Foundation Type: Liquid/Cream
Skin Type: Combination
Coverage: Medium to Full
It’s about that time of year, when I start scouting the brands for formulations to survive the colder months. Cooler temperatures mean heavier finishes and more ‘matte’ formulations. It looks like By Terry got the memo.
The new Cover Expert Foundation (not to be confused with Sheer Expert) is a less expensive alternative to the (now discontinued?) Touche Veloutee. It comes in a much more convenient tube (instead of the heavy glass bottle with the pump), and in a lot more shades. That’s the good news. The bad news is… my medium skin tone is a match for the DARKEST shade. By Terry literally found 11 shades lighter than me… and offered that selection. But anything darker than MAC NC-44 will have to shop elsewhere.
I’m a huge fan of the packaging. The less cumbersome the container, the better. Plus, I feel like you can get out every single drop (well nearly, anyway) of foundation from a tube. Love this.
There is a fabulous yellow undertone to this foundation color (Warm Copper). This is noteworthy because By Terry is such a huge fan of the color pink. This is typically evidenced even in the warmest shade of the company’s foundation selection. So I was very happy to see this nice warm color. The formula is absolutely weightless. It builds easily to a medium-full coverage… and wears like you don’t have anything on your skin. The finish is demi-matte, I believe. Definitely not a full matte. It’s a VERY nice formulation. Reminds me a lot of Vita Lumiere Aqua (Chanel), and Invisible Fluid Makeup (Estee Lauder).