All posts tagged: by terry

Three Foundations for Mature Skin

Upon observing my maturing skin in a magnifying mirror, I’m always surprised by the small age spots, enlarged pores, fine lines, and general crepiness, especially around my eyes.  My instinct is to cover it all up with the thickest foundation possible, but that’s not always a good idea with mature skin.  Heavy foundation doesn’t hide time.  In fact, it can be cakey and ageing, swapping one set of problems for another.  But there is hope!  I’ve found three foundations that play nicely with mature skin. If you’re looking for light coverage, you’ll not find a better foundation than Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum, £45.00.  It’s feather-light and makes skin look bare-but-beautiful. Use this one over a blurring primer for a flawless-but-natural skin effect.  Perfect for weekends, trips to the newsagent, or dog walking – any time you want to look good, but not done.  Best applied with fingers. For medium coverage, It Cosmetics’s Your Skin But Better CC Cream, $38.00, is my everyday go-to.  It seems to hover just over the skin and never shows off pores, …

Liquid Lipsticks

Like most everyone in the world, I’ve gone crazy for matte liquid lipsticks.  They are an absolute doddle to apply, and most are easy to wear.  In the past, I’ve found matte lipsticks drying, but after testing quite a few of the liquid variety, I’m happy to recommend a few that look great and keep lips feeling comfortable. Gerard Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick is steal at £9.50.  The colours look expensive, and it’s long-wearing without feeling drying.  My favourite shade is Serenity, a lovely pinky-brown rose that should flatter most complexions, but if that doesn’t suit, there are thirteen other shades from which to choose. Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, £16.00, does what it says on the tin.  Well, nearly.  I got about six hours of wear before needing to reapply, and that’s with lunch and several cups of tea.  There are fifteen shades, my current obsession being Amore. If you’re feeling spendy, By Terry Terrybly Velvet Rouge, £30, is probably the finest liquid lipstick around.  The colours are lush, and leave lips looking beautiful while …

By Terry Huile de Rose

I am a fan of Terry de Gunzberg’s products both with YSL and under her own brand By Terry.  The Touche Eclat highlighter she created is genius, and her Terrybly Densiliss foundation is my absolute favourite.  She is a master at melding skincare and makeup together and I use and love a lot of her products. It’s no surprise, then, that By Terry Huile de Rose is a lovely facial oil.  It penetrates and plumps the skin, and it smells of fresh roses, as it should – it contains six different rose extracts.   It also contains rosehip oil, vitamin E, and sunflower oil which is rich in linoleic acid and very good for mature skin. As a facial oil, it’s fine, but I didn’t see any of the firming and pore tightening promised by the marketing, and have to say I was a little disappointed.  I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t love it, either.  And because it’s quite expensive for a facial oil, I would expect it to do what it says it’ll do. I’m not …

By Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum

I have a funny relationship with serums.  They’re an essential part of any good skincare routine, but I’ve yet to find one I love.  I’ve found plenty I like, but every one I’ve tried has left me asking ‘is there something better?” Even so, I do like By Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum.  It promises to hydrate the skin, increase radiance, diminish dark spots, and even out skin tone.  And for the most part, it does.  It’s full of beautiful plant extracts including rose cells which help to brighten skin and retain moisture.  It also contains sodium lactate – a powerful humectant which draws moisture to the skin and helps hold it there. I’m lucky in that I don’t suffer from dark spots, so I can’t say if it helps with that or not, but I have noticed a slight improvement in the luminosity of my skin, especially over winter when my skin goes a bit dull.  What I haven’t seen is an improvement in hydration which is the main thing I’m after in a serum.  This serum …