Bank-breaking, love inducing: By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow

Thursday, 27 August 2015

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I know, I know, you've seen raves about these everywhere I bet. The thing is, these really are that good. Pigmented, long-lasting, and buildable, these are exceptionally good quality eyeshadows. The price of each shadow stick really does mean that they ought to be good, as a single one will take a £29-sized chunk out of your wallet. What I really like about these, other than the already mentioned qualities, is the fact it goes on so creamy and doesn't tug or pull at your eyelids. The fact it's so easy to apply, comfortable to wear and with good colour payoff, they're one of my favourite eyeshadow products.

The other beauty of this is the fact that they are all one-wash wonders as well as multi-taskers. I have lots of eyeshadow palettes and pots of cream eyeshadows, but these Ombre Blackstars are what I normally very sleepily reach for in the morning before work, adding dimension to my eyes. I normally pair the gorgeous Misty Rock, a pale shimmery plum-pink, with a minimal cat-eye flick for my day-look. I tend to reserve the deep chocolatey Brown Perfection for nude-brown looks, very blended out. The intense purple Velvet Orchid is more for evenings. I used to pair these two with eyeliner as well, but during my holiday, I found that they worked really well as their own eyeliner. A smoked out Velvet Orchid with another, less blended out smudge of shadow close to the upper and lower lash line, with lashings of mascara, looked amazing. I've definitely repeated these looks for other evenings out since.

Though the price is a horribly steep for a single eyeshadow, they are so good, I can't help but want some more shades! I've got my eye on Frozen Quartz and Ombre Mercure.

I've heard that the Kiko shadow sticks are dupes for the Ombre Blackstars, at a fraction of the price. Can someone who's tried them let me know what they are like? Are they as long-lasting and comfortable to use? Have you tried both to compare? Have you got any other eyeshadow stick recommendations? Let me know in the comments!

by terry 2


  1. I've never tried these, but use the Laura Mercier ones and really like them. I recently picked up Lancome's offering but the lasting power isn't as good (very creamy though). I also like the Jouer ones (pigmentation is probably the only thing but it is pretty good). I am too scared to try these and never be able to use others!

    1. I might have to give the Laura Mercier ones a go. These are so nice, definitely one of those treating-yourself purchases! xx

  2. I've just ordered mine in Bronze Moon reading this post has made me even more excited for it to arrive!
    Amelia | ameliamaryx

    1. Ooh you won't be disappointed, they really are that good!

  3. These look so incredible, I just can't bring myself to spend this much on them!

    Lillies and Lipbalm