Friday, June 20, 2014

By Terry Ombre Blackstar - Misty Rock review, photos, swatches

If you've watched this vlog where Orla and I went shopping and managed to mess it up then you'll know what happened when I wanted to buy the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock.  I mean beauty shopping is one of our best skills in life!  How did we make such a hames of it?!

Let me set the scene.  I'd been wanting one of the By Terry Ombre Blackstars for ages and as I'm rarely in Dundrum, I'm rarely in Space NK.  This has all changed now though folks because Space NK has opened on Grafton Street!  I know.  Any time I've walked by it I've taken a photo of it's progress and I'm so happy it's finally open for me to really sink into new levels of brokedom.

Back to the By Terry Ombre Blackstar though.  Because these are spendy, €30 to be exact, it wasn't the time for me to be all brave and pick something mad.  No.  I knew I'd either be buying Misty Rock or Perfect Brown.  And it was Misty Rock for the win because I figured it'd go with my eyeballs more.

Misty Rock is one of those shades that looks different depending on the light and sometimes it leans more purple and taupe, other times it's more bronze with a pink undertone to it, but either way, it's a shade that's super wearable and ever since the gorgeous Mags picked it up for me when she was in Dundrum, I haven't stopped wearing it.  But not for the reason you think!

Now, literally every review I've read has said that it doesn't budge once it sets, and that's 100% true.  I can rub over swatches on my hand with a lot of pressure and nowt happens.  And each and every review says that it doesn't crease.  Em.  I must have the oiliest eyelids in the history of life because I can't get it not to crease on me.  I've tried applying a thick layer all over the lid with and without primer and we get creasing.  The same goes for a wash of colour all over the lid.  Crease central.  And because it seems to be creasing before it sets, when I try to blend it back into the socket with my finger it doesn't budge!

Colour wise, it's gorgeous and works beautifully with my green eyes but it's a shade that would work on pretty much all eye colours due to it's ability to change colour before your every eyes.  Well, on your very eyes at least.  I've decided that I love it the best when it's blended out all over my eyelids and will continue to use it purely because it's fancy schmancy and cost me €30.

Is it worth the cashola?  Well, if you usually don't have issues with creasing, then you should be ok and as I said, once it sets, it sets good and hard.  And up until Monday, I was ready to ignore the big issue and shell out another €30 for a second shade.  But what I told you I've found something that is a near perfect dupe?   Something that looks, feels and performs nearly identically to Misty Rock?  Stay tuned for the big reveal next week!

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock, you're gorgeous and I love using you, but why are you creasing on me?  Whyyyyyy?!  We could have been perfect together and now you've made me feel crap at life just like Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Velvet in that you work perfectly on everyone else except for moi!

Have you tried any of the Ombre Blackstars yet?


  1. Ooooh, so excited to see what the dupe is! That should save me a little bit extra money. To spend on something else in SpaceNK probably haha! Swings and roundabouts

  2. It's very pretty but not sure €30 pretty! I'm actually afraid to go into the new space nk


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