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
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