So I finally got to see some pretties last night...those pretties being the By Terry Spring 2012 collection. Spring collections in general don't strike my fancy because I'm not one for light, or warm colors.
Of course I go to SpaceNK and I see the prettiness that is By Terry Spring:
From left to right:
#1: Diamond Dream: This is the most interesting out of the batch. When I see opalescent/light pinks, they tend to look like chalk on my lips or it looks like some white random funk that just sits there on my lips. This one even on my pigmented lips gives a gorgeous opalescence. My MA who is a NC35-40 it just makes her lips glow. It's not a color that you need lipliner for at all. When I saw it on her I literally snatched it.
#2: Honeymoon Kiss: This is a pretty peachy pink. I'm sure most people don't find it interesting since I'm sure many people probably have a similar color in their stashes...but I like it since the awesome wet shine effect it has on my lips. People literally stopped and stared and asked what I was wearing. I wore this one last night, and definitely a color I see myself wearing more often in the summer due to the effect it has on my lips.
#3: Gold Digger: I find the name almost offensive, but this one is a mid-tone rose with gold shimmer. It's probably the safest color to wear out of the entire line, and it enhances my lip color with the wet shine look. I think I'll be getting a backup of this one. I tried it in store and loved it at first sight.
#4: Pink Lover: This one is not as bright/vibrant as I had hoped it to be. On my lips, it just makes my lips a cooler pink. It's slightly milkier in texture than #1-3 and the shimmer isn't as apparent. Again, you may have a similar color in your stash, but I don't have a similar color myself (oddly enough).
#5: Wine Lust: This one is the one I'd probably wear the least since it's such a cool-based purple. It's not as red based as I had hoped, but it is a neat shade of purple. This is a color I'd be mixing with quite a bit to darken a color, but is it a color I'd wear alone? Not really. It's slightly too cool based in undertone for me to wear it alone. It's milky and less shimmery like #4.
Packaging: it comes in a silver top with the signature By Terry Terrybly diamond shape etching of her name. It has a standard doe foot applicator.
Scent: There is a definite scent powdery/rose scent. Shade #1 smells more baby powder like in comparison to the rest. My nose is a bit stuffed so I can't really tell any major differences between the gloss scents, aside from shade 1.
Texture: Shades #1-3 are a bit thicker in texture than the Lacque de Rose, but not as thick as the Gloss Delectation. They're slightly thicker in texture than the discontinued Armani lip shimmers, but not as thick as Mac lipglasses. Shades 4 and 5 are more like the discontinued Armani lip shimmers when it comes to thickness.
Longetivity: What's really cool about these is that they really are long lasting. So I wore #2 last night with no lipliner to see how it would fare. My biggest concern is that thicker lipgloss formulas tend to leave a white ring on my lips in a short amount of time. So I wore it from 7pm to around midnight and no reapplying. The color faded slightly, but there was definitely color, shine, and shimmer on my lips. Definitely impressed since during that time I did have a meal, and talked during the entire time from 7p-midnight. No white ring either.
In terms of it's overall purpose: It's supposed to be an "anti-aging, firming and volumizing gloss, enriched with the exclusive Lumilip® Technology, to rejuvenate and sculpt the lips in ultra-shiny colors". (quoted from the By Terry website seen here). I can't speak for what it does since these aren't really areas I need assistance with (yet), but I can say that the gloss definitely gave my lips the apprearance of fuller, glossier pout.
Price and Size: $44, 0.23 fl. oz.
|L to R: Shade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5|