Review: By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation

Wow, I’ve been wanting to talk about this foundation for AGES but didn’t get to. There were either newer limited edition products I had to write about first, or something more interesting. Now that the kids are watching TV, and I have all the photos sitting in the folder, I thought I’d quickly tell you about it. I bought these a little more than a year ago, and I don’t think I used these anything more than 20 times. You’re already guessing where this is headed huh?





The By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Serum Foundation is NOT dewy as what I’ve read in so many reviews. I wonder why they’d recommend it for dry skin because let me tell you that it is more suitable for those with normal to combination oily skin. At first I loved it. I just had Ashton and my skin was still changing. My skin got drier as time went by. Don’t get me wrong though. This is a beautiful foundation that applies beautifully. However, if you have dry skin, it WILL emphasize flakes. If you have slightly oily skin, then you’ll love this foundation. I find that it looks so much better after a few hours of wear, when the natural oil from my skin starts to show. At the time when my dewy foundations start to look oily is when this foundation performs best. That is why I say this foundation is best for those without dry skin.

There is also lack of shades to choose from. Number 4 is too beige for me and it is slightly darker so it made me look dull, while number 2 is warm enough but slightly too pale. So, I bought both of them to create my perfect shade. Yes, EXPENSIVE but I was on a By Terry kick back then.





My skin has been really kind to me, so I won’t show you a before after photo. However, here is a close up of me wearing the foundation. You’ll be able to see the flakes on my nose but other than that, the foundation does blend into the skin very well. It does not emphasize pores nor does it sit in them creating pools of foundation.





The foundations are now selling at RM512 at Sephora which I think is RIDICULOUS. There are many more foundations out there which perform just as well or even better, and at a fraction of the price. As an alternative, you can look at the Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Glow Foundation if you’re in Asia. The It Cosmetics CC Cream is great too. I’ve been really enjoying that and I’ll find some time to put up a review. If you have oily skin or when the weather is hot and humid, the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is good. Lastly, if you’re always in a rush, or if it’s just really difficult for you to find a shade match, you might want to check out the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick which I really like.

However, if budget isn’t a problem, you have normal to oily skin and you’re a fan of By Terry, I’m pretty sure you’ll like this foundation 🙂



xoxo Lily