Before we get on to the ridiculously beautiful colour lets talk packaging. This is a £31 lipstick (I bought mine from Space NK). That's about £6 more than your average Armani, Chanel or Dior lipstick-this is 'high' high end luxe. And the packaging reflects it. The silver bullet is sleek and sophisticated with By Terry engraved on the lid. The inner bullet has By Terry embossed on it and the lipstick bullet has By Terrybly engraved into it. Almost too perfect to use. The lipstick also comes in a printed silk pouch, like a little sleeping bag for your uber posh lipstick.
The colour I picked up, 301 Party Pink certainly packs a punch. It's a beautiful blue based bright pink. I've tried to dupe it in my collection but just can't nail it-Nars Shiap is the closest I can find but the finish of it is completely different.
Sorry but I am going to absolutely gush about this lipstick!
It's wonderfully creamy and smooth to apply but isn't slippery. I used a lip brush to apply (which I always do for bright colours) and it was opaque with one layer, not sticky and felt lightweight on the lips. And the colour was so vibrant!! The initial finish is glossy and lips feel nicely plumped-but with no tingle. I personally dislike 'plumping' formulas that tingle but this formula uses Hyaluronic Acid which holds 1000 times it's own weight in water to do the plumping as well as collagen (you also find Hyaluronic in face plumping serums like Hydraluron).
It eventually dries down to a matte finish but the longevity is amazing. The photo of me wearing it was taken 2 hours after I initially applied it. Even after 10 hours there was a faint stain on my lips and the fade was even-and no bleeding out of the lip line. It was also incredibly comfortable to wear with no drying.
By Terry call it flawless. I completely agree.
It is officially lipstick love and I have been googling swatches of the range to add to my wishlist!