Sunday, April 1, 2012

BY TERRY Blush Terrybly Ultimate Radiance Blush in Erotic Pink

BY TERRY's Blush Terrybly Ultimate Radiance Blush ($75) in Erotic Pink (#2) is a beauty. Everything about the blush is elegant, from the oversized indigo blue carton through the purple satin drawstring pouch to the heavy zamak compact with a cleverly shaped brush to sit inside. Designed to sit in the palm of the hand, like a talisman to magically enhance your charm, the compact feels like something you'll want to use to glamorize your day. Some luxury-priced makeup doesn't wow with its presentation. Blush Terrybly does. Fortunately, this blush isn't simply about presentation. It combines gorgeous color with unique technology to prompt your skin to look its best.

Three of the seven pretty shades of Blush Terrybly reached out to grab me at our local SPACE.NK boutique. I'll show you Erotic Pink below, but first a few words about the technology behind the blush. Blush Terrybly boasts BY TERRY's Freshtone Technology, a proprietary formulation that concentrates vitamins and amino acids to boost cheekbone volume by stimulating the adipocyte skin cells (fat cells - really). The effect on the cheeks is uniquely lifting and volume enhancing. Basically, volume equals smooth, plump, and young skin.

The technology also boosts fibroblasts and promotes collagen stimulation, helping to slow the aging process by stimulating skin renewal. With the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, Blush Terrybly actively protects the skin against free radical damage.

The radiance that characterizes Blush Terrybly is a result of micro-prism and mineral pigments that make the skin glow. There are also silicon polymers for a smooth application. The blush is lightly fragranced with the divine scent of rose.

The pretty rose pink you see in the compact comes to life on the skin, with a pastel, natural color that sings spring. The powder is so nicely textured (no fall out from this one), it resisted my blush brush on first use. I "roughed up" the pretty surface of each compact - just a little - with a sponge-tipped applicator to encourage the compact to give up its treasures.

For my swatch photos, I applied Erotic Pink at the top of my arm with a sponge-tipped applicator at the top and with a dense blush brush below. Both applications were heavy. Sorry about my veins in the top photo. I try to get photos where they aren't so visible, but sometimes the best color renditions come hand-in-hand with my circulatory system. Maybe Erotic Pink excited my bloodstream (could the name be suggestive?).

This color is gorgeous on my skin - a rose pink that glows without shimmer. I love the way it makes me look. Does it make my cheekbones look more plump? I don't see it, but perhaps with continued use, I'll have a resculpted face with to-die-for cheekbones. For now, I'm perfectly satisfied with a beautiful blush.

I purchased my BY TERRY Blush Terrybly Ultimate Radiance Blush in Erotic Pink - along with two other shades - at the SPACE.NK boutique within Bloomingdale's at Tysons Corner Center. I'll show you the other two shades soon.

I've also got some big news for you. During Bloomies' beauty event, April 17-29, Best Things in Beauty readers will receive a deluxe Nuxe gift - a mask, toner, and mini body oil - with any purchase over $75 from the Tysons Corner SPACE.NK. They will provide free shipping for your purchases too. The gifts for BTiB readers will be offered in addition to the regular Bloomindale's gifts with purchase during the event. I will tell you all about the event later this week. For now, keep that special offer in mind if I show you something from BY TERRY that tempts you.

Photo at top courtesy of SPACE.NK; other photos by Best Things in Beauty

12 comments:

yesplease1816 said...

Thats an amazing deluxe gift for your readers! Thanks Charleston Girl--I'll definitely have to check that out. I've always wanted to try Nuxe...I may have already hit my spending limit for the month--but it IS my birthday month after all and some exceptions should be made :)

Evelyn said...

I need to go to Bloomingdales again and really go through the SpaceNK section. I came across it by accident one day after I had bought some other things so I didn't get anything from By Terry. This is a good reason to go check again! I kind of think the "terrybly" part of the name is a bit odd though.

lov2read68 said...

I just discovered Nuxe in my quest for a revamped skincare routine. I haven't tried any Nuxe products yet but have several on my wishlist. That is a stunning blush color!
The deluxe gift is certainly a lovely bonus for your readers! Will tuck that away - thanks for the heads up!

The Beauty Professor said...

I love the By Terry line...just saw the lovely blush you speak of in person yesterday at my local Space NK. Currently stocked up on blush (loving Sunday Riley in Blushing) but settled on the Blackstar Ombre eye shadow...amazing. Happy first day of April : )

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite blush. The texture is the smoothest I have ever tried and it looks very natural and lasts all day. This is a face brightener for me and I will always have this in my stash. Love it!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Yesplease,

I can't think of a better birthday gift for yourself. :)

Charlestongirl said...

Me too, Evelyn. Must be something lost in translation.

Charlestongirl said...

Thanks, Love2read! I think it's a great offer.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Beauty Professor! Happy April back at you! BY TERRY excites me. I have purchased many things. I'm behind on sharing. Trying to catch up!

Charlestongirl said...

Great description, Anonymous. Thanks!

A Girl's Guide to All Things Makeup said...

Oh this blush applies wonderfully!! It reminds me of Laura Mercier Second Skin blush in Lotus Pink which is one of my favourites! :)

Beauty-Unearthly said...

Nice color=)