Best of - by Terry
Hero products for me from By Terry -
Hyaluronic Hydra Primer - Ever since I put my focus on skin prep, I have been skipping primers on most days. There are still a few that I love, and this is one of them. I love how this jelly-mousse type texture gives me a bit of soft focus, but not heavy like typical silicone primers. The hyaluronic acid also hydrates well so my dry patches aren’t obvious.
Hyaluronic Hydra Powder - It’s very fine, and is beautiful on it’s own or on top of foundation. Same concept as the primer, it’s a bit blurring and hydrating. This is colourless (though might register a bit ashy on darker skin tones, for reference I’m roughly a MAC NC15) but they have recently came out with some tinted translucent shades.
Ombre Blackstar - The step up version of Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks. Gorgeous buttery cream eyeshadow twist-up sticks with the most beautiful shine, packed with Tahitian Black Pearl Extracts. Lumiere Mercure, a metallic taupe, is my favourite shade.
Baume de Rose Hand Cream - So nourishing feeling and non-greasy. Absorbs quickly and leaves a soft rose scent that doesn’t smell like grandma. Lasts on hands as long as you don’t wash it off. Stupidly expensive for a hand cream so it’s a treat.
While the following are also good, I wouldn’t say they are the best suited for me, in their categories -
Cover Expert Foundation - Light to medium buildable coverage, starts out satin-y and once it dries down, is matte. Definitely not dry looking, blendable but quite scented. It’s not bad, just unremarkable for me. It did slightly oxidize on me after an hour, making it even harder to choose the right colour given not a very broad range. Plus the majority of foundations on the market are medium buildable there are just too many other choices out there to tolerate issues with one.
Sheer Expert Foundation (not shown above since I have thrown it out already) - Sheer to light coverage, with a light sheen. Definitely not oily looking, blendable and looks very good with or without powder, but quite scented. It’s quite good for a sheer-to-light foundation, lasting power is great after powder on my combo-oily skin. It did slightly oxidize on me after an hour, making it hard to choose the right colour given not a very broad range.
Terrybly Densiliss Foundation - Sheer to light coverage, skin finish, oxidized on my ever so slightly, quite scented. Probably best suited for people with decent skin and concerns wanting anti-aging in their foundation. The blending isn’t great on me since I prefer brushes over sponges (everything blends well with the Beauty Blender, I just hate how they can’t be properly cleaned so I don’t use them). Combined with the Densiliss concealer this is a “tinted moisturizer” style easy base for the right person.
Baume de Rose - I have heard so much about this lip balm that’s why I got it in the first place, even a second colour. It’s ok, does the job, stays on well, but I reach for my Nuxe Honey lip balm more.
Products you can probably save your money on -
Eyeshadow palette - Not bad, a bit powdery. I can see this as an easy use for everyday women who don’t want to spend more than 5 minutes on eye makeup everyday. Reasonably smooth and easy to blend, reasonable payoff that doesn’t require a lot of blending. However there are easier to use eyeshadows out there for a much friendlier price tag.
Lipsticks in all the formulas own (Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge / Rouge Terrybly / Rouge Expert Click Stick) - Again, not bad at all, but for this price I am hoping for something that actually impresses me, given the vast amount of great choices out there.