Wednesday, 9 February 2011
By Terry Touche Veloutee swatches and first impressions
Touche Veloutee claims to give lightweight but full coverage, with botanical ingredients to help combat dark circles, eye bags, wrinkles et al. The texture reminds me a lot of Sisley Phytocernes concealer, although the Touche Veloutee is a little more moisturising and fuller coverage.
Porcelain looks like the best match on my hand, but it's a bit too light and pink for me (and has a slightly stronger pink cast that my camera couldn't pick up in the not-very-sunny street). My skin is about NC20, Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory coloured. Cream is a bit dark for me (but I think it'd be your colour, Kathy). Beige is a bit warmer and darker than Cream, but wouldn't work for any skin darker than a golden olive; there are no colour matches for deeper skintones.
I wasn't tempted to buy one (I prefer the texture of my rms Beauty 'un' cover-up) but this would be good for a less dry skin or someone who wants a soft matte texture, rather than a creamy one. Although the product blurb states there are 'soft focus pigments' in the formulation there is absolutely no discernible shimmer to my eye (a very good thing in my opinion - I don't care for the shimmering eye concealer-highlighters).
By Terry Touche Veloutee is available at SpaceNK, and costs £30 (it is quite a big tube though).