Being one of my favourite brands, I am always on the lookout for any Bourjois products I can find. Though Bourjois is carried in various Shoppers Drug Marts, it is not all that easy to find and even then, the selection is not the best. So imagine my delight when I was planning my International Swap and the possibilities were endless. I specifically requested a few Bourjois lipsticks and blushes and was so incredibly thrilled to receive one of the Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks.
The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks ($23) were a ridiculously exciting release that swamped the UK beauty blogs with rave reviews and I was definitely not disappointed. The Velvets are a form of liquid lipstick that applies in the form of a gloss with a handy slanted doefoot applicator and dries to a matte, almost powdery finish. They apply best in thin coats built up to achieve full opacity though you can get a bold colour in one swipe. On the lips, they glide on smoothly and evenly with a wet sort of sensation that is not at all sticky. The formula is not drying in the least and feels as if you are not even wearing lipstick. In terms of staying power, the Velvets do not budge, they last a good 6 hours leaving a perfect stain on the lips and never grow uncomfortable.
The beautiful shade you see above is 02 Frambourjoise, a vivid raspberry pink and I am in love with it. I am a big fan of bright, bold colours – especially pink – and the entire line of Velvets is right up that alley. Of the six shades available – in Canada – only one is remotely neutral. Between the vibrant shades and the brilliant formula, Bourjois has created the perfect lip product for nights out and long summer days. I honestly, love this product and I really hope I can track down a few more shades.
Have you tried the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks?