I received my Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipsticks all complete 12 shades complimentary from Inflenster. By no means has this influenced my true and honest opinion of this product. Free or paid, I will endeavor to keep being honest with both my readers and views always.
If you follow me on social media ( mainly Instagram ) you would have already noticed my excitement for the lipsticks. Without any doubt, I can truly say that Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipsticks are the best lipsticks I have tried and owned in 2017. Of course, I will break down my reasons why. Also open to being challenged by anyone who has tried them but does not share same opinions as mine.
Formula: The Rouge Velvet lipsticks are matte lipsticks. At first, I really could not tell if they were matted because of how moisturized my lips felt. It took only seconds for them to dry and mattified. My lips felt hydrated and moisturized after application several hours later.
It promised a 24hours long lasting wear; I have gone out twice wearing them and not once have I felt the need to touch up my lips. Even after a meal or several meals, I noticed how unphased they still are. They are very light weight. Which will be my one and only complaint. For most people, you would need a second application to get the feeling of a complete full coverage.
Applicator: Decent. It works really well around the full area of the lips like the center. However, it is a struggle at the corners. The Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipsticks applicator does not allow a lot of flexibilities for the edge of your lips. You will have to result to using a small lip brush to complete this process. However, my kit came with a Lip liner + Primer so I can forgive the applicator.
Colours: Well nothing new as pretty much every colours that could be explored by brands have all been done. We can easily find dupes for every lipstick shade that is out in the shops today. This is the case for both high or low-end brands. However, Bourjois have manged to assemble all you classic must have withine one collection. From the prefect nude to pink, purple and red, they have you covered. They even maangaed to sneak in a beautiful orange shade within the collection which I love.
Verdict: Overall, they get atleast a 4.8 * from me. I really like the texture and durability of the lipsticks. You can still get a full coverage from only one layer. The shades in numbers and names are: 1 Hey Nude, 2 Flaming ‘ Rose, 3 Hyppink Chic. 4 Hip Hip Pink, 5 Brique-A-Brac, 6Abrico’ Dabrail and 7 Joli Carmin’ois. 8 Rubi’s Cute, 9 Fuchsia Botte. 10 Magni-Fig, 11 Berry Formidable, and 12 Brunette.
Scroll down to see my full swatch of all shades and do not forget to let me know which is your favourites. 1, 2, 6, 8 and 10 would have to be my personal favourites! You can get them from Boots, Superdrugs or at FeelUnique.com.
Love Promise x