by terry

Space NK Haul

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Questionably the most exciting day of my year so far was when I discovered my local Bloomingdales opened a Space NK counter.

It’s still a 30 minute drive away for me, but so worth it and much closer than the UK.  I couldn’t contain my excitement at By Terry being readily available that I bought another Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon.  I am in love with these eye shadow sticks.  Blond Opal will be my next purchase.  I am already planning my next trip back to Space NK and scheming about what I will buy.

My luck continued when Sephora had the YSL Rouge Volupte 1 Nude Beige in stock.  I had to pick it up while I had the chance.  YSL lipsticks are the most beautifully packaged makeup items in the world. We can all agree on that.

-Jules

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Makeup of the Day: August 21st, 2014

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Today was all about the purples.

The By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock was my starting point.  I absolutely love the sparkly and sophisticated look it gives to the eyes with just a simple swipe.  (Check out my in depth review here.)  I placed Misty Rock all over the lid and along the lower lash line and blended it out with Limit from the Naked 3 Palette in the crease. Limit and Nooner are great transition shades from this palette which I reviewed as well.

To stay consistent with the purple theme I went with Sin blush from Nars. The dark purple color may seem intimidating for a blush shade, but it’s actually very wearable as I explain here.

Finally, Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig topped off the look with bold purple lips.

-Jules

By Terry Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eyeshadow in Misty Rock

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This is definitely one of the pricier things in my makeup collection. Some of the colors are available from Bloomingdale’s here.  I had to do some searching to find the Misty Rock color online.  And $43 is a lot to pay for a single eyeshadow shade.

But, there are several redeeming qualities to this eyeshadow.

Misty Rock is a gorgeous shade of iridescent, pearly purple.  It applies very smoothly and the crayon like style of eye shadow makes it super simple to travel with and apply quickly.  The packaging boasts Tahitian Black Pearl Extracts as a key ingredient and it certainly seems to deliver a smooth, very luxurious and crease-proof application.

I apply it all over the lid and blend it into the crease with a matte mauve shade. Mauve from the Lorac Pro Palette or Limit from the Naked 3 Palette are both great blender shades.  Drawing a thin line of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar under your bottom lash line for added sparkle.

Overall, I think this product is overpriced, but it is very deluxe and fun to use.  I think the effect it gives is glittery yet very wearable.  It just gives a very rich, dimensional look to the eyes.  If you want to splurge and get an luxurious look on your eyes then this eyeshadow would be my recommendation.

-Jules