Ever since I first tried it on in October, I’ve been dreaming of By Terry Rouge Terrybly in Terrific Rouge. (Say THAT ten times fast.) Terrible name aside, at $49 a pop, By Terry Rouge Terrybly lipsticks are an investment, even when you are employed. So it took me a while to work my way round to getting this.
And, guys? I’m in trouble. I want this formula in every color now. And I’m saying this about a lipstick, a RED lipstick, that’s not matte!
I’m not sure if this is why it’s so expensive (is there ever an excuse?), but these are billed as a dual lipstick and lip treatment.
The first volume and firmness lipstick enriched with the BY TERRY exclusive and anti-aging Lumilip® Technology to rejuvenate and embellish every smile with silky color.
I don’t know what that means and what is actually in there, but let me tell you, it’s good. It’s like having lip balm on all day, except that it’s this gorgeous, saturated color, instead. And I do mean all day. This lasts like crazy, again, considering it’s not a matte.
To start with, the lipstick applies so silkily. Actually, it’s so silky going on, that I almost find it a bit tricky to work with. I use my Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer to start with and my MAC Cherry lip pencil, to outline the perimeter and then using a lip brush, I paint my lips in and cover the lip liner. Then I blot and apply another layer straight from the tube.
At first it stays creamy on my lips, and after a little while, it kind of dries down to a not-matte, but a satin finish that adheres to your lips and isn’t slippery at all. But not messy. And it stays put. I took a photo to demonstrate how it looked after drinking a coffee and eating breakfast.
In fact, I put it on at about 7:30 in the morning and didn’t really feel the need to reapply until around 5:00 in the afternoon. At that point, it was slightly messy on the edges and had mostly disappeared in the corners of my mouth, there was still a nice amount and beautiful color on the main part of my lips. But then I put on some more and it stayed the entire rest of the day.
And not just stayed, but my lips felt great. You know how during the day little dry pieces of skin usually crop up? Nope, not with this one. All smooth. It wasn’t until I took it off that I felt the need for lip balm. The entire time wearing it, I didn’t feel the need for any. (Unlike some mattes where it’s all you can do not to slather balm over them because it defeats the purpose.)
The color is actually beautiful. In certain lights, it looks like a true, bright red. While in other lights, it looks like a darker red, like this.
The lipstick itself is pretty luxe. The metal case feels substantial and has a metallic closure that makes a snapping noise when closed. The bullet is(, terribly, :p ) engraved with “Terrybly.” It has a perfumey smell (that doesn’t last once applied). Does it justify the price? No. Do I still want every color? Yes. (Carnal Attraction. And I’d love an even deeper red, like the way it looks in darker lighting, but all the time. Not sure if Red Ceremony is what I’m looking for.)
Terrific Rouge may not be my “perfect red” (because I don’t think that exists—I’m too mutable [SUCH a Gemini!]), but I’m pretty sure this is my perfect lipstick formula!
Now I’m off to play the lottery so I can afford more. 😉
Dress – eBay
Necklace – Liliclaspe
Have you tried any of these lipsticks? Which are your favorites? Do you like this red?
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