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.”
That 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.
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.
By Terry Blush Veloute in Ginger Glaze
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)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,