Recently, I have come across the word ‘fard’ in a few of my make up products. On Google it appears to be a French word for make up or greasepaint as well as urban slang for lots of things that it is not necessary for me to go into in this post! The products that I have that define themselves as fard have a wax based texture, which is great in a complexion product, but in an eye product?
Terry de Gunzburg is the creator of the By Terry range. She has an incredible depth of experience in beauty and make up. In various interviews she talks about how important colour is to her and the range of colours product shows that to be true.
The By Terry Ombre Blackstar … in Black Orchid is my signature eye colour for the following reasons:-
- It is imperial purple
- It registers on my skin as purple
- It has a bit of iridescence so that as you move your face and blink it catches the light.
- It is REALLY easy to apply
- Did I mention that it is purple
- It stays on all day
- It does not crease
The packaging looks like Touche Eclat, the gold casing is very sleek. The product is very light in the hand but when you take off the lid and twist the barrel you are presented with a chubby waxy stick of glorious eye colour. I really like the fact that it is in a robust diameter stick. It means that for fine work you can used an angled brush or a liner brush, but for me generally, I just put it on my lid, blend out the edges with a blending brush, apply some mascara and go. It is a really easy to use product. You have a few seconds to decide if you are going to blend out the edges before it sets and then lasts all day.
You can layer it. So if you apply a layer and blend it out and then decide that you want more intensity at the lashes you can go over it an blend out the application and it does blend out without moving the first layer that you put down.
It also works well with other colours. It is great under purples and blues, but another way I like to wear it is under Beauty Narked by MAC. The purple under it just intensifies the shimmer and it makes it slightly softer then under black. This is a great product for make up newbies and make up junkies alike.