I have been a big fan of By Terry products, the latest being the Hippy Chic Summer 2018 Collection which I am constantly using since I reviewed them along with the new UV base and Mascara. I am so excited to share with you the new foundation base from the brand which I have been testing since last week. By Terry’s Nude-Expert Duo Stick features a half-foundation, half-highlighter formula that blurs imperfections and controls shine, leaving the skin with a radiant matte, filter-like finish. The foundation delivers buildable sheer-to-full coverage, while the highlighter adds a touch of luminosity.
As per the official description, ‘Get the best of both worlds with the foundation-meets-highlighter stick that gives you radiant, skin-filtering coverage in one swipe. Half of the stick gives you weightless foundation coverage with a matte finish while the other half adds a touch of radiance for a soft-focus, skin-filtering effect. BY TERRY Nude-Expert Duo Stick blurs imperfections and evens out skin tone with a flawless, just-like-skin finish.
- Intensive Mimetic Camouflage® technology absorbs, refracts, and diffuses light to camouflage fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging
- Pixel-focus powder pigments seamlessly glide onto skin to blur imperfections
- The travel-friendly size and built-in blending sponge let you a skin-perfecting glow on the go
Swipe across your face and blend using the attached sponge applicator or fingertips. For spot coverage and touch-ups, tap the foundation side over trouble areas and blend. Glide the highlighter side over cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and brow bones for extra radiance.’
I am really enjoying this stick foundation with the radiant finish. By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation has twist-up stick on one end and a sponge applicator on the other end. The stick has two products in one, one half is the foundation and the other half is the highlighter.
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation is a beautiful velvety smooth cream foundation in a stick which has buildable coverage. It glides on really easily on the skin and is very easy to blend. The foundation and highlighter in one give a really beautiful and radiant finish, it does not look like that the half highlighter part is more dominant but it is just perfect that it looks naturally radiant and a beautiful natural glow along with an even skin with medium coverage. I do use my spot concealer with this stick but otherwise, I do not feel the need to use anything to brighten up my undereye, it seems to be enough for me. The creamy formula does not feel greasy or heavy after application or even during the day but is lightweight.
Another great thing is the lasting power, I have been really enjoying this for over 7-8 hours and as the day passes by, it looks more and more natural and radiant, like it melts into the skin and makes the skin look so naturally radiant. I apply it straight from the stick and glide it from the center of my face outward. I blend with the brush, with my fingertips, or with the attached sponge, it is so easy to blend and work with. I am really impressed with how effortless it is to use and how easy it is to look glowy and radiant with an even skin. The packaging is perfect for me to keep this in my bag for touchups and even for traveling.
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation is available in 10 shades which I have swatched below for your reference.
1 Fair Beige – Matte very fair foundation and sheer pearl highlighter
2 Neutral Beige – Matte cool light foundation and sheer pearl highlighter
2.5 Nude Light – Matte neutral light foundation and sheer pearl highlighter
3 Cream Beige – Matte warm beige foundation and sheer pearl highlighter
4 Rosy Beige – Matte cool beige foundation and sheer pearl highlighter
5 Peach Beige – Matte neutral tan foundation and golden pearl highlighter
7 Vanilla Beige – Matte warm tan foundation and golden pearl highlighter
9 Honey Beige – Matte deep tan foundation and golden pearl highlighter
10 Golden Sand – Matte cool deep foundation and golden pearl highlighter
15 Golden Brown – Matte neutral dark foundation and golden pearl highlighter
For my medium tan skin tone, my closest match is 9 Honey Beige as my base and 15 Golden brown for contouring my jawline and cheeks. As you see in the pictures, the highlighter in the first five shades have a champagne pearl color while the second five shades have a sheer golden champagne color highlighter. I like how the highlighter matches with the shades to suit the skin tones to give a natural radiance. There is a nice sweet scent in the formula but fades away pretty quickly.
Overall, this is a really nice everyday base if you are looking for something that looks natural, is lightweight, radiant, medium coverage, long-lasting, and luxurious. By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, SpaceNK, Beautylish, Net A Porter, Barneys New York,