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Since this week was under the sign of By Terry’s 10th year anniversary of the cult-product Baume de Rose and I got the amazing opportunity to meet Sophie Killian, one of the international make-up artists, who work for this brand, here I am with an “avant première” for another blog post I will soon write. You will discover there my whole experience with By Terry Cosmetics, the the amazing Sophie Kilian and her delightful french accent and with Madison – luxury perfumery Bucharest.

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But until then, I thought it would be perfect to write a review of the By Terry product I’m absolutely obsessed with, ever since I bought it at the beginning of last year.

It is the Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, THE powder that made me forget about any other powders I own ( Chanel – Poudre Universelle Libre and Chanel – Poudre Universelle Compacte 20 Clair, Lancôme – Color Ideal Poudre Compact in 010 Beige Porcelaine and even my holy grail at that moment – the Burberry Sheer Powder Luminous Pressed Powder – # Porcelain No. 02 ).

On the By Terry website, the Hyaluronic Hydra Powder is described as a “colorless hydra-care powder, extra smoothing, multi-zones correction, no pores – no lines, matte invisible finish”;  “Micronized Hyaluronic Acid fills visibly and instantaneously wrinkles, pores and imperfections to leave the skin even and flawless. Silica micro breads prevents shine in target areas with no drying effect and corrects imperfections with a matte invisible finish. “

Aaaand there’s little left to add… Hydra-Powder is a première in its range; a loose powder formulated with hyaluronic acid that does make your skin soft, hides your pores (particularly does well at “blurring” those nose pores that irritate everyone ) and feels utterly weightless, because it is so, soooo finely mild.

You can use it in many different ways: during the day to set your makeup and banish shine without drying your skin ( the hyaluronic acid acts as a barrier locking the moisture in ).  You can use it at night after your night cream, to prolong its action, and also to allow the powder to perfect the skin by smoothing it and work on them pores.

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I apply it a bit at the time. I put some product on the lid then swirl my fluffy brush ( in the picture I use The Body Shop powder brush ) in it, then on my face it goes! I mainly focus on my t-zone to help control oiliness and hide some imperfections, but I also lightly dust it all over my face.

The other day I did something I’ve never done before. On bare, moisturized skin, without primer or any other base ( except for some concealer ), I dusted the powder insisting in the areas I knew they were trouble. No kidding! It was the best “no-makeup-make up-face” I ever experienced! I have to admit that it was one of those days when my face was almost flawless even without any make up on.

I can’t rave about this product enough, even though it is phenomenally expensive. The price they sell it on their web site is 46 euros, for 10 g of product. I bought it for almost 60 in Madison but believe me it’s worth every cent you’re paying for it.

One last advice: open the lid carefully, otherwise you will spill the product all over yourself and it would be a shame!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie!