Friday, January 20, 2017

The By Terry Techno Aura Collection: Swatches Et Al. + a Weekend Sale Shopping Guide


As promised, I am excited to finally share a swatch-heavy overview of the By Terry Techno Aura Collection.  Exclusive to Space NK, this demure assemblage of releases features multi-tasking products that create a subtle yet radiant look in seconds. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the collection in action as well as the Bottom Line...


Official details on the By Terry Techno Aura Collection, courtesy of Space NK:

The Techno Aura Collection is inspired by lights and its playful reflection with colour. Using light reflection technology, it appeals to the modern woman who likes to look fresh and radiant, and naturally sophisticated at the same time.


I ordered five of the six offerings and couldn't be happier with how effortless the textures and shades interface with each other.  From flushed cheeks and bright eyes to some of the glossiest lips in town, the By Terry Techno Aura Collection reflects immense versatility. 
The By Terry Eye Designer in Parti-Pris in Techno Aura. 
The By Terry Eye Designer in Parti-Pris in Techno Aura features six finely-milled hues of powder eyeshadow in delicate gossamer matte and satin finish shades that impart light and dimension in the orbital area. Shade descriptions are as follows:
  • Matte cream
  • Radiant pearl peach
  • Radiant oyster beige
  • Glowing pale pink
  • Matte buff tawny peach
  • Sparkling warm bronze
The first four shades are indisputably light in tone but the color payoff is significant, with minimal fallout.  I envision using the first four shades to create the quintessential pastel eye and if a darker effect is desired, then the pale shades can be used as transitional shades and also as a highlight for the brow bone.  

The true hero tones of the palette for me are the final two hues...the matte tawny peach is peerless in nature. Despite owning an absurd about of eyeshadow, I don't think I have a single shade that is similar to its brightening skin finish.  The bronze tone is transcendently beautiful as well...it works marvelously as a single wash of color but also seamlessly pairs with the peach and pale tones (as demonstrated in the look below) for neutral impact. 

Although more subtle than previous By Terry palettes (reviewed HERE and HERE), the simplicity and ease of wear makes this a brilliant potential staple for one's makeup bag. 



Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Space NK:

Terry de Gunzburg brings even more color with this palette of six eyeshadows capturing the latest trends. Rich in micronized premium pigments and extra-fine powders, the easily blendable soft texture offers supreme comfort, even more coverage and durable colour. The adjustable shades can be used together, mixed or layered, to create a customized look. It’s the make-up touch of the season that everyone can wear.

Ingredients: SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TALC, POLYETHYLENE, BORON NITRIDE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, SILICA, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PTFE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, AQUA / WATER / EAU, SYNTHETIC WAX, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SALICYLIC ACID, TRIOLEIN, TIN OXIDE, MALTODEXTRIN, HEXYL LAURATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, TROPOLONE, LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, +/- [CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES, MICA, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, CI 77492 / IRON OXIDES, CI 75470 / CARMINES, CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, CI 77266 / BLACK 2 [NANO] ]. (T3803A)

The full eye look with Parti-Pris. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The Glow-Expert Duo Stick in Amber Lights and Terra Rosa. 
The Glow-Expert Duo Stick is a genius creation; the marriage of cheek color and radiant highlight, this creamy pairing is split into a single retractable stick.  The formula is velvety smooth and infinitely blendable for a tender flush and incandescent radiance that makes skin look lit-from-within. 

In so many ways, these sticks are the anti-thesis of heavy-handed "Instagram makeup." They apply sheerly but can be built up to desired intensity while completely avoiding a conspicuous, overdone result. 

I picked up the tawny Amber Lights, which is an excellent stand in for bronzer and the petal pink Terra Rosa, which is beguiling blush option.  Although Amber Lights is lovely, I can achieve the same general effect with bronzer.  Consequently, I prefer the flushed ease of Terra Rosa, especially when concentrated on the apples of the cheeks...it creates an entrancing glow that still looks wholly natural and nearly texture-free on the skin.  Get this whilst you can!

