It’s not often that makeup products get an upgrade in the same way that the iPhone does but that’s exactly what’s happened with the By Terry Light Expert. However, unlike most iPhone upgrades, there’s some significant improvements with the By Terry Light Expert.
What’s New And Different
The big difference is with the brush. Instead of being flat, it’s now a kabuki which has lovely soft bristles but a firmness to it too which really helps with getting a smooth, blended finish. It also has an angled edge. This shape is becoming increasingly standard in foundation brushes as it more easily follows the contours of the face.
Another thing with the brush is that you can now unscrew it and give it a clean. To me, this is huge. I’ve always had a hygiene issue with products that come with an attached brush. Now, with the Light Expert Click Brush, I’ll be able to clean it as often as I like and not worry about putting something that’s crawling with bacteria on face.
Instead of product appearing on the brush in one dollop, you now get 4 drops of foundation appear on the brush with one click of the applicator. This gives a more even distribution once it’s applied to the face. The click action is also very easy to control so you can release a small amount of foundation if that’s all you need.
As well as being able to unscrew the brush, the bottom part also comes apart so you can see how much product you have left.
The Formula and Finish
The By Terry Light Expert Brush Click contains correcting light prisms, camouflage micro-pigments and mineral powders. These combine to perfect skin tone, disguise pores, conceal blemishes and banish any shades of red, yellow or grey.
The overall effect is fresh, healthy and radiant skin that doesn’t look in the least bit made up. I’d say the foundation is close to being of medium coverage which is surprising considering how light in texture it is. I suppose the finish is best described as being satin-like but more than anything it just looks natural. It also feels incredibly light and non-drying on the skin.
How To Use It
There are three main ways the By Terry Light Expert Click Brush can be applied:
1. As a regular foundation. The professional advice is to blend it using circular motions outwards from the centre of the face.
2. For natural and subtle highlighting and contouring. Choose one shade lighter and/or one shade darker than your skin tone and use on the high and low points of the face.
3. For on-the-go touch ups. The air-light formula is particularly good for applying on top of already applied foundation, whether this be By Terry Light Expert or any other foundation.
Unsurprisingly, the big downside is the price which is £48 for 19.5ml though I honestly think it’s easy to justify as it’s such a versatile, high quality product. It’s has a pleasant scent but some people might find this off putting.
The Finer Details
It’s available in 6 shades:
No. 1 Rosy Light
No. 2 Apricot Light
No.4 Rosy Biege
No. 5 Peach Biege
No.10 Golden Sand
N0.11 Amber Brown
As previously mentioned the By Terry Light Expert Click Expert is £48 and available from later on this month at SpaceNK.