By Terry is an expensive brand, but I've yet to come across a dud product from them. When I saw all of the "big bloggers" raving about their new Hyaluronic Hydra Concealer, I had to give it a go, because I adore the Hyaluronic Hydra Foundation, which was released last year (use the code LYMIN at checkout on Look Fantastic to save 20% on these and many other brands!). I have dry skin, so anything with hyaluronic acid in it, is always right up my street, but will the concealer live up to the hype?
First things first, there are only six shades available, which is kind of outrageous in 2021! Plus, I always find the shades of base products to run light. I chose 200 Natural because I'm not into an overly bright look under the eyes - not the Instagram concealer look, basically! It works well with my medium skin tone.
The dispenser/applicator is a brush, which some people may find unhygienic, but I personally am fine with it, as I'll be the only person using it. The formula is 87% skincare based, so I would imagine that teenagers might not be interested in spending so much on a concealer, but anyone over the age of 30, or who is starting to see lines around the eye area, will be more keen. It claims to banish signs of fatigue, hydrate, plump and smooth the skin, whilst giving a soft focus finish - not much to live up to then!
It's a click dispenser and I find it best to use one click between both under eyes, initially, and then add more, where needed. It certainly feels hydrating, but the problem with some hydrating concealers, is that they crease after a while. I haven't found that to be a problem with this one, which I'm glad about, given the price. I have worn it both with, and without, my favourite Pat McGrath Under Eye Powder, and in both cases, it doesn't crease.
I like that it doesn't settle into my fine lines - in fact, it makes the under eye area look smooth. It gives medium, but buildable coverage, with a finish that is different from my other concealers - it's neither matte, nor luminous - it almost appears to be a mix of both, which is unusual. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin, and works well on both blemishes/redness and the under eye area.
I have to say that I agree with those who have been paid to promote it - it really is worth the hype, particularly if you have fine lines/wrinkles, and dry skin, as finding the right concealer can be a nightmare with that combination. Some will give the coverage, but with cakiness, others will give a luminous finish, but will either crease or disappear. This concealer doesn't do any of those things, so it gets the thumbs up from me! I need to try the powder from the Hydra line next!
It's a pricey concealer, but it ticks all of the boxes for me.
Have you tried this or anything from the By Terry Hydra Range? I'd love to hear!
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