Even though I’m in my early twenties, my tastes in beauty are actually quite old-fashioned, and when it comes to makeup, I love a vintage lipstick. As soon as I opened the By Terry Rouge-Expert Click Sticks, I recognized the subtle shine of a creamy texture and the delicious smell, somewhere between vanilla and what I like to call the L’Oréal scent, of an old-fashioned lipstick. That said, if these lipsticks are old-fashioned, they are however trapped inside one of the most modern and inventive packagings I have ever seen, mixing new and old beautifully.

Sticking with the little back and forth between modern and vintage theme, the sticks are held in what I would like to call By Terry crayons, first of all because of their deep purple colour, By Terry’s signature shade, but also because of the little silver buttons at the end of them. Indeed, clicking on them is the only way to release a lipstick which is essentially every creamy lipsticks fan’s dream. With the help of a modern and cleverly shaped bullet, the application is super smooth and easy, almost as if I just put a lip balm on, with however, a better, actually quite impressive pigmentation and a finish which sits more on the satin side of things. Favouring comfort over longevity, the click sticks will need a quick touch-up after a big meal: no need to panic if there isn’t any mirrors around, they fade away quite gracefully, starting by the inside of the lips rather than leaving some spots completely bare.

The two shades I have, 4 Rose Ease and 17 My Red, turn out to be as successful as the formula. Subtle pinks have been my favourites all summer and Rose Ease is reviving the pink love this autumn. As always, it stays away for the frightening 2000’s candy or Barbie pink and comes closer to a deep, wearable rosy shade. My red is definitely less wearable, but it remains a beautiful bright cherry red which will be frequently applied on my lips come Christmas time, and rightly so.


  • Yiotou_La

    There are three elements I love in these lipsticks: the packaging, how pretty and original, the scent, I love vanilla scented products and i have been using creamy products that feel comfortable on the lips more than my dry liquid lipsticks.


    • I believe you’ll love them then! I think it is always nice to come back to creamy lipstick during autumn/winter, just to help the lips to stay in good condition!

  • Federica Di Nardo

    Nice colors!


  • I love the packaging of these and they sound incredible! xx

    Beautylymin| HourglassAmbientLightingEditGiveaway

    • They are and the packaging is so different from anything I’ve tried so far, I love it, it’s just a nice change!

  • Oh that red is just stunning, I would love this x

  • I really wanted a couple of shades when these were first released but decided to wait and save so I can get more from the brand. That day never came as I was busy spending money buying other brands instead. LOL!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Yes, I’m just the same, I always make plans in my head to purchase this and that, but at the end of the day, I only have a certain amount of money to spend on beauty products, and it is always about choosing one product over the other. (I was very lucky with these because they were gifts, though)

  • Camilla Ackley

    These shades are totally gorgeous.

    xx Camilla

  • Like you I love the old-fashioned lipstick formulas, but I don´t mind a more modern packaging.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Yes, when it comes to packagings, I have to say I like to see something new and unseen before!

  • Rose Ease is literally the perfect shade of pink – SO dreamy! I also love the modern design, the click-application is super appearing and so much easier for when on the go as well.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • I just love pretty much all By Terry products, just wish they weren’t so much money! The packaging is gorgeous though, do you get a lot of product? Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • That was my biggest fear, not having a lot of product, and because once the stick is out, there is no way to bring it back into the packaging it was hard to know, but after looking at the grams, I know there is a little less product than the usual, classic lipstick, not much, but a little less!

  • I really want to try By Terry’s lip range, the shades always look so pretty! Loving the rosy shade.

    Anika |

  • These lipsticks have been tempting me… Although the L’Oréal scent actually scares me a little!

    • Yes, I personally love this scent, but I know a lot of people aren’t a fan…