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By Terry Ombre Blackstar in #14 Blue Obsession and #15 Ombre Mercure – Photos, Swatches, and Review


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Meet one of my new obsessions. The By Terry Ombre Blackstar ($43 US). I have been hearing amazing things about these “melting eyeshadows” for the last several years and now I finally see what all the fuss is about.

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This cream pen eyeshadow contains Tahitian black pearl which is supposed to be rich in fortifying calcium, anti-aging proteins and antioxidant tocopherols, to smooth and perfect eyelids. It also has adhesive polymers for even, waterproof colour.  The two shades I have tested are from the Christmas 2013 Terryblyssime collection.

#14 Blue Obsession is a stunning deep navy with ultra fine purple shimmer for a hint of brightness.

#15 Ombre Mercure is a a beautiful metallic taupe.

Now here’s the kicker. I have heard from other reviews that as far as Ombre Blackstars go these Christmas releases aren’t as exceptional as the standard line. Well I find them pretty darn amazing so my desire to try the rest of the Ombre Blackstar line-up has become even more intense! These shadows are very pigmented and blend out beautifully. You can blend out with your finger or with a brush as I did with Blue Obsession in the look below. I applied Ombre Mercure heavily on my lid for an opaque finish and only experienced some minor creasing with this method that was unnoticeable from a standard viewing distance. This was without a primer. The look lasted the entire day for me. I was so impressed with how I was able to blend out Blue Obsession in my crease to a lovely soft haze without any of the patchiness you sometimes experience when blending out cream products.

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Ombre Mercure on the lid and Blue Obsession on the outer v and crease. On the lips I am wearing By Terry Gloss Terrybly Shine in 9 Bitten Splash (review coming soon).

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By Terry is available in the US at Space NK (US) and in the UK and to Canada via Space NK (UK).

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  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny
    January 6, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Hey Christa, both shades are super lovely, and I’m glad to hear you’ve had great experience with them! I really must learn how to pull my eyeshadows up and out properly the way you do! These are definitely high up on my to-try list, since I have developed a bit of an obsession with stick eyeshadows last year 😉

    • Christa Potter
      January 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      Thank you Sunny. I need to try the LM ones. I have been dying to do that for ages!

  • Amrita
    January 6, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    The blue is absolutely stunning!

  • marciaf
    January 6, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    I splurged on some when I was in California one year. I’ll have to put them all together and work on a review too. They are amazing even if the price is sky high.

  • Miranda M.
    January 6, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    these look absolutely awesome on you… and that’s how you do blue eyeshadow haha! these remind me of laura mercier caviar stick eyeshadows.

  • Endless Summer
    January 8, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Great eyeshadows and they look gorgeous on you!

  • Kristina
    January 13, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    This is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen you look!!! Would you be able to compare these shades to Chanel Moon River and/or Laura Mercier Sapphire Caviar Stick? Thank you!

    • Christa Potter
      January 13, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      You’re too sweet Kristina! Thank you! I have never tried the Chanel or LM stick eyeshadows. Yikes. How is that even possible?!

  • Flyavsted
    January 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Love this look and you’re so beautiful!!


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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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