4th January 2012

By Terry – Rouge Terrybly 203 Fanatic Red & 304 Cherry Cherry

By Get Lippie

First off, Terrybly is a dreadful, dreadful, dreadful name for a diffusion range of cosmetics.  Especially a diffusion range that is, in actual fact, more expensive than the original line …

Right, that off my chest, lets have some lipstick porn, for these are the most beautifully packaged lipsticks in all of creation:

These are gorgeous, weighty and glamorous to carry around, particularly in their little silk bags. So, what are the shades like?  Here you go:

 And with flash:

Yes, I went for brights, and what beautiful brights they are.  A wonderous deep blood-red and fuchsia.  Ah, fuchsia, how I’ve missed you and your hard to spell ways … I love the retro-80’s nature of the fuchsia shade!  I had this one applied at an event before Christmas, and immediately had to ask the team to open up the tills so I could purchase one … I’m easily led, what can I say?

Natural Light:

And with flash:

These are very emollient – By Terry wax lyrical about “Lumilip” technology on the packaging, without, of course, mentioning what it is, but I think it has something to do with rubies.  These shades do, in fact, have a glow about them, and I enjoy wearing them a great deal.

However, they cost £31 each, which is on a par with Tom Ford (£36), so are they as good?  Well, yes and no, to be honest.  On the packaging side, I’d say the Rouge Terrybly win.  I know everyone goes on about the click of the Tom Ford lipsticks when you close them, but I don’t think they’re particularly inspiring personally, nice, yes, but … I prefer the Terrybly.  When it comes to performance, well, Tom Ford wins hands down.

When I bought these lipsticks, I was told that they wouldn’t wear off, they were longlasting, and wouldn’t leave a ring of doom.  Well, all of these claims are untrue.  They’re no more longlasting than any other lipstick, and they do wear off within a couple of hours of applying (you’ll be finding lipstick stains on everything for days afterwards), and as for a ring of doom, well … RING OF DOOM might be better putting it!

Serves me right for listening to a pushy sales assistant, I guess.  More fool Get Lippie.

All that said, I do like these lipsticks a great deal, they’re moisturising, and they’re wonderful colours in great packaging, but they’re not a groundbreaking formula, they have average (very average) staying power and aren’t really any better than other lipsticks in their price range, but they are pretty.  Very pretty …

The Fine Print: Purchases.  Lovely, lovely not-at-all longlasting, impulse purchases.

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