Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Highlighter and Powder: My Current Base Product Favorites

Above: Base, base everywhere! 
Happy Thanksgiving weekend!  Here is a discussion of my latest base products on current rotation.  From primer to powder and everything in between, I’m covering base products from some of my favorite lines including By Terry, Shu Uemura, Kanebo, Tom Ford, Burberry and Surratt Beauty.
Kindly scroll on for the video and product breakdown as well as the Bottom Line…

**Products (with links to their respective reviews etc.) Discussed:

1. LMdB Peau Vierge…review HERE
2. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream…review HERE
3. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Primer…review HERE
4. By Terry Ombre Black Star Bronze Moon + Brown Perfection…review HERE
5. By Terry Velvet Rouge in 01 Lady Bare…review HERE
6. Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting in Natural and Fawn…review HERE
7. Sensai Cellular Performance Cream Foundation…review HERE
8. The Lightbulb Oleo-Pact Foundation
9. Surratt Beauty Surrealiste Skin Concealer #5…review HERE
10. Chantecaille Le Camouflage Stylo in #3…review HERE
11. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer in #3 Natural Beige…review HERE
12. Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator Sheer Beige…review HERE
13. CharlotteTilbury Bronze and Glow…review HERE
14. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Powder in Vanilla Sand #3…review HERE
15. Burberry Sheer Foundation Luminous Compact Trench #6…review HERE

Thanks so much for watching this video…I welcome your questions and comments and hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Good things ahead…including a Black Friday haul, some Cyber Monday only details, and a FOTD!


–The Beauty Professor

**Some PR samples provided for review (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 

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Comments (20)

  • wefadetogray Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful video. I adore base make up as much as you do so this is so helpful, clear, and detailed. I really like your videos. Keep them coming 😉
    HG list of products.
    Have a lovely Saturday.

    November 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My pleasure! I am so glad that you enjoyed this base-heavy video and your positive feedback is encouraging!

      Hope your week is going well…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 6:51 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Great overview as always! Love your blog and it is so helpful. Love the lippie on you!

    November 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, Marianne…you are too kind!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • Jan K Reply

    Great video. Love your blog. I've been using Charlotte Tilbury' s miracle cream since I received it in August. The product as won me over completely. My skin has never been so soft. And, it's true, it does soften lines, esp the little ones that have slowly been popping up around my mouth. I also use it as a neck cream and night cream. I don't find it greasy. The scent is very subtle and hasn't caused any problems. I do plan on buying another jar when I begin to run out.

    November 30, 2014 at 5:27 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Jan,

      Thank you, thank you! I am so glad you've had a positive with the Magic Cream…it is exceptional, indeed. You describe it well!

      I hope your week is going well…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 7:04 pm
  • Kim Z. Reply

    BP, loved this video as I do all of your tutorials. I have a huge collection of LMdB, including the Peau Vierge tinted luminizer and the Peau Vierge anti-aging compact. Have you tried the latter, and if so, how does it compare to your powder favorites? I find it to be absolutely lovely, with a finish that looks natural but wakes up and perfects my skin. I've recently added some By Terry products to my collection, and have my eye on everything from Charlotte Tilbury! The Bronze & Glow will be next, despite the fact that I have a half dozen each of other bronzer sand highlighters!

    November 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, Kim! I am so glad you are enjoying my videos. I do indeed love the LMdB Peau Vierge compact…I wear it in shade #2 and it is fabulous for my spring and summer skin (it is a touch dark when I am at my lightest). It is so seamless and I adore that it is packed with skincare benefits as well! Charlotte Tilbury and By Terry…you simply cannot go wrong!

      You. need. Bronze. and. Glow. ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm
  • Michelle Reply

    Hi BP,

    Happy to see that you found the newly reformulated Sensai cream foundation !
    I looove it too ! But the only thing I don't like us the packaging. The jar. I always end with some products on my hands. It could be really messy, especially at the beginning when there are a lot of product in it. I'm considering to take some products out and put in some little sample jars.

    November 30, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Michelle,

      Isn't it such a wonder that the Sensai cream foundation is still available?! I agree…the packaging is less than ideal and I, too, decant it into a smaller sample jar for daily application so that I don't have to keep opening the jar!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    Hi BP! Could you tell me what shade in the Shu E lightbulb compact foundation you chose? I have the same coloring you do 🙂 TIA

    November 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      I have shade #564 Light Medium Sand…it's marvelous for NC 23-25 skin…spot on, once it sets!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 7:31 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    How do you use the Peau Vierge with the By Terry primer? Okay, so, do you first put on the P.V. & then smooth the B.T primer over the entire face on top of that or just dot the primer on planes of the face that you want to highlight & then apply foundation over that?
    I'm not going to lie, I want all of these products but have a little bit of a reticence about being product redundant & thus wasting money &/or because I have no idea how to use these products in the right order. Argh :/
    Please advise when you have time. Thanks a lot!

    December 1, 2014 at 2:00 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Anon,

      In the mornings, I generally apply the SK-II Cellumination Aurabright, followed by a pea sized amount of Peau Vierge, followed by a single pump of the By Terry Primer. It is a perfect combination that makes my skin look balanced, even and poreless and it readies it for the foundation to come…my foundation lasts forever with this trifecta!

      I hope that helps…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    thank u soooooo much such a best blog ��������������
    plz which one shall i buy by terry denssliss foundation or tom ford foundation im comb. skin i want buy only one foundation ������

    December 1, 2014 at 7:59 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My pleasure and thank you! If you have combination skin and are worried about oiliness, then I suggest the Tom Ford…it stays in place and holds oil at bay for hours on end!

      Hope that helps,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    Hi Beauty Professor! I loved your video so helpful! I usually don't get through entire videos on blogs but yours always has a way of keeping my attention :). I was wondering what bronzer/blush your wearing on your cheeks in the above video?
    Thanks ,

    December 4, 2014 at 9:59 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks so much, Sam! I am wearing a combination of Burberry Earthy and By Terry Platonic Blonde blushes…a new favorite pairing ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 15, 2014 at 12:12 am
  • Blondie, Esq. Reply

    So many lovely choices!! If you haven't planned a swatch post of the Burberry compact foundation, I would love one! It sounds like just the right product for some lighter coverage foundations (I'm thinking about Light Wonder in particular). Thank you as always for your recommendations! xoxo.

    December 7, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Blondie!

      Thank you…I will try to do a closeup of the Burberry compact foundation soon…it is so amazingly natural on the skin but still gives wonderful coverage. Will add it to my list!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 15, 2014 at 1:00 am

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