byTerry Lumiere Veloutee #02 Flesh Beige: Swatches & Review

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Today I’d like to talk a little about face foundation byTerry Lumiere Veloutee. I bought it in Paris last spring after long consideration, inquiries and makeup at byTerry counter. The price tag is high, but the reviews I’ve heard were very positive, so I couldn’t resist in the end.

Lumiere Veloutee Lumi-Diffusing Ultra-Correcting Liquid Foundation — is the full name of the product. It promises to deliver perfect skin tone and hide imperfections due to highly reflecting properties of the foundation.

I’ve found that all the promises were kept for my skin. This foundation is very light, it improves overall skin tone and hide discolorations, little scars and redness. But this effect is more due to light reflecting properties of the product. The coverage I assess as light to medium and it will not really cover big problems. This foundation doesn’t contain any shimmer and has matte, but natural finish. The skin doesn’t look like a mask and I value it a lot. The mattifying effect lasts on my skin 6 hours in autumn-winter and up to 4 hours during warmer seasons. Then my nose starts to shine a little which can be quickly removed by loose powder or blotting papers.

This foundation doesn’t make your pores look bigger and generally worse nice on drier skin areas, but will not hide serous peeling. Initially I thought that you need to have quite good or at least normal skin to use this foundation, but Blondycandy says that you can use it even if your skin is not perfect.

#02 Flesh Beige — this is a light beige color for warm skin tones. I think it doesn’t really have much yellow in it, so can be both used for warm and neutral skin tones. On my face it shows less yellow than ELLIS FASS Skin Veil. I also like this color because it is very vivid.

Below is the shot of myself wearing this foundation — no primers, concealers or finishing powder added.

Availability: online at with delivery within Europe + offline locations can be found there. In US can be found at Barneys.
Price: 70 Eur for 30 ml (France).
Limited Edition? No.

Final Thoughts: I liked this foundation very much. It is light reflecting foundation with matte, but very vivid finish, it doesn’t remind of dry mask as some other matte foundation do. It has light to medium coverage and thanks to reflecting properties can mask some skin imperfections and improves overall skin tone greatly. I like to apply the thinnest layer of this foundation using Beauty Blender sponges. I get very natural look. Still this foundation may not be good for the skin that needs high coverage.

As I’ve motioned ELLIS FAAS, I feel I need to compare them carefully. To say the truth byTerry wins in the end, because it’s much easier to apply and it behaves better on your skin when it is not in perfect condition (like dryness). Taking into account that they cost about the same price and generally both are good, byTerry caused me less problems, more pleasure. If I were not beauty-blogger, I would probably stop at this one when I bought it and wouldn’t look for anything else 🙂

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