I purchased this last year. The By Terry CC Cream is a color control multi tasking sheer tinted cream. And sheer it is. I don’t have the box anymore, so I don’t know what mumbo jumbo the brands says about this, but to me, this is more like a primer. I have the shade Nude, and it’s a pretty good match for light skin – about NC 20.
I use 1 pump of this CC cream and it’s enough to cover my face. If I need to apply on my neck, I use another half a pump. As you can see here, the texture is quite liquid. CC creams to me are usually smooth and creamy, and some quite full of silicones, but this one feels a little grainy and is very fluid. It says to shake before using, and I did. When I shake it vigorously, it feels less grainy, but heck, it’s like giving someone a handjob. OK sorry, I shouldn’t have said that, but c’mon!
While this CC Cream is lightweight, it is also very light in terms of coverage. It evens out my skintone and some of my redness, and that’s it. I would need to use a concealer for spots and dark circles. I even need to use concealer around my nose where it’s red. I can’t use this CC cream on its own because it doesn’t last 4 hours on me. By the 4th hour, the oils around my nose would have penetrated through and melted the CC cream. And hello, I have normal to dry skin. If you have oily skin, this CC cream doesn’t have a chance against your oil attack. Here’s the before after photo and a close up for your to see. The little pimple mark on my nose is still visible, and in the close up, you’d see some dry flakes that it picked up. In the “after photos”, I only have the CC cream on my face, nothing else.
Basically, I use this CC cream as a primer. On top of this, I usually use powder foundation. If I’m out for only a short while, and if I’m particularly lazy that day, I can get away with not powdering. But is this CC cream worth the US$85 I paid for? No. I could have used the $ for something better, like skincare. Ah well, live and learn. Oh, also, it has a strong rose scent. If you don’t like it because it reminds you of grandma, then you probably won’t want to wear your grandma on your face. The scent lingers. For quite a while.
And this my friends, is my unedited review of the CC cream, which I wrote at 1.30am this morning. At this moment when I’m writing, my eyes are dry and I’m tired so I’m going to bed. I’m still going to schedule this to be posted in the morning, even though I didn’t proof read it. I just read my friend Tracy’s post, saying that she gives her all while doing everything. I feel bad because this is quite half assed. Then again, that’s how I feel about this CC cream. So let it show!
Night night 🙂
ps: here’s the ingredient list in case you’re interested