Having dark under-eye circles is honestly something I try not to be too bothered about.
A lot of different factors can cause dark under eye circles (see post Dark Eyes Can Be Mysterious).
It can be a combination of dehydration, excessive sun exposure, sinus congestion from cold and allergies, adrenal fatigue, aging, genetics, or just plain old lack of sleep.
In my case, there really isn’t much I can do about it.
I’m certain now that my raccoon eyes are aggravated symptoms of my allergies.
Allergies to my cat.
Oh, what cruel irony!
I love my cat dearly and would never dream of banishing the darling frou frou from my life.
But my allergies do cause me quite a lot of grief.
So it has to be that crazy cat lady is my name and concealing with great makeup is the game.
Touch-Expert Advance Multi-Corrective Concealer – By Terry.
This is a concealer highlighter that’s made in the same mold as the iconic YSL Touche Éclat.
It so happens that Terry de Gunzburg, founder of By Terry, was the very same creator behind the Touche Éclat.
Éclat means bright in french and is a word aptly used as both concealers do a fantastic job of brightening the skin.
There are six colors in the Touch Expert line.
I use color #3, a light beige with an apricot tint.
The texture comes out a light liquid cream and when blended gives a smooth satin finish.
The formula provides long-lasting medium coverage that is unfortunately not buildable. So don’t look to this for covering up super dark blemishes.
Honestly, I love the Touch Expert more for its brightening effect.
It makes my skin look so healthy and dewy!
I also like how it feels comfortably moisturizing. That’s the hyaluronic acid in the formula, which serves to plumpen and hydrate the skin.
The resulting look is luminous, natural and effortless.
The application, however, is another story…
First of all, the brush and clicker thingy is a bit daft.
I never know how many clicks it takes or how long I have to hold it down until some of the brown liquid oozes to the tip of the brush.
The liquid dries fast, so you have to blend quickly. And it does tend to settle on the fine creases.
The small compact brush is not like a paint brush that you use to apply makeup in sweeping strokes.
It is useful for dabbing a bit of the liquid onto hard-to-get-to corners of the eyes and right up under the lash line.
A bit is key.
Apply the concealer first on the back of your hand in order to get the amount right so you’re not dabbing on globs of it to your eye.
And then blend in by tapping with the pad of your little finger.
So to summarize…
– Blends wonderfully
– Luminous, natural dewy finish (love, love, love!)
– Easy to apply on hard to get to corners of the eyes
– Hydrating formula
– The stupid clicker thingy
– Coverage is not buildable
– Dries fast, blend quickly or else
– It settles on the creases (not too cakey tho)
Conclusion: This is really more of a highlighter that gives a fresh and radiant effect especially noticeable in photos. In the world of concealers however, this is not the holy grail.
How Much: $46.50
Would I buy this product again: Maybe. If there was a really big sale on it