Monday, 5 May 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick | Hot Pepper

Hello Lovelies!

The release of these new liquid lipsticks from Bourjois excited me greatly. Even though recently I've been (slowly) growing to love a more glossy lip, I will always love a classic matte lip more. I just prefer the way it looks on me and for a night out you can't beat a classic matte red lip.

 Now matte lipsticks are known to notoriously hard to wear especially if you are going for a bolder colour. You have to prep your lips- exfoliate and moisturise, and make sure to keep checking on it throughout the day to make sure that you have no flaking or fading going on. Not to mention that your lips can feel abit like chalk throughout the day. With that said I was so excited to try these new editions. I loved the Rimmel Apocolips Liquid Lipsticks that took the beauty world by storm awhile ago but they can be a bit messy because they are so glossy which can be a bit dangerous when there is food or drink involved. So I thought that the Velvet Lipsticks would be my happy medium. 

When I first swatched the colours I found that they were all amazingly pigmented, but they were all on the brighter/bolder side of the colour chart so I would love if they brought out more nude shades that would be better for everyday wear. That being said I instantly fell in love with the shade Hot Pepper. It is a very striking orange-toned red. I always tend to go for the orange-y reds because I think they warm up my complexion abit and make my teeth look whiter which is always a plus! 

I applied this randomly one day at work where I was going to be talking alot, having my lunch and wouldn't really get a chance to top it up throughout the day, dangerous decision I know. But I could not believe how this lasted on my lips. It went on opaque with just one layer which made application so quick and easy. It is so amazingly pigmented so you would think it would end up everywhere but once you apply it and let it set (which happens in seconds) it does.not.budge. I drank soup that day for lunch and I'm not the neatest of soup eaters but afterwards the colour was the exact same as when I applied it a couple of hours earlier. 

Long ramble short it lasted the whole day on me and I didn't have to top it up. Amazing. It comes with a doe-foot applicator which makes application really easy and it's one of those applicators that dispenses the smallest amount of product which is perfect because a little goes a long way! They are easily layered so if you did want to build up the product more you can without it going terribly wrong (Apocolips I'm looking at you!) And possibly the best thing of all is the way they feel on the lips. I almost forgot I was wearing this on my lips. It doesn't feel dry or heavy on the lips, if anything they feel creamy. I would still recommend you pop a lipbalm on before you put this on but they are like no other matte lipstick I've tried.

Have I raved enough yet? I really hope they release more neutral shades because I will definitely be making purchases if they do! They are priced at €12.49 and are currently on 3 for 2 in Boots. Go go go!


  1. I swatch these everytime I go into Boots and I am still not sold 100% x

  2. This is a beautiful colour, I'll have to swatch it next time I go to boots x


  3. I tried the shade Nude-ist for the first time today and was completely blown away. I took it off after 7h and it looked exactly the same as when I first applied it, even though I was drinking a lot and eating.
    I do also wish they would come out with some less bright shades as well :)

  4. I love the lip glosses in the range but I'm still not sold on the gloss. It is a lovely colour though!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. I absolutely love the look of this shade, it doesn't seem to be that vibrant or in your face from the swatch which is quite nice :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing