Tuesday, 6 May 2014

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Color Fix Cream Eyeshadow in Bronze Moon

It's so nice to find some time to blog again and ramble about something I'm passionate about. I've been a busy little chicky lately because my mother in law has come from overseas and I've not had a spare moment to just sit back and relax. Before I turn this blog post into a review about my mother in law (lol! that would be a long one) let's get on topic here. Today I'd like to share a little gem I accidentally discovered at a makeup application from Mecca Cosmetica beginning of April. I've just started using it and found myself reaching for it all week and I just can't get enough of it.

sorry for my forgotten mascara. Eek!

I’m usually one who stays away from eyeshadow crayons as I haven’t found one that was completely crease-proof, long lasting and holds its pigmentation throughout the day. The ones that I have tried in the past have all but disappeared into my crease, or lost all pigmentation/dimension once I used a brush to blend out the edges. Not with this By Terry magic stick though. Rest assured, your eyeshadow will not budge…Ever! Not until you use make up remover anyway. This product is a bit ironic, as it seems to have been made for lazy chicks, just swipe, blend and go. But it’s also not for lazy chicks as it takes a bit of effort to fully remove off your eyelids. Once its set, it’s budge proof.

Bronze Moon is the best selling colour from the range and probably because it is one that will suit all skin tones. Bronze may give the impression that it’s warm toned but it actually swatches and wears more on the cool side. There is a hint of grey shimmer mixed with the golden brown making it a perfect beautral shimmer to add a pop to the center of your lids.

I have worn this eyeshadow from 10am to 12pm and there has been no creasing at all, with minimal to no loss of pigmentation. I’ve been wearing this shadow stick with MAC’s Soft Ochre paintpot as a base and Bobbi Brown’s Matte Eyeshadow in Taupe in the crease for more definition. I am extremely happy with this combination and feel ready to conquer the world when I apply it. Well that’s a bit dramatic, ready to conquer everyday errands more like.

Below are some comparisons with eyeshadow crayons that I currently own which I think may be worthwhile. Bobbi Brown’s Longwear Cream Shadow Stick in Bronze $44 is much more bronze in appearance. Lol it's definitely called bronze for a reason. A swipe of this stick across your skin leaves behind a lot of product. Quite a thick layer of cream. So it's essential to blend this out afterwards to make it look as natural as possible. It is much more warmer toned compared to the By Terry Bronze Moon and needs to be paired with a warmer brown eyeshadow to add definition to your eye sockets. Bobbi Brown's shadow stick also takes longer to set. Don't worry though, it does get there. You just have to be patient with this. There is slight creasing when the oils from my eyelids come out to play during the afternoon but nothing a few pats of your middle finger won't fix. All in all, the Bobbi Brown shadow stick contains the same amount of product but is cheaper for a reason. They haven't mastered the technology of a quick drying cream shadow in stick form like Terry has. 

Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadow Stick in Bronze
L - R: Bronze Moon, BB Bronze Shadow Stick
L - R: Bronze Moon, BB Bronze Shadow Stick
L - R: Bronze Moon, BB Bronze Shadow Stick
Bronze Moon smudged a lot less than Bobbi's Bronze Longwear Cream Shadow Stick
Another eyeshadow crayon that I had in my collection with a similar colour was NYX's Iced Mocha The colour had a grey/pewter sheen to it which looked an almost exact match to Bronze Moon but the formulation was completely off. It was nowhere near as advanced and foolproof as Bronze Moon. It was a little sheer at first and had to be layered quite a few times to get to the same opaqueness and did not set at all on the skin. Nearly the entire top layer smeared off when I swiped my finger across it. I have never worn this on my eyelids but I can only imagine how it will wear throughout the day. This would probably be best suited as a base for applying eyeshadows onto of if as its texture could hold glitter and pigments to the eyelid better and also better worn in a sheer layer so that it doesn't do a disappearance act into you crease. Whereas By Terry's Ombre Blackstars are born to take center stage across the mid of your lids and tell the world that it's wonderful and everyone needs to buy one asap!

L - R: Bronze Moon, Iced Mocha
with this application, Bronze Moon did not smear at all.
It has set completely. NYX Iced Mocha on the other hand....Hmmm.
By Terry's Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadows can be purchased in Australia from Mecca Cosmetica for $62. Alternatively, you can also try cosmeticsnow.com.au for By Terry products at US prices with free shipping. Terry you creative, wonderful make up inventor you. Can't wait to try out your new terribly expensive Terrybly Densiliss Foundation next.

Have you tried any of By Terry's Ombre Blackstars? Do you have any amazing combos that you use to create an eye look with?

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  1. I've been lusting after one of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar's for sooo long, but I don't know if I could justify the price! They do seem like amazing quality though, so I think I will treat myself next month when I go to London! I think Bronze Moon will be the shade I get, it looks so gorgeous and right up my street in terms of shades.. Great review, and I love how you compared it to the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick! :) x

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.com

    1. Hi Rachael, It is definitely a worthy investment! I find that when splurging on expensive makeup, I always opt for the neutrals as I know I will get the most use out of them. Looking forward to reading what your take on it is once you take the plunge and spoil yourself :)


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