Thursday, 11 August 2011

By Terry Rouge Terrybly Lipstick Swatches

I have already raved about how much I love the formula of these lipsticks here, but since I wrote that post my collection has grown. There seems to be a general lack of swatches/posts on By Terry so I thought this might be of some help, especially if you are looking to purchase online.
Swatches left to right: Narcotic Sienna, Cupid Peony, Torrid Rose, Pink Party, Cherry Cherry (taken in natural light)
Pink lipstick is my favourite so I am keen to collect all on offer and then make a start on the reds. I bought all the shades online and they have been rather hit or miss shade wise. I love Cherry Cherry, Pink Party and Torrid Rose, but Cupid Peony I can't get to work for me and Narcotic Sienna, although nice enough, is not the red I would have chosen if I'd viewed them all in store. When I did get a chance to have a quick peek at the By Terry stand in Space NK Canary Wharf, only half the testers were available of the lipsticks and they were all squished to within an inch of their life. Needless to say I didn't purchase anything that day!

Swatches left to right: Narcotic Sienna, Cherry Cherry, Pink Party, Torrid Rose, Cupid Peony
Please excuse the incredibly sorry state of my lips. Unfortunately I bit them (in the stress running up to my brother's wedding) so no lipstick covers those marks and they are dry and cracked at best! However, I think you can only really tell the sometimes subtle differences between the shades when on the lips. The lightest shade, Cupid Peony, never seems to work on my lips regardless of the state of them. I'm not sure if it is just too light for me but if anyone has any tips as to how to improve it, do let me know. It is currently proving a very expensive mistake!

By Terry Rouge Terrybly Cupid Peony applied
By Terry Rouge Terrybly Torrid Rose applied
By Terry Rouge Terrybly Cherry Cherry applied
By Terry Rouge Terrybly Pink Party applied
By Terry Rouge Terrybly Narcotic Sienna applied
Finally, I will just say that these lipsticks although expensive at £30.50 each, are my favourite of all time. They even beat Tom Ford for me as they are so feather light on the lips you don't really even notice you are wearing lipstick. It has definitely encouraged me to buy more By Terry products in the future.

By Terry Rouge Terrybly lipsticks cost £30.50 each from Space NK nationwide in the UK.


  1. These are really helpful, thank you! I'm drawn to Narcotic Sienna, would be a nice colour for fall.
    I find colours like Cupid Peony hard to wear, If I had that one I think I'd mix in a slighty darker neutral toned lip liner over it just to bring down the coolness and lightness a bit x

  2. Thank you for the photos, I think Cherry Cherry is my favourite. x

  3. Cherry Cherry and Pink Party both look gorgeous! Will be checking these out next time I visit Space NK. Thanks for the swatches! x

  4. Oh! My eyes are popping out of my head over Narcotic Sienna. What a stunning color, and it looks great on you, lip boo-boos and all.

  5. I will have to check out pink party! great swatches!