Marcia from Beautyinfozone.com has been testing out the Blush Terrybly for about a month. I'm not going to share her actual age (she'd kill me, even from across the seas) but it's fair to say that Marcia is in the more mature audience that this sub-range is targeted at. Here's what she thought of it:
The minute you open by Terry’s purple silk bag to find Blush Terrybly you know you are dealing with a quality product. The simple compact is sturdy and heavy. Not exactly what you expect to hear about a luxury product but there’s something reassuring about the heft of the packaging. You open it to see a lovely quilted pattern that’s created by the words “by Terry” embossed into the blush design. The color, Platonic Coral, looks quite beautiful and you can almost see the silkiness of the powder.
Is this a blush that you’ll wear and feel like you are getting your money’s worth? Not in my world. I buy expensive cosmetics all the time. I adore by Terry’s BlackstarCrayon, in spite of the price I plan to buy more. The problem with this blush though is that it looks like a blush once it’s on your cheeks. It does its job but there’s nothing special about it. There’s no sheen, there’s no feeling of “I’m glowing”. The color is pretty enough but it’s not unusual at all.
I did a color comparison with my other blushes and the closest I could come is Rock & Republic Call Me. Call Me though has a subtle shimmer to it that enlivens the blush more than Blush Terrybly Platonic Coral does. I’d describe Call Me as a more peachy shade while Platonic Coral is just a tad darker which gives it the coral name. According to my ‘research’ Platonic Coral is best for medium beige complexions; I’m quite fair but I can wear shades like this without a problem.
“Terrybly Blush boosts skins volume by stimulating the functional adipocyte skin cells, creating a unique lifting and volume revealing effect. The technology also boosts fibroblasts and promotes collagen stimulation and helps slow the aging process by stimulating skin renewal. Perfect for all over contouring, it gives a healthy glow to the skin. This unique blush contains Freshtone Technology, which actively protects and detoxifies skin proteins.” It’s impossible for me to tell if that’s true after a few weeks' wear. It’s also a little implausible but I’d love to believe it.
As far as the light rose fragrance it’s supposed to have, I find that indistinguishable which is a relief for me since I don’t like scented cosmetics.
Thanks to Grace for giving me the chance to own and review this blush. I’ve craved by Terry but haven’t indulged often. My next indulgence will most likely be done when I am able to see it in person again.
Many thanks to Marcia for her review. I like the Rouge Terrybly lipstick I bought a lot, but I also think the blush is a bit too expensive and I don't really believe a blush can plump cheeks. I'm still a little tempted by Cheek to Cheek Rose though...
Disclosure: product provided without charge.