2016 is definitely proving to be the year of the liquid lipsticks, with most brands launching their own interpretation and Bourjois were one of the first budget brands with their range of Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet launching in early 2014. Since their initial launch, Bourjois have added even more shades and variations to the lineup with seventeen different shades of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets which is pretty impressive for a drugstore lipstick range.
I think I might be one of the very few that actually like wearing lipgloss, and glossy lip products as I find them to be so much more flattering and easy to wear but when I saw the Don’t Pink Of It shade, I knew I had to give it a try as it looked beautiful and very wearable for my skintone.
Each of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet are £8.99 each which I think is a little pricey for a drugstore lip product, especially when their foundations are only £1 more. Bourjois products are getting pricier, and I’m not sure the quality of their products warrant the increasing prices especially when you consider you can purchase the amazing NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams for only £5.50 each.
The packaging of the Rouge Edition Velvets is nice and sleek, with a clear rectangular tube so you can see the shades easily with colour coded lids. The applicator is a typical doe-foot applicator which is my favourite type of applicator for liquid lipsticks as they allow for a clean and precise application.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Don’t Pink Of It (shade 10) is a really pretty shade. It’s a medium rosy pink which is just a few shades darker than my natural lip colour, so it works nicely as a pinky nude lip colour. It’s such an easy to wear shade and it complements practically all eyeshadow looks so I like to carry it around in my handbag incase I fancy a mid-day lip colour change.
The pigmentation is amazing and opaque in just a couple of swipes and it dries down within a couple of minutes to a matte finish which doesn’t feel at all uncomfortable. The only downside apart the high price tag, is the really weird smell it has which is hard to describe but it’s not particularly pleasant. I’m not sure why the Rouge Editions smell like this as the other Bourjois lip products smell lovely, but I’d really recommend giving them a sniff before you make a purchase as the weird scent does linger on the lips which might be a make or break on whether you’d want one.