Thursday, September 12, 2013

By Terry Fall 2013

Finally!!! The collection I have been waiting for since at least spring time! :D

I just got the items in, so I can't give comprehensive reviews since I have been busy with errands, but I figured you'd would all enjoy the items :)

Terry came out with

5 new Hyaluronic Sheer Rouges:
11. Fatal Shot
12. Be Red
13. Sangria Appeal
14. Plum Plump Girl
15. Grand Cru

3 new Crayon Kohl Terrybly (eyeliners -- pencil with a liquid consistency)
7. Brown Secret
8. Emerald Evasion
9. Royal Navy

*as for these new eyeliners, they are WORLDS beyond better than her standard ones, which were a standard pencil, didn't last well on the eyes, and the application was a bit of an annoyance. I'm glad she totally revamped the formula. 

2 new Ombre Blackstars
12. Black Matte 
13. Brown Perfection** (the asterisk denotes I got it as a gift, not from a sponsorship)

There are some new brow products:
Brow Pen that literally looks like the Suqqu brow pen, except it's more pigmented in application. Downside is the one shade that is sold here in the US is made for blondes. I'm not blonde so I didn't test it.

Eyebrow Mascara: I have it as well, but got it as a gift and still testing it out. 

Royal Navy (did not purchase and taken with natural daylight)
Brown Secret, Emerald Evasion, Black Matte, Brown Perfection**, Fatal Shot, Plum Plump Girl (no flash)

Brown Secret, Emerald Evasion, Black Matte, Brown Perfection**, Fatal Shot, Plum Plump Girl (with flash)

For those who are wondering how the new Ombre Blackstars blend when you're trying to lay them down on as a base, here's now it looks. I made the mistake of laying them both down at the same time, so Black Matte looks slightly patchy. The matte ones set even faster than the non mattes. Oops.

And let's discuss the Hyaluronic Sheers:

For me to wear these, I can't apply them on as a full on, slap on the lips type of lip proudct. I have to apply them sheerly (with my finger) and let them set like a stain. Reason being since they're too glossy, they slide around a bit, and not to mention there's a patch on my upper lip that a lot of lip products don't like to adhere to. If applied like a stain, the color adheres well on that odd section on my upper lip. The colors and finish are too beautiful, so the high maintenance is worth it. Not to mention it's rare for me to find a makeup line that makes AMAZING lipcolors. She makes the best and most unique shades for me. Armani is a close second.

As for the new shades -- they're a LOT more opaque than the standard line, as you can see below. 

#7 on left (original lineup), #11 on the right, no flash.

Terry herself did not disappoint, and I think I will be buying another lipstick shade in the upcoming weeks. :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

By Terry Brown Perfection (13) Ombre Blackstar +

Hi all!

As some of you have noticed, I was on a bit of a makeup break. Summer collections did not catch my attention and even though fall collections are my favorite in terms of colors...none of them wowed me. Sad to say it, but not even Suqqu, Armani, and other collections called out to me. It was okay, it was a break that I needed (I think). From time to time, I definitely feel we go through phases of makeup overload. You know those times where nothing is catching your attention...

Today I wanted to show you what I got as a present (yes I got it for free, not sponsored, but as a gift). One of the By Terry fall Ombre Blackstar eyeshadows. Sadly it's not in stores yet, but I figure that you guys would appreciate the quick swatch. :)

L to R: Bronze Moon, Misty Rock, Velvet Orchid, Brown Perfection, Bronze Moon (with flash)
I'll keep it short and sweet: Brown Perfection is definitely a velvet finish (very fine small shimmer), it's cooler in undertone than Bronze Moon, and definitely a deeper color. It's such a beautiful chocolate type of brown color. It's like the typical By Terry cream eyeshadows, it sets quickly, doesn't budge, and  it's a dream to apply. 

I'll report back on the new eyebrow mascara in terms of usage/application. I have shade 4, which is Dark Brown. 

PM skincare routine:

My evening skincare regimen:

For those who don't know my skin type: it's combo/dry, with some oily areas on my t-zone in the summer. I did experience breakouts, primarily on my forehead and jawline. I've been to dermatologists, only for them to recommend a glycolic cleanser and retin-A, which made my skin worse. After trial and error, this has been the best for my acne, without drying me out. 

Check out the video:

For those interested in ingredients, I have some of the ingredients from the boxes, others I do not. Here is what I do have:

VIP O2 cleanser: Aqua, Squalene, Proplyene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Amniotic Fluid, Pentalyene Glycol, Perfluorodecalin, PEG-20 Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Proplyene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Yeast Extract, Peanut oil, Witch Hazel Bark/Leaf/Twig extract,  Myrtle extract, Mimosa Bark extract, St. Johns Wort Flower/Stem/Leaf Extract, Onion Bulb extract, Myrrh Resin extract, Cucumber fruit extract, embryo extract, vinegar, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine HCl, Thamine HCl, Urea, Serine, Allantoin, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Ethyl Oleate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Magnesium Chloride, Papain, Hydrolyzed Gelatin, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Benzoate, TEA-Lactate, Sodium Salicylate, Rhizobian Gum, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Cetyl Palmitate, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Poloxamer 188, BHA, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, P-Anisic Acid, Polyacrylamide, C13-14, Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Alcohol.

P50 Lotion: Aqua, Glycerin, Phenol, Niacinamide, Vinegar, Ethoxydiglycol, Magensium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sulfur. 

for those concerned with Phenol: there are 2 other versions that I *think* are Phenol free (P50V, and P50W).

Masque Vivant ingredients
Creme Dermopurifiante ingredients

Complexe Iribiol Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol, Proplyene Glycol, Orris (Iris florentina) extract, Zinc PCA, Retinyl Palmitate, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobuylparaben, CI 36 035.

Natura Bisse Tolerance Eye Recovery Balm ingredients