Beauty Book: By Terry Haul - Review & Swatches
Today I’m going to share with you this By Terry Haul. I’m super thankful to my aunt who is enabling my obsession with makeup for gifting these products to me! I guess I should call this and Anti-Haul because I didn’t buy them myself, what do you think? Anyway, I won’t make this intro long so let’s get started!
Let’s start with an overview about the brand and the creator. By Terry was created by Terry de Gunzburg, a very well known makeup artist and the woman behind the iconic YSL Touche Eclat Concealer, she began her journey with makeup one summer right after dropping out of med school to pursue architecture. She took a summer makeup course with Maria & Rosy Carita, popular makeup artists during the 1970’s, and Maria noticed her work in one class - perfect lips, perfect complction, perfect eyebrows - by chance she needed another makeup artist for a Vougue shoot the next day. Maria told terry to do what she did in class and it will be great. That’s exactly what she did and that was the start of it all. After years of freelancing and being a makeup artist, Terry became the International Makeup Designer for Yves Saint Laurent and later on the International director of Creation and Marketing. She stayed in YSL for 15 years until 2000 she decided to dedicate herself into creating her own brand called By Terry. If you want to read more about the life of Terry de Gunzburg here is an amazing article about her by style.com, click this. The brand itself is a high-end one. Because of the luxurious feel of the products expect to be paying a lot more than your usual drugstore makeup. But believe me, IT IS SO WORTH IT!
On to the products I aquired…
F A C E P R O D U C T S :
Cover Expert Foundation in #8 Intense Beige
Claims of the Product - Perfecting Fluid Foundation, Ultra-Correcting Coverage, Flawless Velvet Radiance, I.M.C.® Technology (see full description of the product from the site here.)
I’ve worn this foundation 3 days straight now. I’ve worked, went out, the weather was hot then cold then rainy, basically I’ve tested this to the brim and I must say, at the end of each day my skin still looked flawless and I didn’t even use a setting spray at all. It is phenomenal! Totally worth the price (although I didn’t pay for it, if i did it still would be worth it) Foundation is a must have in your makeup! A flawless skin is the best look! (more on makeup must have on my next post!) And if you deicide to invest in a foundation don’t waste your money on anything else just get this one! It’s long lasting, creamy matte finish but still gives a glow & easy to blend. It does have fragrance to it but I don’t mind it. Honestly it smells lovely! I would totally recommend this! By far the best foundation I have tried so far!
Touche Veloutée Conceler in #2 Cream
Claims of the Product -Highlighting Concealer Brush, With Skin-Perfecting Phyto-Ingredients, Anti-Blemish – Anti-Fatigue, Ultra-Smoothing Full Coverage (see full description of the product from the site here.)
Again I’ve tested this product as much as the foundation and I had very high hopes for this product since Terry is the creator of the iconic Touche Eclat from YSL, I figured this would be the same, but it honestly blew my mind this is fantastic! It exceeded my expectations, truly. It’s full coverage and brightening. I use this both as concealer and highlighting and it does wonders. Again, worth the money and worth the investment. I don’t even want to use my other concealers anymore because this is amazing!
Here are photos of the results the foundation and concealer gave me…
As you can see on the complete coverage photo, I applied 2 coats of foundation, concealed my dark circles and highlighted on the usual places, the coverage really is amazing. The best part of the foundation is if you just want a light coverage for the day it’s possible. So it’s perfect for summer or any other season of the year. Easy to build and it does not look cakey at all.
Moving on to the Eye Products…
E Y E P R O D U C T S :
Crayon Khol Terrybly in #1 Black Print
Claims of the Product: Precise & Intense Definition, Extra-Staying, Comfort Waterproof Formula (see full description of the product from the site here.)
This eyeliner is so rich, creamy and very easy to work with. With one light swipe, the colour is jet black. You have time to work with it, meaning smudge it out, before it actually sets, which is a good thing. A khol pencil is meant to be easy to smudge for that smokey look. It’s perfect for the waterline and tight lining your upper lash line because it’s so creamy that it won’t tug on it to much.
Aqua Print Eyeshadow in #3 Peach Tornado
Claims of the Product: Aqua-Stain Eyeshadow, Anti-Free Radical Colour and Treatment (see full description of the product from the site here.)
It’s very creamy and easy to work with. Simply draw this all over your lid and it’s a really nice base or you can use it alone. I think this colour is absolutely perfect for summer!
Here are some swatches of the 2 products…
I used the aqua print eyeshadow as a base for my look and used the crayon kohl as my eyeliner, smudged it out to create a smokey look. I really liked using these products it was so easy and made my makeup application really fast.
Here’s the finished look so you can see for yourself how it all applied on…
Over all you really get your money’s worth on these products. They are very luxurious. Most of their products also have a lot of benefits for your skin, mostly anti-aging, which is a good thing because it’s never too early to start taking care of your skin. The best solution is a good preparation! I highly suggest investing in a good foundation and concealer and if you’re going to might as well pay a little bit extra and get from By Terry. It is expensive but it’s only a little bit more expensive than other high-end makeup so why not just put in a bit more and get the best?
