Beamed down from another galaxy: BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar "Color-Fix" Cream Eyeshadow

My eyes popped out after sneaking a peek at the price tag. With the myriad of eyeshadow pencil options out there, what could possibly warrant the $62.00 price tag? Well, once the colour is applied, it refuses to budge. However, with its unbudginess (official makeup geek speak here) your window for blending is very slim -- work fast and efficiently, folks.

The presence of Tahitian black pearl extract "smoothes and perfects eyelids" and possibly even adds to that insane price tag.


The tip of the eyeshadow stick is perfectly rounded and sized for sneaking into crevices and tight corners. On appearance alone, I think Terry's version is similar in size to Bobbi Brown's Long-wear Cream Shadow Stick.

Frozen Quartz is a shimmery mauve with brown and purple undertones, great for using all over the lid or in the crease. Misty Rock is a champagne tinged tan with a hint of light pink; I prefer to use this colour as a wash on my lid and along my lower lash line. If either of these colours don't do it for you, there are eight others to ponder over.

Misty Rock (left) and Frozen Quartz (right)

Misty Rock (left) and Frozen Quartz (right)


While I do enjoy the three dimensional colour I have found you need to apply eyeliner first, because the texture of the shadow does not make for a smooth base. For me it's a fair trade-off as I prefer the "tattoo-like hold".

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar "Color-Fix" Cream Eyeshadow:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 10 out of 10 bags — Despite the price, I love that this shadow refuses to creep.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?: