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!