By Terry Ombre Black Star in #1 Black Pearl and #5 Misty Rock

I want to show you my first purchase from By Terry. I am sure some of you would have heard or even use By Terry skincare product. By Terry is a french skincare and makeup brands targeting working women. Their products are claimed to have very good quality, and the quality comes in an expensive price tag.

Here’s some introduction about By Terry, extracted from By Terry website:

Growing up in a family of scientists, it was natural for her to begin her studies at medical school, but she abandoned that for the world of art and creation. She decided to pursue university-level art studies, but first, rather by curiosity and as a challenge, she took the very prestigious courses in aesthetics taught by the Carita sisters, Maria and Rosy. That summer session was the turning point of her life, where TERRY assembled the elements that would become her life work. Through another unexpected stroke of luck, she became a Studio Makeup Artist. One day when no one else was available, Maria Carita sent her to take charge of the makeup at a photo session: not only for Vogue magazine, but the Haute-Couture issue! Not knowing precisely what was expected of her, she went straight to the honest essentials, concentrating on what she was best at, with perfect success. “An impeccable mouth, an invisible complexion, full, separate lashes… I focus on my know-how!”  says TERRY.

In 2000, TERRY finished her collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent in order to devote all her time to the development of her own brand: BY TERRY. This line of makeup allows her to fully express her passions, her explorations, her infallible sense of women’s needs. It is a novel beauty concept carrying her personal brand.

I purchased By Terry Ombre Black Star in #1 Black Pearl and #5 Misty Rock. I don’t have many eyeshadow sticks, hence I think this might be a good time to experiment with eyeshadow stick.

The packaging is very sleek and elegant. It is packaged in a gold colored stick and it’s very shiny when exposed to light. It’s quite heavy for an eyeshadow stick but this is good for me as I love heavy packaging. This tells me that I got the quality of the packaging. However this is very prone to finger prints.

#1 Black Pearl is a creamy black eyeshadow with very fine glitter spread. This is great for creating smokey eye look or even just to line your upper lash line. The color is not too dark hence this is good for people who wants to create a simple smokey eye look. #5 Misty Rock is a pinkish brown color that looks great for natural base color.

As you can see above, the pigmentation is amazing. I couldn’t ask for better pigmentation anymore. These eyeshadow sticks contain shimmer that look very pretty when applied.

However one thing that disappoints me is that these eyeshadow sticks are not smudge proof. I smudge the eyeshadow after 5 minutes of application. I also have tried wearing these on my eye and it smudges after 5 hours.

Final Thought:

By Terry is a well known brand for its primer and skincare range. I might have tried the wrong product. The packaging looks sleek and elegant. Although it’s prone to finger print, I still like it. The pigmentation of these product is amazing, there’s no complain about that. However I just hate smudging eyeshadows. It makes my makeup looks unsightly at the end of the day.

Thank you for reading :)


Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow #2 Lust Red and #7 Sweet Fire

We have heard about this Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill for a very long time but haven’t had the chance to post this. We were quite busy with our daily lives and thus we almost forget that we still have Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill to be reviewed. After posting so many lip colors lately, we decided to post about eyeshadow. Hope you guys enjoy this one!

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill‘s packaging is similar to Chanel Illusion d Ombre. However, the texture and the pigmentation of both products are totally different. We have posted a review on Chanel Illusion d Ombre few months ago and mentioned that the texture is creamy. The texture of Eyes To Kill is different, they are more powdery and well pigmented. We’d say that both products have their own advantages. Illusion d Ombre is creamier and more shimmery, also it’s very easy to blend with other colors. But  in terms of pigmentation, we’d say that Eyes to Kill is better.


Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #7 Sweet Fire

a closer look!

As you can see, this one is a rosy pink color with shimmer. This color is wearable for everyday use. The pink color blend nicely with fair skinned asian skin tone. Also, this color is easy to match with many colors. It’s very versatile.


Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #2 Lust Red

This color is definitely one of my favorite color from Eyes To Kill. I don’t know how to describe this color. It’s a black color with a red shimmer. However there’s a slight deep purple, burgundy color inside. Nevertheless, the color is just gorgeous. The color is very well pigmented and thus very easy to use it especially on the crease area to create a smoky look.


Swatch Gallery:

These two color were swatched in a piece of paper so that you can see the powdery texture of this product. As you can see, the shimmer doesn’t really show in this picture. But believe me, when it’s applied on your eyelid, you’ll see the difference.


In this picture, We compared Eyes to Kill with pink color eyeshadow from Ombres Perless de Chanel (Spring 2011) and By Terry Ombre Black Star #5 Misty Rock. Eyes to Kill is more pinkish compared to both color.


For the black color, we compared Eyes to Kill #2 with By Terry #1 Black Pearl and Chanel Illusoire and Mirifique from Illusion d Ombre (fall 2011). At first I thought the color would be similar, but after looking at my swatch, I realized that each color emphasizes different shade.


Although I’m a big Chanel fan, I can’t say that Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill should be missed. The powdery texture is just unique and worth trying. I’m looking forward to try on the other colors.


MeMo :)


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