Wednesday, 14 January 2015

£52? REALLY? By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Blush in Flash Fiesta

Terry de Gunzburg has expanded her original (and lovely if very expensive) Densiliss foundation into a mini line of its own, which includes primer, concealer, and blush - everything you need for a good foundation for your makeup, then.  The premise is that Densiliss not only delivers a beautiful finish, but contains skincare ingredients which add extra anti-aging oomph to your daily routine.  Today I've got one of the Densiliss Blushes to show you.

As you can see, the packaging is very shiny (you can probably see the reflection of my flash gun in the top picture) and very heavy - it definitely feels luxurious.  Because of that weightiness, it doesn't actually sit flat when opened up - rather, the compact rocks back and balances just below the hinge, which is a little bit annoying if you like to dip your brush into a compact which is resting on your dressing table.

This shade is Flash Fiesta, a bright coral.  The blush itself is embossed with Terry's name, and looks every bit as expensive as the compact.

On the skin, it gives a lovely soft flush with a very real-skin finish; nothing powdery or overly shimmery about this blush.  The pigmentation is on the medium side, which means you can build it up to the intensity you want - I used a good couple of swirls of a brush to achieve this level of flush, which I found a bit surprising as I have many other blushes which impart much more pigment per swirl.

Overall then, Flash Fiesta is a lovely shade, and Densiliss Blush is a lovely blush (albeit in slightly annoying packaging).  But... the kicker, as always with By Terry, is the price.  This blush costs £52, and whilst it's definitely a nice blush, it's not £52 worth of nice.  Unless you have very deep products, adore overpriced products, or own shares in By Terry, I'd pass on this one - Clinique's Cheek Pops are similar on the skin and cost a much more reasonable £16.50.

Disclosure: PR sample

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  1. Gosh, this does have a hefty price tag. It looks beautiful but I don't think I use any blush enough to warrant paying £52

  2. Holy GEEZ that's expensive. Nope! I love blush, but I'd never pay that much for one.

  3. Goodness you look like Kelly Brook.....facially, especially your eyes. Thanks for the review. I only buy these when they come up on eBay as By Terry, Chantecaille and Tom Ford, well I love them but my pockets arent that deep! Gorgeous product though. Xx


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