By Terry Rouge Terrybly Age Defense Lipstick in 101 Flirty Rosy

I would say it's been a bit of a struggle to find a high-pigment lipstick that don't end up desiccating my lips.  Mistress of all things By Terry (that's the black panties) kept on tempting me with pictures of her rather impressive By Terry lipstick collection.  I only own a few things from the brand, but I really really like the Ombre Blackstar eye shadow sticks so I tentatively splurged on a Rouge Terrybly lipstick.

Okay, this name is Terryble.  Everything seems to be a play on the founder's name Terry de Gunzberg, but putting something Terryble in the name just sounds Terrible.  Maybe it sounds better in French?  I remember a high school French teacher calling me something that sounded like a Little Cabbage.  It didn't sound so terrible in French.
 It is a very luxurious presentation.  The silver case is gleaming and substantial and has a magnetized closure which also feels nice.  Also is a purple pouch.  I'm not sure, but maybe the case is prone to scratches.  It is also engraved on the side.
First let's chat a bit on the formula.  I'm duly impressed.  It really is very creamy and pigmented and goes on with full coverage in one swipe.  The finish is soft on my lips and without a lot of shine.  There are some richly moisturizing ingredients in this lipstick including Jojoba oils, Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid.  among other various plumping and moisturizing ingredients.  While I think anti-aging is a stretch, it sure does a really nice job keeping my lips moisturized for hours.  For me, the combination of high pigment and moisturizing qualities are hard to find together so I'm really pleased to have tried this formula.  Lasting time is reasonably long with even fading.  It lasted 4 hours with nearly full pigmentation and then gradually faded.
The color itself is a very easy to wear rose.  It really reminds me of Tom Ford Pink Adobe which I posted about here.  While I loved Pink Adobe, the Tom Ford lipstick formula was drying and made my lips look sadly withered.  I seem to have found a perfect replacement in Flirty Rosy! 

Flirty Rosy is a balanced medium rose with a hint of mauve.  It seems to want to pull slightly cool on my lips. 

The direct light brings forth the warmth in the color as it should.  The shine in the finish looks pronounced, but in reality on the lips, it looks creamy not shiny.
Indirect light shows more of the undertone of this color, again a tiny bit cool.
The coverage, the pigmentation, the creamy and moisturizing feel are all indeed lovely on my lips.

Here is the color in context of my face.  I'm wearing it today with neutral eyeshadow palette, Suqqu Kakitsubata and a rosy blush from Kjaer Weis in Blossoming. It looks very polished and uncomplicated.

I'm satisfied enough to play at the local By Terry counter and check out some more colors.  Hmm, now if only I can find a real replacement for Tom Ford Black Orchid.

What do you think about By Terry?  Any lipstick loves from the brand or other worthy product recommendations from the line?

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