Friday, 2 May 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick - 'Ole Flamingo!' Review


Having heard lots of good things about the new Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks from Bourjois, I was really eager to get my hands on them so I took a little trip to boots this week to give them a try. So first things first, the colour range is pretty limited, 6 colours in total, a mix of pinks and reds and all very vivid and real statement colours. After swatching all six I went with 'Ole Flamingo!' (Please tell me I'm not the only one who has to say that in a Spanish accent!), a beautiful cerise pink that I just couldn't resist because a, I'm a sucker for bright pink and b, I thought it matched the colour I mixed up in my post from a few days ago (see here). 

First impressions, I love the cute packaging and yes I know it's not really anything special but I just really like that the lids match the colour of the lipstick, I'm easily pleased! Once opened I have to say I was surprised at just how much like a lip gloss it looks but once on the lips it's an altogether different story. It dries VERY quickly in to a matte stain which means you really have to be neat with your application. Mistakes are quite difficult to rectify without staining all round your mouth and subsequently looking like someone who shouldn't be aloud anywhere near lipstick.


It is however incredibly long lasting, it really does live up to it's boast of 24 hour hold as my hand swatches can testify! It's very lightweight to the point where I actually forgot I was wearing it and got a little shock when I looked in the mirror. The colour fades only slightly so a little top up is needed every so often to keep the colour looking as intense but you could just as easily not bother and be good for the whole day. 
  
I do have one slight niggle though, the velvet finish took me a little while to get used. If I'm honest I was tempted to put a clear gloss on over the top to make the colour look less 'flat' but I stuck with it and after a while it grew on me. Plus, unlike some other matte lipsticks it was very forgiving on the lips and didn't show up any dry areas which is something that has put me off matte lipsticks in the past.


I can really see these being a big hit for the upcoming music festival season, I love that they look great with barely any makeup, just gorgeous vivid lips that still look as if you've made a ton of effort. I'm pretty sure I'll be picking up a few more of these in the future, here's hoping they expand the colour range to more neutral tones too.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick - £8.99 boots.com

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