As soon as the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks came out I made a point of popping them straight onto the top of my beauty wish list. When it comes to high street makeup, Bourjois are right there at the very top of my list as being one of the best and I'm yet to use one of their products that I don't like. Not only am I a huge fan of Bourjois, but I've tried and tested many of their lip products including the Shine Edition Lipstick and Rouge Edition Lipstick which have become favourites in my lipstick collection. So being the Bourjois lipstick fan that I am I just had to try out these velvet textured lipsticks for myself and see if I would love them as much as everyone else does - And I do!
First of all I love the way that these velvet lipsticks have been packaged, not your usual lipstick in a bullet form, this lipstick looks more like a lip gloss, especially with its doe foot applicator. Don't be fooled though as this is looks and feels just like a lipstick once applied. I love how you can see the product in its clear bottle and how the Bourjois logo has been engraved on the side - it's a really lovely touch that makes this feel like a good quality lipstick.
As for the actual formula of this velvet lipstick, I think its absolutely amazing and I love the way it glides effortlessly across my lips, has a super soft buttery texture to it really makes your lips pop with just how richly pigmented it is in colour. As you can see from the pictures my favourite has to be this pretty red - orange shade named 'Red Pepper' which is the perfect red shade for summer.
I'm a big fan of matte lips and although these velvet lipsticks have a little shine once you first apply them, it only takes a matter of minutes before it dries out and leaves a lovely matte finish which is in no way drying on your lips. One fear that you always get with matte lipsticks is that they may make your lips look dry or patchy after a little while, but Bourjois really have a winning formula here with this lipstick as they actually make your lips look and feel very soft.
Another amazing thing about these lipsticks has to be the staying power, I just love a lip product that is long lasting, and the Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick lasts for hours; Once its dry it stays put and there is no fear of it smudging or smearing across your face.
Overall I love these lipsticks and with eight different shades available I can't wait to add some more to my collection 'Peach Club' is definitely next on my list. I would love to know what your thoughts are on these lipsticks and what shades your loving? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.
Lots of Love