Although the majority of my makeup is high-end, £50 for a blush seemed too much. Cue a £10 Spacenk N.dulge incentive and I convinced myself in a greedy makeup induced haze that £40 was ok.
The box the product comes in seems somewhat ostentatious given the size of the product. The compact is surprisingly heavy and feels robust and comes with a purple silk bag and brush.
The blush is embossed with the words “by Terry”.
The blush feels extremely silky, the finish gives a natural radiance to the skin. The colour I bought Cheek to Cheek Rose, is a delicate beige pink with a touch of peachy warmth.
I think the price is meant to be justified by the claims that the blush “models volumes, reveals youth, and replumps the natural glow”. These seem more like skincare claims rather than a colour product and I would presume you would need to wear this every day to see if these claims are true. It does seem marketed as an anti-aging product but I would think the majority of people would not seek out a blusher for its skincare qualities, rather they would be an added bonus.
I would rather have 1 of these than 3 MAC blushers, however if I compare it to my high end blushers, which don’t tend to go past £36, I do not find the texture and wear of the By Terry exceeds them. However, although its sheer, I really like the colour of this and its special enough for it to be a worthwhile indulgence for me at £40. I don’t think I would pay the full £50 though so I guess I do have a limit.
Here are the ingredients. This is meant to have a rose fragrance but I don't notice it.
Grace has really helpful descriptions of the blushers and lipsticks in the Terrybly range here http://www.londonmakeupgirl.com/2010/12/rouge-terrybly-and-blush-terrybly.html