Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Video: By Terry Sheer Expert + Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer Foundation Routine...

For the past few days, I've been experimenting with creating a new foundation concoction that combines the luminous lightless of By Terry Sheer Expert (#7 Vanilla Beige) with the unprecedented opacity and coverage of Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (#06).  This duality yields one of the most refining and flawless formulas yet!  

For reference, I have swatches of nearly every shade of the Sensual Skin Enhancer HERE and the By Terry Cover Expert swatches directly align with the Sheer Expert shades.  

Please view the video below for all of the details...hope your week is going well...xoxo!

--The Beauty Professor


20 comments:

  1. Great tutorial-I'm a fellow foundation junkie, and of course I ordered both products this morning after watching-thanks for that lol...You inspired me to mix two products I wasn't thrilled with right now (not b/c of the products, but because of what my skin needs are at the moment), the D&G cream foundation and Bobbi Brown's oil free tinted moisturizer. The former product is too matte and light right now, and the latter is too dark. Together-they're perfect! Can't wait to try your combination, as always thank you for taking the time to share with us.

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    1. Thank you, Jessigreer! I am thrilled to hear that you ordered the foundations and hope you end up liking them as much as I do right now. Sometimes the mixing makes all the difference...it totally put both of these products back into rotation ; ) I know what you mean about the D & G being a bit too matte at times...I've definitely experienced that as well. Congrats on finding you way to the perfect combination!!

      Thanks for the positive feedback and do keep me posted on how you like the BT and KA!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. great blog ! Would you like to follow each other ?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Paulina...so glad you like the blog ; )

      xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Dear Professor,

    This is a brilliant tutorial. I had previously purchased KA SSE but purged it due to its heavy coverage. I had also purchased by Terry Sheer Cover Expert which remained in the back of my makeup drawer because it was too light, though it was nice. After viewing your video, I have repurchased KA SSE to give it another shot. Of course it worked out as you had demonstrated here. I never thought to mix foundations from different lines and different consistencies! Thank you for another terrific video; now if only we can all look as beautiful as you when we use the same products! :)

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    1. Hello She's Chic,

      Thank you, thank you!! Your description regarding the KA SSE and By Terry SE exactly matched my sentiments...one, too thick, the other, too sheer...what's a girl to do?! I am so glad I decided to mix the two...I now have a little sample pot of the mixture in my makeup bag for easy application and touch ups. I hope you end up loving the combination (what shade SSE did you order?) as much as I do. Thanks also for your ultra kind compliment...lots of love to you!!

      Enjoy the week,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. hi i would like to order those product if you can help me with colors i wear giorgio armani in #5 and im mac between nw20 and nw25 what do you suggest plz let me know
    thnks

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    1. Hello Anon,

      I would guess that you'd be happy with #4 or #7...it just depends what type of undertone you want. #4 is a neutral undertone and #7 has a bit more yellow (but it is NOT peach or orange!).

      I hope that helps...take care!

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. hello plz help me pick the rite color wear giorgio armani in #5
    mac nw20 nw25 im between those two colors in mac whatwould be the perfect color for me and also all foundation tend to oxidize on me so me if there anything u sugest and never last on me me as far as makeup i even have the finishing spray

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    1. Hello Anon,

      Like the reader who posted the comment above, I am guessing that you would be a #4 or a #7, depending on if you want a neutral (#4) or yellow (#7) undertone. Both are great shades for light beige skin and they shouldn't oxidize in a major way.

      Take care!

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Hello again,Iam very interested in buying the by terry after viewing your video. Iam awaitung the arrival of the k. aucoin sse#6 and would love to mix the 2. Would u say that by terrysheer has luminosity?? Like u, I have tried tons of foundation in the hopes of finding a luminous 1 but 1 that will last. Alot of them are so hydrating that they slip off as I blowdry in my salon. do u think by mixing the 2 I will get the luminosity of 1, and the stayin power of the sse? Thanks again for your help.

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  7. Hello again B.P, today I received the aucoin sse#6. Unfortunatly its a tad too yellow as was the D&G lumi in caramel! Tomorow I should be gettin the D&Gin nat. glow. Do u think I should try the sse in #4 or wait to sheer it out with the D&G ? I lean toward nc20 but a bit darker when I self tan. I also noticed some of my foundations are a bit neutral beige, not too yellow even though Im def.warm undertone. thanks as always

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    1. Hi Lynn,

      Thanks for your comments! In response to your first question, I would say that the By Terry Sheer Expert has a nice luminosity factor...it is indeed sheer, but mixing in a more opaque foundation tends to bring out the best in the lightness of the Sheer Expert (at least in my experience!).

      I would try mixing the #6 SSE with the D&G Natural Glow before ordering the SSE in #4 just in case the #6 with the Natural Glow ends up being the perfect combination!

      Please keep me posted on what happens...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. Hello Beauty Professor,
    I'm from Brazil, and I have a friend going to Paris next week, and she is going to bring me some makeup. I definetely going to ask her to bring one Sheer Expert but I'm not sure about the color. I'm MAC face and Body 1, Studio Fix Fluid NW15, Benefit Flawless Oxygen Wow "I'm Pure 4 Sure", could recommend a color for me?
    If you could recommend the color of the Le Teint YSL will be fantastic.
    Thank you very much,
    Beijo,
    Luciana

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    1. Hello Luciana,

      Thank you for your question! Makeup from Paris...that sounds like a lovely arrangement ; ) Based on your current color matches, it sounds to me like you are #4 or #5 in the By Terry Sheer Expert. #4 is a bit lighter and more neutral than #5 (which has a bit more color). Perhaps you could wear #4 in the winter/spring and #5 in the summer/fall. In the YSL Le Teint, I think you would be BR 10 in the winter/spring and BR 20 in the summer/fall.

      I hope that helps...take care and have a lovely weekend...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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    2. Hi BT,

      Thank you very, very much!
      Kisses from Brazil

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    3. I forgot to tell you, that I was considering to buy #2 OR #3, so thank you very much, otherwise I'll be looking like a ghost.

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    4. Hello Luciana,

      My pleasure!! So happy I could help to point you in the right direction!

      Take care and xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  9. Wonderful tutorial! I'm struggling to find a perfect match in SSE. I just received 07 and it's a tad too yellow for me, which is odd because I am not at all pink. My guess is that it just accentuates my yellowness TOO much so I need to balance it out. Unfortunately, I can't return/exchange my SSE so I'm rather bummed. Next I'd love to try 04 or 05 but so nervous. I tested 05 at a counter and it's rather light but coud be perfect for the undereye area. I just didn't want to have to buy more than one shade for my face. ;)

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    1. Hi Kristina...thank you!! I am so surprised that #7 is pulling yellow...though every skin reacts different...all of the MUFE foundations oxidize orangish on me, no matter how light they are! I am guessing that #4 (quite light but very neutral) or #5 (a little peachier and darker, but not yellow!) could work.

      Take care and do keep me posted!!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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