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I hate doing this, I really do but I’ve found an amazing concealer. BUT it’s €44.50 and this post may bring your attention to it, may make you lust after it and god forbid, may inspire you to spend the same ridiculous sum of money I did. You’ve been warned.

So concealers and I are being a little cranky with one another at the moment. I’m finding I either have too much on which gives good coverage but creases like a linen top, or I have a lighter weight concealer which sits better but leaves me looking like a mammy with a 2 and 1/2 year old who doesn’t get a lot of sleep (which I am). I’m going to do a giant concealer comparison post soon but I’ve been switching up between NARS and Too Faced and I needed something that was a hybrid of the two. So I started doing a little online browsing and I stumbled across this baby – the By Terry. I saw Lisa Eldridge singing its praises and then I checked the feedback from Makeupalley and Space NK itself and people were raving about how good this was. So how could I resist? Even when I went into Space NK and saw the Euro price, I caved hard, but all in the pursuit of a perky wide awake look.

This is a pen concealer and although that style of product tends to be relatively small, this thing is enormous, offering 6.5ml for €44.50 compared to a similar product like the YSL Touché Eclat which has 2.5ml for €35. The two are meant to be similar but people said By Terry had better coverage. Unfortunately I don’t have the YSL version to compare but I can tell you all about this beauty.

If you can get over the headache inducing price, you’re going to meet a brilliant little concealer. I have to talk about the packaging first though because it’s a pain in the arse. I don’t mind concealer pens with a brush end for distribution, but they’re more trouble then they’re worth sometimes and that’s the case here. All it does it soak up a little of the concealer I’m trying so hard to eek out and the brush itself isn’t anything life changing and feels a little useless compared to a brush, beauty blender or your own finger. Also, the shade selection is pretty rubbish. There are 4 shades (of which this the lightest) and in fairness it’s a very good match but others may struggle a little. Apart from that though, this is pretty wonderful.

I think the best concealer finish is a marriage between a good product and good skill and I think I often fall down in the application department. This however, is the best concealer I’ve used possibly ever and seems to do everything I need it to. If I apply too much or apply it badly, yes it’ll crease, but still minimally compared to a lot of concealers. When I apply it with a little extra care, it looks pretty flawless though and crucially doesn’t look like I’m wearing a lot of product. In fact, you don’t need a lot of it, it’s thin but luminous so a small amount manages to cover dark circles and create a wide awake look very easily. If you have Mordor levels of darkness in the eye department, maybe this won’t be enough, but I found it incredibly good.

Basically it’s natural but luminous, concealing but thin. It’s really pricey and the shades aren’t great but the finish is addictive and I haven’t wanted to reach for any other concealer since I bought it. If you have the money and are in an endless cycle of trying and being slightly fed up with concealers, this is the one to try.

If you’re feeling like a splurge this is €44.50 from Space NK Grafton St or online here

*No samples, affiliate links used but most importantly no b******t


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  • Thing is it’s definitely an under eye concealer rather than a face concealer so you’d still have to get one for the rest of your face haha!

  • Ah glad you agree!

  • It definitely gives more coverage but yep, the price is crazy!

  • I know, I hate when I find a great product that’s really expensive!

  • This isn’t like YSL, it’s both a concealer and luminiser, honestly it’s great!

  • Brilliant, would love to know what you thought of it! Actually, can you recommend a great eye cream?

    • I love Clarins Eye Contour Balm or Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm! xx

  • Ah see I’m loving the bourjois but you’re really making me want thIs so bad xx siobhan

    • Is it good? Emma below is looking for a concealer recommendation!

      • CutieandherBeauty

        I’ve heard so many good things about the Tarte Shape Tape concealer! That’s the one I’m eyeing to add to my collection next(:

        • So have I, really want to try it!

          • CutieandherBeauty

            I think it really might be the next concealer I get is the shape tape. The hype is too strong for this concealer which means it has to work right?(:

  • thesundaygirluk

    Dude have you seen the new blush palettes – oh my goodness x

    • Ugh I want one of everything from them at the moment A!

  • I really want to try some products from ByTerry as their packaging is so beautiful! Lovely post! xx


  • It looks so nice!! Your skin looks amazing, really natural like you’re not wearing any concealer at all. I’m finding it hard to get my concealers to work for me these days. Think my skin is quite dry under my eyes. Im looking for a new concealer with a hydrating formula, any suggestions?? (If I had the funds I’d def by trying this one!!)

    • I really loved the Too Faced Born This Way concealer as well but otherwise Clarins is still fab although the shades need to run lighter! I need to try some more budget concealers, everything I love lately is high end!

  • The before and after pics look amazing! I don’t think I could spend that much on a Concealer haha


  • Lauren Prenter

    This looks amazing, I may need to pick this up xx
    Lauren Catherine

  • I freaking love the result on you but gosh, Yay, you weren’t kidding about the price. The beauty addict in me is screaming that I need to give this a try but the sensible side of me is saying no….didn’t even know I have a sensible side before this.

    • Ha!! If you have a Space NK near you maybe ask for a sample, they’re good about giving out samples!

  • Dena-Jayne McGuinness

    Can I just say, your photos are amazing! I’ve wanted to try something from By Terry for ages, this sounds so good!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

  • fashion for lunch

    It looks great and I have terrible dark circles so I see the value in this!!! X

  • I could never spend that much on a concealer but that’s just me. It does sound wonderful though and seems to make a difference to the under eyes x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I adore the ByTerry brand and this sounds amazing and I love the coverage it gives x

  • I could never spend that much on something with a brush applicatior as I’m a germaphobe but I need to try more ByTerry products x

    • The brush applicator is a pain in the bum, would be great if they got rid of it!

  • Makeup Musings

    You really do take the most beautiful photos! I do need to try more of this brand as people always rave about it. This concealer looks pretty good xx

    • Ah thank you so much, always trying to work on my photo game!

  • This is a really good concealer!! I need to repurchase x

  • Lol @ Mordor level of darkness. This sounds really fantastic and I like how it’s thinner because goodness it’s hard to find a concealer that doesn’t crease!

    • It’s so hard, I seem to be getting better results applying concealers with my ring finger under my eyes lately!