Today’s post is something a little different – a collaborative post with Beka! Since most Friday’s she uploads a Friday First, I thought it would be fun to get involved and my post is going live on her blog, with her post going live here. So without further adieu, here are Beka’s first impressions of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick.
I’ve officially decided that collaborations with my fellow bloggers and guest posts are now my favourite thing in the world. Why? Because organising this collaborating guest post with Sophie actually gave me a reason to justify buying something that I’ve been wanting to try for what seems like forever.
So what am I reviewing today? The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick. I opted for the shade Nude-ist! as it is the perfect my lips but better shade for me and it’s the perfect shade to wear both day and night!
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick claims to have a “soft, melting texture” that “glides on to the lips and turns into a matt, velvety and incredibly light colour” leaving your lips “smooth and soft as velvet”. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick is “enriched with evanescent oils” and has a formula that “provides a soft, second-skin feel without drying or fading lips” (bourjois.co.uk) which is also “lightweight, velvety texture and non-drying” as well as giving “extreme comfort that doesn’t smudge!” (boots.com).
So does it live up to all of these claims? I found that it did! I’ve tried quite a few liquid lipsticks and I found all to be incredibly uncomfortable when applying them or really awkward to apply as they started to dry before I managed to get the look I was going for. However Velvet Lipstick didn’t do this, it doesn’t start drying instantly so you’re still able to work with it and build it up if you wish, but it also doesn’t take forever to dry.
Once I’d applied Velvet Lipstick I actually forgot that I’d got it on and I found that it wore really nicely throughout the day. I applied it over a clear lip liner as I actually don’t own a lip liner thats a similar colour, but now I know what colour I’m looking for. I also set it with a very light layer of translucent powder as I do with all lipsticks, I haven’t had the chance to road test it without the layer of powder however it’s staying power is definitely something I’m happy to brag about!
The scent is something that I’m actually struggling to write about. It’s not an unpleasant scent; like most people if a lip product has an overpowering or awful scent I really struggle to wear it and very rarely do. As I said the scent isn’t unpleasant, however I can’t quite put my finger on what the scent it. As soon as Velvet Lipstick is applied the scent disappears and it’s not one that I smelt throughout the day, so that definitely helps!
I’m so glad that I picked this up and I’m already looking at the other shades ready to pick up some more. Nude-ist! is definitely a shade that I can wear on a daily basis if I go out to lunch or just want to add a little something to my day, but it’s also a subtle, neutral shade that I can easily wear on a night out.
Will I continue to use Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick? I will. It seems like you get a fair amount of product for your money, and with the Nude-ist! you don’t really have to build it up too much as it applies quite well. I just know it’s going to be a shade I reach for most of the time and I’ve already planned some outfits it would go with perfectly.
Would I repurchase Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick? Definitely. Although some people would say that £8.99 is a ridiculous price for a lipstick the way this lipstick applies, looks and stays it’s all worth the price. As I said above, I’m already looking at other shades and just trying to work out what shade I want first.
Would I recommend Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick? I really would. I wasn’t completely sold on liquid lipsticks however Velvet Lipstick has definitely changed my mind. For a lipstick that I found didn’t fade straight away and stayed fantastically well it’s one I’m shouting about from the rooftops.
Overall score out of 5? A 4. Honestly the only reason I haven’t given this lipstick a full 5 out of 5 is because I haven’t yet tested it without a layer of translucent powder and I need to test it out on a restaurant meal to see how it really does hold. Check in on Twitter and Instagram for an update on this!
Do you own Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick? If you do, what do you think? Is Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick something you want to try? Let me know!
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