Sunday, April 7, 2013

BELLE REVIEW: BY TERRY BAUME

Danna was in NY a few weeks ago and I asked her to pick up two BY TERRY lip balms that I've been wanting to try. BY TERRY is available at Barneys and a few places online but it's pretty much impossible to buy here in Canada. I've heard amazing things about the BY TERRY baume so I was really excited to finally get my hands on it!  

The packaging for the BY TERRY Or De Rose Baume Précieux and Baume De Rose is very pretty. The bottles are the same size so I'm not sure why the packaging for the Or De Rose is 2x the size of the Baume de Rose but they're both quite pretty. 

Side by side you can see that the packaging for both Baume's are almost identical. The Or De Rose has a rose gold lid and some rose gold detailing on the bottle. The Baume De Rose has a silver lid and a frosted bottle. They're both very luxe. 

The original Baume De Rose has a lovely rose scent and light pink colour. It's creamy, non-sticky and has SPF 15. It's really moisturizing and leaves lips extremely soft. At $59 it's very expensive but it's definitely up there as one of the best balms I've tried. 

This is a side-by-side comparison of the Or De Rose and Baume De Rose. You can see the subtle shimmer in the Or De Rose

The Or De Rose is the newer of the two balms and has a combination of 24-carat pink gold, rose extracts and 26 active ingredients to preserve the youthfulness of the lips. The Or De Rose is even more expensive than the original at $70. 

To be honest, I much prefer the original Rose De Baume to the newer gold Or De Baume. I can feel the gold in the Or De Baume and it just doesn't feel as smooth (or moisturizing) on the lips as the original. Saying that, the Or De Baume looks nice layered on top of a lipstick. 

Lastly, this balm reminds me a lot of the Dior Créme De Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm (which is one of my favourites). At $30, the Dior balm is half the price of the original BY TERRY balm and in my opinion just as good or better. I love the Dior balm - it has a similar rose scent and is extremely hydrating. It's a great alternative to the BY TERRY and much easier to get a hold of. 

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