The other side of the stick has a small brush for application and blending on the go.
Official details, courtesy of Space NK:

Blush - Bronzer- Highlighter, two-tone 3-in-1 hybrid stick inspired by the latest contouring and strobing techniques, with integrated blending brush. Enriched with glow-reflecting prisms and light-corrective micro-spheres, it enhances facial features for a natural, healthy result. All 3 Glow-Expert Sticks can be mixed and matched to build a customised radiance on the skin.

The shades:
Shade 1, Amber Light: Brings a warm glow to skin, especially after a long winter. Suits all skin types.
Shade 2, Terra Rosa: Brings a flush of colour to cheeks. The secret for a fresh complexion. 
Shade 3, Peachy Petal: A universally flattering tone, peach tones are subtle but bring a glow to the skin. A secret weapon to boost the skin's radiance.

How to Apply:

Apply in a single or duo shades on cheeks, chin, nose, forehead, eyebrow arch or even décolleté. Blend it effortlessly with the soft brush or fingertips. Ideal for all complexions.

Ingredients: MYRISTYL LACTATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, C12-15 ALKYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, HEXYL LAURATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, MICA, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, CERESIN, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA CERA / EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX, OZOKERITE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, STEARYL DIMETHICONE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, OCTADECENE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, CI 75470 / CARMINE, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, TIN OXIDE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, GERANIOL, EUGENOL, COUMARIN

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

Midnight Star and Spicy Crush. 
As the swatches below can attest, the By Terry Gloss Terrybly Shine in Midnight Star and Spicy Crush are devastating beautiful.  I have long been a fan of this particular formula as it is hydrating, pigmented and extremely long lasting and the rich Bordeaux Midnight Star and golden russet Spicy Crush do not disappoint.  

While both are resplendent, I prefer Spicy Crush as it is a perfect "my lips but better" shade, adding depth and dimension to my moderately pigmented lips.  The gilded duo chrome is breathtaking and I can envision wearing this marvelous everyday shade with a variety of makeup looks. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of  Space NK:

GLOSS TERRYBLY SHINE is the first anti-aging, firming and volumizing gloss, enriched with the exclusive Lumilip® Technology, to rejuvenate and sculpt the lips in ultra-shiny colors. Its 5 extremely feminine shades and its delicate fragrance with a floral trail of violet, rose and iris, with a hint of mimosa, raspberry, vanilla and musk makes the mouth even more sensual.

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products in action (with Spicy Crush on the lips).  I am also wearing:





FYI, there are currently a TON of weekend sales going on...I have already indulged in a few and am excited to receive my wares next week.  Here is a rundown of some of the best deals:

--Shop the Sales--

Last look.

--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this breakdown of the By Terry Techno Aura Collection. The sophisticated restraint and glowing finishes of the products makes this collection a must for the beauty minimalist who appreciates understated luxury. I particularly am smitten with the Glow-Expert Duo Stick in Terra Rosa and gloss in Spicy Crush.  Both are stunning in the winter but will perform just as well in the warmer months to come!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video tutorial, a host of new product procurements and recaps of my visits to both IMATS LA and the Indie Beauty Expo (it's been a busy week!).

Have a marvelous weekend and thanks, as always, for reading...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

5 comments:

  1. The lippies look so gorgeous and unique, love how they translate on the lips! Beautiful swatches as always <3

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    1. Thanks, Galaxia...the lip glosses are vastly different than anything I currently own...so glad you like them!

      Much appreciation for the kind words,

      xx

      --The Beauty Professor

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    1. Thank you, Mary!! Hope all is well, lovely!

      xx

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. I love your glorious, articulate articles! You have such a way with words and truly express the overall FEEL of each product and the LOOK like no other!!! (Love your array of photos in pure sunlight!) I appreciate your honesty and love your style. Thank you for your posts which are alive and so much fun. The teacher in me loves to learn with you, while the beauty addict in me just relishes the beauty you possess and share. I have spent tons of money in all the right places thanks to you. 😋 Cheers! Michelle

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