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.
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.
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.
Have you tried this foundation or any other ones by By Terry?