Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rouge Buzz

If you're in any way into reading beauty blogs, you've probably already heard of the Bourjois Rouge Edition range of lipsticks. I was curious about them mainly because the only Bourjois lip products I've tried in the past are their Effet 3D lip glosses which I really love because they are so silky to wear and smell incredible. I haven't been buying make up for the past couple of months but I had accrued a lot of Boots Advantage Card points and decided to treat myself to shade 10 Rouge Buzz as I don't have any orange red shades in my collection.


Products Used:

Estée Lauder Double Wear Light in Intensity 1
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Dainty Doll Cream Blush  in Paper Roses
Benefit They're Real Mascara
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighting Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
No7 Eye Shadow in Innocence
Revlon Matte Eye Shadow in Rich Sable
Natural Collection Lash Care Mascara in Clear
No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder in Translucent

I wasn't that pushed to try these out until I saw this colour and I thought it would be worth adding to my collection. The colour range is great, with 18 shades in total, including some gorgeous pinks and corals. The closest shade I can compare this to is MAC's Lady Danger which I don't have but have wanted to try out for a while now. It's a much more orange based red than the likes of my Russian Red.

The formula of these lipsticks is creamy and smooth, comparable to that of my beloved Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks. They are also enriched with Orchid Blossom Extract which after some research, seems to be used for it's anti-ageing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are supposed to leave the lips smooth, hydrated and protected for up to 10 hours. I definitely don't need my lipstick to last 10 hours but I do find this lasts quite well, not as good as my matte finish ones but still good for a creamy textured lipstick and without lip liner.

Overall I'm very impressed these lipsticks, they are priced at €10.99, so a little less than Revlon but a bit more than Rimmel. The packaged isn't anything amazing but it's sturdy and practical and I do like how there is a little block of colour on the end. Bourjois are also releasing a Shine Edition collection next month with a more sheer formula of lipstick.

What do you think? Have you bought any great lipsticks recently?

Emma x

PS. My little absence and added freckles can both be explained by the glorious weather we've had in Ireland  over the past week. It's raining now though so I can finally get some blogging done and not feel like I'm missing out!


  1. Just saying hello, dear Emma, and admiring these latest head shots. Bright red shades always look great on your lips and all the makeup products you used for these pictures go together nicely. Beautiful! Good night to you and have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend!

    1. You too Tom, thanks for stopping by, as always your comment is so kind! :)

  2. Beautiful colour on you, really gorgeous!

  3. This looks like it has a really lovely texture and great pigmentation but isn't heavy on the lips. As always your makeup is flawless! The colour reminds me a bit of Revlon matte lipstick in Strawberry Suede :)

    1. I'd love to know what you think, I'm sure you'd love these too! I agree, Strawberry Suede is probably the colour closest to this one in my collection.

  4. Got to love those boots points! Nice choice, the colour really suits you.

    1. Thank you Thelma, yes Boots points are amazing, such a nice treat!

  5. i've been on the lookout for a red orange lipstick (and nail polish) for a while but i haven't been able to settle on anything so far. I never noticed this bourjois one though, will definitely have a little swatching session soon cos the shade looks quite perfect! xx

  6. My friend Polly Bland introduced me to your blog and you are just BEAUTIFUL! This lip color is sensational on you!

    Xo, Hannah


  7. You are stunning! Love this bright, true red on you. I've never tried Bourjois lip products but I'll need to check out the range if the formula is as good as you say.


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