Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 01

I feel ever so slightly late to the party with these lipsticks, but I'm really glad I'm on the bandwagon now. Bourjois have been killing it when it comes to lip products and this line is no exception. The Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks come in a range of 6 shades (which I'm seriously hoping they will add too as the time goes on). Most of them are reds and dark pinks, with a coral shade thrown in for good measure. Obviously I picked red as I have an unhealthy obsession towards them. This is the deeper of the two red shades available, as the other was more orange toned and I didn't think would suit me as well.


The product resembles a liquid lipstick and is applied with a doe-foot applicator. It reminds me of the Rimmel Apcoalips to a certain extent, with regards to pigmentation and formulation. However, unlike the Apocalips, this lipstick has a velvety, matte finish. Initially this sparked worry in my mind as I associate matte finishes with dry lips but my pout didn't actually dry out that much, which was a huge bonus.

Once applied it felt very creamy and velvety. This soon turned into a texture so light and natural that I couldn't even feel I was wearing any product at all. 

It's incredibly long wearing. Even after eating and drinking, my colour still stayed well enough to not freak out about reapplying straight away.

Having said all that, as time went on my lips got a little tacky as the product wore off. All I did was applied a little more to my lips and they were restored to their usual self again.

At certain points my pout did dry out a little but it was nothing too uncomfortable. I didn't find myself reaching for a lip balm, so that says it all. A little more product was all that was required. 

I can't believe how much I've fallen in love with this product to be honest. I would definitely class this product as my go-to red lip colour for the foreseeable future. I certainly want to invest in more and really hope that they extend the line. Have you tried any of the shades yet? What is your favourite?

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 01 - £8.99 from Superdrug


  1. This shade is perfect on you! I wish we could get these here, everyone is raving about them!

  2. Love this shade on you! I picked up one of the pink shades (Ole Flamingo) but may have to go back for one of the reds! xo

  3. This is gorgeous on you!! I need to get myself one of these pronto.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


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