Powering on! Part 3 of the By Terry Rouge Terrybly series: The paler shades.
Rouge Terrybly in Terribly Nude #100
My first Rouge Terrybly, I distinctly remember purchasing it because it cost me 85AUD; I kid you not, how do you forget paying that sorta dough on a lipstick? Thankfully, Mecca Cosmetica has since reduced the price to 66AUD.
Terrybly Nude 100 is quite a balanced nude with equal parts beige, pink and a touch of mauve – it’s many miles above your run-of-the-mill, blank out nude. It pales down my pigmented lips just enough that I can rock a stronger eye or a stronger blush but not so much that my pout disappears from the surface of my face. I’ve noticed that Nude 100 can lean slightly ashy on deeper skintones so if you’re above an NC35, it’s advisable to try before you buy (always a good idea but y’know).
It was only after significant head-cranking and close inspection that I noticed a minute amount of glimmer in swatches that doesn’t translate to the lips (generally a deal breaker for me, my chapped lips don’t need the extra attention). Nude 100 wears evenly but has discernibly less longevity than some of the deeper shades; it’s a payoff – you want a heavy nude that makes a home in your lip lines? Didn’t think so.
The options are endless with a workhorse nude but my one of my favourite Nude 100 pairings is a stronger eye that lies on the cooler spectrum to tie in the pinkened-mauve undertones of the lip. Shameless repost of a previous look, as the lips pictured very true to life…
What was that? You want a tutorial on that look? You can find it here 😉
By Terry – Rouge Terrybly in Terrybly Nude #100 // Fail safe nude
Urban Decay – Naked 3 Palette // My review, critiques and looks here
Rouge Bunny Rouge – Eye Kohl in Salome // Soft enough to smudge but doesn’t melt down my face during wear
Rouge Bunny Rouge – Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Salome // HG tightlining product, applies like an epoxy and does not move
Kiss Lashes – Trio Short Combo // Found an online stockist! WOO!
Guerlain – Four Seasons Bronzer in Nude 00 // The bronzer for people who don’t like bronzers (geared towards fairer skintones)
Rouge Terrybly in Cupid Peony #300
Cupid Peony is a pale, brightened pink with a warm undertone that evokes a flamingo edge (I liken it to Becca Beach Tint in Lychee… but on steroids). It also has a strong white base that lends an artificial, neon obnoxiousness so stands apart from the face like DAMN gurl wat dat lipstik on ur face?
Like a moth to a flame but I never learn, strong white bases are a nightmare than not even the glorious By Terry could master: Settles into lip lines, draws in every flake and the greatest of lipstick tragedies- the white tide line of death. I could barely wear Cupid Peony for an hour before developing a rim of white pigment where my lips meet. Unable to admit defeat, I tried it over Bite Beauty Line and Define Primer and even as a cream blush…
It performed beautifully on the cheeks (dabbed on with a duo-fibre stippling brush) but alas, I don’t even need to zoom in for you view my every lip crease and crack. The only Rouge Terrybly that I wholeheartedly don’t recommend. But dat colour 🙁
Exploiting every opportunity to concept-clash, I paired the decidedly pretty pink lip with a grunge-y mustard haze around the eyes and a boyish, straight brow.
By Terry Rouge Terrybly – Cupid Peony #300 // On lips and cheeks. Breaks my heart
SUQQU Brow Pen – Moss Green + Brown // Layered the two shades to form a strong, straight brow
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Tinted Brow Gel in Granite // My pick for texturising bold brows. I detect shimmer in the tube but thankfully, none once applied
MAC Eyeliner Pencil – Teddy // A warm brown, roughly lined upper and lower lashline to give depth to the hazey eye
MAC Prolongwear Eyeshadow – Uninterrupted // A murky mustard shade, very cool and unexpected
That’s three out of four installments of the series done! Next: The deeper shades.