The byTerry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm Fill & Plump Lipstick is the 22nd product from the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar. I was really happy to find this product as it has been on my mind for a while and was quite tempted to get it for Black Friday when some of the colours were on offer. Really happy I did not as it turned out I already had one in the beautiful calendar.
I love byTerry, but I admit that I rarely used their products due to their high prices. I love shopping and I do spend more than I should at times but with so many products available I find it hard to spend money on one item when I could try so many instead. Maybe if I were not blogging about them, then it would make more sense. Anyway, the moment I discovered the product I just had to try it on then and there.
The colour of my byTerry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm Fill & Plump Lipstick is ‘Princess in Rose’ which seemed a bit too pink in the tube so I was a bit afraid to try it on just to realise that I should have saved it to gift it to someone who might appreciate it more. Sometimes I do try out products that do not look like something that would fit me, but normally when I do, I do not feel bad about having to throw them away afterwards. At this price tag I would have felt horrible about no being able to wear the product and about throwing it away, but luckily it did not come to that. The colour is really pink, but after a few moment of being on the lips it settles and the colour becomes a bit less intimidating. The rouge gives the lips a particular shine, I do not know how to describe other than as some sort of a sheer metallic.
The byTerry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm Fill & Plump Lipstick claims to plump the lips as well, however even if it does, the effect is not as visible as with other products. It felt more like an illusion caused by the glitter in the lipstick rather actual plumping. In any case, I did not feel the process at all. I did not feel a tingling or anything else. However, the product does act like a balm and it made my lips feel smooth and very hydrated.
On the other hand, the colour is not long lasting. You will need to reapply the product several times throughout the day if you intend to wear it for longer periods of time and that is a shame really. At that price having to apply the product too often is a bit disappointing. Furthermore, if you try to eat or drink something while wearing the lipstick you will find out that there won’t be any product left after.
Overall, I did enjoy the byTerry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm Fill & Plump Lipstick and I liked the way it looked on my lips, however I am not sure whether I would buy one for myself. If I were to receive one as a gift again I would not say not to it, but spending around 29 pounds on one is not something I see myself doing.