So thats pretty much it. I hope you guys enjoyed this review. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave it on the comment section bellow. I answer all the time! Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @cescamandigma and on instagram @cescamandigma it would truly mean a lot to me! All of the love and support is very much appreciated! Until next time!
Beauty Book: 3 Steps to the Perfect Brow
Today I’m going to share with you how I do my eyebrows. The lovely sheiscrazyesha gave me the idea to do this post so I must give her credit. They eyebrows are the most important feature to work on when doing your makeup. It basically frames the entire face and makes a HUGE difference when done correctly! I will be sharing my tips and tricks as to how I shape my own eyebrows and I hope you find this helpful!
My eyebrows are in no way, shape or form perfect mainly because it’s really hard to shape my inexistent eyebrows but it’s okay. I like how they look. Remember, this is all about preference, so let’s get started!
W H A T T O U S E :
Personally I like to use the good old eyebrow pencil and brow gel. I just find it to be easier to use and if you’re a beginner, I suggest to start out with this too. There are however a lot of other options out there in forms of powder, gel, even liquid tattoo, so just find the product that works for you and if you follow my tips and tricks you’ll still come out with the same results.
T O P T I P S :
1. GROOM GROOM GROOM!
It is very important to groom your eyebrows. It makes it a lot easier to fill them in while doing your makeup! Also, no one wants brows that are all over the place. If you’re not used to doing your own brows by all means get a professional to do them and from there you can continue maintaining them yourself. However, if you don’t want to spend money on a professional you can always just pluck/shave the excess hairs and just clean up the brow, follow the natural shape and no need to shape them.
2. YOUR BROWS ARE SISTERS NOT TWINS!
Your brows will never look exactly the same no matter how hard you try. You can make them look identical but never exactly a like. So accept that and move on!
3. NEVER USE BLACK!
For shading, you never use black! Even if your hair is black use a dark brown to fill in your brows for a more natural look. A black pencil will just make you look cray cray cray!
4. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
I’ve been filling in my brows for so long now but it’s only recently that I’ve actually perfected my own method and what works for me. So if you don’t get them right the first few tries, it’s okay! Try and try again!
H O W I D O M Y B R O W S :
1. Start off by outlining the brow. Grab a pencil and follow my ABC chart as to how the points should align. I like to start from the bottom creating a line from the inner corner to the lower arch and creating that tail. Then I outline the top portion and just connecting it to the tail.
2. Fill in the shape you created. Make sure to use a lighter hand when filling in the inner portion because you don’t want that part to be too dark. However, use a heavier hand when filling in the middle all the way to the tail because that’s where you want the most depth. So it’s supposed to have a gradient effect.
3. Apply some brow gel to set the brows. You can use a clear mascara or a tinted brow gel. I use a tinted brow gel because my hair colour doesn’t match my eyebrows.
And that’s pretty much it loves! Very simple! It just takes practice I promise. You’ll eventually get the hang of it. Also, make sure to do it the way you like it. Again, this is all about preference, so shape your brows the way that suites your face. Just because the girl next to you has thick eyebrows doesn’t mean you should have thick eyebrows too.
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave it on the comment section bellow. I answer all the time! Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @cescamandigma and on instagram @cescamandigma it would truly mean a lot to me! All of the love and support is very much appreciated! Until next time!
Beauty Book: Simple Warm Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
I have had a lot of requests and questions about this makeup whenever I post photos of it on my social media accounts, so today I’ve decided to share with you how I create this look. I promise this is very simple! Just a lot of blending required! So let’s get started!
Products I used to achieve this look:
1. Maybelline Color Tatto in Metallic Pomegranate
2. Lorac Pro Palette (Colours: Taupe, Sable, Espresso, Black, Garnet & Cream)
3. Lorac Unzipped Palette (Colour: Unbridled)
4. Maybelline Master Duo Liquid Eyeliner in Black
5.Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara; Waterproof
**For beginners I have a post about an eye guide check it out here**
Warning: The colour illustrated bellow is a bit off. In person, it’s more of a warm deep red than it is brown. Sorry for that. Just refer to the title photo and the last photo for the true colour.
Steps to achieve this look:
1. Apply a colour a few shades darker than your skin tone as a transition colour in windshield wiper motions in the crease until the upper crease. I used Taupe from the Lorac Pro Palette.
2. Pat the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate all over the lid but just until the crease and not going passed it.
3. Apply tape on the sides of your eyes to allow a clean crisp look while applying your shadows. Pat a warm red shade all over the lid where you applied the cream shadow to set it.
4. Blend a dark brown shade and black into the crease in windshield wiper motions to create depth in the eyes. I used Espresso & Black from the Lorac Pro Palette. Its best to apply a little at a time because its easier to keep adding colour that to take off a bit. If things get crazy you can always go back with that transition shade and blend things out more.
5. Highlight just the centre of the lid with a copper shimmer shade. I used Garnet from the Lorac Pro Palette.
6. Highlight your brow bone with any mat shade that is a shade lighter than your skin tone. I used cream from the Lorac Pro Palette. Then draw a wing liner with your liquid eyeliner while you still have the tape. The tape will make the liner application much much easier. Once it dries you can take off the tape.
