After seeing By Terry's Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock, a gorgeous plummy-taupe, worn in a recent video by the lovely Tanya Burr, I made a mental note to check my collection to see if I own that color. I had purchased a few shades online during a Friends & Family sale many months ago, set them aside in a drawer, and promptly forgot all about them. I was so happy to find Misty Rock among those I had chosen! I decided it was high time I do a post about these very beautiful shadow sticks and start putting them to use.
I am a major fan of shadow sticks in general--their convenience really appeals to me. Over the years I have collected quite a few of Laura Mercier's Caviar Sticks ($26), as well as some of Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks ($28). These products are both quite similar--indeed, some might say identical--to By Terry's, but there's just something about the Ombre Blackstars that gives them a more luxurious edge (or perhaps it is only my imagination trying to justify the over-$40-price tag).
These have a great, buttery texture, are long lasting, and come in the most flattering neutral shades with a beautiful, refined shimmer. The lighter shades work well as an inner corner highlight or all over the lid. The mid-tone shades can stand alone, and with the addition of some liner and mascara, are really all one needs to create a quick, polished eye look.
|From left to right: #2 Silver Granit, #3 Blond Opal, #4 Bronze Moon, #5 Misty Rock|
|Left to right: #2 Silver Granit, #3 Blond Opal, #4 Bronze Moon, #5 Misty Rock|
Below is a simple look I put together to do my usual Sunday grocery shopping and errands--nothing too exciting or complicated, but you'll see Misty Rock and a bit of Blond Opal in action. Lately, I've been sticking to warm nudes and peachy-pink lip colors. This was the first time I had ever used Illamasqua's Zygomatic, a lovely, although very subtle, dusty brown-pink shade with a dewy finish. I thought it coordinated well with Chanel's Rouge Allure in Indecise.
|Left to right: Illamasqua Zygomatic, Chanel Precision Lip Definer Natural, By Terry Ombre Blackstars in Misty Rock and Blond Opal, Tarte Multipleye Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner|
By Terry Misty Rock (all over lids & blended up into crease)
By Terry Blond Opal (inner corners)
Tarte Multipleye Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner (black)
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara (black)
Illamasqua Cream Blusher Zygomatic
Chanel Precision Lip Definer Natural
Chanel Rouge Allure #125 Indecise
|By Terry's Blond Opal & Misty Rock|
|Earrings: Laundry by Shelli Segal|
Are you a fan of By Terry's Ombre Blackstars? If so, what are your favorite shades?