Created by make up artist Terry de Gunzburg, one of the concept is luxury and this is reflected by the price point of the brand.
"My idea was to offer the same criteria of excellence, the same standards of perfection and expertise as are found in Haute Couture. I had been recognizing this phenomenon of personalization for a long time. I watched the world of luxury products slip toward a kind of standardization, of globalization, which essentially offered the same product for everyone. In the wake of the overconsumption of the 1980s and the minimalist, revivalist spirit in the early 1990s, I was sure that the next century would begin with people seeking pure creation and individualization."
So for this fall 2012 collection, By Terry has release new Ombre Blackstar shades, 5 new Rougeterrybly lipstick shades and 3 nailpolishes.
Overall this collection is all about darker colors and bold lips for the season. One of the look Terry created is a smokey look with a dark lip.
The products I got are #404 Carnal Attraction Rougeterrrybly lipstick and 2 new Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks, #09 Velvet Orchid and #10 Midnight forest.
I was immediately drawn to the new eyeshadow stick shades which are right up my alley.
#09 Velvet Orchid
Velvet Orchid Ombre Blackstar is a deep purple that would look amazing on people with green or brown eyes.
#10 Midnight Forest
Midnight Forest is a dark moss green color that would even look beautiful if it's worn on its own.
The Ombre Blackstars are probably one of the best products of the By Terry make up line.
The texture is creamy and smooth and very blendable. It has a satiny finish and it should last all day on the eyelid when it's worn over a good eye primer.
No need to say more that these eyeshadow sticks are excellent make up products and definitely worth the investment.
Another favorite product of mine from By Terry is the Rouge Terrybly lipstick. As mentionned before, there were 5 new shades released with this collection.
The one that caught my attention was #404 Carnat Attraction, a dark wine-purple color which is perfect for the fall/winter season.
#404 Carnal Attraction
These lipsticks have a very creamy and light weight texture with superb pigmentation. These lipsticks are quite long lasting while keeping the lips moist all day long.
Some swatches that to show how they look like applied on the skin.
In natural outdoor lighting
And to finish this off, here is a comparison of Carnal Attraction with other lipsticks that are more or less simular in shade, Cle de Peau R10 and Guerlain Orgueil Rouge G L'Extrait.
From L to R: ByTerry Carnal Attraction, CdP R10, Guerlain Orgueil.
By Terry Ombre Blackstars cost 30 EUR/$43 USD and the Rouge Terrybly lipsticks 36 EUR/$49 USD each and can be purchased at the By Terry counters (like Sephora and Barneys) or on their website.