By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

by Paris B on · 32 comments

in Blush,FOTD,Makeup,Product Reviews


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On April 23, 2014
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It’s funny how ever since I told you that By Terry is back here in Malaysia, I hadn’t really gone and had a good old play with their products. I have a bunch of them that I look at now and again without feeling too much of a flutter in my breast.

But you know, it’s when I actually like something a lot that I think of writing a post. Or if I hate it icon biggrin By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

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So which category would the By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace fall into then? icon biggrin By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

The Cellularose Blush Glace was a new product in the By Terry line launched with their Spring 2014 collection and was so fascinating, I had to try it despite the hefty price tag. Our local counter didn’t know when they were getting it in yet when I first enquired, so I purchased it online but then I found out it was available a few days later icon razz By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

What fascinated me was the texture of this blush which lies partway between liquid, gel and mousse. It’s almost like whipped cream in its consistency. By Terry says that this is a “quenching blush” which delicately flushes your cheeks with transparent colour, and I was fascinated.

I must say that the small pot did throw me for a loop the first time I opened the box. I was all “What? Is that it?!”

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It’s teeny tiny! But fortunately, the product within packs quite a punch.

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The product as you see in the picture above, has a liquid-mousse-gel consistency, rather like whipped cream, or a thick lotion. It is a cream blush but in a water-based formula that makes it more liquid instead of solid. It comes with a plastic cap over the opening and the product is liable to travel, if that bugs you. I usually just use the product from the plastic cap because it’s more than sufficient as you only need a wee bit to get the transparent cheek colour you need.

There are 3 shades available and the colour I picked was Rose Melba which is a sweet pink. The other 2 shades available are Flower Sorbet (orange) and Frozen Petal (deep rose). If you look closely at the picture above…

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… nevermind, here’s a close up icon smile By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin You may notice a slight iridescence to the product. There is no shimmer but this iridescence does help to give skin a touch of a glow that’s very natural.

The other thing that surprised me was how bright the colour looked. Rose Melba is described as a soft peachy pink but in reality, it looks really really bright, almost neon. Even when applied on skin, it almost appears too bright to be natural. Yet, once you sheer it out, it works.

This lovely gel blush seems to melt right into the skin and give you that literal transparent glow-from-within that is very flattering. In fact, you only need 1 or 2 dots on your cheek, quickly blended out for the colour to come through.

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By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace Rose Melba – Left: Swatched heavily Right: Blended out

If you want more opaque colour, then layer the product on. It isn’t sticky, oily, creamy, heavy or thick at all. It feels and looks very flattering. But, and I have to mention this because I was caught unawares – there is a very strong scent of roses which is apparently a signature scent of By Terry products.

This rose scent actually does linger on the skin so if you are sensitive to fragrance in products or just don’t like strong rose scents in general, then this isn’t for you. But if you do then boy! Are you in for a treat! Haha!

You can apply it with fingers, just tapping on and blending out colour on your cheeks. I however prefer to use a brush and this method so my fingers don’t get messy, and I find it blends out more evenly.

For me, the colour lasts for a good part of 7 hours, which is most of a working day and fades by the evening. It isn’t noticeable like splotches of colour on your cheeks, but more of a “Oh look, is that a blush of colour on your cheeks I spy?”

In an effort to explain what I mean, here’s an approximation of what it looks like on me. Naturally, I applied a lot for it to get it to show up n photos, but this is about what it looks like in reality. A soft pink glow on cheeks that’s transparent enough to let flaws through, but yet imparting sufficient colour to give cheeks a bloom of youth.

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Something like that anyway icon razz By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

In a nutshell

The By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is a cream blush in a water based formula so it is quite liquid in the pot, approximating something like the texture of whipped cream. It’s quite pigmented so I like to use just a little bit and layer it on because it can be quite strong otherwise. The texture is very light and on skin, looks transparent and gives skin that very natural glow-from-within look that many people crave. There is a very strong scent of roses which for me is a bit of a downer. It is also very expensive so I hesitate to tell you to try this, but if your pockets allow then do. I like this very much.

Pros: Lightweight texture, Pigmented so a little goes a very long way, Easy to layer without it looking thick or cakey, Results are very natural, Transparent texture on skin is very flattering

Cons: Pricey, Strong scent of roses, Can get a bit messy because contents will move around

Who will like this: Anyone who likes transparent flushes of colour on cheeks

Have you tried the Cellularose Blush Glace? Do you like blush textures like these?

