Does the same hold true for makeup??? Pretty much! I have always wanted to try By Terry, the elegant, innovative, cult favorite makeup by Terry de Gunzburg. Here is how the collection is described on Barney's website:
By Terry was launched in 2001 by Terry de Gunzburg, a seasoned expert in beauty and skincare with a creative background in make-up design at Yves Saint Laurent. In developing her own brand and beauty concepts, Terry focuses on enhancing the luminosity of the skin and building around the principles of fashion. By Terry products are unique in both presentation and expression, exploring rich pigments in jewel-like packages. Ka-ching Baby!!!
Seeing the exquisite display of Terry's "jewel"s at Bloomingdale's made me stop in my tracks and blink in disbelief...I felt the exact same way when I saw Eiffel Tower, but I'm a little nuts that way. A sighting of By Terry's famed Baume de Rose, a lip treatment whose benefits are discussed among its legion of fans in hushed whispers, made my knees buckle. How much does it cost??? About 30 Chapsticks. Isn't is pretty though???
Naturally, I had to try it. It can be used alone as a lip treatment, or on top of your lipstick to add a kick of moisture and a delicate light reflecting shine. Guh-guh-guh-gorgeous!!! Surprisingly, she did not have any lipsticks or glosses in my favored hue of nude rose, a mixed blessing because I knew I wasn't leaving without something and figured that was my best shot at an entry price point. Next I spied her Cream Velvet Blush in Apple Glow, a lightweight, wisp of cream that left the apples of my cheeks looking naturally flushed, the way my cheeks do after 43 minutes of Zumba. Should I spend $43 buck and just fake it from now on? I held firm, convinced that in my Kimara-Bobbi-Laura Mercier stash, I must have the identical shade...sadly not. It's only a matter of time before I go crawling back. When does obsession become addiction? I don't think I really want to know the answer...but does anyone know what gold is going for an ounce these days???!!!
What did I end up with? By Terry Light Expert, a portable, hyaluronic acid infused, plumping foundation, that can be used on bare skin or over makeup. I went with the deepest shade, #7 in Toffee, since it perfectly mimics a glowing natural tan, while blurring imperfections. She does make another product for this purpose...Bronze Opulent Golden Glow. It's $127 which made me feel frugal and happy with my choice in comparison.
What about you Girls??? Do you think there is a difference between luxury, high end makeup and the best drugstore offerings and if so, are you willing to pay for that difference? I'd love to know...