Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bourjois Lips

I wanted to share with you some of the most recent lip releases from Bourjois for Spring/Summer. The first of the three products is an Effet 3D Lip Gloss in Rose Allégoric No. 59. This was part of the Belle Époque collection from Spring 2014 which consisted of various products including nail polishes, eyeshadows and eyeliners in shades inspired by the sea and sky.

I've been wearing these Bourjois glosses since I was a teenager, in fact, they were probably the first pharmacy brand lip products I really loved. The glosses have been reformulated and repackaged for their 10th anniversary and the formula is now paraben free. They are designed to leave your lips feeling hydrated for 8 hours while keeping that 3D shine effect. 


I love everything about this gloss, the sleek packaging, the sweet scent and the new and improved brush all combine to make what has continued to be my favourite "drugstore" lip gloss range. The shade is a very pretty muted coral with no shimmer. It's the perfect Summer lip gloss shade that would go with practically any eye look. The new brush applicator is more compact than the old one making it easier to use and the application more precise. 

I don't really wear lipstick all the much anymore as I'm a true lipstick fan but when I do fancy a glossy lip, these really are beautiful. It helps that the texture is smooth and the formula doesn't settle into the creases in your lips either. Wear time on these is supposed to be 8 hours but let's be honest I don't know anyone who doesn't top up their lip gloss several times a day, isn't that half the fun?


The next two products are the Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipsticks in the shades Olé Flamingo 05 and Personne ne Rouge 01. I absolutely loved these from the moment they touched my lips. They are both gorgeous shades (Olé Flamingo is definitely my favourite of the two), the texture is light and creamy (unusual words to describe a lipstick, I know) and the applicator makes it easy to apply with precision. I have found that Personne ne Rouge needs a few coats for complete colour saturation whereas Olé Flamingo is more pigmented. It takes a few minutes for the product to dry to it's semi-matte finish. You can see the difference in the two photos on the right below, the middle photo was taken just after application while the second was taken a few minutes after application. 

BL Collage
Rose Allégoric, Personne ne Rouge and Olé Flamingo

The lasting power on these is very impressive, I've really been enjoying wearing them to work as I can apply them knowing they aren't going to wear off throughout my shift, yet they don't feel drying on my lips. As with any lipstick but particularly mattes, prepping your lips makes a world of difference. Every night when I'm doing my usual skincare routine I like to apply a little bit of my exfoliator onto my lips and buff it off using a face cloth to get rid of any dead skin that can make matte lips look unsightly. Alternatively you could use a scrub specifically for lips like the Lush or Fresh ones. The NUXE Reve de Miel lip balm is also great for wearing under matte lip products as the product won't slip around on top of it like it sometimes can do with other lip balms. 

Olé Flamingo

The glosses are €10.49 and the Rouge Edition Velvets are €10.99.

So have you tried any of these products? Are you a fan of glossy or matte lips?

Emma x


  1. Really pretty shades on you Emma!

  2. I love the Rouge Edition Velevets! I keep harping on about it but Bourjois have been knocking it out of the park for ages now, such a great brand!! These shades look beautiful on you xx

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  3. Love the Velevt Matte lipsticks! Pink Pong is my favourite :)


  4. Eeek those look gorgeous on you! xo

  5. You know , i Will usually answer Matte Velvet. But here... Well the glisse one seems wonderful !
    Thanks for reviewing this !

    Cheers From Paris,


  6. Ole Flamingo is stunning on you Emma - I love these and will definitely be picking that one up x

  7. lovethe velvet lipgloss edition! it looks really good on you. rose is my favorite colour! xx


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