Ugh. I accidentally deleted the original post because I was messing around trying to resize the swatch images. Thought I was deleting an image, when all of a sudden the post was gone!!! So annoying!!!
I don't remember exactly what I wrote, but the quick version is that I love both of these shadow sticks!!! I really can't tell a difference between the 2...both are smooth, creamy and wear like iron!!! Without primer they last around 4 hours before creasing, but keep in mind I have super oily, Asian monolids that crease just about anything. With primer these shadow sticks last ALL day. They are even a bit tough to remove at night, so I have to rub a bit harder than normal. That's how tough wearing these things are!!
They both give just the right amount of time to smudge/blend out before setting. If I want a stronger, defined line they take a tiny bit longer to set. For the big price difference, Laura Mercier offers more bang for your buck. But whichever you choose, I think you'll be very happy with either product!!! Now I'm wondering how the Bobbi Brown version stacks up...???
By Terry Ombre Blackstar, $43/.058oz @ Barneys, Beauty.com, Beautybar.com, SpaceNK
The packaging is a beautiful gold colored casing that lends a luxe feel. Very pretty to look at and pull out of the makeup case!!
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, $24/.05oz @ Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and your local Laura Mercier counter
The packaging is clean, simple and very Laura Mercier :-) I like it!!
All the colors have the same packaging, so instead of showing all three in their individual cases, I'll go right into what the colors look like. I picked up Khaki firs, then Plum and last was Rose Gold. By the time I decided to take a pic showing all three colors I had already used Khaki and Plum. Sorry for the non-pristine pics, but I couldn't wait this time! LOL!!
For some reason the Plum scrapes against the side when it's twisted up. This doesn't happen with the other colors, so I guess it's a fluke!
Oh, I remember one last thing I forgot to mention from the deleted post!! I love how portable these are. They take up hardly any room in my makeup bag, so I don't feel bad carrying all the colors around in my travel case!!
And I picked up By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Black Pearl during the Beauty.com sale so I'll be posting swatches of that soon :-) Total LOVE for these shadow sticks!!!