By Terry

Buy it now: sunset palettes



By Terry Sunset Palettes

I’ve never bought into the hoopla of palettes. I think partly it’s because they’re so hyped you know another one will be along in a minute. And partly it’s because you only ever use half the shades. But there’s been a succession of very pretty ones lately that I think are worth investing in if you’re looking for something easy and enduring.

BY TERRY TROPICAL BREAK 3 PALETTE
Peony Lim did a detailed Insta Stories tutorial with the By Terry Tropical Break 3 palette (above, £65) using the golden bronzers and deep blush shades. The outcome was my favourite kind of makeup, natural-looking with a bit of a flush (not half as scary as the colours look in the pan), complemented by rose pink #mlbb* lips. The easiest thing to do is swirl all three rose gold bronzing shades together with a fat brush and blend them along the hairline and under the cheekbones. Then with an angled brush, pick up the orange and the pink, tap off the excess and blend these into the apples of the cheeks. Use the highlighter shade along the tops of the cheekbones and finish with mascara and a nude liquid lipstick. Buy the palette at Net-a-Porter.

MAC MISCHIEF MINX PALETTE Again, this is all about the warm, earthy eye tones that seem to be flattering to all but especially medium olive tones. I love orange and tan on the eyes, particularly at this time of year – late summer going into autumn. Alongside the sunset shades in a range of textures, there’s also a golden highlighter and some darker browns for adding depth. Buy The MAC Mischief Minx palette at Selfridges and John Lewis (£32).

ZOEVA COCOA BLEND EYESHADOW PALETTE At £18, I don’t think anyone can argue with this ten-shadow palette. I’ve not tried Zoeva make-up but it’s generally well regarded and I’m a fan of the excellent Zoeva brushes so I’d definitely give this a go. For late summer, the golden bronze shades add back-from-the-beach luminosity without full-on shimmer. And you’ll get lots of wear from the matte taupe and chocolate brown shades throughout the year. (P.S, I much prefer these user-friendly round pans to zigzags or too-small squares.) Buy it at Selfridges.

*my lips but better

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Fenwick beauty favourites



Fenwick beauty hall favourites

As we descend into the Christmas shopping season, the department stores are going full guns ablaze for your beauty dollars. If you want to bypass the chaos of tourists and overzealous scent-spritzers but want to shop in London, Fenwick is a pretty good place to start.

This year, Fenwick has overhauled its ground floor, giving the full entrance space over to its beauty offer. (more…)



Beam me up: how to fake an autumn glow



1 illuminating beauty Decleor intense glow awakening cream By Terry Light Expert Click Brush Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand

Goodbye summer, hello autumn, with your not-very-appealing promise of cloud-heavy days and luminosity-free skin. I feel a bit cheated that August was such a damp squib; I’ve not felt nearly enough grass between my toes, or rays on my face. But the good news is that there are a number of new products on standby that can fake some semblance of a post-summer glow. Read on for the lowdown…

DECLEOR AURABSOLU INTENSE GLOW AWAKENING CREAM
Decleor intense glow awakening cream
This year’s big skincare trend seems to be all about remedying tired-all-the-time skin; aka the biggest beauty concern that emerged in Decleor‘s survey of 19,000 women. Blame our 24/7 lifestyles – computer radicals, work stress and overall exhaustion caused by burning the candle at both ends included – for the the dip in skin hydration that apparently happens around lunchtime.

Decleor’s excellent Intense Glow Awakening Cream (above) aims to combat those stresses with jasmine absolute, the most concentrated (ergo most expensive) form of jasmine which is known for its restorative, antioxidant properties. The essential oil component ‘drip feeds’ into the skin over the course of the day, meaning that skin should stay rested-looking and aglow right up until night-time. Another claim: it’s good for all skin types including sensitive, oily and rosacea sufferers, and all ages from 16-65. Impressive claims but does it work? I’ve been using it daily since early July (along with the Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum) and I love it. The texture of the cream is beautiful – non greasy, light and a little goes a long way. And yes, it does seem to keep the 4pm fatigue-face at bay. Buy it HERE.


CHARLOTTE TILBURY MINI MIRACLE EYE WAND

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand
Charlotte Tilbury’s Mini Miracle Eye Wand (above) is one of those nifty duo products that saves time and space and can’t help garnering descriptions like ‘hero product’. “The whole world is tired – even my baby son has baggy eyes!” wailed Tilbury at her press demo. The dual-purpose clicky brush ‘pen’ has an eye cream on one end and a tinted light reflector on the other. Containing super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, the cream is for lifting, plumping and de-puffing tired eyes, while the light reflector comes in four shades to illumnate and conceal. I haven’t tried this properly as I don’t have my shade, but I love the concept. Buy it HERE.

BY TERRY LIGHT EXPERT CLICK BRUSH
By Terry Light Expert Click Brush
Another feat of design wizardry, By Terry’s Light Expert Click Brush (above and below) works on so many levels. It’s the updated version of the famous Light-Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush, but so different is it, that we’re implored to see it as a whole new product. First, the brush is a round, short-bristled kabuki, not a flat brush as its predecessor. The reason for that is the second brilliant thing; you click the base once and out pumps four precise dots of foundation. Dot them on each cheek, nose, forehead and chin, then blend in circular movements with the brush. The result is perfect, natural coverage with an illuminating finish. Easy (if slightly bulky) to transport, you can also use this for post-work touch-ups; it goes on top of faded makeup without cakey buildup. There is one other terrific thing about this – it dismantles. So you can take it apart to clean the brush head and check how much product is left. Buy it HERE.
By Terry Light Expert Click Brush


CHANEL POUDRE UNIVERSELLE IN BEIGE LUMIERE

How to fake an autumn glow using Chanel Poudre Universelle In Beige Lumiere
Arriving on September 18th is a new limited edition radiance-boosting shade of Chanel’s ultra-fine loose powder that evens complexion. I have been using this a lot, with a big fat Chanel brush. You only need a bit, and it’s a little messy but great for setting makeup without killing it dead.

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Buy it now: The Very Exclusive sale*



Peter Jensen Peanuts Sweatshirt Very Exclusive

If you’re not familiar with Very Exclusive, let me enlighten you. It’s a new e-commerce site that’s positioned at a contemporary price point, selling fashion and beauty brands including Carven, Joseph, Equipment and By Terry. The buy is a good mix of work-appropriate classics and more fun, fashion-forward pieces. (more…)