Barbara Daly Long Wear Eye Shadow in Shimmer Sand and Bronze Gold - £3 Tesco
Yes you read right - a £3 dupe for the highly coverted By Terry Ombre Blackstar eye shadow sticks. £28 versus £3, I think you know what I'd rather be reaching for. Now don't get me wrong the thought was there on many occasions to purchase the By Terry version, however whilst doing my food shop in Tesco I spied these on the Barbara Daly stand. If I'm honest with you, I've never tried or looked at the Barbara Daly stand, yet I have seen the brand mentioned in many magazines.
As I can't find any information online about the range, all what I can say is that in my Tesco Extra there were six of these shades available (including a black and a white). The two shades I picked up, I thought were the most wearable out the range and Shimmer Sand reminds me of Mac's All That Glitters. The colours themselves are very pigmented and do live up to the long lasting claims. These can last all day once applied, and also act as a great base for other shadows to stick to.
My only problem with these is the fact that you have to work very fast and I mean fast to blend them. It's literally a case of apply, then grab a blending brush and go like the clappers. I've found that I've had way more wear out of the Shimmer Sand shade, as the Bronze Gold is too dark for work. However both mixed together equals an easy smoky eye. I think after trying these I won't bother purchasing the By Terry versions - I'd rather save the extra £25.