In my eyes just lately, Bourjois is brand that are totally hitting the nail on the head with their products, they simply can do no wrong.
In March this year Bourjois launched their Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick range and I was keen to get my paws on them.
Being a massive lipstick addict, I couldn't wait to try these out and these babies don't disappoint one bit.
For a start, these lipsticks are matte finish which is my favourite of all finishes.
They boast a soft, melting texture that glides onto the lips, giving a matte finish that leaves the lips smooth and soft as velvet.
I've been collecting these over the last month or so and I have six of these wonderful shades now, so today I thought I would swatch them on my lips, take some photos and get a little review up.
(L-R: Nude-ist, Peach Club, Frambourjoise, Ole Flamingo!, Hot Pepper and Grand Cru)
First up, the packaging.
The lipsticks come in a beautiful oblong, glass looking bottle with the lids being the same colour as the product in the bottle, which gives the impression that it is more high end than it is.
Application is great thanks to the foam doe foot applicator which gives precise definition to your lip line and hold quite a bit of product to spread evenly across the lips.
The formula is gorgeous, it really does just glide on and feels very soft on the lips, but I do recommend keeping your lips open for a little while to ensure the product dries and when it does, it's very impressive.
I find this lipstick doesn't dry out my lips and keeps them soft all day.
Some of the photos below the lipstick might look 'wet' because I never gave it chance to dry as I was keen to take the photos right away!
07 - Nude-ist.
As far as I'm aware this is a fairly new shade that has just been added to the line up, I never really get along with Nude shades, they either make me look too washed out or they're far too light for my complexion, but this particular Nude shade is a total game changer.
I'm sure you've all heard the phrase 'My lips but better' and this is what this shade does for my lips.
I love it and I'm so happy that I have finally found a Nude shade that actually suits me!
04 - Peach Club.
I've been quite weary but at the same time quite intrigued by a peach/coral colour for my lips, so I decided to be brave and pick this shade up.
I'm very impressed with how it looks on my lips, on my lips I find it a creamy light orange colour which is perfect for the summer.
Not as daunting as I expected it to be at all! I can see myself getting quite a bit of use out of this shade.
02 - Frambourjoise.
This one is so hard to pronounce, so I called it my Raspberry colour.
Really cute colour, lovely for sunny days.
This shade can be slicked over the lips once to leave a subtle stain or built up like in this picture for a bolder colour.
05 - Ole Flamingo!
It really does deserve that exclamation point at the end because its such a beautifully bold Fuchsia shade.
This was the first one I bought way back in May and I feel insanely in love with it.
I love layering this bad boy up for a really daring look and I've had so many compliments on it too!
Never been one for Fuchsia shades as I get too scared that it will be Barbie pink on me, but that's not the case with this colour.
03 - Hot Pepper.
I'm forever having some kind of love affair with red lipsticks, I have so many and its such a classic look.
Hot Pepper is a different kind of red to what I have in my ever growing collection, mainly because it's more orange toned. Not by much but you can see that its not the classic 50s red that so many of us adore.
Which isn't a problem because I really really love this shade.
I reckon teamed with cat flicks on the eyes, a generous helping of mascara and a swipe of pinky/coral blush this could be my look for the summer. Its just such a sophisticated shade that shrieks: "Yoooo hoooo look at me!" Totally head over heels for this one.
08 - Grand Cru.
Grand Cru is such a wonderful Berry shade that is amazing with one coat as a delicious stain or layered up for a more bold, defined look.
This is another fairly new shade that has been added recently and it really is to die for.
I looks as sumptuous in the bottle as it does on your lips.
I think this shade will be a firm favourite in my make up bag in the next coming months as we head into Autumn, maybe with just a slick of mascara and a contoured face.
The longevity of this lipstick is superb, although it does transfer onto whatever you're eating/drinking/kissing but fear not, when you panic and reach for the compact mirror the colour is still as fresh on your lips as much as it was when you first applied it.
And even with layering the formula doesn't crack or peel on the lips which is top marks in my books! And you really do forget that you're wearing it as its so light on the lips, no stickiness at all.
And they do last pretty much all day. I wore Ole Flamingo! from about 8am the one day, went on a day trip with my friend to Stratford-Upon-Avon and we had breakfast, dinner and drinks and when I arrived back home at 9pm the colour was still as vibrant as when I first put it on that morning.
I have to use two cotton wool pads drenched in Micellar water to remove this product. so that proves how good the lasting power is!
All in all I think Bourjois are onto a winner here with these lipsticks, they really look and feel like a high end brand but with a high street price at £8.99 each and they're on 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment, bonus!
You can buy Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks here.
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Have you tried Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks yet? What do you think?