Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm
By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to hydrate, “fill in wrinkles and fine lines,” while also smoothing and “boost[ing] volume.” It is a tinted lip balm, in simpler terms, with semi-sheer color coverage, glossy finish, and designed to keep your lips looking and feeling better. Overall, the formula is moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear with a creamy consistency that has enough slip that it doesn’t cling, but it doesn’t glide right off the lips either. I didn’t notice an increase in volume, and it didn’t seem like it helped to fill in lines, but the hydration did linger beyond the initial application. The formula is rose-scented and a slight, almost perfume-y taste. They’re also shorter-wearing, which isn’t a real surprise, but you’ll likely need to reapply throughout the day to maintain the color.

By Terry Bare Balm (1) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a very light, pale pinkish-white with light shine and cool undertones. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied somewhat evenly. Though the formula is supposed to help fill in fine lines, it seemed weakest in that aspect, and the very light color of this shade settled into lip lines as it wore. On me, this shade lasted for two and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Innocent Kiss (2) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, peach with a hint of pink and lighter beige shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with noticeable translucency, so if your natural lip colors are darker, you may find this looks a bit different. It applied evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for three hours with very minor settling into lip lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Nude Pulp (3) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. This shade yielded semi-sheer color coverage that was very even and smooth–it looked like a stain but still had the balm-like shine. It lasted for two hours on me, which was the major downside, but the slightly thinner consistency (compared to other shades) kept it from having color that settled into lip lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Sheer Glow (4) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a peachy-orange with warm, yellow undertones and a very fine dusting of gold pearl. It had sheer color coverage–the least pigmented of the five–with a glossy finish and comfortable, hydrating wear. On me, it lasted for two hours and tended to sit in lines. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

By Terry Flush Contour (5) Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, copper-red undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The formula was comfortable to wear, moderately hydrating, while the color wore for three hours. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

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Bare Balm (1)

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7.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

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9/10

Longevity

6.5/10

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4.5/5

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Innocent Kiss (2)

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8/10

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10/10

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10/10

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7/10

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5/5

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Nude Pulp (3)

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8/10

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10/10

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10/10

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6.5/10

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5/5

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Saturday, May 8th, 2010

By Terry Summer 2010 Collection

By Terry Graphic Wave Collection for Summer 2010

Eyeshadow (£22.00)

  • Creme Brulee
  • Peach Loukoum
  • Rose Macaroon
  • Golden Honey
  • Black is Black

Ligne Blackstar (£28.00)

  • Bamboo Brown
  • Ocean Spirit

Mascara Soyeux (£23.00)

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

By Terry Bronze-Expert ($48.00) is a creamy, gel-based bronzer that clicks up and onto a brush. It comes in three shades Sun Beach (light), Sun Desert (medium), and Sun Tropic (dark). All three are on the sheerer side, so if you’re not sure about your color, don’t worry so much. Even the darkest shade is sheer enough to work on medium skin tones. What I particularly liked about this formula is how buildable the color is, which is what a bronzer should be. It is often too easy to go overboard with bronzer, which results in a fake-looking color that can be too orange or too dirty. The formula is very much like a gel, which gives it a great weightless feeling when applied and smoothed over skin. Traditionally, you’d use this on the face, but it can also be used to bronze cleavage and decolletage, too.

I was pretty satisfied with this bronzer (and I’m not a big fan of bronzers on myself), but the price leaves much to be desired. It’s hard to tell just how much product you use in each application relative to how much you get since it’s in a pen-brush applicator, so I’m not even sure if you at least get some bang for your buck. On the other hand, By Terry is more of a luxury beauty brand, so the price is in line with the rest of the brand’s products.