The world may be in lock down at the moment, but that does not stop us from enjoying some French chic in our lives. For Spring 2020, By Terry has released a capsule collection of color makeup entitled Terribly Paris bearing evocative motifs of Parisian landmarks. I have 1 of 2 of the VIP Eyeshadow Palettes to show you today. In addition, there is a new foundation that was released and will be reviewing that below as well.
By Terry expands its popular Hyaluronic Hydra range of base makeup with the launch of the new Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation. This is a very lightweight, watery foundation that has a matte finish and is incredibly long-lasting. The texture and dropper applicator reminds me of the Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation [see here], but is easier to blend and more flattering on the skin. This foundation sets very quickly so it is important to work fast and in small segments of the skin. You may want to use a damp sponge with it, but given it is already rather light in coverage, I prefer to use my fingers.
Despite the matte finish, I was surprised by how forgiving this is. My skin is currently dry and bumpy, and this By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation does not crease nor emphasise my flakey bits at all! At the same time, even though the coverage is actually quite light, it is sufficient to even out my skin tone, especially my dark under eye and redness around the sides of my nose. Acne spots and scars will require a separate concealer unfortunately.
It is incredibly long-lasting, does not crease nor fade as the day progresses. I have even taken naps (#mumlife) wearing this foundation and it did not rub off on my sheets!
Switching gears slightly, I would like to show you the prettiest palette from By Terry today… the V.I.P. Expert Paris by Light Palette from their Terrybly Paris collection. It is not every day that By Terry releases an eyeshadow palette, in fact it has been several years since the last one. I have tested all of them, and whilst they are all excellent, this season’s are even better than the others combined!
There are 2 palettes, one for the night and the one I have here is meant for the day. All the shades are easy to wear neutrals, but with a nice range of finishes and intensities to suit a wide range of looks. Each of the pan has a motif printed on it, which makes dipping in really painful, but I finally plucked up the courage to show you these swatches:
From left to right, the top row shades are:
The bottom shades are:
The metallic shades in this Paris by Light palette have a rich creamy texture that is a dream to work with. By Terry makes some of my favourite matte eyeshadows, and these were no exception. They apply better with a brush on lids than they swatch.
Here is a full makeup look featuring By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation as base, and By Terry V.I.P. Expert Paris by Light Palette on eyes. Both are out at Escentials and Sephora Ion stores in Singapore and online.
This post featured products that were generously provided for our consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.