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The 411: Terry de Gunzburg


Terry de Gunzburg may be one of the most recognizable makeup artists around, but she came up the beauty ranks the old-fashioned way: though hard work and a little luck. The famed face painter studied under mesdames Maria and Rosy Carita, the sisters behind the legendary French cosmetics house, where she took courses in skincare and makeup application. Her big break came when Maria Carita asked her to fill in on a last-minute photo shoot for Paris Vogue. De Gunzburg created a look that eventually became her signature—flawless “invisible” skin, rosy lips, and perfectly curled, jet-black lashes. She quickly graduated to cover shoots and collaborated with esteemed photographers including Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Irving Penn, Bettina Rheims, and Sir Cecil Beaton (de Gunzburg worked on his final shoot with Vogue). In 1985, Gunzburg went in-house at Yves Saint Laurent and served as international director of creation and marketing—a position that allowed her to dream up countless beauty innovations, including the revolutionary Touche Éclat, a clickable pen foundation that has launched a thousand imitators. It was followed by many more hits during her stint at YSL and now, at the helm of her own company, By Terry, which she launched in 2000. Here, the iconic beauty expert, who splits her time between New York and London, reveals what well-selected essentials she keeps in rotation during her travels.

Who: Terry de Gunzburg, of By Terry,

The Skincare Stash: A Mix of French Favorites

“From my own line, I use By Terry Crème de Rose and Baume de Rose. I work very closely with my lab to create products that not only smell nice but also are good for the skin. I love the versatility of Baume de Rose in particular; you can use it on lips and cuticles and it is extremely nourishing. My other skincare necessities are Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and Darphin Firming Predermine Wrinkle Repair Serum.”

By Terry Crème de Rose, $90,; By Terry Baume de Rose SPF 15, $58,; Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, $44,; Darphin Firming Predermine Wrinkle Repair Serum, $175,

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Take Your Smoky Eye to The Max


On a recent peruse through Numéro Tokyo Issue #30, we were stopped in our tracks by David Vasiljevic’s “I Love Shopping” editorial, in which Ali Stephens sports a mega smoky eye. The full orbit gradient job that is equal parts eighties electropop and early-nineties Helmut Newton is a great adaptation on the classic, sultry fall style—which apparently wasn’t lost on Lily Allen, who sported a similar, albeit street-friendly version of the look, to GQ‘s Men of the Year Awards in London last night. The key is blending different shades of the same shadow color all the way up to the brow line and then dragging it past the outer corner of the eye for a bit of unexpected drama. Would you go there or should minimalism be the name of the game when it comes to eye makeup?

Photo: David Vasiljevic for Numéro Tokyo Issue #30, October 2009; Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Charlotte Tilbury Endorses Lip Liner in ’09


According to Charlotte Tilbury, drag queens have given lip liner a bad name. But the nearly obsolete colored pencil is important, nay essential, to proper lip color application, or so said the makeup artist at Matthew Williamson yesterday, where an early-nineties woman and Helmut Newton photographs played muse. “We all have slightly uneven faces,” the flame-haired face-painter explained as she drew a brick red outline onto models’ lips with MAC’s Stripdown Lip Pencil, filling them in a with a similar shade of Lipstick called Half ‘n Half. Liner is key to creating evenness and definition—especially if you’re working with a strong lip color. “Even Penélope Cruz and Kate Moss need to use it,” Tilbury added, for any of you out there who still doubt its “legit” factor.

Photo: Greg Kessler