In today’s post I am going to be swatching and reviewing Bourjois’ latest addition to their Rouge Edition lipstick range – the Rouge Velvet Lipstick. I’ve talked about my love for the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, which is quite possibly my favourite lip product of the year and my personal go to for an every day make up look. I’ve also done a review on the Rouge Laque Liquid Lipstick, which has an entirely different consistency to the original Rouge Velvet lip product and is more suitable for an outing in my personal opinion. Bourjois have now come out with a third addition to this collection, the Rouge Velvet Lipstick, which has a more moisturising formula, promising up to 24 hours of nourishment and colour for the lips. So, in a way it’s kind of a two-in-one lip balm and lipstick with a matte finish. As I mentioned previously, I’ve been a fan of Bourjois’ lip products for a long time, so when I first spotted the lipstick in my local drug store, I immediately wanted to try out these as well. FYI, this is not a sponsored post, but Bourjois was kind enough to send me a few samples of their lipsticks to help me out with my photography.
Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick Review
The Rouge Velvet Lipstick does what it says consistency wise – it is a very moisturising lip product that provides a lot of colour. The formula of it is very traditional in the sense that it applies as a normal lipstick and wears like one as well – extreme wear is not to be expected. When I’ve worn this lipstick throughout the day, I’ve noticed that I need to re-apply it constantly, which is normal for me. I am someone who bites their lips a lot so no matter the lip product that I wear, I will reapply the product at least after eating and throughout the day. I will still say that the Soufflé version of the lip product will remain my favourite out of the whole bunch, just because I personally prefer the consistency of it and because it provides a more natural look with overlined lips as opposed to the Rouge Velvet Lipstick. As the Rouge Velvet Lipstick is a moisturising lipstick that dries to a matte finish but is not as thick as the Soufflé Velvets, you need to be a little careful to not overline your lips in a way that would be too obvious.
However, the overall feel of the lipstick is great, it is very light and comfortable to wear. When looking at the ingredients, different oils, waxes and butters immediately catch the eye, such as shea butter, beeswax and castor oil which are all known to be very moisturising and are often used in in lip balms. When compared to traditional lip balms the difference with this products is very obvious though – this lipstick provides a rich finish full of colour as opposed to a sheer glow or similar. So, as I said before – a lipstick and a lip balm combined in one product!
Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatches
Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick comes in 12 different shades which cover the normal spectrum of lipsticks, ranging from nudes all the way to berries and deep reds. My favourite nude for an every day look is 02 – Flaming Rose, which isn’t actually a true nude as it has some pink in it. Another favourite of mine is shade 12 – Brunette, which is a very deep brownish berry colour, almost burgundy one could say. It’s the perfect lip colour to combine with autumnal and Christmassy looks as it’s not too bright to wear even during the day.
Where To Wear Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick?
In my opinion, the Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick is perfect for both outings and for day wear. The broad colour selection of the lipstick make it easy to identify which colour works best for your skintone for an every day look, and which works better for an evening look. As I said before, my favourite colour from this collection is 12 – Brunette, which I’ve worn during the day as well as evenings (I’m not one to change my look too much from day to night). However as I mentioned previously, the consistency of the lipstick is moisturising – so expect it to wear quicker than a liquid lipstick or other extreme wearing lip products, and take it with you to parties for a quick touch up after food and drinks. As we are in the Christmas season now, I think the product is amazing for various different Christmas themed parties and Christmas markets!
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You can purchase the Rouge Velvet Lipstick from Superdrug here.
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