Monday mornings are never going to be my favourite time of the week. Getting up with the alarm always feels that little bit harder than normal, and getting my inbox down to zero feels like it takes hours. So as a bit of a pick me up, I love adding a fun pop of something to make the morning feel a little bit more special! This morning’s choice is the stunning By Terry Lip-Expert Matte in Dragon Doll.
One of the brightest shades from the whole Lip Expert line, this is a shade for days when you want to be noticed. It’s a true, blue toned red, which takes on an almost neon look after drying down. It’s truly glorious. I tend to wear it with the rest of my makeup toned right down, so that the focus stays resolutely on the lips. Applied straight to the lips with the doe foot applicator, the lipstick as an almost whipped consistency, which gives lips an even and opaque coat of colour. Unlike other matte lipsticks I’ve tried in the past, By Terry’s doesn’t dry down to that chalky finish. Instead it stays comfortable all day, and once it’s on, it’s truly on. There is little to no fading wearing the lipsticks throughout the day, and I need to get the cleansing oil and lip exfoliator out in the evening when i want to get it off!