By Terry brought out a Hydra primer and powder this year. The powder's Micronized Hyaluronic Acid is meant to fill "wrinkles, pores and imperfections to leave the skin even and flawless" whilst the "Silica microbreads prevents shine in target areas with no drying effect and corrects imperfections with a matte invisible finish".
Pores are a major problem for me so the description and my
trust in By Terry's formula's sold me on this.
The powder (£41) comes packaged in a plastic sifter jar. The powder is so
finely milled it literally floats up into the air when you dispense
the product. Due to this light texture it is worth being careful as
it floods out of the holes. The powder does have a
strong white cast but this seems to disappear once its worked in
(though my skin is very pale so worth noting for those with darker
The powder really does glide onto the skin, it feels akin to a
heavy silicone formula in that the area feels incredibly smooth to
the touch. The problem I found is that I cannot apply product over
this, the area is just so smooth that blusher/highlighters do not
apply well as there is nothing to adhere to. I've also tried using
this under foundation but again application over this is a problem,
the differing textures just don't seem to work together.
For me this does soften discolouration slightly and sets make-up for
around 5 hours. My skin is predominately dry, but I do get bad shine
on the T-zone, and I did not feel this looked dry (unless placed on
uneven dry patches in which case I found this does highlight them)
and it does obliterate shine extremely well and prevent anymore
Where this falls down is with its claims for covering pores. Sorry
but no, it ever so slightly reduces them as much as any other powder, no
This is the first By Terry product where I feel disappointed by the
formula, the slickness of it makes it difficult to work with in
terms of applying other products and it just didn't live up to its
claims to "fill" pores.
So overall whilst I do think
this is a great powder for shine control (without giving an
unflattering finish), it really did not offer anything more beyond
this and at this price I do have higher expectations.
I bought this from spacenk.com