Happy New Year and I hope everyone is having a great 2012 so far ! I'm not one to discuss my personal life, but December and January have been awesome in terms of an amazing romance of sorts. I've met someone who I've been spending a lot of time with and he makes me so happy. Ok enough sappiness talk, but I'm now back to my normal schedule. Christmas and New Years are over, and getting back to the swing of things has been difficult, but now I'm ok.
So as for my first review for 2012: I've decided to talk about By Terry. I love her line, but one area I've completely ignored are her eyeshadows. I'm not really an eyeshadow person, as most of you can tell, I'm a lipstick/gloss kinda girl :)
Moving along ...
Packaging: It comes in a gold screw top single. I have no idea how to depot these eyeshadows and I'm afraid of doing so because of damaging the shadow and who knows what else. The eye shadow packaging is a bit on the bulkier side, so it's not too space friendly in your stash. They're slightly less bulky than Rock and Republic shadows, to give you an idea. Otherwise, it's pretty straight forward, screw top packaging.
Texture/Formula: Now, these shadows are not the most buttery/creamy in feel (like say Dior, RBR, Suqqu), but they're definitely not gritty, at all. The sheen is subtle, yet present...definitely no micro shimmer in this particular shade. I've grown to like Ginger Biscuit each time I use it. The biggest stand out in terms of these shadows is that they have insane lasting power by themselves, even in heat. I know it's winter time, but trust me, I've been in really hot situations, to the point of sweating bullets. These eyeshadows when layered on top of cream eyeshadows, the effect is quite magical. mmm.
Color: Ginger Biscuit is an interesting soft yellow gold kind of shade. Not a normal color for me to purchase since I prefer how I look in cooler neutrals. It's a warm shade that's safe enough for me to wear as a lid color and not look sick. The color is something I need to get more comfortable wearing since I always tend to grab a taupe eyeshadow instead.
Price and Size: $40 for 1.5 g, 0.05 oz. They're slightly bigger than Becca's, slightly smaller than Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows.
Are they worth the purchase? I think if you find a unique shade or two, then yes, but otherwise I don't really see the need to buy the entire line of eyeshadows, just because for the price point you can get a slightly larger eyeshadow that works just as well.
|top clockwise: Becca Tussah, Le Metier de Beaute Jojo, By Terry Ginger Biscuit, By Terry Pearly Rye, RBR Solstice Halycon|
|L to R: Becca Tussah, Le Metier de Beaute Jojo, By Terry Ginger Biscuit, By Terry Pearly Rye, RBR Solstice Halycon (flash)|
|Becca Tussah, Le Metier de Beaute Jojo, By Terry Ginger Biscuit, By Terry Pearly Rye, RBR Solstice Halycon (no flash)|
|bottom row, 2nd from left is Shu IR 800 (2nd gen), below is By Terry Ginger Biscuit|
|L to R: Shu IR 800 (2nd gen), By Terry Ginger Biscuit (no flash)|
|L to R: Shu IR 800 (2nd gen), By Terry Ginger Biscuit (flash)|