I want to show you my first purchase from By Terry. I am sure some of you would have heard or even use By Terry skincare product. By Terry is a french skincare and makeup brands targeting working women. Their products are claimed to have very good quality, and the quality comes in an expensive price tag.
Here’s some introduction about By Terry, extracted from By Terry website:
Growing up in a family of scientists, it was natural for her to begin her studies at medical school, but she abandoned that for the world of art and creation. She decided to pursue university-level art studies, but first, rather by curiosity and as a challenge, she took the very prestigious courses in aesthetics taught by the Carita sisters, Maria and Rosy. That summer session was the turning point of her life, where TERRY assembled the elements that would become her life work. Through another unexpected stroke of luck, she became a Studio Makeup Artist. One day when no one else was available, Maria Carita sent her to take charge of the makeup at a photo session: not only for Vogue magazine, but the Haute-Couture issue! Not knowing precisely what was expected of her, she went straight to the honest essentials, concentrating on what she was best at, with perfect success. “An impeccable mouth, an invisible complexion, full, separate lashes… I focus on my know-how!” says TERRY.
In 2000, TERRY finished her collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent in order to devote all her time to the development of her own brand: BY TERRY. This line of makeup allows her to fully express her passions, her explorations, her infallible sense of women’s needs. It is a novel beauty concept carrying her personal brand.
I purchased By Terry Ombre Black Star in #1 Black Pearl and #5 Misty Rock. I don’t have many eyeshadow sticks, hence I think this might be a good time to experiment with eyeshadow stick.
The packaging is very sleek and elegant. It is packaged in a gold colored stick and it’s very shiny when exposed to light. It’s quite heavy for an eyeshadow stick but this is good for me as I love heavy packaging. This tells me that I got the quality of the packaging. However this is very prone to finger prints.
#1 Black Pearl is a creamy black eyeshadow with very fine glitter spread. This is great for creating smokey eye look or even just to line your upper lash line. The color is not too dark hence this is good for people who wants to create a simple smokey eye look. #5 Misty Rock is a pinkish brown color that looks great for natural base color.
As you can see above, the pigmentation is amazing. I couldn’t ask for better pigmentation anymore. These eyeshadow sticks contain shimmer that look very pretty when applied.
However one thing that disappoints me is that these eyeshadow sticks are not smudge proof. I smudge the eyeshadow after 5 minutes of application. I also have tried wearing these on my eye and it smudges after 5 hours.
By Terry is a well known brand for its primer and skincare range. I might have tried the wrong product. The packaging looks sleek and elegant. Although it’s prone to finger print, I still like it. The pigmentation of these product is amazing, there’s no complain about that. However I just hate smudging eyeshadows. It makes my makeup looks unsightly at the end of the day.
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