I’m not a huge fan of cream shadows, while yes they have amazingly easy application and usually require only a finger to blend I find them a bit taffy to deal with. So many of the glitter heavy ones leave you with fallout through the day, and others dry to a super powdery finish. But every once in a while there’s a cream shadow that I fall for, this ByTerry Ombre Blackstar formula is probably the best, and this time it’s Misty Rock.
The whole blog world has already spoken about these, there was a time when Frozen Quartz was sold out due to Tanya Burr and Misty Rock soon followed. I’d picked this up after being prompted by a good friend, we compared Misty Rock to the limited edition Chanel cream shadow stick, and I was blown away by both the colour and longevity. I’ll preface by saying that e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g creases on me, MAC paint pots barely last a couple of hours. I need a primer for my lids like I need my hyaluronic acid serum, and even then it’s a challenge. If I’m in a rush I’m just as likely to altogether skip the eyeshadow in favour of more time concealing, so the “swipe on and go” appeal is minimal for me.
This is however super sparkly with no fall out, which is the bomb. The shade it self is very unique, it’s a mauve-y purple-y taupe-y shimmery shade that’s neutral but a little bit interesting. You can just pack it on the lid and blend out with your finger for a simple and easy look, and add some (or a lot) of mascara to seal the deal. I think this really enhances the green tones in my eyes but that’s just colour theory in play.
Or you can amp it up a little with some browns thrown in the crease for definition and black kohl lines on the upper lash line and the waterlines. I like smudging a bit on my lower lashes too but not so much I resemble a panda.
It’s a subtle difference, but one none the less. This’d make an amazing base for a smokey purple eye too, but I’ve yet to try that. If you’re asking yourself “Dar! Where are the swatches?” I’ll say that the camera doesn’t do it any justice, even in the gifs above, and that you should run to a counter or just trust me here and get it. No regrets with this one.
If you’d like to pick it up I recommend Feel Unique as they’ve got free shipping worldwide – and there’s an offer code often that’ll soften the blow. Cult Beauty has recently added By Terry to their range too so if you’ve been planning an order check there as well.
ByTerry Ombre Blackstar – ￡29.00 Feel Unique | Cult Beauty
Have you tried any of these yet? Got a colour recommendation for my next Ombre Blackstar purchase?