I spent $43 on an eyeshadow. And I don't regret it.

A few weeks back, I decided it was time to cross a few things off my beauty wish list, so off to the mall I went in the name of research (at least that’s why my accountant thinks). After reading Refinery29’s rave review about By Terry’s Ombre Blackstar, Space.NK at Bloomingdale’s was on my agenda, but of course I got sidetracked at Sephora first. Since I was in the market for a gold eyeshadow (and I was fully aware of By Terry’s not-so-accessible price point), I scooped one up at Sephora with high hopes. But once I made it to Bloomingdale’s, I knew I’d be swinging by Sephora on my way out to return my “save,” because in this case the “splurge” was the way to go.

I love eyeshadow sticks and crayons because they’re so easy to apply… No brushes, little to no blending, and all I need is my finger to smooth color out. All I can say is that By Terry’s version is everything an eyeshadow stick should be… Smooth, long-lasting, waterproof, and pigmented enough so you can actually see it. And this gold is beyond. BEYOND. Not too yellow. The perfect amount of metallic glimmer. And it stayed put all day. Just when I though Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Shadows were the end all be all, I was wrong. (Although they are a more wallet-friendly alternative to By Terry.)

In a nutshell, I was worried I’d have buyer’s remorse for this one. Boy was I wrong. And I’m definitely going to buy Ombre Blackstar in black, because from what I hear, it’s the only pencil that lasts on the inner rims—and we all need one of those. 

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