Bronzer + Blush By Terry Highlighters

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love

April 1, 2017

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love | The Beauty Look Book

Happy Saturday! I have a weekend post for you today because I don’t want you to miss out on a new launch from By Terry. Today Beautylish is launching two new Sun Designer Palettes ($82 for 15 g/0.53 oz, made in Italy) from the By Terry Tropical Break collection and they have a 2-week early exclusive. If you signed up for their early access page the palettes will be available at 9:00 AM PST and 11:00 AM for the public. I have one of the new ones to feature today, Savannah Love #4 and it’s stunning. A quick look at their early access page shows that Savannah Love is the lighter option of the two new ones and I’m grateful that Beautylish sent one for me to preview.

I previously featured the first two Sun Designer Palettes #1 Tan and Flash Cruise and #2 Light and Tan Vibes last year (how time flies!). You can see swatches and a review in my original post. The new palettes this year have the same size packaging and pans but the embossed texture has a more summery vibe to resemble a palm print. Also the dividers in this season’s launch are gold-colored versus the black dividers. If you’re looking for a really pretty summer glow Savannah Love #4 will give you a natural flush of color. It has a mix of textures and shades to be versatile for eyes and cheeks.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love | The Beauty Look Book


  • Shimmering soft pink
  • Shimmering warm gold
  • Berry satin (shimmer is very subtle)
  • Satiny-matte light nude cool pink (love this color)
  • Satiny-matte nude warm pink
  • Soft shimmering cool bronze

Pigment is medium-rich but soft and buildable. Textures are similar to that of the first two in the sense they are extremely soft and smooth powders that feel of high quality. Since they are powders there will be some powder kick up but there’s very minimal fall out once you apply to the face. They meld with the skin nicely, blend smoothly, don’t emphasize pores and last all day without fading.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love | The Beauty Look Book

Close ups and swatches:

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love | The Beauty Look Book

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love | The Beauty Look Book

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Because I know so many of you will ask, I swatched the three I have side by side. There are six colors per palette so I had a hard time getting them to all fit on the arm in larger swatches. I do think that Savannah Love #4 is different enough for both sides to justify buying even if you already own #1 and #2. I will say that the Light and Tan Vibes is my favorite out of the three. Also a quick note that I’ve been out in the sun so my body is already at least 1 maybe 2 shades darker as I’ve been experimenting with different sunscreens while outside. My face is still the same color as I’ve been using SPF50. I didn’t have time to photograph a beauty look this round – it was a toss up between swatching and photographing comparisons + brushes or a look. I felt that comparisons would be more helpful this round.

My favorite is #2 and I think it will suit a wide range of skin tones. If you have medium-tan to deep I think you’ll find that #1, #4 or even #3 (not featured) will be more up your alley for a pretty summery look!

By Terry Sun Designer Palette swatch comparisons | The Beauty Look Book

Another note since many of you have asked about pan size. Yes it’s inevitable that you’ll mix colors with a face brush. You can still dip a smaller brush into an individual color without mixing if you’re careful. The beauty of these palettes is that even if you mix the result is still pretty. I personally like to swirl my brush in either the right half or left half and then apply on the face. If you’re in search for some smaller detail brushes I hope this helps.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette vs brush sizes | The Beauty Look Book

Shown above includes: Chanel Blush Brush, Wayne Goss Brush 02, MAC Duo Fiber 188, Wayne Goss Holiday 2016 (discontinued), Wayne Goss #14 (part of his new Face Set, sold out but they will restock), Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush.

A few more thoughts on Savannah Love. Out of the three I have, the new Savannah Love does feel like it has more variety in color and texture. You can swirl 2 or more the colors together. If I take a smaller brush I can separate the colors for individual application. I like that the lighter shades help to blend or soften harsh edges while still adding color. The darkest bronze shade is a little bit dark to wear on the face alone for me but if I swirl it with other shades it works for the cheeks. I find it really subtle on the eyes as eyeshadow. If you like color but don’t want something super bright go with #4 Savannah Love. If you want more pop and color go with #1 Tan and Flash Cruise. If you want something more natural go with #2 Light and Tan Vibes (love love love this one!). There’s no detectable scent.

By Terry Sun Designer Palette Savannah Love

Bottom line another solid launch from By Terry. I haven’t explored much of recent launches since I’m still working my way through a lot of her products, in particular the tinted Baume de Rose (I love Coral Stellar and Fig Fiction). The prices are very high but worth the splurge.

You can find the new By Terry Sun Designer Palettes on Beautylish (launching today!). If you’ve tried these what did you think? If not what are you wearing for a summery cheek look right now? Or are you waiting for summer launches?

Many thanks to Beautylish for sending Savannah Love for review.

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  • Jane April 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the great review! I love the swatches and just placed my order. I never got an email from Beautylish even though I signed up for early access, but it is on the website now.

    • BeautyLookBook April 3, 2017 at 2:03 am

      Hi Jane – that’s odd because I never received my e-mail either. Good to know that you were able to place an order though πŸ™‚

  • emmmilyyy April 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I love Light & Tan Vibes and have been so excited for the two new ones! I totally squeeed when I saw your post and realised they were launching today! Out of the two new palettes, I went for Savannah Love as I’m quite pale and not sure I would use some of the bright blushes in Tropical Sunset. Interesting that Light & Tan Vibes is still your favourite – I definitely think it’s super versatile and despite frequent use, I’ve barely made a dent in mine! Can’t wait to get Savannah Love. Thank you for the honest review and (as always) beautiful swatches. I think I’ll probably end up using the dark cocoa shade as an eyeshadow too!

    • BeautyLookBook April 3, 2017 at 2:03 am

      Nice! Light and Tan Vibes is such a good one πŸ™‚

  • Leann Fox April 1, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I’m on the fence about ordering this. I don’t have either of the first two releases, though I just bought #1 on sale from SpaceNK this morning. I may actually be on bronzer overload having picked up Terra and Gold Dust from Tom Ford’s new release and the new La Mer, but I keep coming back to Savannah Love – and I’m very taken by the dark bronze shade. My main concern is that if you think that shade is too dark for you and recommend it for Medium-Dark skin tones, I may not get on with it. I’m fair and cool – I wear Cle de Peau I10 year round. Curious if you have an opinion as to whether this will work on fair/cool skin tones or if I should just stick with #1?

    • BeautyLookBook April 3, 2017 at 2:02 am

      I think you should stick with #1 πŸ™‚

  • Sharon April 2, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Great review! Sabrina could you recommend a good bronzer brush? I think the ones in the review are smaller to work with product pan size. Thank you!

    • BeautyLookBook April 3, 2017 at 2:02 am

      I usually use a blush brush for bronzer, but some other ones I like are MAC #129 and the one from Tom Ford. Marc Jacobs also makes some really great ones!

      • Sharon April 3, 2017 at 7:47 am

        Thank you!

  • Deborah Elman April 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you for posting, Sabrina! I totally would have missed this otherwise!

  • KiKi Kontour April 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    i have the natural one from last year (actually 2 because one broke n they sent a replacement) and it’s by far my FAVE!!!! i have worn it all year round. This year I’m going for the brighter n colorful one. No need for me to get both this year. Last year’s natural one is PERFECT!!!