By Terry has released their Terrybly Paris Collection and I picked up the VIP Expert Paris By Light Eyeshadow Palette and the Lash Expert Twist Brush Volume and Length Mascara. I also picked up the Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra Powder and the Glow Expert Duo Stick in Beach Glow. Neither of those are in the Paris collection, but I thought it would be a great time to try them out.
Wash days never slow me down. With wet hair, I fashioned our Breezy Tee Full T-shirt Hair Towel Wrap into a fun head wrap for this video.
This was my first jump into the world of By Terry, a brand I wanted to try for a while, and a Paris collection was the perfect way to take the leap. I have had a love affair with Paris before I first visited, and now having been there a few times, the love is still as strong as ever.
The VIP Expert Paris By Light Eyeshadow Palette was lust at first sight. This 10 pan eye palette is filled with warm mattes and creamy metallic shadows. These are shadows one might easily wear trotting around Paris, in the day. BUT, what caught my eye IMMEDIATELY were the beautiful images on the individual shadows. From the Arch de Triomph to a table and chairs, that could be from any Parisian cafe across the city, the images are stunning, and lure you in immediately. The biggest problem is, you don’t want to mess them up, so be warned, it may be hard to actually dip your brush into the shadows. Le sigh…
The mattes were the biggest pleasant surprise. I judge an eye palette by its matte eyeshadows, because they can go so wrong, but By Terry got them right for this palette. They are incredibly pigmented eyeshadows, I experienced no fallout and the blend out beautifully. Those are all the things I need in a matte.
The creamy metallics have a lot of depth. They are incredibly pigmented and are beautiful on the eye. A wet brush will bring out even more of the metallic look, so you have options for just how far you want to push them. But, overall, they are really, really, lovely, and easy to apply with a finger, or brush.
The case the eyeshadows are housed is also a stunner. It’s a beautiful gold, with some of Paris’s most famous monuments etched in it. If you wanted a Paris inspired palette, By Terry gave us two. Speaking of, there is also a Paris By Night Eyeshadow Palette, with darker, moodier shadows, perfect for a night out on the town, in the city of lights.
By Terry Paris By Light
The Lash Expert Twist Brush Volume & Length Mascara is said to be a dual purpose mascara. The first position is meant to beautifully lengthen lashes, and the second position is to add volume. With only a simple twist, you go from one position to the next. Another thing that is awesome about this mascara is the inclusion of healthier ingredients that mascaras all too often don’t have. There is avocado, jojoba and olive oil, to nourish the lashes, and there is even keratin to help strengthen them. So, I’m a huge fan of clean beauty, and am always excited to see products getting cleaner.
My word, I can’t say enough about this mascara. It made my lashes look almost false. It even washed off easily. I can’t recommend it enough. LOVE it!
I’ve had my eyes on the Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra Powder since it came out. The Paris Collection also has a translucent setting powder, but I opted for the tinted one. I grabbed medium fair, as I wanted to brighten my under eye areas, in a natural way. The color is a banana colored powder. Because I have yellow undertones, I thought it would be a great fit. One of the great things about these setting powders is you can use different shades for different things, like contouring, shadow, just get creative. And of course, the idea that a powder is going to maintain my moisture level is why I wanted to try this powder. Yes, it blurs, it minimizes and it sets, but my under eyes can get dry, so having a powder that won’t foster dryness is everything. This is a game changer product.
Finally, I tried out the Glow Expert Duo Stick, in Beach Glow. With just a couple of swipes, my blush and highlighter were done, at the same time. I liked this product more than I thought I would. I find duo color stick products to be hit or miss, but the glow was really subtle and sophisticated. It was also very easy to blend out. I’m a fan.
Overall, my first jump into the land of By Terry was a successful one.
By Terry Paris By Light
Honorable mention to Lights Laquer, the brand of nail polish I wore in my video. They have beautiful, affordable, nail polishes that I’m completely obsessed with. I’m wearing HBIC, which is a metallic black.