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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

By Terry Brightening CC Serum Powder Review

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Space NK UK
You all know how much I adore By Terry's Brightening CC Serums (if you don't, read my review HERE). They're a magical primer / skincare hybrid that gives skin the most amazing glow! I've got 3 different shades and love them all!
So I was super excited when I saw they were expanding the range with 4 Brightening CC Serums Powders. Now I have to admit I went "Eh?!" when I first heard about them. How can a serum be a powder? Then I saw a picture of them and decided I didn't care how, they were too pretty not to have! I mean look at it...


The powders are available in the same 4 shades as the serums - Immaculate Light (white), Rose Elixir (pale pink -left), Apricot Glow (peach - middle) and Sunny Flash (bronze - right). I went with Immaculate Light as I have the other shades as serums.

The powders are designed to blur imperfections whilst giving a lit from within radiance to skin. They also smooth texture and help correct any redness or dullness. They contain rosehip oil which hydrates and rejuvenates skin. The powders are multi-use too - they can be used alone or with foundation. They can also be used as a highlighter.

The packaging is a sleek and weighty, it feels and looks so luxe. The rose pattern in the powder is so pretty - almost too pretty to spoil! It has the same gorgeous rose scent as the original serums. This scent won't be to everyone's taste. Personally I love it!


Now onto how it performs. I first tried it as a finishing powder, thinking it might be similar to Hourglass's Ambient Lighting Powders. This was a huge mistake as it left me looking like a disco ball! Luckily I only applied it to my forehead and managed to buff it off. I wasn't expecting it to be glittery but it is. It's not even a shimmer, it's actual glitter as you can see in the swatch below. It is a fine glitter though.


The next time I used it under my foundation, as I would with the liquid version. This helped to brighten my skin tone nicely. However as I wear a light to medium coverage base, the glitter shone through slightly which I wasn't keen on. 

I've since been using it as a highlighter. It looks gorgeous used this way. The powder is really buttery and smooth so blends really well. It doesn't accentuate skin texture either which is good. 

I have to admit I'm a little disappointed with this product. I had high hopes for it thinking it would be multi-use but in reality I can't use it in all the ways I wanted to. So I've ended up with a rather expensive highlighter! It is lovely as a highlighter though so I'll still enjoy using it. I think it all depends on how glowy you like your makeup. If you love a full glam glow this product would be perfect for you but if you prefer a more subtle everyday glow, I'd recommend the original liquid CC serum instead. 

By Terry Brightening CC Serum Powders cost £52 are available from a number of retailers including those linked here - Space NK, Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic UK and USA.
Cult Beauty Ltd.
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