Eye Adore: By Terry Ombre & Ligne Blackstar

This review is a long time coming. I’ve always been a fan of By Terry’s Ombre Blackstar pencil shadows. They are my ‘go to’ formulations for looks that call for the product. I know that everyone from NARS to Laura Mercier make them as well, but By Terry has always had my heart in this department. Recently, the company released a shimmer brown shade, and a matte black. I went home with the shimmer brown.

They also released an eye pen, that blows some of the best brands out of the water (Kevyn Aucoin, I’m looking at you). Observe:

Here’s what it looks like in practical application:

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The color is a sheer shimmer brown, but can be built up to a strong deep brown. It sets in about 30 seconds and once it’s on… it’s ON. No smudging and no creasing, even on my oily eyelids.

Same with Ligne Blackstar. First, it’s insanely easy to use. The felt tip makes for incredible precision. And  unlike some of its felt-tipped counterparts (NARS… do better), it doesn’t dry out as soon as the air hits it. The formula is strong and thick, and goes on true with the first swipe. It sets to a latex finish, and you’ll need a pretty strong makeup remover to get it off once it sets.

Both of these are must haves for me. I find them perfect for Holiday makeup looks… and beyond. And although I have more Black shadows than ever a girl should need, I’m sure I’ll be headed back to Space NK in the near future for the ebony-colored mate to Brown Perfection.

You can find out more about Ombre Blackstar and Ligne Blackstar HERE.

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6 comments

  1. maya says:

    That brown is so pretty on you! Do you apply the eye crayon directly to your eye? Or use a brush? I think I need that color for the holidays!

  2. maya says:

    That brown is so pretty on you! Do you apply the eye crayon directly to your eye to use it? Or do you use a brush? I think I need that color for the holidays!

    • Thank you Maya! I use the crayon directly on the lid area… then blend it out with fingers or a brush. You have to move quickly because it sets pretty fast! But it blends out beautifully for a nice wash of color.

  3. By Terry just came out with 2 new shades of Ombré blackstar….gorgeous. Have to come see. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Shannon says:

    Great review! We’d love to send you some free, luxury cosmetics and skincare products to try out. Please send me an email for more info. Thanks!

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