I’m not really one for the liquid lipstick hype that’s been going around lately in the beauty world, but I am also the curious type and several months back I picked up these Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lippies, which you can find in either Boots or Superdrug. They retail in both stores for £8.99 at full price, although both stores do run offers so that’s worth keeping an eye out for.
Today I’m going to talk about the two shades I own which I’ve been wearing a bit more recently. They’re both more subtle shades in my opinion which really fits into my colour category for what I’ll wear in public. The shades I have are “07 Nude-ist” and “11 So Hap’pink” which I think look pretty good on my pale-neutral skin tone. They’re both matte finishes, which is ideal for me as I’m turned off from lip products with glitter or too much shimmer in them. I think the packaging is simple and cute, and I do like that I can see the colour through the packaging since it makes picking out what I want much simpler.
As for the shades themselves, they’re very similar in that they’re on the pink end of the colour spectrum, but their differences are what really appeal to me. “Nude-ist” is on the left and much warmer and a “my-lips-but-better” kind of shade for me. It’s slightly darker than my natural lip colour, but I think for a warm tone, which I normally steer away from, it’s actually quite flattering on me. “Hap’pink” is more on the brighter side and is the shade I pick when I’m feeling a bit more daring. As you can see from my photo above, this is a liquid lipstick type of texture, and what I particularly like about the texture is that I can either use the colour in it’s purest intensity, or blot my lips with a tissue and tone down the shade slightly if I feel like I need to.
As for on the lips: this is “Nude-ist” which I wore out for Father’s Day lunch with family. On my lips it definitely looks warmer in person, but it’s not so warm that I feel it washes me out. I think these lipsticks work really well for defining the lips when done right – although if you’re clumsy like me and sometimes smudge the product, keep a make up remover or some moisturiser and a cotton swab ready to clean up any mistakes.
I like that “Hap’pink” is more on the brighter side, as it really fits with the summer-vibe at the moment. It’s hard to tell the difference between the two photos – cause I’m still getting used to self-portrait photos and lighting and such, but in person they are distinctly different tones of pink, and both are -strictly in my opinion- flattering on my skin tone.
As for how these wear, they are reasonably long-lasting, but any oily or greasy foods will take this clean off your lips. When drinking or eating non-greasy foods though it does last a bit longer, but it does fade reasonably gracefully from personal experience. The fact that it will require top ups from time to time isn’t something that personally upsets me – I don’t use makeup products very quickly so for me this is a strange sort of plus. If however, this is something you don’t like so much, I respectfully appreciate that opinion, so this is something to take into consideration.
Overall, this is a really nice product and one that I’ve purchased colours in the Aqua line too, which I’ll review once I start using them. I definitely advise these lippies for anyone who doesn’t struggle with intensely dehydrated lips – and I do strongly advise moisturising before using these like you would before using any liquid lipstick type of product.
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