Nicknamed “the guru of color” by the media, By Terry founder Terry de Gunzburg began her career in cosmetics after leaving medical school in search of a more creative pursuit. Makeup artistry became de Gunzburg’s calling — leading her to work with such fashion industry heavyweights as Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, and David Bailey, and also spent 15 years as a YSL beauty exec. In 2000, de Gunzburg left YSL to launch By Terry — a luxury makeup line that makes heavy use of nourishing active ingredients, anti-free radical agents, and protective UV filters. By Terry’s best-selling foundation, Touche Veloutee concealer and Baume de Rose SPF 15 lip balm rejuvenate the skin, while its mascara and eye shadows will give you the long-lasting evening looks you’ve always wanted. By Terry eschews animal testing, making these cosmetics cruelty-free as well as couture-quality.
Revolutionary skincare products with a cult following
Primers, brush sets, and pop-of-color nail polishes to primp for your picture-perfect look
This makeup master strives to create products that meet the same exacting standards and luxe feel as their couture counterparts. The result is showcased in the brilliant beauty picks here: indulgent lipsticks in perfect shades of watermelon and blackberry, vibrant eyeshadows, skin-smoothing foundations, and other treat-your-skin-right finds.
After mastering the art of makeup with YSL and working with esteemed photographers like Helmut Newton, Terry de Gunzburg tapped into her entrepreneurial spirit and started her own cosmetics line, BY TERRY. The beauty expert — dubbed by journalists as "the Steve Jobs of makeup" — shares her top tips and more:
- For an instant lift: "A touch of peach-pink brings balance and boosts radiance — whatever your skin tone."
- Look to your icons for beauty inspiration: Terry’s include, "Sofia Coppola for her modern femininity and Naomi Watts for her elegance and natural look."
- Terry’s absolute must-have product: "Baume de Rose — it's the ideal pampering SOS lip treatment."