Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Foundation Love: By Terry Cover Expert

I sort of foreshadowed this in a FOTD post a couple of weeks ago but today I am back to tell you that the love is real. About three solid weeks of testing By Terry Cover Expert foundation I can safely say that it is my favourite foundation that I have tried yet (sorry Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and YSL Teint Resist, y'all have to step it down a notch).

It comes in a tube, which I love. It retails for $66 which is steep but on par with brands like Giorgio Armani. You actually get 35mL of product VS the traditional 30mL you usually get in foundations. I have the shade #9 Honey Beige and it is a perfect match. It's like the stars have aligned for me with this one.

It has great medium coverage without ever looking or feeling heavy on the skin, it has a velvet finish that's still "radiant from within", the colour doesn't oxidize and the lasting power is great on my oily skin. I do have to use a touch up powder after about 6 hours but it honestly fades so nicely I have zero problems touching up. I have to do that with every foundation anyways since I have quite long days. I can even get away with not powdering it and it still lasts better than some foundations that were meant to be more long lasting (*cough* Lancome Teint Idole 24hr *cough*).

It's similar to Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in the sense that it provides that great smooth velvet finish while staying lightweight on the skin - but it has a hint more luminosity, better lasting power, it doesn't oxidize AND it isn't a nightmare on dry patches.

I seriously can't say enough good things about it. It doesn't have SPF in it which doesn't bother me since I use a separate SPF on my face anyways. The only deterrent, really, is the price and limited availability of the brand. I don't think it's physically available at any counters in Canada (I got mine at a small beauty boutique in Ann Arbor, Michigan), but if you're in the USA you can find it at Barney's and SpaceNK (select Boomingdale's locations) or you can bite the bullet and order online

Also, I have a gold medal for you if you can understand the hieroglyphics on the back of the box (AKA the ingredients list).

I cannot recommend this foundation enough if you have normal/combination/oily skin, want medium buildable coverage that looks natural but lasts all day and like a bit of a luxe treat. You won't regret it, I promise.




  1. Currently kicking myself for not checking this out when I was in the US, it sounds amazing!

  2. You look so stunning! I really have to try this foundation. I'm gonna try to find it tomorrow at Holt Renfrew here in Vancouver. Do you know what shade you are in MAC foundation at the moment? Or which MAC shade is comparable to #9 honey beige?

  3. this looks amazing on your skin! i'm going to have to try this at some point! looks so pretty

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  4. As I said on Twitter, this is one of my faves! Gives such amazing coverage and wears really well without any heaviness or dryness. Glad you're loving it too! xo



  5. I thought you were going to tell us that there's some secret Canadian place where you can get all the amazing brands you see online in the US or UK but aren't in shops in Canada! Did you get the Lorac Pro palette in Canada or did you get that in the US as well?

  6. I tried a sample of this and I didn't really like it. It looked quite cakey on me... But maybe I just had bad luck and got a messed up sample?

  7. I'm sold! I have to get my hands on this. Great review!!


  8. Well, if anything you look gorgeous. I've seen it loved around the web so I've always been interested to try it, but it's not sold in Italy I think so I haven't had a chance to have a look at it! Loved your review! xx


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