Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Love it: By Terry Ombre Blackstar eye shadow

In 1988, after 15 years working in haute couture cosmetics, self-described “beauty designer” and inventor of the iconic Touche Eclat, Terry de Gunzburg launched By Terry, her own signature line of makeup and skincare.
Using only the purest ingredients and the latest high-performing formulas, By Terry’s raison d’être is nourished and luminous skin, and I am yet to meet a product of hers that I haven’t fallen immediately head over heels for. Two of the line’s most coveted products – Éclat Opulent Nutri-Lifting Foundation and Baume de Rose – are cult favorites among beauty gurus, and whenever I pop into my local Mecca Cosmetica store for a pre-evening out makeover I always request a little By Terry be thrown in there somewhere for an added glow.
The latest By Terry product to capture my heart is Ombre Blackstar eye shadow, a creamy little slice of perfection that is perfect for busy-meets-lazy types like me.
Termed a “melting” eye shadow by those in the know, it comes in a practical pen format and is concentrated with ultra-smoothing Tahitian black pearl extract. This combination means that it is insanely easy to apply and lights up eyelids with radiance-trapping multi-reflective shine. Its "tattoo-hold" stretch texture evens out eyelids with a waterproof radiance-lift reshaping film, and once it is on it is on for as long as you need to it to be – but never cracks or settles into fine lines. Love that!
So what you have in essence is an instant smoothing glow, smudge free formula, multi active ingredients and black pearl extracts for a little extra shimmer that is sophisticated but never sparkly. Too good!
I apply By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow as a wash directly with my fingertips at the base of lashes and blend up towards eyebrows, or you can use a brush if need be for any extra definition. So far I’ve been playing with the Blue Obsession shade a lot matched with a nude lip, but am keen to get more of the little beauties for daytime in particular – Bronze Moon looks like the perfect easily-smoked out brown, whilst Frozen Quartz could be the perfect neutral…

These babies are available now at Mecca Cosmetica stores and at http://www.meccacosmetica.co.nz/ for around $60.00 - $66.00.

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