By Terry is one of my favourite ‘new’ make-up and skincare brands. Terry de Gunzburg, former director of Yves Saint Laurent Make-up, launched her brand By Terry in 1998. It has become a best-selling premium make-up and skincare line, with luxurious formulations based on scientific research.

By Terry Eye Base Prime to Fix

By Terry’s Holy Grail: Eye Base Prime to Fix, 15 ml

By Terry’s universal Eye Base Prime to Fix correcting base fixes and maximizes the wear and intensity of powder and cream eye shadows while also working double-duty to fill in lines. Usually you have to choose one over the other, but now you don’t have to! Additionally, this super-powered, lightweight formula offers a myriad of anti-wrinkle benefits and keeps eye shadow in place for hours and hours. Hydra-smoothing plant complex and anti-migration soft touch powders ensure that makeup won’t crease, crack, or smudge.

Its Color Enhancer technology combines a hydra-smoothing plant complex with anti-migration soft-touch powders and Flawless Finish superfine transparent pigments. Perfectly prepare your eyelids by neutralizing imperfections and smoothing out micro-fine lines.. To apply, smooth on with fingertips before applying your eyeshadows.

A Holly Grail for every eyemakeup lover! By Terry’s Eye Base Prime to Fix is vèry easy to apply,  you’ll experience perfectly prepared eyelids and even coverage for perfect, long-lasting hold.



Yves Saint Laurent introduces new primers

For years I was a HUGE fan of Yves Saint Laurents Premier Teint, an àmazing product, that did èverything it promised. For me, and many of my colleagues a Holy Grail! They where availble in several coloris, like yellow (my favorite, most used), green, pink and ‘white’. There texture was sóo perfect! But not only that, also the colors, the where perfect. These little 20ml square bottles where little gems! Sadly…. on one moment: production stopped. Why? That’s always the question….

I tried many, many others, from other prestige houses, but no…. I didn’t find someting that comes close. A friend of mine advised me MAC. But I’m sorry, the texture…. no, it’s totally not my thing! When there is ‘good’, ‘better’, ‘best’… Mac was for me (not that) ‘good’. The YSL Premier Teint was (the) ‘Best’!!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer, 30ml (Click photo to enlarge).

Now the house of Yves Saint Laurent has just released its new Touch Éclat Blur Primer, a product described as the brand’s first light infused primer. This blurring and illuminating fluid gel primer not only helps your makeup look better and last longer, but it also evens out the complexion, and blurs pores, lines and wrinkles.

This innovative primer is formulated using a cutting-edge technology, which allows the light to diffuse appropriately without interference from dulling opaque fillers. This (extreme!) lightweight, transparent gel features miniscule shimmering particles that blend evenly into the skin. The result is a gorgeous, natural-looking radiance, without any excess glitter. The primer is quite watery and very easy to apply, so that it instantly creates an ideal canvas.

The Touche Éclat Blur Primer can be layered under foundation to boost radiance, or worn alone (or with powder) to create a perfect canvas. Either way, apply one pump of the product on the back of your hand, and then apply with a tender sweeping gesture from the center of the face outward. The important thing is to leave it to set over skin for about 10 seconds before applying foundation.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer is available in a single, transparent shade. The product is delivered in a luxurious, massive glass bottle with a gold-colored stopper and a pump dispenser. The formula is suitable for all skin types, and it is non-comedogenic. The formula is a blend of corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil hydrates skin and smoothes out the skin’s texture. A dose of finely milled gold shimmer imparts skin with a hint of luminosity.

Yves Saint Laurent YSL-Couture-Eye-Primer-Fair

Yves Saint Laurent YSL-Couture-Eye-Primer-Medium

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Primer in Fair and Medium (Click photo’s to enlarge).

In addition, YSL has introduced the ultimate Couture Eye Primer, which promises to prolong the wear of your eyeshadow to no less than 16 hours. Same as its Touche Éclat Blur counterpart, the Couture Eye Primer can be layered under the eye shadow, of worn alone for a perfect nude eye look. The formula promises a crease-proof wear, and it comes in two shades Fair and Medium.

I love them! I found a new Holy Grail! There texture, everything, they are perfect! But still: I miss the old premier teint to work with…..

The Touche Éclat Blur Primer, a real must have! For everybody! Even when you don’t use makeup but loves a radiance boost! It doesn’t matter what kind of makeup brand you prefer! You can use it with every product, every brand!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer 9/10

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Primer 9.5/10

Summer tip: Use your facial Sun Cream SPF 30 as daycream. Then after a few seconds a thin layer Touche Éclat Blur Primer and then if you like… just a little of your favorite (YSL) bronzing powder! Voila! And look amazing on summer boulevard!

by Jean Amr