Wednesday, September 18, 2013

By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush

As a devoted user of skin luminizers, I've gone through countless pens of YSL Touche Eclat over the years. I've also used up a few units of Guerlain Precious Lights. My previous discovery in this arena was Rouge Bunny Rouge Luminous Skin Wand, which I love dearly but only use around my nose and above the cupid bow because the color range is extremely limited. I keep hoping RBR would add more shades to the existing two, but one can't hide her dark circles with hope.  I don't know what took me so long to give a chance to the much-praised Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush from By Terry, but Finally I did. Where has it been all my life? (the answer is: at Barneys).

Like most By Terry products, Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush has a distinct luxurious feeling. The wand is nice and thick, and most importantly, the brush is made of very soft hair (synthetic, I assume) instead of the usual horrible plastic bristles. The brush head is smooth, thick and actually feels nice on skin, so you can really use it on the go instead of transferring the blob of product to the back of your hand and picking up with a real brush.

My color in By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush is #3 Beige. It's an excellent match that works well under my eyes. Like the Rouge Bunny Rouge wand, this product offers good coverage as well as light reflection. If you look at the swatches above you'll notice a cat scratch on my arm (Marigold, Pippa, and I were rough-housing). In the first photo, before I blended the concealer, the mark is quite red. Now look at the second, where I lightly touched it up with Touche Veloutée-- my skin looks much more even.

Bottom Line: as close as I get to a holy grail product these days.

By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush ($58) is available at Barneys, Osswald, and


  1. I picked this up at Barneys this summer and fell in love as well! I'm also wondering what took me so long to try it - it's the best highlighting pen I've ever tried, I even got a backup! :)

  2. I literally just brought this a day before this post went up, am now just waiting for it to arrive in the post... oy the waiting time! But can you answer one question for me, how does it compare to the Ellis Faas concealer? I am a big fan of that one, well I was until I decanted the rest into a tiny pot and now find it even more troublesome to apply.

    Thanks for your reply Gaia, love your blog - its my daily go-to.

    1. Ok, I probably spent a little too much time obsessively testing them side by side, and also using them one two sides of my face, but I think I have an answer. By Terry is more glowy while Ellis Faas is closer to a traditional concealer (though I can use it sparingly under my eyes) and has more coverage. I also mixed them together, but don't really see a big benefit of doing that. Does one need to have them both? Probably not, but they're such beautiful products that it's fabulous to have the option.

    2. Hi Gaia, thank you so much for this! Seeing your analysis, I think I will go back to the EF concealer as it has just enough peach for me to help cancel out undereye circles, which combined with more coverage, will make it the winner for me. I tried the by Terry but I don't think I can get a great colour match somehow. I agree that they are both lovely products, it just depends on one's needs.

  3. I have been wanting this for some time now-- after your review it is at the top of my list! Thanks, Gaia!

  4. Great review. I am trying to get as much info as possible to this product as everyone is saying so many nice things about. I think xmas is around the corner good time for by terry products that I never used...;)


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