The By Terry collection for Summer 2010 is made up of four pastel nude Ombre Veloutee shades (£22 each), a matte black Ombre Veloutee (£22), two new shades of waterproof Ligne Blackstar ink pen eyeliners; 02 Bamboo Brown (khaki) and 03 Ocean Spirit (deep sea green/blue) (£28 each) and a waterproof black mascara (£23). By Terry products are sold at Space NK.
The nude eyeshadows are:
101 Rose Macaroon - pastel pink
102 Peach Loukoum - apricot/peach
103 Creme Brulee - warm orange/caramel
104 Goldy Honey - honey/gold
The nude Ombre Veloutee shades in this collection are described as giving a luminous veil of colour. I'd agree with that; I swatched the shades I was not sent at my local SpaceNK, and they all give a sheer but buildable, iridescent glow of colour.
The press release for the collection states that the eyeshadows can be used alone or together to build up the perfect nude eyeshadow. I don't think I'd use pink, peach and gold all together personally; the colours are quite subtle, and I prefer the look of just one of the colours as a wash, which is how I usually wear the By Terry eyeshadows I own.
I was given the opportunity to try out some of the collection for review, and chose to try the Ligne Blackstar 03 and Ombre Veloute 104; I thought these would make an interesting eye look, and the blue eyeliner is a brighter shade than I typically opt for.
Picture of Ligne Blackstar 03 Ocean Spirit:
Picture of Ombre Veloute 104 Goldy Honey:
Here are a couple of pictures of both products applied. I've just applied the eyeshadow on my lid, into my crease and under my lower lashes, and applied the eyeliner to my upper lashline. The applicator tip of the Ligne Blackstar is very fine, making it easy to control the line (which is a good thing, as I don't think it would be at all easy to correct mistakes). The eyeliner was still absolutely perfect at the end of the day, but surprisingly the eyeshadow had also lasted very well with minimal creasing or fading, even without a base.
By Terry isn't kidding when they say the Ligne Blackstar has a precise tattoo finish that is like a semi-permanent marker. It's a job to remove, even with my Saaf cleanser, and I could still see a trace of it after double cleansing with a facial wash. This might be a vagary of this particular shade; I also swatched the 02 Bamboo Brown on my hand at my local SpaceNK and found that easier to remove with oil cleanser than the Ocean Spirit I swatched at the same time. It's worth knowing this if you are considering the Ocean Spirit shade.
This picture gives a bit of an idea of how it looks in conjunction with my pale complexion. The gold isn't the easiest choice out of the 4 shades for my skintone (the pink, Rose Macaroon, would be the safest pick for pale skin, and I'll probably buy that one soon), but I think it works, and I really like the colour combination of the gold against the sea blue. (Mr London, who has the oddest reference points for make-up, thought it looked, 'a bit Egyptian.' When I looked obviously confused, he clarified, 'you know, like on Tutankhamun's death mask.')
Disclosure: products were sent without charge for consideration for review.