I made my first trip into Topshop in about a decade after reading this post on Drivel About Frivol, which was similarly sparked by this post on Mascara Magic. I have and love a By Terry Ombre Blackstar and the idea of getting other colours for £7.50 instead of £26 appealed to me enough to make me willing to double the average age of the inhabitants of Topshop Oxford Circus one lunchtime.
I also swatched the Kohl pencil in Saddle, and bought that too. For £4, it is every bit as good as pencils that have cost me 4-5 times that amount and more. It's one of the smudgeable pencils that I like for soft definition - not good if you like a sharp line, but perfect if, like me, you prefer more diffused definition.
Swatched, Kohl top, Crayon bottom. The Crayon is really very similar in texture to the By Terry Ombre Blackstar I own, and from the ingredients list the base formula is almost identical; the By Terry does have the luxurious additions of Tourmaline and Pearl Powder, but whether that is worth an extra £20 is a personal judgement call. The Topshop Crayon is similarly smudgeable for a couple of minutes before setting, and once it sets it lasts all day. Both the Topshop Kohl and the Crayon are made in Italy (like the By Terry Ombre Blackstar.)
Saddle is a neutral dark brown with warmer shimmer. Ramble is a medium/dark chocolate brown with gold micro-sparkles.
Swatch of the Crayon blended.