Hello my beauty lovers!
While the most blog posts of beauty bloggers are about makeup, this post is actually about how to look presentable without any makeup on. I admit woman who look great without makeup, however for most of us it is necessary to wear a little bit of foundation and at least to apply concealer to some areas. But there are some days when it is essential not to wear makeup, for instance if I am going to visit spa or swimming pool I would definitely not be wearing makeup at all. Or on some lazy weekend days when I am spending whole day at home I don’t see the point to wear makeup.
No makeup days however doesn’t mean unpresentable look, therefore I was on the hunt for the skin care product that would give an appearance of slightly toned, smooth and even skin. And I found really amazing BY TERRY CC serum that I am going to review in a minute.
Before reviewing BY TERRY products, I’d like to mention the brand founder – the makeup and skin care guru Terry de Gunzburg, because she is so inspiring and knowledgeable woman! In the press the journalists like to call her “The Steve Jobs of makeup”, because Terry like Steve Jobs was always thinking ahead of time. She introduced new formulas and products for YSL beauté that are popular and highly demanded around the globe now, but back then no one wanted them and no one believed in their success.
Terry spent 15 years developing YSL brand’s makeup and skin care lines, she worked closely with Yves Saint Laurent, participated in brand’s campaigns and photoshoots with the most famous fashion photographers at that time, like Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin. In 80’s and 90’s the art of makeup artist was incredibly important for the successful shoot, because Photoshop was first launched only in 1988 and it options were very limited. Terry was the author of the iconic YSL Touche Éclat concealer-highlighter hybrid, that still remains the most purchased product of YSL Beauté.
Starting with Touche Éclat, Terry year by year changed the whole makeup philosophy. She always believed in glow, in natural glow of healthy skin that is full of life. Perfect finish is definitely not her style, thus her products are perfect for achieving so modern now glowing skin look.
BY TERRY products you may order online, but it happens that some products due to the high demand is not available and you’ll have to wait and constantly check the availability. If it is sold, than it will be sold everywhere :-(. It was actually the case with the Brightening CC Serum some time ago. However the company is growing fast and I completely understand how challenging it could be to forecast the production amounts in that case.
BY TERRY Cellularose Brightening CC Serum – So, because it was hard to get and because of literally hundreds amazing reviews about this serum, my expectations was high.
First, it was difficult to decide what color I need. I have a pale skin and taking into account that it is winter season I went for the
lightest tone Nr. 2 Rose Elixir. It looks very natural without giving the “sun touch” effect – perfect for my skin color. Nevertheless in the spring- summer time I’d like to try
darker tone Nr.3 Apricot Glow (I’ve read, that it is actually great to mix the two colors together to get in-between shades).
Nr.4 Sunny Flash is definitely too dark for me and I don’t like too bronzed looks on naturally pale skins.
Second, I’d like to mention the texture of the product – it is silky, lightweight, non-greasy and very easy to apply. It contains micro pearl pigments and therefore makes invisible skin’s imperfections. It easily blends into the skin, giving the skin healthy glow and radiance.
Third, I like the versatility of this serum – you can use it alone as a finish look on no-makeup days, you can blend it with your foundation or you can use it as a base for your foundation. All three options are working great!
Another product that is definitely worth mentioning is BY TERRY Lip Balm.
BY TERRY Baume de Rose – it is their signature product, I think that this is the most featuring Lip Balm ever among celebrities and makeup artists. It is also the most repurchased product from the whole BY TERRY range. Because I have several lip balms at the moment, I’ve decided to go for colored version of this product.
BY TERRY Baume de Rose Nutri Couleur – it is a tinted version of the iconic Baume de Rose Lip Care. I love the choice of colors – from the neutrals to very bright (about 6 different colors together). I bought this balm in color Nr.3 Cherry Bomb – it is bright, but transparent. It gives your lips the color without actually giving the appearance of wearing lipstick or lipgloss. I’ve also use it as a blush – love versatility of the products ;-).
Have you tried BY TERRY products? I am interested in their foundations/ concealers – would love to hear opinions on that!