So remember when I said that I’m daily blogging throughout September? Well on day 7 and 8 I failed. I didn’t get a post up yesterday or the day before because I ended up in hospital after dislocating my hip and trapping a nerve. It wasn’t the best experience, but the thing that annoyed me the most was the fact I missed my daily blog posts! But I’m back!
Today I’m talking about the beautiful By Terry Ombre Blackstar which I’ve mentioned in a couple of my posts now. I thought it was about time I got round to sharing my thoughts on it, and answering the question that put me off buying it for so long – is it really worth the price?
I picked up Misty Rock last month when I was in Space NK. I’d heard so many things about them from other bloggers and YouTubers and I’d wanted to try one for whats felt like forever, but could I really justify £29 on a cream eyeshadow? Well I’d had a rather stressful day and decided to treat myself on the way back to the train station, no regrets given.
Misty Rock was the first colour I picked up and swatched, and it was love at first swatch! Although I’m normally one for brighter colours, I thought I’d play it safe and opt for a more wearable colour that I’ll get the most use out of. I’m a sucker for cream eyeshadows, whether its in stick form or in a pot. I find I reach for them on an almost daily basis for the ease of application.
When people say these are long lasting, they mean it! I swatched it on my arm, showered then slept and when I woke up in the morning, the swatch hadn’t budged. I had to use some oil based eye makeup remover to get it off (don’t let that put you off, it’s very easy to remove from the eyes with an oil based remover).
Misty Rock really is a unique colour, and it appears differently on different skins and under different lighting. When I swatch it on my hand it leans more on the bronze with a pink shimmer side, then once it’s on my eyelids it’s more of a taupey lilac. It’s such an easy colour to wear, I simply swipe it over my eyelids and blend it out with my MAC 217 brush, no eyeshadows, no fuss, and I’m literally done in less than a minute. The packaging also feels expensive, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to break easily which you’d expect for the price!
My eyelids do lean more on the oily side, and I find I can apply this at 8am and whilst it’s not looking as fresh as it once did, it’s still intact and wearable at around 10/11pm. This really impressed me as cream eyeshadows often seem to crease and fade fast especially on oily eyelids. This doesn’t crease, and ones it’s set, it set for the day.
So is it worth the price?
As you can probably tell, for me it’s 100% worth the price. I’ve honestly worn this pretty much everyday since I bought it, which I’m glad I’m getting my moneys worth, but I don’t want to run out of it too soon! I love everything about this shadow, and I really do recommend giving it a swatch if you’re near a Space NK, I can guarantee you’ll fall in love!
Have you tried any of the By Terry Ombre Blackstars?