Barry M vs. Makeup Forever Eyeliner

I guess this is the start of a series? I’ve been meaning to do this review since last year so here goes! :D

Oh and if any of you have any suggestions of other comparisons I could do feel free to leave suggestions in the comments.

I’ve been using the Make Up For Ever eyeliner for around a year now and the Barry M one for a little bit less.

Here are the basics:

Make Up For Ever

  • In the UK the price varies between £12-13
  • I can’t find any solid information on whether they do or don’t test so just to be safe I’m going to class it as NOT cruelty free.

Barry M

  • £3.99
  • Cruelty Free
  • Smudge proof

The price gap on these two is HUGE so you can imaging how chuffed I was was when I tried out the Barry M eyeliner and found out it was much better than the MUFE eyeliner.

And now for my video review! :D I’ll be doing these more and more so I can actually demonstrate the points I’m trying to make rather than tell you what I think, plus that way people who prefer a short-and-to-the-point video format can watch those :)


Barry M wins hands down on this one for several reasons, (which is impressive because the Make Up For Ever eyeliner is by no means a bad eyeliner).

  • Barry M is certainly cruelty-free while MUFE is quite hazy on the subject
  • Affordable
  • Barry M is a rich black colour while MUFE is a grey black

You can buy the Barry M Bold Black eyeliner in Superdrug or at their official online store

BTW what do you think about the video review? Anything I could improve on/you want to see?


  1. says

    Yay, you’re finally back! I’ve been missing your videos and blogposts :D Good review, sadly I can’t get any of those here in Norway :(

  2. says

    That BarryM eyeliner looks really nice!
    Hm..I would love to get one! I’m kinda trying to found the right black eyeliner for me :<
    nice review!!

  3. says

    Love the review, I commented on the vid so I won’t say much more here! I would love to see a comparison between mac lipsticks and revlon.

  4. says

    I really like the fact that you test the products and not just talk for 15 minutes about them.
    I love to put eyeliners in my waterline and I was going to buy the MUFe’s one. Thank you you made me save 10 € =)

    Maybe if that’s not too inconvenient, it may be good to see the product when you apply it in the morning and at the end of the day ?

  5. says

    I think the video was great, especially as you had actual demonstrations of colour, water resistance etc. as it kind of annoys me when there are reviews which merely discuss a product.
    In terms of suggestions, would you consider doing a similar comparison on something like foundations/primers? It’s just your skin always looks so flawless in your tutorials despite the fact you state it isn’t flawless naturally so it’s something I’d really like to see. :)

  6. says

    Could you make a list of the products you like to use on facepaint?
    I really would like to see your favourites and your recomendations.
    Nice review

  7. says

    Is there any way you can review canadian and USA products? All the stuff you use is from the UK and I can’t get it here in Canada! I would love to know the reviews of big name brands in Canada. Love your videos though!