(this is the time to apply your foundation and concealer)
7. Apply a black eyeliner on your upper and lower lash line. Then smudge the brown and warm red shade on the bottom lash line for more drama. Curl you lashes and apply 2 coats of mascara to complete the look.
Products I used for the rest of my face:
1. L’Oreal Nude Magique in Warm Ivory
2. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 & NW15
3. Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation in Moka for Contouring
4. MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Light Plus
5. Blush in ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer
6. Nars Laguna Bronzer for setting the contour
7. MAC Pure Zen Lipstick for a nude lip
8. Chanel Lipgloss in Seashell
And here’s the final look…
That’s pretty much it loves! Told you it would be simple! Remember, you don’t have to use the exact same products/brands as I did. You can use anything similar that you have in your collection which is why i tried to describe the colours I used to give you an alternative.
I hope you guys enjoyed this makeup tutorial and feel free to give me suggestions on what you’d like to see next! Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @cescamandigma and on instagram @cescamandigma it would truly mean a lot to me! All of the love and support is very much appreciated! Until next time!
Style Blog: 3 Must Have Heels
Is it your first time shopping for ladylike shoes? Have you ever shopped for heels and had no idea where to start? Well today’s post is a simple guide to the 3 MUST HAVE heels that every girl needs in her life! I know shopping can be overwhelming at times, whether it may be for makeup, clothes, shoes or any other necessities us ladies need, which is why I’ve decided to start a “3 Must Have” series in order to lend a helping hand to the basics every girl must know. If it’s something you guys agree on and want to see more of, let me know what you guys want to read up on next!
Since I moved to Paris, I’ve had to reestablish my wardrobe because I came here with just 1 suitcase and minimal stuff. This is what inspired me to create this series. If you’re like me, a girl trying to start up her own closet, or a sneaker girl in transition into becoming a young stiletto lady, then this is the post for you!
I’ve created a list of the tops 3 colours and top 3 styles each woman should have. You don’t necessarily need to follow what I got to the T (meaning you can mix up the colours and style that I got to match you preference) but at least this will give you an idea of where to begin. Let’s get started!
Fun Fact: High-heels improves/changes a woman’s posture. It force the body to tilt, emphasizing the butt and breasts, highlighting a woman’s sexuality.
Color Must Have #1: Black
Black is such a staple. It’s timeless, versatile & slimming! A pair of black heels can go with absolutely anything and you will be able to use it until it’s last dying step! You may think black is boring but it’s not! It’s the BEST! And definitely the #1 must have every girl needs!
Style Must Have #1: The Classic Pump
Just like black the Classic Pump is another staple! You can dress it up with a nice dress for the office or a night out and even dress it down with a pair of jeans and a casual top. It’s sexy yet conservative at the same time! Just find you perfect heel height that’s comfortable to strut with and you’ll be wearing this for years and years to come!
Here is what mine looks like on me:
I got this from forever 21. They have very affordable heels that are surprisingly comfy! I chose to go with a classic black pump because absolutely everyone needs a shoe like this!
Color Must Have #2: Nude
Nude is a colour that you can match with absolutely anything! If you’re unsure with what colour shoe to wear, you can never go wrong with a nude heel. I like it better than white because sometimes white heels can look a bit tacky but nude is just the perfect subtle colour.
Style Must Have #2: The Sexy Strappy Sandal
The name speaks for it self is sexy and sassy! A definite must in a girls closet! Make sure you have a nice pedi and moisturised feet though to make it the full package!
Here is what mine looks like on me:
Again, from forever 21. I love this pair! I actually found it accidentally. It was shoved under one of the table displays and I said to myself if this is my size then it’s definitely meant to be! Please ignore my veins. I’ve been wearing heels ever since I can walk and this really happens. The price you have to pay for style and grace!
Color Must Have #3: Brown
Just like the other 2 colours I chose Brown is versatile. I know I sound like a broken record but the purpose of this it to share tips on the basics that can go with everything. And brown is such an easy colour to match. If you can’t wear black with your outfit the second choice would be brown!
Style Must Have #3: The Perfect Wedge
Wedges are the most comfortable heel design ever made! There’s less strain on your ankle and legs that makes walking in them like a breeze! If you’re new to heels try a wedge and you’ll be a pro in no time!
Here is what mine look like on me:
This pair came from one of my favourite stores here in Paris, Pimkie. I have a loyalty card that gives me 10% off on all purchases plus other private discounts for members only. I chose a pair of brown wedges because its spring/summer time and a weekend wedge is just what I needed.
And that’s pretty much it for my first “3 Must Have” series featuring heels. I hope this helped you loves in even the smallest of ways and if you enjoyed this post then let me know what topic you want me to do next. I was thinking of tops, but what do you loves think? Also if you want me to do a styling post for these shoes then let me know as well!
Anonymous said: Where did you get your Tumblr theme?
Hey Love! The foundation of my theme is the free theme from tumblr called “Minimal Theme” by Arthur Kim but i edited mostly everything about it to my liking :)