April 18th, 2018

By Terry Spring 2018

Hello!  I hope you’ve been enjoying the mini series over the past week!  I was traipsing all across China for work during that time, and flying into a different city every day combined with a red-eye back home over the weekend have left me somewhat unbalanced.  Knowing that I will be lugging my suitcase with me all the way and that I wouldn’t have much time nor the occasion to prep super fancy makeup looks, I decided to pack 3 items from By Terry’s Spring 2018 collection with me, and they made all the difference!

By Terry Spring 2018 collection

The highlight for this season’s collection is the By Terry Game Lighter Palette, which is available in a multi-coloured pastel variation as well as Pixie Nude shown above.  The sleek packaging makes it really convenient to travel with, and cleverly contains 5 matte + 5 shimmer shades.  There is a surprisingly good range of colors and undertones to work with, and even though the squares are somewhat small and narrow I didn’t have any difficulties picking up with a regular brush.  Each of the shades are well pigmented, as you can see from the single-swipe swatches below:

By Terry Game Lighter Palette Pixie Nude swatches

The shades are swatched according to their placement on the palette, matte shades on the top followed with the accompanying shimmer shades overlaid and to the bottom.  From left to right, the shades are:

  • Medium neutral-toned pink with a matte finish, good intensity and pigmentation as an all-over colour.  Combined with a light pink shimmer with a semi-translucent base that works well as an inner corner highlight.
  • Pale warm-toned pink with a matte finish, ideal as a brow-bone highlight as this blends right into the skin.  Matched with a medium-dark metallic bronze with pink micro-shimmers, beautiful worn on its own or patted over another shade as a central pop.
  • Dark slate grey with a matte finish.  I like this worn on the outer corner for a soft smoky eye.  Works well as a smudged liner too.  In the middle is a pale champagne shimmer that is mostly opaque but has a slight translucency allowing it to be blended or used on its own (as a highlight for example).
  • Medium taupe with a matte finish.  This is matched with a bright golden shimmer.
  • Dark matte espresso with amazing pay-off and buttery smooth.  Combined with a gorgeous metallic copper.

By Terry Game Lighter Palette Pixie Nude EOTD

Life has been all kinds of hectic lately, but By Terry has simplified things so much with this Game Lighter Palette in Pixie Nude.  I had some slight redness on my lid the day this picture was taken, and I didn’t even realize it until afterwards.  Just barely had seconds to sweep the slate grey across my lid, followed by the medium pink from mid-lid and above.  Lined lower lash line with the grey, and popped the pink shimmer into the center of my lid for a bit of twinkle.

By Terry Glow-Expert Duo Stick

In addition to the palettes, By Terry has also released 3 Glow-Expert Duosticks.  These combine a cream blush/highlighter and blush/bronzer on 1 end, and a synthetic blending brush on the other.  They are designed to be used together – simply swipe on the flattened end and blend out using the brush or finger – or tilted for single shades.  There are glow-reflecting prisms and light-corrective micro-spheres to bring light to the complexion, sculpt and revive features.

By Terry Glow Expert Duostick swatches

The 2 shades that I have are:

  • 4 – Cream Melba: silvery highlighter with a pale tutu pink that is too light against my roughly NC25 skintone to show up as a blusher.  On the other hand, both shades work well as highlighters, leaving a subtle but visible glow that lasts well without streaking even in the hot sun.
  • 6 – Copper Coffee: warm copper combined with a dark brown.  This is more intense than I’m used to for sculpting, and a flat-out swipe is too much for my petite face.  The dark brown is too dark and the copper much too warm.  But if you have a warm undertone, this may work as a bronzer / contour for you.  I was able to use the dark brown shade for contouring by picking up with a brush and then stippling it on the back of my hand to get to a lighter intensity before applying on my face.  It stays on well throughout the day without muddying up.

Here is a full makeup look featuring a different eye makeup using the Game Lighter Palette in Pixie Nude.  Glow-Expert Duostick in Cream Melba on the cheekbones and Copper Coffee to sculpt.

By Terry Spring 2018 makeup look

Both the Game Lighter Palette and Glow-Expert Duostick are great products and very convenient for travels.  My only complain is that the brushes on both of them are rather scratchy, especially the Duosticks.  The eyeshadow brush could be much improved, as the liner end is too thin and scratchy for me.  That is not a deal killer imo though, and I foresee getting a lot of use out of my Pixie Nude!!

Everything is limited edition, and available at Escentials and Sephora.com in Singapore.

This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

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