By Terry Last Expert Twist Brush Mascara


You must have seen the hype surrounding the By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara that a certain YouTuber created? So much so that the product ended up out of stock and still is in some places. I managed to grab one from Cult Beauty the morning I watched the video and I couldn’t wait to try it.

I never have higher expectations for beauty recommendations made by YouTuber’s or fellow bloggers, I know everyone is different, products work great on some people and not so well on others, I completley understand that. However, I love trying new things and I was in a feeling spendy mood so I decided to treat myself and see if it really was as good as people were saying.

By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush - Beauty and the ChicPIN IT!I’ve seen a twist mascara before. Back when I started blogging I worked with CK Beauty and they had a twist mascara in their collection however I don’t remember if I liked it or not. The By Terry mascara is similar in that the original position provides length and the twisted position creates volume. It’s also said to be extra-pigmented and have a buildable formula. The brush is a comb and not my beloved bristles and I do have stubborn lashes, so how did I get on?

By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush - Beauty and the ChicPIN IT!By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush - Beauty and the ChicPIN IT!From the first use I was a little disappointed. The formula was very wet, I prefer a drier consistency as I feel it suits my lashes better, wetter formula’s tend to make my lashes droop. I’ve tried it multiple times in different positions, using both variations, normal or twisted separately and also, applying multiple coats to really get a feel for this mascara.

Using both variations and applying multiple coats just left me with sad drooping lashes. The curl would disappear within a couple of seconds. I noticed however that it didn’t go clumpy after applying multiple coats which is great however it didn’t provide me with any amazing volume and certainly no length at all, just straight lashes.

Using the original lengthening brush, this is with the bristles straight, I didn’t get any length with multiple coats of just a single coat. My lashes were just left sad and droopy again. This is when I feel a drier solution is better for me as it dries nearly instantly, a wet formula pulls my lashes down as it dries.

Using the brush in the twisted volume position, I did achieve a slightly better result. My lashes did hold their curl and they were nicely separated but sadly, I can achieve this with a Maybelline mascara. I love how black the formula is and also it does last well on the lashes without flaking, but I did notice transfer on my eye, near the crease of my eye socket where it’s transferred during the day.

By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush - Beauty and the ChicPIN IT! By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush - Beauty and the ChicPIN IT!I’m glad I tried it, I love testing hyped up products but unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend this mascara to anyone with stubborn lashes or ones that struggle to hold a curl. Gorgeous natural fluttery lashes, this would probably work fabulously. For £25 it’s just not worth the price tag, I achieve better and more consistent results with my Maybelline mascaras.

Will this put me off trying other YouTuber/Blogger recommendations? Certainly not, I love trying what they recommend, I know full well they may not suit me but that’s a risk I’m willing to take. Great for the naturally gifted lashes but sadly, this one isn’t for me.

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