Friday, 25 March 2016

By Terry Hyaluronic Eye Primer Review

This week seems to be the battle of the primers! I really wanted to give you a full review of this product because it is a pricey and promises a lot, let's see if it actually does what it says on the tin!

The By Terry Hyaluronic Eye Primer is supposed to be a lid primer and concealer that not only brightens and conceals but moisturizes de area. By Terry is a high end brand and although expensive, the products usually contain beneficial skincare ingredients.

This high end product comes in a large silver tube which looks a lot like mascara, in fact I keep confusing it with the By Terry mascara which I also own. It has a doe foot applicator but I use my finger to blend it out; otherwise it applies too much product.

The formula of this primer is really strange because it's like a whipped mousse, I had never seen anything like it. Once you start to pat it onto the skin you can feel how damp it is, and it seems to be a little hard to work into the skin as it doesn't cling as well as a creamy concealer.
The good thing is that this means that it doesn't show fine lines as much as other drier concealers do.

This primer is noticeably salmony in colour, to help colour correct darkness on the under eye and eyelid. It is quite fine and not that opaque but it helps correct blue undertones in a natural way.

Use as a concealer
I dab a bit with the applicator and then use my finger to tap the concealer and blend it out. It doesn't have much coverage but it helps to correct the colour and leaves the area moisturized and softened.
After that I apply another concealer to finish get the full coverage I need.

At first it seems difficult to work with but once it has been blended out it looks very natural and you can even wear it on its own for a no-makeup day. I love that it doesn't enhance my fine lines like others do or dry out to look very creased.

Unfortunately the texture means it can only be used as a concealer in the under eye area, not on the face as it won't stay in place.

Use as an eyeshadow primer
I really like the way it provides a smooth hydrated base to apply eyeshadows, unfortunately it didn't last all day. It's probably a better for option for drier skin, mine is too oily and it's definitely great for mature eyes because it isn't as drying as other primers and it acts like a filler and plumper in a way.
This is a good eye primer for dry skin as it provides hydration and skincare benefits as well as providing a smooth base to work on. As a concealer it helps correct darkness and fills in lines, but you may probably need another concealer for further coverage.
It is an expensive eye primer but a very good option for those of your with drier or mature skin.

Which is your favorite primer?

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