The By Terry Eye Designer Palette in Smoky Nude is a present to me from me. Beauty By The Bunny turned 4 this week and I felt like that warranted a little splurge. I wanted to treat myself to something I’d never normally buy – something that I couldn’t normally justify the cost of. This is the result.
I’m a fairly recent convert to By Terry and have only tried a few of their products, but I have been lusting after this palette for so long that it’s actually ridiculous. However, I just wasn’t prepared to part with £69.00 for it … until now. I’ll be honest, I’m trying not to think about how much it cost too much as it makes me feel a little guilty. I’ve massively cut down my spending on makeup as there’s only so much one person can use, but this was a special treat.
The palette comes in a little velvet pouch and it is nice and slimline. This pleases me as I’ve got so many bulky palettes that I’m running out of space. You still get a good size mirror with it and a double-ended brush and the pan sizes are decent.
Now for £69.00 you’re going to be hoping that what’s on the inside is gorgeous … and it is. I like a smoky eye and I do tend to veer towards neutral palettes, so this is right up my makeup aisle. Ok, so I’ve probably got hundreds of similar shades but that doesn’t even matter to me. This palette is beautiful and it had to be mine. As you can see, I’m not sorry about my little splurge.
The palette contains 10 finely milled shadows that actually feel quite soft in the pan – even when I was swatching there were times I was worried about my finger going through them. They have a buttery, velvety texture and each shade is embossed with the By Terry signature and a waffle effect. They contain concentrated micro-pigments and these allow you to use less product but still get maximum coverage. For the price, this makes me happy as the palette should last that bit longer.
The shadows contain avocado oil to help moisturise and nourish the eye area as well as Bisalodol that has anti-inflammatory properties, so if you have sensitive eyes, you should be good with this palette.
There is one big bugbear for me with the By Terry Eye Designer Palette … the shadows don’t have names. This irks me so much and I know that it really is First World problems, but I don’t like it. It can’t be that hard to come up with 10 names. For the purpose of this blog post, I have just numbered them with 1 – 5 being the top row and 6 – 10 being the bottom row.
1 – medium charcoal matte
2 – neutral taupe satin
3 – chocolate brown matte
4 – light grey with slight satin finish
5 – warm peach tan satin
6 – taupe grey matte
7 – pale pink matte
8 – nude cream matte
9 – ivory matte
10 – light fawn matte
Overall, I’m very pleased with my little present to myself as it is gorgeous. I’m not sure if it warrants such a high price tag, but I will definitely be giving this palette a lot of use.
The By Terry Eye Designer Palette in Smoky Nude is available to buy from Cult Beauty.