Today’s post is quite late, however a bought of technical difficulties have struck me. It’s Friday and a new video was meant to go up, but it didn’t. Unfortunately the material I had filmed did that thing where it went *poof* to the place where digital media goes when it’s unexpectedly gone. However I decided that, while the entire “Everyday Drugstore Makeup Look” won’t be seen I could share the greatest part of it with you. So, here is the story of how I stumbled onto the perfect ByTerry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock dupe.I recently got my hands on to Misty Rock, and boy is it perfect for me. A taupe-purple-rose with sparkles that makes my eyes pop, in a long-lasting formula that’s easy to apply and blends out. What more can a girl ask for? Well a less painful price tag that’s for sure. But sometimes, a product is so pretty that we through caution to the wind and click “buy” regardless of the months bill. It’s been my go to everyday eye, just pop on, blend with a finger and I’m all set.
When I sat down the film a very haphazard drugstore makeup look I was confronted by the fact that no, I don’t own any drugstore powder eyeshadows. Shocker, I know! I had had some from Rimmel and Bourjois but gave them away some time ago. Confronted by my lack of eyeshadows, and not willing to brave the heat to pick up some new ones I examined what I did have – cream shadows.
The Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Bronze was recently picked up, and it can be applied on sheer for a wash of brown laced with shimmer or tapped onto the lid for some serious bronzed brown colour. I did that, applied some mascara on and considered. While they eye was very nice, it was a bit… dark for what I like day to day. I thought that a pop of light shadow on the lid would soften it and lighten things up, the only light eyeshadow I had was again a cream but this formula was a cream-to-powder, the Bourjois 24h Colour Edition Eyeshadow in Petal Glace. I’d picked it up over a year ago and it had dried out a little but I tried.
This is when the magic happened – on it’s own Petal Glace is a sheer, cool pink shimmer. Great for an easy eye look, soft and pretty an all around great shade. I patted it onto the Bronze and watched it transform into a purpley, taupe-bronze with all the shimmer I could hope for. It resulted in wonderfully reflective lids that was just a little too reminiscent of the shade I’d been rocking all week long – Misty Rock.
So if you’ve got the two on hand, or just one, and don’t feel like dropping serious dough on the By Terry I’ve got you nice and settled. On my the formulas sit well, no creasing or flaking over the day but I’d recommend a primer with anything.
Have you ever discovered a dupe by complete accident? What was it?