If you're a pale skinned person like me, you might be just as afraid of face palettes as I am. It can be hard to find one decent blusher or bronzer that doesn't make you look like a tangerine, let alone a whole palette, but By Terry have well and truly come through with their new face palette as part of the Tropical Sunset collection for summer 2017. This particular palette is 'Savannah Love', the fairer of the two limited edition releases, perfect for those of us with practically see through skin who still want a bit of colour in our cheeks. (Great, now the Arctic Monkeys are in my head..). The palettes consist of blushes, bronzers and highlighters, with some matte shades and others more shimmery, which can be used on their own or you can swirl your brush around to create a natural, flushed look. That's what I've been doing since this palette arrived in my makeup drawer, and I can see right away that it gives me a little colour and the slightest ever shimmer to my cheeks, and even looks great when swished across my forehead, too.
As you can see, the bottom shades are quite dark, and on their own, I think they probably would be too harsh on my skin tone, but would look beautiful on darker skin tones, especially that pink! The other palette in the collection, Tropical Sunset, is also perfect for people who can get away with brighter blushes and bronzers. You can see all the shades in the Savannah Love By Terry palette swatched below (get on me doing swatches!), just bear in mind the top swatch is actually the Stylo Blackstar, which I'll get onto in a minute. I'm thinking of trying out that gorgeous gold, third from the bottom, as a standalone highlighter, so I'll keep you updated with that on Twitter.
By Terry's Stylo Blackstar derives from the Ombre Blackstar, wihch is a bit of a beauty legend, heralded as the magic 3-in-1 eyeshadow stick to end all other eye products, and whilst I won't be giving up my beloved naked palettes anytime soon, I can get behind the hype on this one. You can use the Stylo Blackstar sticks as eyeshadow, eyeliner or even to eye contour, although I have to admit I'm not exactly sure what that is.. Oh and they're waterproof, but manage to stay buttery thanks to the pure silk powder in their formula, meaning your lid won't drag when you add that shimmer. So far, I've just used it as an eyeshadow to give a wash-over colour across the lid for days when I can't quite be bothered to do a full on smokey eye. This is the shade marron glacé, which gives a subtle, shimmery, gold glow which catches the light just like any good highlighter would on your cheekbones. If there's one product from By Terry I'd recommend to any first timer, it would be this.
By Terry Savannah Love palette* - By Terry Stylo Blackstar* - By Terry Hydra-Éclat Rich Care*
Have you ever tried anything from By Terry? If so, what did you think? Do you have any other product recommendations for things I might like? Let me know!
Good vibes guys ✌
*The items in this post were given to me to review without obligation to post. All opinions and content are completely my own.