By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eye Shadow Stick in Misty Rock
Monday, 30 March 2015
So you know my most recent lunch-time dash to Space NK? (I regret nothing!) Well, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush wasn't the only thing to weasel its way into my basket. I finally gave into the hype and bought one of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eye Shadow Pencils.
I plumped for the shade Misty Rock. Not a shade I would typically go for I went in with the intention of buying Bronze Moon but this colour is beautiful! (They didn't have Bronze Moon and god forbid, I leave without buying one...) A bronze/taupe hybrid that can look quite mauve-like on me in some lights. I think it would look good on most skin tones. I'm not the best with it comes to eye shadow application, that's why I love the ease of these twist up, thick eye shadow pencils. Crayons for grown ups if you will! Foolproof, easily swept over the lid and blended out with a MAC 217 brush or indeed my finger for a sheer wash of shimmer or smudged around the lash line for a more opaque look. This is very creamy, it glides on effortlessly. While it doesn't crease too badly, it does start to disappear from the lid after a couple of hours but I expected that with my combination/oily skin and it fades nice and evenly and still leaves me with a nice wash of colour. I need to repurchase my Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion which I hope will eek it out a bit so it is more of a longwearer.
Expensive, as you'd expect from By Terry but for the formula alone, I think that they are worth it. It's dawned on me that for someone who claims she's not much of an eye shadow wearer, I have a worrying number of these types of pencils. The By Terry Ombre Blackstar is currently at the top of my cream eye shadow stick chart!