I promised this detailed review of the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder ages ago, so here I am finally getting around to it. I feel as If I’ve switched up a lot of my makeup products in the past year, but this has been the one constant. Probably because it’s so good!
I first came across the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder through Kate La Vie (who is my favourite blogger!) around two years ago. It’s definitely a splurge product, so I added it to my wish list. When it came time to move to Abu Dhabi I justified its purchase with an ‘I won’t be able to get it over there‘ argument-I did actually discover later that By Terry is plentifully stocked in the UAE, but how and ever.
The powder itself is very fine and translucent, which means it’s suitable for all skin tones. I always need to use a powder because of my oily skin, but I don’t want to look too matte and caked. This is perfect because it’s so light. It gives a glow-y finish to skin that’s really natural. What I absolutely love about this is it fills in pores and fine lines. Now, I don’t have to worry about lines just yet, but pores are a big problem for me. This blurs them and makes my skin almost porcelain like. It reminds me of a powder version of Benefit’s The POREfessional. It gives a lovely, natural, even finish to my skin no matter what base I’m currently using. It can be used as a primer or as setting powder. I usually use it to set my makeup or sometimes I use it on it’s own on no makeup days to perk up my skin.
The key to this is to spend time buffing it in. It’s not something that you can quickly swoosh on. I use a Sephora Pro 61 Brush to really work the powder into my skin. It works really hard at keeping shine away from my skin-not totally as the day goes on, but it’s definitely far better than anything else I’ve ever tried and it does keep my makeup on all day. It also works wonders at minimising the appearance of spots because it smooths the skin over. It also contains silica which will help heal skin.
It is an expensive product, especially for a powder. I nearly sobbed parting with my €60 for it, but it’s worth it. Not only is it a great powder, but it really lasts. I’ve had mine over 18 months now and I would say I haven’t made much of a dent in it. I only pealed over the sticker inside it a third of the way so I don’t tip out too much into the lid when I’m using it or in case disaster strikes and I accidentally knock it over I wouldn’t lose much. I just shake out a tiny bit into the lid, swirl my brush in it and then I buff the powder into my skin in circular motions.
I’ll stop raving now, but take it from me it’s amazing.