I make no bones about having a soft spot for the By Terry brand. Having met the woman behind the brand and seen how the team have responded to consumer demand for an extended foundation shade range, I have to say that I hold the brand in high regard.
The palette is housed in a solid (purple) plastic compact and is supplied a purple velvet pouch and a double ended brush. You may think that you dont need the angled end of hte brush but By Terry recommend this is used to create the shape of the shadow on the lid.
One of the things that I think the brand do extremely well is powders. They have a texture that is quite unique in my collection. These eyeshadows are infused with my favourite oil – avocado. The texture is not soft like a Natasha Denona shadow BUT the infusion of oil helps them to apply easily and evenly on the lid.
This eye shadow palette is something that I had had on my wish list for a long time. This colourway I managed to pick up during a Space NK sale so the £69 pound price tag was reduced by half. Dont be put off by the price tag. There is 14 grams of product in this palette. There will be many among you that think that £69 is way to much to pay for an eye shadow palette but on the gram for gram breakdown it is not that much more than a MAC palette. Price per gram is always the best way to calculate the value of a palette.
The Eye Designer palette has a mixture of matte and satin shades, the majority of which work on my rich skin tone. The shadows are pressed quite hard so there is a little fallout when you apply but when you apply them to the lids, the moisturising texture is on the lid which makes it great for crepey lids. Having used the sun designer palette, the texture of the powered is similar but the eye shadows are harder pressed.
- Indigo blue (matte)
- Royal purple (satin)
- Lavender (satin)
- Salmon (satin)
- Pink (satin)
- Brown (satin)
- Bronze (satin)
- Yellow gold (satin)
- Peach (satin)
- Orange (matte)
There are some colours that are quite unusual in the palette that you won’t find in many other palettes. The salmon pink colour is gorgeous. It is very brightening with brown eyes. The yellow is extremely bright. Similar to NARS albatross and as a result I tend to use it in the cheeks under foundation as a highlighter. On a freshly moisturised skin and the effect is stunning. The orange shades are great blush colours and the purples are divine.
This is a great palette, a lovely combination of colours that allows me to do bright and neutral looks. There is a nude option in this range if that if your bag but By Terry do colour so well, it seems silly not to go for it.
Let me know in the comments below if you will be splurging on the By Terry Eye Designer palette.