The holiday seasons seem to get more and more overwhelming each year, and this time round I’ve fallen ill to boot! While I am struggling to get back on my feet, and fight the beckoning urges of my comfy bed, I would like to sneak you some images of this utterly drop-dead gorgeous collection from By Terry. As tantalising as its name sounds, the By Terry Preciosity Collection is delicate and precious to behold.
By Terry Preciosity Collection is a tightly curated range of some of the brand’s best-loved products along with a couple of new items. For this season, By Terry has focused on shining the ultimate natural light on the complexion, and the star of the line-up is this beautiful Preciosity Flash Light Dual Compact.
Even though the format and shape of this compact resembles the recently launched Compact-Expert Dual Powders, the Preciosity Flash Light Dual Compact is actually a highlighter rather than a setting powder. It is formulated with multi-reflecting mineral pigments and ultra-perfecting prisms, to throw off a bright natural glow while retaining a gossimer-light texture.
The geometric shapes are printed overlays that fade after several sweeps of the brush. However, the silver shapes are actually powder that go all the way down, and lend a cool-toned gleam to the overall effect. The By Terry brand name and tiny dots are engraved and should survive initial use.
By Terry Preciosity Flash Light Dual Compact consists of 2 different coloured highlighters – a pale silvery beige in the center, and a golden outer ring. From the pan, they appear much deeper in tone but when mixed with the silver, the overall effect is much more subtle. You may also choose to wear both shades blended together, simply touch your brush over both sides of the compact. I do not recommend heavy swirling because this is a rather pigmented highlighter, a little goes a long way!
Everybody’s favourite eyeshadow crayons return in this By Terry Preciosity Ombre Blackstar Gift Set. In case you are new to these (like me), these Ombre Blackstar feature a creamy eyeshadow formula that sets within half a minute or so, and then remain budge-proof until they are removed. There is sufficient time to blend and work with it before it sets, so it really is dummy-proof!
The 3 shades included in this gift set are the top selling shades – Blonde Opal, Bronze Moon, and Misty Rock. They are formulated with Tahitian Black Pearl extract which has some skincare benefits, but also provide that eye-catching lustre. I found them just a touch too frosty to be used all over the lids myself; but I love the brightening touch of Blonde Opal on my inner corner, and both Bronze Moon and Misty Rock would elevate any makeup look either as a base or lightly touched to the center of the lids for a pop.
I’m always fascinated by tiny makeup presented as Christmas tree ornaments, and this By Terry Preciosity Baume de Rose Tree Decoration is no exception. Considered by many as the “rolls-royce” of lip balms, this Baume de Rose is formulated with Rose Flower Essential Wax to soften, Pastel Oil to boost cell renewal, and Shea Butter to heal and soothe chapped lips. A proprietary Hydroskin complex keeps the lips hydrated, ceramides plump up the lips, and Vitamin E protects. I like that it also comes with SPF15 protection, which is not often found in lip balms and quite critical in keeping cold sores at bay in blustery winters.
There are more from the range, do check them out for yourself if you can! In Singapore, By Terry is stocked in Essentials at Paragon and Tangs Orchard.
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.
Great review. So happy to see your review of By Terry. I’ve been a fan of certain products in the brand for a while. The Ombre Blackstars are long time favorites. I like to use the darker shades as an eyeliner– and as you say, they don’t budge. Their hyularonic eye primer is an HG for me. I alternate with the Edward Bess primer and a MUFE eye paint, but the BT one is indispensable. A while back before they started doing eye palettes, they had eyeshadow singles. These were of a superior quality and some of the shades were really perfect for neutral toned gals. Sadly these are discontinued and the eye palettes are not of the same quality. There are a few that are in my makeup bag of items for immediate use right now. Would love if those came back. Or hope they improve their game in that department.
Thank you for the great tips, Alison. I need to try their eye primer now, and will try using the ombre blackstars as liners soon. I think I had a coupl eof their singles from a long time ago, but I hardly ever used them…. singles just don’t appeal to me very much sadly.
Your manicure though. On point!
thanks Lily, I cant take credit for them… theyre gel and designed by a salon in my office building!