I love this concealer. It blends with your natural tone like ysl touche éclat but is a superior product because it covers better and lasts all day! Doesn't cake and go into fine lines. A fabulous product!
One of the most over-rated products I have had the misfortune to purchase. Was sold this by pushy Space.NK salesgirl, along with a very expensive kabuki brush that sheds tons of bristles whenever it's used. Not returning to Space.NK anytime soon. Anyway, this By Terry product offers poor coverage but it will still settle into lines you didn't know you had, whilst disappearing from the areas that needed coverage. Clever! Applicator is hideous clicky pen/brush arrangement - have to wait an eternity for the product to be extruded onto the stiffest, most horrible brush ever used to apply concealer which is far too stiff to put near delicate skin, let alone allow blending. Each click produces a great blob of product, so if you don't need very much you're stuck with it on the bristles. Space.NK would not take the item back, so I gave it away, as I know some people do like this product. Personally, I think the whole By Terry thing is another example of hype over substance. There are much better products available for less.
I have ‘Touch Expert Advanced’ in colour #5 in Vanilla Beige, which is an apricotty, light shade. I find the numbering of the colours perplexing – I have no idea where this fits in their system. I have quite fair skin with yellow undertones, and all I know is that both I and the Sales Assistant felt this was a better match than #4. I didn’t want anything too brightening as so often you pass people on the tube who have bright, whitish rings of highlighter under their peepers. This, I apply to the inner corners, over the darkness there, and it makes fatigue and dark circles disappear. Compared with other concealer/highlighters, it’s very, very good – better, I feel than Touche Eclat, which I recall as thicker and pinker, in the shade I had, at least.
This has a liquidy, creamy consistency that melts over the offending shadows, without settling into fine lines. Previously I was using a cheapy version by L’Oreal (Touche Magique) and the famous Collection 2000 concealer (good around the nose, but not fine enough for delicate eye skin). I tried Bobby Brown and MAC, but with those, the concealer itself was too visible. This is invisible, and for that, I think it’s great. I have ludicrously sensitive skin and I find Touch Expert quite soothing and very gentle (though it has the longest ingredients list I’ve seen on a product, ever).
I am NC43 skin tone and tried the Touch Expert in 6. Amber Brown. The colour match wasn't too bad (pretty good for a concealer) but at the end of the day, it didn't do the trick for me. It's quite a light consistency, which is great for blending but not so great at hiding my dark circles, and definitely no good for hiding anything like darker acne scars. After an hour or so, you couldn't even tell I had anything on, apart from the concealer that had settled into the tiny lines around my eyes. The packaging is cute, and the brush is very handy, but for the price this doesn't do it for me and I will be returning it tomorrow.
For $58, I really expected this to be a great product. But, no. It works great on my hand...not on my face! I tried it at the counter and under the lights in the store it seemed like it would work great, or at least the tube at the counter did. The sales associate applied it to my eye, and it didn't seem drastically different to what I had on. She kept trying to explain that I don't have dark circles, my eyes are just very deep set and this is a shadow. But that's crap, they're very pronounced! I didn't care as much for her application and decided I'd give it a fair try at home....and I am now sending it back to Barneys for a refund. I gave it a couple days, I tried layering it with other things, but it just isn't working. If I have to layer sometihng that's almost $60 a throw...that's a waste.
I must mention that I will give another try but the first attempt didn't work for me. I tried this concealer at the Bloomy counter and at first I liked it. Evem my BF noticed some "nice difference" which he wasn't able to explain though. After we had a dinner and got back to a day light, I asked him to look at my eyes again. He did and said: "go take something from under your eyes away." I looked in the mirror - each and every tiniest wrinkle was visible. Maybe my eye cream wasn't moisturizing enough and like I said, I'll try it on something richer but for now it's a NO.
Now that I have reached 47 and have experienced skin changes, this has become my HG concealer. Stick and cream concealers are too drying and can sink into fine lines so for me this thickish liquid works best. This manages to be a bit brightening without shimmer, and has decent coverage too. I do not have serious darkness under my eyes so for me this is enough. This has a satin finish that does not stay creamy but also does not dry down to a powder finish, it perfectly walks the line and doesn't make your under eye look dry. Two clicks is enough for both eyes and it really does make you look refreshed. Highly recommended.
Disclaimer- I only tried this once at the makeup counter, so maybe my review isn't most useful. That said, sales associate used this concealer for my undereye circles.
The result? Cakey and accentuated fine lines!
I have horrible circles and this product didn't cover much (though nothing really does), but that didn't bother me. I don't like fine lines around my eyes!
This is definitely the best light reflector/concealer I have ever come across, and this is comparing it to Touche Eclat, Clarins, Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Clinique and Chanel - even the Armani, which is probably considered more of a liquid concealer than a light reflector. It covers all the bases, gorgeously light reflecting without any shimmer, covers beautiful, no creasing, long lasting... I use #1 on my dark circles because it's quite pink (the others are more flesh toned) and it does a wonderful job color correcting as well. It does tend to look a bit grey at times though, as #1 is for lightest skin tones after all. It'd be great if they could come out with a darker shade with equally peach/pink tones. That would make this pretty much perfect.
Edited to add: this really shouldn't crease at all. If your undereye is primed and moisturized, and you put some of this on, wait 30 seconds and then buff it in, it should be completely invisible. I have weird under eye chicken skin and it doesn't show.
I've become obsessed with concealer after a particularly fantastic makeup artist showed me how much brighter and bluer my eyes looked with proper concealer (Duh - where have I been all these years). I don't have *terrible* circles, but enough to make a difference against my very fair skin. People always tell me that I look tired.
I used to just throw on any concealer - if I remembered/had time in the morning. But now I've been hunting for the perfect one, and this is near HG for me. Blends like a dream and covers beautifully. Also doesn't settle into my fine lines! The drawback for me is lasting power - it's not bad, but I do have to touch up in the afternoon. I don't mind the packaging, as it's quite travel friendly. In general, I've been very pleased with the quality of By Terry, so I may be tempted to try more.