Do you have any idea how long I’ve been aching to do this post/series?
No but seriously.
Nah fo realz this time.
By Terry Rouge Terrybly Lipstick – The Lowdown
By Terry Rouge Terrybly is my favourite lipstick formula to date and I don’t throw that phrase around, there is years of gravity behind this statement. It’s been a bloody long journey but I’ve collected ten of my favourite shades (all I need…for now).
The lowdown: Rouge Terrybly is a range of highly pigmented lipsticks with a satin finish and a cushion-y texture, they wear evenly throughout the day and the soft silicone slip adequately hides my lip texture and persistent flakes. Bonus: Not only do they disguise liplines and dryness, Rouge Terrybly is of the few formulas that I would actually describe as hydrating.
The formula is feather light and thin in consistency which brings me to the main critique; some exhibit bleeding of product out of the lipline. I’ve not experienced this with any of the shades but I do have a rather arduous application technique: apply to the central part of the lips with a lip brush, blot, apply again, blot and finally, with the residual amount of product on my brush, fine tune + correct the shape of my lips. It’s takes an extra minute or two and you can omit this step but I’ve found this application to result in a stain that lasts most of the day, even through eating and drinking. Yes, the bolder shades DO stain (I actually love that when paired with a formula that wears evenly) and the blotted outcome is more of a matte-stain, but you do have the option of a matte or slightly-sheeny finish.
Public service announcement to refined noses out there: Rouge Terrybly have a soft fragrance, sorta candied roses with a dash of baby powder (it took me 20 minutes to pin that, don’t laugh). You’ll be happy to know that they’re not YSL lipsticks and the scent doesn’t linger.
Ingredients for one particular shade, Bare Instinct.
I have noticed some variation in formula between the ten-Terryblys, which I will detail individually. Don’t get too excited though, today we’re going to be talking about three of the ten shades I own…
Rouge Terrybly in 21VD #400
Legend has it that 21VD was the first lipstick formulated by
by by by By Terry and can be described as an ultra-vibrant orange with a hint of coral. It also has a touch of white in the base that amps up the vibrancy; one of the few white-based lipsticks I own that doesn’t exhibit settling, texture emphasis or that revolting white line that rears its head upon wear. 21VD is a shade that screams Spring, deliciously juicy and ripe. Since orange > red (I’m not looking for any trouble here…), it was a brainless purchase.
21VD wears beautifully – fades evenly, doesn’t settle into creases, no white ring of death, not drying in the slightest. I can’t fault it.
Too much of a good thing, I paired 21VD with a blown-out orange crease and an orange floral arrangement (coz Spring, gettit?).
By Terry Rouge Terrybly – 21VD #400 // That’s…why we’re here
MAC Eyeshadow – Rule // Applied with a fluffy brush to the crease for a diffused, wearable orange
MAC Eyeshadow – All That Glitters // A light bronze shade, all over the lid
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Corrupt // The blackest black that ever blacked. Used wet to create a wing
Illamasqua Eye Pencil – Vow // On the lower waterline, this makes orange much easier to wear on the eyes
Anastasia Brow Wiz – Medium Ash // So easy, I just wish it was slightly cooler in shade
Rouge Terrybly in Frenetic Vermillion #200
The second Rouge Terrybly I acquired and undoubtedly a favourite, Frenetic Vermillion is aptly named: a brilliant red with strong orange undertones (or more simply, an orange based red). I find red lipsticks with an orange lean to be super flattering on my warm skin and Frenetic Vermillion wins first place in that category; it’s so freaking versatile, play it up with dramatic eyes or play it down for an everyday, casual red lip. Dare I say… my favourite red of all time?
Frenetic Vermillion is all I could possibly want from a red lipstick: kind on texture, doesn’t settle into liplines, hydrating throughout wear, slippy enough to be comfortable but not so much that it migrates and wears evenly like the perfect lip-stain. My #1 recommendation for first time Rouge Terrybly-ers.
I opted for simplistic french-chic with a nude eye sans mascara, au naturale brows (heavily brushed up), a coral tone on the cheeks and that punchy orange-red on the lips. Keep the hair casual and Frenetic Vermillion is an effortless wear it anytime, anywhere red.
By Terry Rouge Terrybly – Frenetic Vermillion #200 // My child
Shu Uemura – Eyelash Curler // A must for any mascara-free look
The Makeup Store – Clear Brow Fix // I want dat vogue-brushed-up-brow dammit
NYX Jumbo Pencil – Milk // A fraction blended around the tear duct and under brow as a highlight
Guerlain Four Seasons Bronzer – Ebony // Mostly the coral shade dusted on the outer cheekbones
Rouge Terrybly in Funky Ruby #202
Another red but with a strong pink undertone, Funky Ruby is the perfect option for those new to red lipstick as it nears magenta. It’s also a more harmonious choice for those with cooler complexions, as the blue undertones sit beautifully on those blessed with english-rose skin.
Cool reds are not my first choice but I was surprised, I really adore this shade and it is just as versatile as my beloved Frenetic Vermillion. Additionally, it shares the unrivaled formula of Frenetic Vermillion (which not all Rouge Terrybly do, will become apparent in another post) and is an absolute pleasure to wear.
I paired Funky Ruby with warm sandy-beiges on the eye for some clash n contrast, as well as some winged eyeliner for extra GLAMA.
Surprise! Delicate red wings peeping out there! To keep it wearable, I lined the upper waterline with black eyeliner to separate the red liner from the whites of my eye and loaded the lower waterline with nude eyeliner to negate the pink-eye effect.
I know you wanted a close up. Maybe not but you got one anyway.
By Terry Rouge Terrybly – Funky Ruby // Look at it… glistening in the sunlight
MAC Paint Pot – Layin’ Low // Used to create a peachy sandy base
Tom Ford Cream Colour for Eyes – Escapade // Sadly, patchy on its own so I layered it over the paint pot for peachy glimma
MAC Brown Script + Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie // Blended into the crease and outer corner
Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Poison // Like Electric, awesome shade and terribly patchy formula. I layered red eyeshadow over it to obtain above opacity/saturation
Hakuhodo Brush J521-D1 // Best. eyeliner. brush. ever. end.
Ardell Half Lashes – #301 // My favourite half lashes for a subtle outer corner flutter
Illamasqua Eye Pencil – Vow // To separate the red liner from the whites of my eyes. A few extra touches and yes, you can pull off a little red eyeliner. Don’t tell me you can’t.
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder – Medium // The perfect contour powder, I used the included brush to carve out the cheekbones
Andddd 7 more shades to go! Stay tuned!