Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Bourjois: Rouge Edition Velvet Review

I couldn't help myself a few weeks ago! I saw this beauty and it felt as if it just jumping off the shelf and into my hands. Let me introduce you to Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in the colour Frambourjoise!


The Product:
A matte finish lipstick with a light feel. This leaves you with a beautiful intense colour that has a velvet texture to it. It contains evanescent oil so your lips don't dry out and provides a soft second skin finish which is exactly what I'm looking for in a matte lipstick!


The Packaging:
I think the packaging is gorgeous and looks high end (maybe that's just my take on it). It certainly stands out among everything else at the display. You can see the colour of your chosen lipstick through the clear plastic and the cap has the colour of the lipstick. It has a slanted applicator which feels strange for a lipstick as I'm used to these for lip glosses not a lipstick.

Liquid form but dries to a matte finish

Pic Taken After Application
Pic Taken 2 Hours After Application
Pic taken 4 Hours After Application

Overall Verdict:
These contain the most beautiful colours which are so pigmented I can't believe I'm wearing it! I don't usually go for something so bold on my lips and I own the grand total of 4 other lipsticks so to say this is way out of my comfort zone would not be a lie. I have a love/hate relationship with this lipstick. Firstly it applies wet and dries to a matte finish but it can be messy around the lip line so this has taken a bit of mastering on my part. Secondly I think the applicator has too much product on it so it can get really, really messy. There are days I can get it right and when I do I love it. Lastly after 3 hours this fades for me, but looks patchy. So as you can see it really is a love/hate thing going on here. The colours are stunning, the matte finish doesn't dry out my lips, but would advise to exfoliate them just so that the product goes on flawlessly. The packaging itself is very fancy pants but the applicator just does not work for me. The colour looked darker in the packaging compared to when on the lips. It looks red but once applied if verges more on the pinky side (but I like the colour never the less).

Price: €10.99

Rating: 3/5

Have you tried these Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet's? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

8 comments:

  1. Great review, looks fab on you! I'm just about to buy one myself but can't decide whether to get the Pink Pong or Ole Flamingo! What do you think? :) x

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    1. My pictures didn't do these any justice at all and I have the oddest looking lips lol I think Ole Flamingo would be gorgeous on you I think it's such a pretty colour :) x

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    1. Aw, Thank you :) Takes a bit of getting used to but I think I may expand my collection now!

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  3. Looks great! I like that the colour is easy to see before you buy, that's such a help. x

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    1. I love when you can see the product that is inside!!! I need to find the knack of using it though lol xx

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  4. I agree about the applicator, can take some getting used to and have to make sure not to have wobbly hands!!

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    1. So glad it wasn't just me that thought the applicator would take getting used to, and my hands are definitely not the steadiest lol.

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