me, and the price is also very reasonable, so it is worth trying.

    • Sariyah

      Hi Nina thanks for the comment!

      Black shaded eyeliners definitely look more strong pigmented than the other shades. Ikr eyeliners have got to be waterproof otherwise what is the point! I definitely would suggest this liner if waterproof and durability is your ideal features for a eyeliner!

  • Anusuya

    Your thorough research and personal use offer a lot of value to this product, I would recommend it to anyone.

    It didn’t smear, drip-many wrong things can happen to make life hard.

    It maintains its quality not far from what has been advertised.. 

    I am not used to other colors than black.

    The sharpening of the pencil was easy. Less material in it!. I believe it is okay when you are trying or even repurchasing.

    It’s vegan and the price is quite affordable. I agree with your score of 8/10.

    • Sariyah

      Hey Anusuya, thanks for the comment!

      And I’m glad you too had a positive experience! It sure is a great affordable product!

  • Alisa

    I avoid putting on eyeliner just because I can never apply it nicely. I always thought it was because I don’t know how to do that, my hands are clumsy, and I just don’t have control while applying it.

    However, now that you’ve written that it could also happen when the pencil doesn’t fit right or feel comfortable, I will consider trying this one. At least I know it is well shaped, so if I still can’t apply it nicely, then I know it is up to me. 🤣

    Have a nice day, Sariyah, and thank you for this review!

  • Dominic356

    Nice looking site first of all. I am a man but I find this information fun to read and talk about. Even heterosexual males benefit a lot here. I am learning about eyeliners from you. If I am to buy a woman a gift eyeliner is just going to be one of those things I will think about. I love the way you structured your ads. Barry water prof eyeliner, I am learning here. you are talking the talk.

  • pasindu dimanka

    Thank you very much for this valuable detailed review about Barry m bold waterproof eyeliner. This is really a valuable review for my sister. She uses a lot of makeup like this. And this eyeliner is very good. Especially this can be applied very smoothly. I will definitely send this to her. Keep posting like this.

  • LineCowley

    Having a luxurious eyeliner that applies as smoothly as a liquid eyeliner, yet with the precision of a pencil, does sound like a great combo to have. Although the Barry M waterproof eyeliner seems to be waterproof from your test of washing your face, I have found with other waterproof beauty products that they “leak” and “smear” when it is hot and humid, so hopefully this waterproof eyeline will pass that test with me.

    Barry M does produce affordable beauty products, so I will give it a try when I need a new eyeliner.

    • Sariyah

      Hey Line thanks for stopping by!

      I totally get what you’re saying, it is true especially when you have the product is heavily pigmented. Sometimes apply a little goes a long way and leaves smudging to a minimum. 

      Have a great day!

  • angelce903

    Vegan makeup seems to be amazing! I enjoyed your review of this waterproof eyeliner. It seems to be effective and very easy to use. I also like the black color of eyeliners because I don’t feel like other colors are very chic – too edgy for me. I’m very surprised that it only costs $3.99 for something that does the job! That’s a great discovery!

  • Dave

    Your review of the Barry M Waterproof Eyeliner is a great find for makeup enthusiasts! It’s always a challenge to find a reliable and effective waterproof eyeliner, and your detailed insights have been really helpful in making an informed choice. Your thorough assessment of its performance and staying power is much appreciated, and it’s clear that you’ve put it to the test. I’d be curious to know if you’ve tried any specific makeup looks or techniques where this eyeliner truly shines, or if there are any particular features that set it apart from other waterproof eyeliners in your opinion. Your personal take on its quality is valuable, and it’s great to have reviews like yours to guide us in makeup choices. Thanks for sharing your experience and expertise in the world of vegan makeup!

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