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Terry de Gunzburg is a trailblazing industry legend who over the course of the past 30 years has changed the face of beauty.
Hailing from a family of scientists, Terry initially embarked on a career in medicine, but soon abandoned her studies for a more creative life. Cutting her teeth at the now fabled Carita beauty school in Paris she quickly became an in-demand studio makeup artist working across runway and editorial with some of the biggest names in fashion from Helmut Newton to Guy Bourdin. Her trademark beauty look has always been distinctive: imperceptible foundation, impeccable lips and thick, separated lashes.
But it was her collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent that would leave an indelible mark on fashion and beauty history. As International Makeup Designer of YSL Beauté for 15 years, Terry invented countless products and formulas, including the iconic Touché Eclat in 1992. Indeed, radiance and a healthy, but an invisible complexion has always been key to Terry’s approach to make up, so when she decided to launch her own collection of products in 1998, ByTerry was born as a bespoke 'couture' beauty line offering made to measure cosmetics.
Word soon spread and a year later, Terry introduced an ultra-luxurious soon to be cult beauty line to the wider market. In 2004 after a mix up in the lab, double the amount of rose butter was added to a lip balm which would soon become ByTerry’s most successful product: Baume de Rose. Described as the Rolls Royce of lip balms, it symbolises everything the brand stands for—luxuriant, indulgent and a timeless classic.
In 2012 Terry introduced her debut Haute Parfum collection working in collaboration with Michel Almairac. Each scent was composed in Grasse and celebrates the rare and the precious. Three years later Terry launched the Expert range—each and every product a multi-tasking, dual action makeup staple combining both the formula and the tool for its application. Terry has always understood the time pressures on modern women rushing between their many roles in life, so created this easy to use collection which still offers a professional finish. In September 2017 the Expert range was expanded to offer even more convenience for women on the go.