Sorry for the late review…I've been in the middle of finding a new residence, I've been caught up with personal affairs…
So finally after wearing the CC Lumi-Serum and I've been asked questions in terms of what it is. I can only speak for Rose Elixir and it's definitely not a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream. I've been wearing this under foundation to see how it looks and performs. It does not increase the longevity of my foundation, which to me personally is not a big deal because the few foundations I own last a long time by itself.
Rose Elixir definitely has a pink cast with visible pink shimmer. It's a very thin lotion in terms of feel and has the signature rose scent that all By Terry items have. When I applied it all over my face, it just looks like a sheer pink sheen with small glitter on my face. It doesn't look like anything interesting when worn by itself, but when wearing a light tinted moisturizer or foundation over it, the skin just looks plush, almost more plump in of itself. Given this winter, it's definitely made a difference in making my skin not look so parched or dry. Due to the color correcting properties, it helps diffuse some of my skin imperfections (some hyper pigmentation thanks to an allergic reaction to Dior BB cream -- people, don't buy this stuff, it's horrid).
What I've learned from Terry's base products is on the skin it may not look interesting, but when photographed you will definitely see how your skin just glows. I mean glow like your skin came fresh out of a spa, that skin that you wish you had all the time.
The biggest question I had (given my skin type) is how it looks when layered with a non-matte foundation, like her Eclat Opulent foundation. Eclat Opulent is about as luminous as I will go when it comes to a foundation and was worried that it would look odd with the CC lumi serum. Believe it or not, my skin looks pretty awesome with both items paired together.
Most important piece is the price and size: $89 for 1 fl oz.
I'll be experimenting with the other shades in the upcoming days.
|By Terry CC Lumi Serum on the left (not completely dried), Chanel Le Blanc on the right.|
|Chanel Le Blanc in Rosee on the left, By Terry CC Lumi-Serum on the right (heavy flash taken at 9pm -- both formulas are set/dried down)|