I took advantage of Space NK’s sale and decided to buy one luxury foundation I’ve been eyeing for ages: By Terry’s Cover-Expert Foundation.
By Terry is a brand I rate very highly. Everything I own from them is good quality and performs really well. I know is on the expensive side of things but their products usually contain skincare properties.
I already own their illuminating concealer pen (Touch Expert Advanced Multi Corrective Concealer Brush) and I absolutely love it! The founder of By Terry, Terry De Gunzburg, is actually the creator of the very well known and YSL’s cult product Touche Eclat highlighting concealer…
Needless to say that I had high expectations for this base product!
I love the packaging. It’s a deep violet squeeze tube. It’s practical and feels luxurious at the same time.
The foundation itself is a smooth velvety liquid. Very easy to blend which I love. It reminds me a lot of CHANEL’s Perfection Lumiere Velvet. Even the colour, 8 Intense Beige, is very similar to a B20 from CHANEL. I would say this is like a very close sister to that foundation!
Covert Expert has a light-medium coverage, buildable to a solid medium.
It has a very distinctive scent, like a powdery-floral old fashion skincare scent, that I don’t really mind and that hasn’t irritated my sensitive skin.
The colour I chose is a neutral-peachy shade for light olive skins (the undertone is like most CHANEL foundations if that serves you as a reference). You need to be careful when choosing a shade because they can run very pink, yellow or peachy-neutral.
The finish on the skin is velvety, soft, and almost invisible. I really like it !
I can see this foundation being very useful during the hotter months of the year (it has SPF on it), I will just need a little bit more bronzer…
What do you guys think ? What finish do you prefer on a foundation ? Have you tried any By Terry foundation ?