By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eye Shadow Stick in Misty Rock

Monday, 30 March 2015

By Terry Ombre Blackstar
By Terry Ombre Blackstar Misty Rock

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!


  1. I've heard so much about these. I'm a huge fan of eye crayons, will defo have a look at the colours when I'm in SpaceNK next. Siobhan xx

  2. I've seen photos of this where it's either mostly bronze or mostly mauve - love that! Then you can play with either side and pull it out with other shadows. Great review.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty


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