I have to say that up to a year ago, I’d shy away from liquid, gel or cream blushes. But ever since I worked out how to work with them without messing up my fingers, I’m more receptive to them. I don’t actively seek them out, but sometimes, like with this one from By Terry, I can’t help but be intrigued icon smile By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace is like a whisper of luxurious Rose Melba on your skin

Paris B

By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace comes in 3 shades – Rose Melba, Flower Sorbet and Frozen Petal Price: RM245 / £38 Availability: Ken’s Apothecary Bangsar Village 2, Space NK

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LeGeeque April 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

I love it. I’ve always played with By Terry products and have always passed on them because of the hefty price tag. Maybe one day when I use up another blush :) I’m very hopeless with creme/liquid blush. Does this product take a little while to “develop”? With some liquid blushes, I find giving the first application 5-seconds or so to settle/develop gives you a truer picture of the final results. Or is it just me?
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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

By Terry has a crazy pricetag! But then they do brand themselves as a luxury brand so I suppose they justify it that way – once you enter luxury territory, things like prices skyrocket and no one blinks! :P I know what you mean by the product developing and I didn’t notice it. It didn’t get significantly darker on my skin over the day, but it does fade a little by the end of a 10 hour day. What you see when you apply is pretty much what you get!

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liyeun April 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

Aaaarrrggghhhhh!!! Roses again!!! Damn I love how it looks on u, Paris! I think this shade is interesting on ya, but I am just surprise as some of the swatches I saw online were more pinkish, wihout the peachy tone. The price is painful for a blush, still, but it is so pretty!! Omg wallet….
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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

Haha I remember your penchant for rose scented things Liyeun ;) I think the tonal difference will differ depending on the person wearing them or even lighting. Our lighting in the tropics is a bit warmer than that in cooler parts of the world which might play a part. But it’s pretty for sure!

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Fathin April 23, 2014 at 9:53 am

Honestly, I couldn’t see the effect of the blush on you, maybe it’s my computer’s screen resolution, haha. But the way you describe the product nearly made me want to purchase it straight away – “A soft pink glow on cheeks that’s transparent enough to let flaws through, but yet imparting sufficient colour to give cheeks a bloom of youth.” I love rose scent but somehow when I applied to my skin, the smell tend to make me dizzy, like this overpowering talc scent, so not sure if I should try this product.

I’m still learning how to use non-powder blush as I can’t quite grasp how much should I apply, my fear of the product might stain my clothes (yeah, maybe it was a silly fear LOL), when should I apply the product (before or after apply face powder?).

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

Haha thank you for your honesty Fathin :) Yes, it’s very light and it was very hard to get it to show up on the computer, but in person it’s very very pretty. The stumbling block I’d say is the price tag because this comes with a very hefty one that is truly hard to justify! I used to have a lot of problem with cream/liquid blushes too. There are no real rules as to how/when to apply it. If you want a more translucent finish, apply it first and then apply foundation over, which is true if using a powder foundation. If using liquid, then it can go over or under. But really, there are no rules, and I always apply over but I use this trick of using a brush, which is excellent. You never have to worry about it again :D

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Hani Lutfi April 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ooooooooooh that’s a hefty price but this looks very interesting I think it would be a good investment. I’ve always been a fan of cream blushes / cheek stains or anything that falls into the same category or concept. They always look so natural and I love how the color doesn’t exactly show but when you smile, it gives such radiance to your face and skin.
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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

You’re right Hani, it’s a very hefty price and absolutely not one for everyone, rather like luxury items I guess. It’s excellent quality and colour but that price makes me balk at telling anyone to buy it haha! I am late to the cream/gel/liquid blush bandwagon but now that I know how to to apply product, I’m loving the effects! It really melds with the skin and gives it a glow that powder blush doesn’t quite give you.

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xin
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April 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

ooh i love how it looks!!!! the price tag it’s such an ouch, otherwise it looks like a fun products to have.

