It pains me to say that I recently finished not only one, not two, but three of my favourite foundations. I have now been juggling between Nars Sheer Glow and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk - which are also front runners, but none of them are the correct match for me at the moment. I have been mixing the two in the morning but I must admit that it requires too much effort for someone who sometimes has to wake up at 4am. And yes, I do have many other foundations that suit my current skin tone, but none of them excite me. You know when you look in your wardrobe and see many beautiful tops, but you don’t fancy wearing any of them? I’m like that with makeup. I guess what I am trying to say is that I used this as an excuse to pick up yet another makeup product. Don’t tell my boyfriend!
For years I have heard people raving about the By Terry Terrybly Densiliss foundation. To be frank, I was rather skeptical at first due to the hefty price tag, but for someone who’s obsessed with skin as much as I am, spending a bit more on a good base isn’t much of an issue. I got matched by a lovely sales assistant in Space NK and came home with the shade 7.5 Golden Glow. This foundation is more of a makeup/skincare hybrid. It’s a serum foundation meaning that it has skincare properties which are meant to help with firming the skin and wrinkle prevention. The consistency is quite thick, almost like a moisturiser, but it has a real luxe feel to it so it almost feels like you’re giving yourself a skin treatment whilst applying your makeup.
I find that when I apply this using my fingers I get more of a light, everyday base, whereas if I use a brush or a beauty blender I can really build it up to a medium/full coverage. It’s slightly heavier than what I’m used to but I’m thoroughly enjoying the more dolled-up look. I read reviews where some people mentioned it could be a bit too much for dry skin, but coming from someone who is as dry as a desert, I think this foundation is brilliant. There was one time where I applied more than I desired (a little goes a long way) and it did look a tad cakey when the sun hit my face, but as along as you apply a suitable amount, you won’t have that problem. Because it’s also a serum and not just a foundation, it doesn’t stick to any dry areas and doesn’t become patchy throughout the day. It’s one of those foundations that I can wear for an extended period of time without thinking about how much I’m dying to remove it. I can’t feel it sitting on my skin, nor can I feel any tackiness when I touch my face.
There are currently 13 shades available ranging from light to dark, and the tones are mainly pink. I have olive coloured skin so this was a worrying discovery, but I found that the foundation adapted to my skin colour and the pink seemed to disappear. At £78 (£76 on some websites) a bottle it’s safe to say that it’s one of the most expensive foundations out there, but if you’re looking for good skin in a bottle and are willing to splurge a bit more in a luxury foundation, I’d highly recommend it.
Have you tried it? What are your thoughts?