Why we love this under the radar makeup brand

Why we love this under the radar makeup brand

Luxury facepaint

Text: Renée Batchelor

Created by Terry de Gunzberg, the woman behind Yves Saint Laurent's Touch Éclat, By Terry quietly marries quality and luxury in its makeup

We're big fans of By Terry's makeup. From its Light-Expert foundation with a built-in brush to its Cellularose Blush Glace, the brand expertly combines its makeup with skincare properties for a smooth, glowing finish. What you'll find in its formulas are anti-ageing skincare ingredients that brighten the complexion and smooth out wrinkles and lines. The user-friendly products also come with incredible textures that simply melt into the skin. What you'll see on your visage is not facepaint but beautifully enhanced features. By Terry's summer collection is no exception.


Highlights from the range include the Terrybly Densiliss Sun Glow, a anti-ageing bronzing serum that smooths out wrinkles and firms the skin, but gives a natural, sunkissed effect. It comes in three shades, Sun-Fair, Sun-Nude and Sun-Bronze. Another star product is the brand's Sun Designer Palettes — a bronzer, blush and highlighter in one — in a mix of elegant and sparkling hues. There's one palette for fairer skin and one that lights up even tanned complexions, and unlike other smaller palettes, the generous size means you won't have to skimp on your product.

Densilis Sun Glow Blur Bronzing Serum

Finally another stunning addition to the collection is the Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge, a hydrating balm and lipstick, in three neon shades. Marrying comfort with colour, these summer-appropriate brights plump up the lips and coats them in a hydrating, glossy veil that adds an instant pop of colour to even a bare face.

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge


Available at Escentials