Imagine a beauty product that offers different shades of bronzers, highlighters and blushes mixed with different textures in a cool palette. The ByTerry Beauty team have outdone themselves again by launching Sun Designer Palettes ($82) that come in two shades: Tan and Cruise and Tan & Light. Both house a combo of six shades that help serve as a bronzer, highlighter and blusher. Those same shades can help you shape, brighten and contour so the sky is the limit. I can sit here and keep typing about how gorgeous and seductive these palettes are or I could just share with you images so you can see for yourself. Are you ready? Let us take a look:
As you can see from the images above, it is hard not to fall hard for both of these unique and genius palettes. First of all, I was channeling Missioni because of the zigzag pattern of the powders and the outside packaging. Secondly, they are diverse and universally flattering. The big question is, what are the differences in shades between the two palettes. Let us take a closer look at each one individually. Each image will look slightly different due to me taking the photos under different light so you can get an accurate idea of the shades. Let us start with Light & Tan Vibes:
1. A medium, golden/brown with shimmer (ideal for shading and contouring)
2. A medium, muted rose/pink with slight shimmer
3. A gorgeous light champagne with shimmer (this is absolutely stunning)
4. A matte light/beige highlighter
5. A semi-shimmer, light/medium rosy/tan color (I use this on the apples of my cheeks)
6. A medium, golden/bronze with some shimmer ideal for contouring
This palette seriously took my breath away. If I could have created a dream color palette as a blush/bronzer, it would look similar to this. It has plenty of pigment and the formula is silky and blends beautifully when it transfers from the brush to the skin. This is suitable for light to medium skin tones as I suspect darker skin tones will feel it doesn’t have enough intensity or bright colors.
1. A rosy/pink blush with slight shimmer (very cool-toned)
2. A matte, medium-toned coral
3. A cool-toned, medium lilac
4. A light beige/champagne highlighter with no obvious shimmer
5. A medium-toned, golden/brown bronzer with hints of shimmer
6. A light, beige/rose shade with slight shimmer ideal for blush
The Tan & Flash is the palette that will be the first to catch your attention if you are attracted to bright pinks and roses with intense and rich bronzers and highlighters. This palette has more mattes then the Light & Tan Vibes but looks more visible and glamorous on medium to darker skin tones. The blush section of different pink tones was a bit too much for my taste and skin tone. It looked too obvious and didn’t blend well as the cool-undertones did not agree with my light/medium sallow skin. I feel if they were warmer and lighter, then it would have been a better match but unfortunately that was not the case. However, the bronzer/contour side was stunning and slightly better then the Light & Tan Vibes as it was more intense and dramatic. Ideally, I would have loved the bronzer on this palette and the blusher/highlighter from Light & Tan Vibes but I that is in a perfect world of bronzers.
In the above image, I am wearing the following:
Eve Lom Radiance Mineral Powder in Beige ($50)
Le Metier de Beaute Dualastic Gel Eyeliner in Black ($36)
YSL Gloss Volupte in Jersey Rose ($32)
By Terry Sun Designer Palette in “Light & Tan Vibes” ($82) applied lightly all over
Bottom Line: These Palettes not only look good sitting on my vanity but the colors and multi-dimensional have naturally made this a winner for me. You get a generous amount of product for a reasonable price. I can confidently say these bronzers will be the super stars at beauty counters this summer. I would stock up as they are flying off the shelves and getting rave reviews from all directions.