By Terry is one of the best and most luxurious makeup brands on the planet, with gorgeous products known for their light-reflecting pigments and bold colours. You don’t buy By Terry products on a whim (unless you have a lot of money to spend) but carefully select your purchase and treat yourself to is when you have a reason to part with the cash – or at least this is what I do!
I had my eye on the By Terry Ombre Blackstar shadow sticks for a long time before I purchased one. Each time I’d visit Space NK I’d swatch the various colours and lust over the beautiful metallic pigments. I was out shopping one day, shortly after pay day, and unexpectedly received a notification from WordPress for hitting a milestone of blog subscribers. This gave me the perfect reason to finally buy the product I’d been hankering after for what seemed like an eternity!
I chose to purchase Ombre Blackstar in the colour No 5 Misty Rock. It’s a beautiful mink colour with masses of gold metallic sheen – it’s hard to describe the colours of these sticks as they reflect so many gorgeous metallic shades. The creamy eyeshadow is applied with just a single stroke using the applicator pen and provides luminous colour that blends smoothly over the eyelid. I use my fingers to blend but you can also use a brush for more precision. I’d always been a little scared of cream eyeshadows and had visions of colour pooling in my eyelid crease but Ombre Blackstar delivers smudge and smear-free coverage that lasts all day.
The formula includes luxurious-sounding Tahitian Black Pearl that achieves light-reflecting radiance that I’ve never come across from any other product. Ombre Blackstar is available in 14 colours all perfect for creating a dramatic eye, from dark and smokey to bright and luminous.
Let me know if you own one (or a few, it’s hard not too!) of these eye creams as I’d love to hear how you got on!