I know I’ve just spoken about embracing spring, and loving all the influx of colour the season brings, but this time of year, might just be the last time you can really embrace a dark lip until autumn. It still feels luxurious at this time of year, and with dark evenings, makeup can stay sultry. Which is why I wanted to star my posts on By Terry’s Lip Expert Matte line with 16 Midnight Instinct. It’s a stunning shade – if you’re a Rouge Noir / Vamp fan, it’s a must have.
The blackened red feels incredibly grown up and glamourous. This isn’t the lipstick for nights when you want to blend in. The Lip-Expert Matte is a real pop of colour. Applied to the lips directly using the doe-foot applicator, you get a real shock of red. It’s intense in the best possible way. The colour payoff is truly phenomenal – it’s completely opaque, and it dries to a soft, comfortable velvet finish. One word of warning though – when using the lipstick, you’re going to want a steady hand, as once this is on, it’s staying there. The Lip-Expert lasted through drinks, dinner and well into the night without crumbling or wearing away, and it took quite a lot of cleansing oil and scrubbing to get it off at all.