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

Haha yes very fun but fun comes at a price right? :P

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shasha April 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

ooohhh By Terry!! I didn’t even realize that they had cream blushes. That’s how well I know By Terry lol. Their hefty price tag always kept me away and I didn’t want more temptation, but Paris you temptress, now I want this so bad! The blush looks so natural, and it makes you look radiant! Love cream blushes for the way they make anyone look so much more glowy :)
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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

The cream blushes are new in the By Terry range and not to worry, I didn’t know about it either until I saw some pictures of it online. It was quite a shock to realise just how small the tub was :P I’m not terribly familiar with all of By Terry stuff but this has got me really wanting to try more of their products, thanks to the quality so my advise is not to go there. It’s a slippery slope :P

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Victoria April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Aside from the hefty price tag, the blush is lovely. Might check it out at BSC since they have a By Terry booth. Would definitely want to try cream blushes and will get the Canmake one to try one day :-)

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

Absolutely agree with you Victoria – it’s a lovely blush, too bad about the price tag haha! But yes, get a Canmake one to play around with. They have a nice range of colours, the texture is lovely and you can see if you like the effects. Plus it won’t bankrupt you ;)

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Tracy April 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

AHHHH it’s so pretty!!!! You look so lovely! Next time I’m in California, I’ll have to pick this up for sure!
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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

Thanks Tracy and if you have the chance, do check it out! I think you’d love it (although your wallet will not!)

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kel April 23, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Whats with the price?! For a blusher????!!!!I had to use my fingers to eyeball the price to make sure its right…nearly fell off my chair too..but it does look lovely on you

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:59 am

Hahaha yes that IS the price! Shocking right? :P Will be honest, it’s like an LV bag. Nice to see, nice to hold but when it comes to plonking money down for it, let’s think twice ;) I wasn’t that rational :P

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Grace April 23, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Interesting product. Thanks for the review. Now you need to do a tutorial on how to work with non powder blushes please!!!

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 9:59 am

Thanks Grace! I did do a mini tutorial on how I apply non-powder blushes and you can find it here :) It’s how I apply all my cream/liquid/gel blushes these days and it’s a cinch!

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lisa April 23, 2014 at 10:46 pm

You got me wanting this one… I’m intrigued too. Got to go check it out soon. I think i’m likely to pick this shade too. You look lovely fresh and youthful with this one.

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 10:01 am

Thank you Lisa :) I think you will love this colour – the other 2 are a bit too bright/warm and will be more suited to deeper/warmer colouring. Don’t let the price shock you too much though LOL

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gio April 24, 2014 at 3:31 am

What a gorgeous blush! It looks so great and natural on you. The texture intrigues me too. But the price… ouch!

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 10:01 am

Thank you lovely! Yes, the texture is pretty amazing and it isn’t drying at all! But that price tag … it makes you wonder if they’re pricing themselves out of the market!

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Marina(Makeup4all) April 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm

For me a strong rose scent will be only a plus ;) I want that blush, it looks so beautiful!
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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

Haha yes I remember your love for rose scented products too! Hope you have a chance to check this one out Marina :)

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Michelle April 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm

It’s very tempting ! Sooo pretty !
How do you apply this with your foundation and powder ?
Will it mess them with it’s cremy texture?
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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 10:11 am

Hi Michelle, I use this tip that I shared a while ago to apply cream blush. I usually apply over foundation and then apply some finishing powder or just apply it after I’ve done my base. It doesn’t mess up the base at all because you don’t use too much and if you use a brush as I do, then it’s very easy to control. Just don’t be too heavy handed and it’ll give you a nice natural effect :)

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Anusha April 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

pictures and the gorg pink colour so lust worthy and i love the minimal natural effect on your face..I want it

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

I think it’s an absolutely lovely blush Anusha :) Hope you’ll get your hands on it!

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su May 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm

The Terry stuff is expensive but is worth it for that feel of pure luxury indulgence. I actually wuvvv the scent, I usually hate scented blushes (gave away/sold my benefit powder boxes like Coralista) but THIS is lovely! I have the Rose de Rose blush fluid… but admittedly this sounds way better love how it looks on you!

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Paris B
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May 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Thank you Su, I do find the scent of roses a bit strong but then I’ve a sensitive nose anyway and you’re right that although I’m not very enamoured by it, I can forgive the scent :D I think this is a bit easier to handle than the blush fluid (liquid blushes kill me!) but with the right technique, I’m sure it looks just lovely on you too!

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