Long Lasting Luxury By Terry: By Terry Blush Veloute Sheer Cream Blush in Ginger Glaze Goes the Distance

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If/when French makeup artist Terry de Gunzburg’s friends ever kid around with her, she can always reply, “Oh, yeah? Well I invented Touche Éclat.”


Wow. Touché.

By Terry Blush Veloute Sheer Cream BlushThat was for Yves Saint Laurent, but Terry also has her own makeup line called By Terry, and I think at least one of its products, the $46 cream-to-powder Blush Veloute Sheer Cream Blush, deserves a cult following of its own.

What is it exactly?

It’s expensive, for starters, only available in three shades — Peach Nude, Ginger Glaze and Apple Glow — and not widely carried (I’ve only seen it online and at Barneys in SF).

But I think if it were more widely available, many makeup lovers would consider it a department store star.

Not only does this luxuriously silky cream blush have an incredibly natural-looking matte finish, but it also goes the distance with remarkable wear time.

How remarkable?

Well, it could outlast a parental lecture on responsibility (Zzzz…), an awkward family function, the director’s cut of Apocalypse Now, that painful community theater version of Hair that your BFF dragged you to (“holy sh*t…everybody’s naked!”), and STILL end the day with wear time to spare.

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By Terry Blush Veloute in Ginger Glaze

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by terry blush veloute in ginger glaze

I wore peachy brown Ginger Glaze to jury duty yesterday, and it clung to my combination dry/oily cheeks through a 14-hour day, which featured 90-degree temps and a close blush brush with anarchy!

Aside from its price, it’s the stuff of dreams…


I only recently discovered the line, but it’s been around for a while.

Better late than never, I guess. 🙂

PRICE: $46 each (available in three shades)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Barneys stores and online at barneys.com, bigelowchemists.com and beautybar.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (an A+ if not for the price)

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  1. Joyce says:

    I have 3 of her powder blushes in Hypnotic Copper, Erotic Pink and Beach Bomb and I LOVE them all. I definitely gotta check out more of her products and these cream blushers may be next. =D By the way, I’m surprised that they’re significantly less expensive than the powder blushes, which retails $75
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  2. musical says:

    This is lovely indeed! A beautiful, perfectly natural shade. Thank you for the review, lady K :). Your dress/top is also very pretty!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Musical,

      Thanks lady! I’m wearing a dress by Abi Ferran. The colors remind me of the ocean!

      Hope you’re having a good day so far. 🙂

  3. Tracy says:

    I have her Rose Fluid Blush-picked it up for 50% off when Sephora was discontinuing carrying the line and I LOVE it. I would have picked up more stuff, but it was already picked over. This sounds like the perfect cream blush and looks very natural on you!
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  4. Ok, I just have to say: this is really very pretty and all, but $46 for 0.1 oz. of product? Holy jesus, no thanks. I love my high-end blushes and have paid $50 for a blush without batting an eye (ok…maybe a little), but I was getting about 0.25 oz. of product. Givenchy, Burberry, Dior…all give you at least 0.2 oz.

    If you’re looking for a comparable cream blush, check out the Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Ginger Lily or Tenne. They give you 0.17 oz. for $28
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Becca,

      The great thing about this product is you don’t have to use a lot of it, plus, since it sticks around all day, there’s no need to reapply. I’m betting that amount could go a LONG way.

  5. I have one word for you, Karen: HOW. I can never manage to balance products on my forearms! 😀

    The prices of By Terry products always frighten me a little (okay, a lot), but that said — they do sound pretty fabulous. It’s great to read about brands that consistently produce great products, even if they’re out of my price range!
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  6. Reena says:

    I always keep track on your products previews. I like how you present each item. It makes me wanna grab one and give it a try.
    Cream blush looks good on your skin tone.
    Want to try on peach nude, but I think I can’t afford to spend my cash on it.
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  7. gio says:

    That looks so pretty and natural on you! I wish it wasn’t so expensive though!
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  8. The texture looks lovely! And impressive that it stuck around for 14 hours! That said, the price… Ohhh, the price! I feel like I’ve been dropkicked in the gut. -_-‘
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  9. Man, you’re too pretty in these pictures! I can find the line here (though I’m not 100% sure we get EVERYTHING), but I haven’t really looked into it. I’ve been looking for a coral/peach cream blush though, so maybe I’ll look around to see if I can find Peach Nude! 14 hours are impressive for wear, but yeah the price isn’t very friendly.

  10. Fieran says:

    As gorgeous as the blush is, Karen, I can’t seem to look beyond your eye makeup! 🙂 Which products did you use?

  11. Nina says:

    The colors are so pretty! Do I want them? Yes! Do I need them? Noooo! 😛

  12. Kim says:

    This sounds like a really interesting product – and it looks great on you. Nice wear time, too. It actually sounds like a bargain, based on Joyce’s comment above about the powder blush price. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Thanks! What I love most about it is how easy it is to use…seriously just swipe and go. Your lazy side will love it, LOL!

      What blush are you using these days?

  13. denise says:

    Hi Karen your eyes look great! What are you wearing? Like the blush but not the price!

  14. What a pretty blush! I loved your blue smokey eye here!
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  15. Superkitty says:

    It kills me that the By Terry line isn’t more readily available, because I really want to try it but am too lazy (and spoiled with makeup products already) to chase after them. Those blushes look *gorgeous*. Thanks for reviewing!

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