Reviews on my Byterry Haul
Hello guys so this blog will be about all things By Terry. I’ve put off doing this post since is effing long - i got tons to review! But now it’s done and I’m super proud of it haha. Have fun reading. As always, it will be photos-dominated, since I think pictures says a thousand words.
I will first review the base products, which include foundations and lip balms.
First up is the Gem Glow Brightening CC Serum Color Correcting Primer
According to the website, “This moisturising, antioxidant CC cream combines the very best skincare and makeup properties in one single product. The supple and elastic texture adapts to all complexions, providing lightweight coverage with a powdery satin finish, and is suitable for even the most delicate skin. Complexions are left visibly corrected, even, luminous and protected.”
I came o the conclusion that this was the best purchase out of my haul! The cream is quite sheer, but there are very very fine pink champagne colored shimmers which really brighten up my face. It dries pretty quickly on my skin and isn’t sticky nor oily. It’s great as a primer, but I wouldn’t wear this alone.
The long tube is a bit hard to work with, the serum often drips when I use it. Below is one drop.
It provides a really healthy glow once blended. Not shimmery like Dior Glow primer, but just a slight sheen.
Next is the Light Expert Click Brush Liquid Foundation.
According to the website, “Our revolutionary Light-Expert foundation features an ingenious brush that guarantees flawless skin with every stroke, even for makeup novices. With a single click, the brush releases the ideal amount of lightweight formula for coverage, concealing redness, blemishes and dullness. A practical, easy-to-apply makeup bag staple for an instantly luminous result.”
This foundation comes in a built in brush and you click the bottom to release more foundation. At first I thought this would be good for travel, but it turns out to be much bigger than I thought, and to be honest the brush does not work for me. It’s streaky and doesn’t really blend much. I ended up having to use my fingers to spread it (so what’s the point with the brush in the first place?).
The formula is pretty light, and the finish is super natural. If you’re looking for a natural looking foundation, this will be for you. However, I think this is a bit overpriced since I don’t get to use brush, and it has this very weird floral scent which turns me off. Also I feel like it doesn’t dry down, for some reason. I always have to set it with setting powder.
My want released the foundation unevenly, the bottom left comes out more than the top right.
Below is the swatch. I think you can tell from the photos that the finish is super natural.
Last of the foundations, the Nude Expert Stick Foundation
I love foundation sticks for their easy to use, travel friendly application, and this one even has a highlight shade included. I was immediately interested, and ordered one during Black Friday. I have now tried using it for a while, and I can’t seem to make it work.
From the website, “Half-foundation, half-highlighter, the Nude-Expert Duo Stick creates an instantly flawless and radiant matte complexion.”
I tried to use the foundation part on my whole face, and the highlight part on the highs of my face, but I can’t seem to avoid them mixing when I apply. I think this is best used mixed. The blended result is a glowy complexion, which I think is quite unique for stick foundations (most are a thick, matte finish). I think this is great for people who want a dewy finish.
I have tried several variations, and I have come to the conclusion that using the matte part by itself doesn’t work. It’s clumpy and leave streak marks. I think the matte part is best used in conjunction with other sheer foundations. What I like to do is apply a sheer foundation all over my face and use the matte part to cover up certain spots on my face where I want extra coverage.
So the conclusion: Use it mixed, or use the matte part with other sheer foundations.
Below are swatches of the two part, thick and blended.
Next on my holy grail list: The Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder. The BA claims that this is in fact skincare, to be worn day or night, over makeup or skincare. I didn’t pay much attention at first cause I already got a gazillian loose powders, so I only just tested it out of curiosity.
To my surprise, I found that it is incredibly soft! Like, one of the softest powders I’ve touched. So I couldn’t not leave it there. As for the skincare benefits part, according to the website, “A true cosmetic innovation, this colourless, micro-fine hyaluronic acid powder is the new beauty step that can be used day and night, after foundation or skincare. Its hydra-comforting formula combines ultra-filling and plumping micronized hyaluronic acid spheres and super-absorbent silica micro-spheres to slip into the slightest creases to resurface wrinkles, fine lines and enlarged pores with a sheer touch. Its "blurring" makeup-setting power, "soft touch" texture and lumi-smoothing finish ensure a clear and matte skin. Apply by patting with fingertips onto zones in need of correction or apply all over the face with the complexion brush.”
I agree with the blurring effect, clear matte skin. The powder is incredibly soft, the softest in my collection (and i have a LOT). The finish is matte, and it stays quite long. However, I have not yet noticed any of the skincare benefits, so I can’t confirm this.
All the same, this has now become my Holy Grail setting powder, and I have yet to find a powder that tops this. I just love it so much!
Last, the renowned Baume De Rose.
According to the website, “Our signature formula is now a cult favourite all over the world. Unparalleled in its velvety richness, Baume de Rose is considered the 'Rolls-Royce' of lip balms. With its delicate, rose-scented fragrance and decadent texture, the balm leaves a subtle, non-sticky shine. In an instant, lips are transformed with long-lasting smoothness and a plumped-up appearance.
I’ve been looking forward to this cause I’ve been eyeing it since forever online. But now that I have, I’m a bit underwhelmed, due to the scent. I’m typically a fan of Rose scented stuff, but this one is so strong it kinda turns me off. I like the texture of it, gives me plumped lips with a bit of shine. Too bad the small wasn’t right for me.
I also ordered the tube version for travel as well. The result was prety much the same. This one is less thick, more watery, so it’s easier to apply. However, the smell still turns me off. Such a shame.
From the website, “The travel-friendly version of our signature balm allows you to reapply this iconic formula, which works to repair, nourish and protect the lips, all day long and on the go. The creamy and delicate rose-scented texture, shiny without being sticky, coats the lips in a natural, glossy finish. In an instant, lips are smoothed, plumped and protected. “
Now moving on to the By Terry makeup products, from the palettes to compacts to lipsticks!
