This is a slightly different spend vs save post today as it’s two complexion products that are on opposite ends of the price scale – with the rather spendy By Terry on one end and the cheap and cheerful Seventeen on the other end… but together they actually make a great foundation & concealer combo. I already talked about the By Terry Densiliss Foundation and how it is a bloody awesome foundation – but yes, it is a pricey one. At £75 Terrybly Densiliss is without a doubt the most expensive single item of make-up in my collection. But, I have to say – it really is second to none in terms of quality. It feels lovely on the skin and leaves it feeling on a perfect balance between hydrated and glowing and not too shiny.
What I have been doing…perhaps in a subconscious effort to balance out the old make-up bag girly-maths style is using the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint heavy duty under eye concealer. This is a bit of a funny one, as you think heavy duty you thing thick, heavy to wear and intense pigment. But this is actually quite creamy, it is highly pigmented but doesn’t need a thick layer to cover things up. What I tend to do is apply this lightly to areas I want to conceal – primarily under the eyes, but have also used around the nose and on blemishes. It doesn’t add a highlight in the way other typical under-eye creams do – so can multi-task.
Then I add the foundation only where I need it (got to make it last!) which is usually lightly under the eyes to keep the area feeling hydrated and then on the t-zone, focussing on the chin and nose. I don’t tend to go heavy on the cheeks as I prefer a natural finish overall.
All together, this cheap and cheerful plus a bit of a spendy combo really does create a lovely balanced finish. The peachyness of the concealer is great for correcting dark circles, then the foundation is a lovely colour match for my pale skin (Shade 4 Natural Beige). The only addition I make if I want them to last even better than they do anyway is a dusting of the By Terry Hydra Powder – amazing stuff if you want to mattify, but also keep hydrated.
By Terry Densiliss Foundation * is available from Space NK (£75)
Seventeen Phwoar Paint Concealer * is available from Boots (£5.49)