|Above: By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock, nestled on the horn of my giant unicorn.|
I bought By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow in Misty Rock last year...at the time, I didn't have any idea how invaluable this shadow stick would be to my morning routine. My love of the By Terry line is significant; from lip color to foundation, this brand features rich pigmentation and pure quality. I am happy that I branched out into By Terry eye products!
Here is what the web says about this unique eye shadow...
A creamy melt-away eyeshadow that enhances the eyes with an ultra-glossy long-hold shaping film.
Its smoothing, "infinitely" stretchable texture is available in six adjustable and buildable shades for impeccably madeup eyelids! Tahitian Black Pearl, rich in calcium, trace elements and pearl proteins, present in the form of micronized powder, smoothes and enhances the eyelid. Its reshaping properties provide a rejuvenating "lifting light" effect. Thanks to adhesive polymers, the formula boasts double even-toning and color-fixing action for infallible hold.
|Above: I love the retractable nature of this shadow...no need for a sharpener or brush. I apply this to my lids, directly from the tube.|
Retailing for $43, this eye shadow stick is encased in a luxe gold cylinder...a simple twist of the end and the shadow is revealed. Misty Rock #5 is a satiny thistle/plum that somehow has a neutral vibe, even if it is technically a member of the "purple family." The texture of this shadow is incredibly silky. It glides on smoothly, without tugging and creates full opacity with a single layer. Even though there is a shimmery quality, it catches light without being the slightest bit "glittery" and there is absolutely no migration or fallout over time.
The lasting power is also remarkable. I can apply this in haste (without primer) at 7 AM and it is still creaseless and going strong at 9:30 PM without a single touchup. I find it similar to one of my other favorite formulas, Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill, in terms of texture and longevity.
|Above: Swatches of By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow in Misty Rock #5.|
Above and below: Misty Rock alone on my lids with a single swipe under my lower lashes. Guerlain MaxiLash mascara completes the look!
Above and below: A full face featuring Misty Rock.
Bottom Line: The By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eye Shadow in Misty Rock #5 is a delight! I love this silky, non-creasing, long lasting formula so much that I recently purchased it in Bronze Moon, a warm shimmering taupe that goes with everything (review soon!). Highly recommended!