In Conversation: Terry de Gunzburg and Marion Assuied on self-isolation wellness
Terry de Gunzburg and Marion Assuied are the mum and daughter duo at the helm of By Terry. We chat about the importance of self-care in this age of isolation.
Here at Culture Whisper we've long-been By Terry devotees, with the Cover Expert Liquid Foundation and Baume de Rose Lip Balm always finding a place in our makeup bags. Terry de Gunzburg and her daughter Marion Assuied are self-isolating in London, and kindly agreed to discuss the importance of wellness during a pandemic and share their tips on how to look fabulous and feel fabulous in challenging time.
Mother & daughter dream team: Terry de Gunzburg, Founder & Marion Assuied, CEO of By Terry
Terry de Gunzburg, Founder By Terry:
"Beauty has always been a form of expression and self-care. Now more than ever, we need to look after ourselves. By Terry products do not just make you look beautiful, they are infused with skincare benefits that will hydrate your skin and brighten your complexion, take for example my two beloved skincare saviours, Hyaluronic Acid and Rose.
Spending 10 minutes in the morning to achieve glowing skin and adding some colour to your lips and eyes will help you feel empowered and in control of your day. I depend on my Baume de Rose skincare range to give my skin a pick me up when it is feeling dry and dull. I have just launched two beautiful masks to help you achieve hydration and glow.
Catching yourself in the mirror when staying at home and seeing a beautiful bold red lip will undoubtedly enhance your mood and give you some joy!"
Marion Assuied, CEO By Terry:
"I couldn't agree more with beauty as a form of expression and an act of self-care. We are all working from home feeling a little down, looking out the window and missing all the colours of the world.
Spend 10 minutes in the morning doing your make-up with a quick smoky eye or work on enhancing your complexion with a great foundation or concealer; you will instantly feel happier. With our Ombre Black Star, you can achieve a natural 'smoky eye' in seconds! Our new Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation is also an innovative light and vegan formula with SPF 30, so you can sit next to your window working while protecting your skin, without feeling like you're wearing foundation.
Something I am missing is colour and scent with the same scenery every day. Our new Baume de Rose masks have the most uplifting scent of roses and the sheet mask is infused with actual rose petals. This mood-boosting scent and act of self-care instantly brightens my day and brings the outside in.
When our work and home life have become so intertwined, we truly need that time to make ourselves feel special and looked after."
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With By Terry
1. Baume de Rose Lip Care Summer Edition Lip Balm, £40
This is a favourite of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, it contains she butter and rose flower wax to soothe and soften, and with the limited edition artsy pot, it's ours now too.
Baume de Rose Lip Care Summer Edition Lip Balm, £40 – Buy here
2. Brightening CC Palette in Sunny Flash, £42
This not only adds glow to the skin that has been on lock-down, but it also colour corrects and hydrates with rosehip fruit oils.
Brightening CC Palette in Sunny Flash, £42 – Buy here
3. Ombre Black Star Eye Shadow Summer Limited Edition Shades, £29
Never underestimate the power of the 'glowy eye' to make peepers pop and add a youthfulness to your face. These three pretty shades add a sophisticated shimmer, that combined with the adhesive polymers won't settle into fine lines.
Ombre Black Star Eye Shadow Summer Limited Edition Shades, £29 – Buy here
4. Baume de Rose Glowing Rose Mask, £46
During stressful times your fight-or-flight response kicks in and that wreaks havoc on skin. You need some time to calm the mind and detoxify at the same time. This whizzy mask fits the bill as it fizzes on application with flower AHA's (you can feel it working) that decongest and brighten, and rose blossom wax and vitamin E cocoons skin with a glowy veil.
Baume de Rose Glowing Rose Mask, £46 – Buy here
5. Baume de Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask, £14
The hero ingredient is a trio of 'roses' that deliver an array of vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, intense hydration, along with treating redness and inflammation. Plus, it smells fantastic, like freshly picked petals that bring the garden right into your bathroom. Keep in the fridge and it will be a delight after a home spa scrub, a day in the sun, or for anyone with parched, dehydrated skin.
Baume de Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask, £14 – Buy here