[productsample/affiliate] Anything balmy for lips and I’m in and the By Terry Baume de Rose lipsticks are no exception.
If you’re a fan of the By Terry pot Baume, then I think you will equally like the stick version with a smattering of frost to wake things up. These are very lightly colour tinted balms that just bring an extra dimension to lip care – I’ve long thought how nice it would be if Sisley did a tinted version of their balm. As you can see, they fall into the pink or gold category – either is lovely, but I surprised myself by picking the pink over the bronzy/gold/nude – it’s a very easy wear no matter what your tone is and I’ll incorporate into my light make up that I do first thing (bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, Paul & Joe creme blush and a dot of balm). They’re priced at ‘treat’ level at £26 HERE but then, they do feel very much like a treat and the lip conditioning feel stayed a long time thanks to shea butter, vitamin E and rose blossom waxes.
The new CC Brightening Powders have me a bit perplexed. Purporting to be a powder version of the By Terry CC Serum, I feel that description is not quite accurate.
As softly blurring powders that even out skin tone – tick! As rose scented luminosity givers – tick! But I just don’t see how they can give the same effect as a liquid serum. That aside, there’s definitely a market for make-up that genuinely does more than just colour and a rising interest in good-for-you cosmetics, so these are falling into that particular place at the luxury end (they’re £55 each HERE). There’s plenty of ‘glow’, particularly with the Sunny Flash option and the addition of conditioning rosehip oil means you don’t get any dry feel. I’m super sensitive to the ‘dry feel’ of powders and it’s so rare to find one that doesn’t give it – so in that respect, it’s a win. The other shade I have is Apricot Glow; I used a fluffy brush to apply and definitely saw a blur effect but it was rather temporary. The notable thing is that it didn’t seem to dampen my natural skin glow. Non aff links HERE.
I don’t think you’d be disappointed with either to be honest – my preference is definitely for the balms though.
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