My most beloved Byterry makeup products are definitely the Sun Designer palettes. I now have 3! I did tons of swatches, and so they’re on another separate blog. For more detailed reviews, Click on the link below.
The next By Terry palette I own was the Game Lighter palette from 2018. This consisted of a matte shade that matches with a glitter shade in the middle square.
The matte shades are actually quite similar to their sun designer palettes. It’s just smaller and has glitter shades added in.
Moving on to Byterry lip makeup products!
First, I got the Rouge Expert Click sticks in #3 Bare Me #6 Rosy Flush, #11 Baby Brick, and #12 Naked Nectar. I grabbed these from my last Hong Kong Trip.
Website description: No more compromises: one click and you can have it all. As rich as a balm, as precise as a pencil and as intense as a premium pigment, in just one stroke the Rouge-Expert Click Stick creates bold, highly pigmented colour that lasts all day long. Offering absolute coverage with velvety smooth comfort upon application, the ergonomic drop-shaped tip instantly outlines the contour and fills the lips. The extensive range of glamorous shades, from nude to scarlet, allows you to have your own bespoke look.
I love the smooth velvety matte formula and the super beautiful shade range. There are whopping 26 shades, so you will find everything from nudes to red - just like the description says. You know its so frustrating when you love the formula but cant find a shade? Well this didn’t happen here at all. Every shade I tried was so flattering on me, it was just about me battling with my wallet.
Bare Me is a classic nude that’s perfect for everyday.
Rosy Flush is a Rosy Pink that really brightens up my face.
Baby Brick is a muted brick color, so gorgeous. I’m planning to wear this on vacations.
Naked nectar is a coral shade, the shade I look best in.
The Rouge Terribly in shades 200 Frenetic Vermillion and 400 21 Vero-Dodat Vermillion is a bright red, and 21VD is a bright neon orange. The formula is comfortable and the shades ultimately fade off into a lovely stain. The packaging is heavy and feels luxe.
Scroll down for swatches.
Next is the Rouge Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge lipstick in shade Baby Bloom. This is a very moisturizing sheer lipstick with healing properties. I’m into hydrating lips at the moment, so I though I’d give this a try.
From the website, “Infused with hyaluronic acid, this melt-in lipstick balm moisturises, fills wrinkles, boosts volume, smooths and protects the lips. Creating a glossy veil of colour, it naturally plumps lips while bringing a fresh, healthy hue.”
I agree with all of the website description. The color is very wearable and it does its job of hydrating my lips. Although. I feel like you can find a hydrating lipstick at a lower price than this.
Below are all swatches of my By Terry lipsticks. First four are the Rouge Expert Click sticks in #3 Bare Me #6 Rosy Flush, #11 Baby Brick, and #12 Naked Nectar. Next two are the Rouge Terribly in shades 200 Frenetic Vermillion and 400 21 Vero-Dodat. Last is the Rouge Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge lipstick in shade Baby Bloom.
Last of the lip products, the Baume De Rose Nutri Couleur Tinted Balm.
So after trying the original Baumme de Rose, I’ve decided to order the Baumme De Rose NutriCouleur (tinted balm). I was hoping this would have a better smell than the original, and thank god this one is much better than because it doesn’t have that strong rose smell that made me cringe at the original balm. It’s a nice balm, with a nice flush of color, perfect for spring. It give my lips a natural tint.
According to the website, this is a “A tinted version of the iconic Baume de Rose Lip Care, the intensely nourishing Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur combines beautiful colour with protective and healing properties, resulting in sleek, luscious and healthy-looking lips. With its decadent, smooth texture and beautiful fragrance, this lip balm is the ultimate in luxury.”
Last of this post! The compact powder products!
First up are my two Compact-Expert Dual Powder in Rosy Flush and Apricot Glow!
Below is the official description and directions of how to use.
This dual compact powder comprises two tones to mattify, highlight and set makeup, and is available in eight shades.
For all-over application, apply the powder with the Kabuki Brush on the “T zone”: forehead, nose and chin. With the kabuki brush, apply the powder onto the rest of the face, starting from the center and blending outwards.
For a sculpting effect, use the Soft Buffer Foundation Brush to apply the darker shade along the hairline, horizontally along the jaw until reaching the lower cheeks, to the sides of the nose and along the lower jaw. Next, apply the lighter shade in a V-shape in the center of the forehead, on the high cheekbones, along the bridge of the nose and finally in a V-shape in the center of the chin.
After some experimenting, I have come to the conclusion that these are way too light to be a blush for my skin right now. I think this should now become my setting powder or brightening powder (similar to my Dior powders).
Below are the swatches. The top two shades are Apricot Glow (leans more beige), and the bottom two shades are from Rosy Flush (you can see the pinkness there).
And Finally, the Preciosity Flash Light Dual Compact. Seriously, I almost cried when I saw this. It’s just so pretty! I have two of their Dual powders, but this one is a highlighter, so I wasn’t guilty at all when I bought this Haha.
Official description: This limited edition compact powder inspired by the gemstones’ reflection illuminates eyes, face and lips. Enriched with light-reflecting mineral pigments and perfecting prisms, the silky texture illuminates your features for a naturally radiant result and a healthy glow effect.
Basically this is a highlighter for me. There are 3 shades, however I don’t think I’ll be able to use each shade separately because they’re all too close to each other in the pan. It’ll all come out as a natural glowy color.
And just to round it off, here are swatches of all of them in one photo.
So that’s it! The End! Phew that was tiring!
If you haven’t had enough of my By Terry rant, you can also check out the blogpost on the Sun Designer Palettes as well. Here’s the link again below.