If you’ve ever wondered what goes into creating one of the world's most successful beauty brands, just ask Terry de Gunzburg.
Labelled the "Steve Jobs of cosmetics" by the Wall Street Journal, Terry is a trailblazing industry legend who was among the first to use skincare ingredients in makeup formulas.
As a medical student turned creative director for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Terry went on to establish her own cosmetics brand By Terry in 1998, which introduced the first hybrid skincare-makeup product to market and gained a cult following.
But Terry never actually intended to pursue a career in beauty.
She spoke to Mamamia about her big break and what led her to create some of the world's most iconic beauty products – from YSL's Touche Éclat to her very own By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder.