I was hoping I loved this product as I absolutely love the Plumping By Terry foundaiton (teint declatation)... But I HATED it.... No matter how I applied it, fingers, sponge, or brush and no matter what primer I used underneath it, it looked horrid!!! It is a matte finish foundation but it balled up on my skin giving a really uneven coverage. It looked patchy and provided only about a medium coverage... If you tried to layer more it just turned into a bigger disaster!!! I wish I could have loved it... I really wanted to.... But it loses my vote, especially at AUD$98. In the end I gave it to my mum who is not as fussy as me when it comes to foundation.
A pump packaging would be nice, never a fan of screw lids as they get all gunky and when you screw the lid back on it often gets covered in foundation and messy!
By Terry usually delivers - and this foundation is not exception. I am a user of the more expensive Teint Delectation (which is pretty much perfect if you are over 35), and decided to give this one a go.. awesome. Enough coverage but not heavy, silky, demi-matte, the smells dissipates after a while. Worth the money. I wear bobbi brown beige 3 and got the cover expert in 4 - good match.
A truly beautiful, luxurious foundation that is justifiable for the price, in my opinion! The texture is phenomenal- it's a lightweight silicone formula that just glides on your skin, leaving it looking polished with a satiny finish. The coverage is not full, on my skin which has minor imperfections and a few broken capillaries to cover. It seems to be a solid medium, with a little bit of layering in certain areas. It does not claim to be a long-lasting foundation, yet I find that it did last most of the day on my skin when I set it with loose powder. There was absolutely no caking or creasing. My skin also looked rather dewy at the end of the day, instead of greasy, as I am quite oily. Oh and a little tip, don't store the foundation standing up as it has a tendency to leak out of the bottle, wasting product, my only little gripe. The packaging is not as nice as other By Terry foundations, but still, it is functional and you get can get every last drop out.
This foundation is definitely one of my favorites, and I have tried many high-end ones! Regarding color matches, I have swatched a few of the lighter shades, here is a list:
#1 Fair Beige: MAC NW10-15, very fair ivory with a slight pink undertone.
#2 Neutral Beige: MAC N10-15, similar shade intensity to #1 but with a truly neutral undertone. Reminded me of a paler version of Revlon Colorstay Buff.
#3 Cream Beige: MAC NC15, a neutral-leaning-yellow shade, very similar to MUFE HD 117.
#4 Rosy Beige: MAC NW15-20, a fair beige color with a slight pink undertone. Similar to CG Classic Ivory shades.
#7 Vanilla Beige: MAC NC20-25. A darker version of #3 with similar yellow undertones.
There is alot of truth in the saying "You get what you pay for!". This foundation is fabulous.. The coverage in my opinion is full. I do not have alot to conceal and my skin is good so it only enhances good skin care. The lady behind this product helped create YSL's Touche Eclat and she is on to something with this line... For dry skin it is wonderful. It goes on very beautiful. Staying power for me has been fine but I do dust a little translucent setting powder on after. It doesn't dull the finish. It feels luxurious and your skin feels great when you take it off, like you are also getting a skin treatment underneath the makeup.. It's pricey but a beautiful product. Of course I will repurchase.. And I will try more products in her line... It's lovely!
Really a splurge. but it was worth it. The cverage is not as good as it claims but the finish is quite natural---doesn't look like a heavy duty fooundation at all. it really is velvety,matte while silky. And for my super dry sensitive skin, it lasts all day long without drying or irritating my skin. Love it, except for the cheap tube packaging.
I am wearing shade1, which is slightly lighter than my skin tone, but it looks pretty natural in winter.
This is awesome!
It does not provide full coverage at all - and I have LAYERED. It doesn't cover my acne or my bad hyerpigmentation from past acne... but it covers a fair amount, it's just not full coverage and it does make your skin look flawless. It's like airbrush in a bottle! It smooths out the texture, erases pores, makes my skin look soft and smooth like nothing I have ever seen. It also makes it look glowing and really, really healthy. It provides an AMAZING base. And the shades are awesome. The lovely SA matched me to shade 3, which is a really awesome match - the undertones are really natural and neutral, no oranges or pinks - though slightly on the yellow side :). I'd say I am roughly at nw/c18. I tried the two lighter shades - I'd say shade 1 is about a nw/c10 or lighter. And shade two is a nc/w 15.
In contrast to the sheer glow, this provides slightly more coverage. This hides pores better, makes skin seem more flawless. But the sheer glow is just as lovely - provides a phenomenal glow to the skin, with relatively good medium - only a little on the sheer side, coverage. both just melt into the skin, making it look naturally beautiful! This definitely provides a lovely glow - makes skin look gorgeous! Best base for my skin ever (tied with Sheer Glow) - though you shall definitely need concealer, it makes skin look so beautiful that the lacking coverage doesn't matter (and what are concealers for, for most of us!)
So far, it also has pretty good staying power (haven't worn it for very long yet though) as it stays on well through my insanely hot room - which all over foundations have melted off in (and I have had like 5 on rotation, this definitely wins!).
The price is so worth it as it just makes your skin look amazing!
Absolutely one of the best foundation I have, I put this side by side with Sheer Expert. This have more coverage obviously, than Sheer Expert; I can use this as a concealer over SE or sheer it down with some silicone primer.
For my summer NC 30-35 skin, I picked #9 Honey Beige, truly skin tone, no yellow, no orange, no pink. If so desire, one can always add blush for further enhancement.
Totally worth the $75. I ordered it thru a US website since By Terry is no longer at Holt-Renfrew anymore.
Well, it has a good cover and nice finish especially with wet sponge. But it transfers and oxidizes.I will stich to double wear i guess.
Have been using this for a few days and am in awe of the feel, wear and coverage. I don't have particularly oily skin (in fact I'm more combination/dry) but living in a humid, tropical climate means there's not much foundation left on my face at the end of the day. By Terry however has been lasting amazingly and has maintained good coverage throughout the day.
Perfecting is a great title for this amazing foundation. It pretty much does everything - minimizes lines and pores, looks like real skin, blends seamlessly, imparts beautiful glow without shine, lasts all day and night. It just makes my whole face look like I have luminous baby skin.
I have very dry skin and it's hard to find coverage that doesn't emphasize my fine lines and flakes. This makes my skin look super smooth, velvety, and glowy at the same time, and the rest of my makeup applies beautifully over it. The first day I wore this, I couldnt stop checking out my own skin in the mirror, it's just looks so pretty, in a believable way, not an obvious mask-like way.
I really love Eclat de Rose Tinted Moisturizer too, but I like how Cover Expert is able to go a little further and hide all the discolorations and visible veins around my eyes and nose. This makes it a great problem-area concealer/skin smoother when I'm wearing the TM.
By Terry has the most beautiful foundation formulas you can buy IMO. I was so disappointed when light expert 101 was discontinued, and indescribably happy there are finally some more color options for my pale skin!