By Terry Ombre Veloutée Eyeshadow | Review & Swatches

By Terry is one of the most luxurious brands out there, up with the likes of Tom Ford it’s a brand I’ve always wanted to try. I’m not going to lie though, the prices really scare me. £38.00 for a lip balm?! Well…I still would as a treat but you get what I’m saying.

Back when the Hourglass blushers came out, I made an order on SpaceNK and instead of paying £5.00 for delivery, I paid £5.50 for this eyeshadow instead. It’s in the sale down from £23.50, it’s a nice colour, and it’s By Terry, no way was I missing this huge saving!

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I’d personally never even seen these eyeshadows before but I picked it up as paying for a product instead of delivery is a lot better. And so I ended up with an Ombre Veloutée eyeshadow in the shade 10 Coffee Bean. They did have others available at the time, however I thought a dark brown would get more use as I could use it every time I wanted to deepen my smoky eyes.

The packaging is plain and simple. Although it’s all plastic, it still looks quite luxe and I love the look of it. Even the box is pretty! Does anyone else hoard make-up boxes like there’s no tomorrow?

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The colour is a lovely matte chocolate brown that’s perfect for a warm toned smoky eye. I always opt for brown over black these days, even eyeliners and loved the look of this straight away. Pigmentation wise, it’s okay. It takes some building up and it can sometimes be a bit awkward to blend but if you have the time and patience then it’s a lovely end result.

I have to admit though, I was left a little disappointed. Let’s just say had I spent the full price, I would’ve been mad. The shadow is very soft and light and the fact that you have to build the colour doesn’t bother me, it’s the blending. I expect an expensive product to blend like a dream. However, it stayed put all day and there wasn’t any fall-out which is all great. I do love the colour and I have gotten a lot of use out of it. Do I think it’s worth the full price thought? No, but if you can get your paws on a shade that’s in the sale, do it.

Have you tried a By Terry eyeshadow? What are your thoughts on them?