Monday, 12 January 2015

review and swatches: bourjois rouge edition velvet- ole flamingo

BOOM! The blogger is back with another bright pink lip velvet thang. This time, it's the intriguing and oh-so-popular high street brand, Bourjois, with the Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipstick. At £8.99, this baby has availability on its side and a price that won't break the bank, and, being a Bourjois, we trust it to be of luscious quality, right? 

  I know I do. I'm not often disappointed by their makeup, and their posh-lady-meets-spoilt-bitch packaging is right up my alley. The Velvets are modern and funky, in line with their rouge edition lipsticks. I picked Ole Flamingo, one of many vibrant, full bodied shades. It's a true bright pink, leaning slightly cool, but managing to be flattering and wearable. Unless of course, bold shades make you quake in your boots.

   SO how did it fare? Well, it was a dream to apply. The doe foot applicator was easy to use and the formula was lightweight and silky, and simply glided over the lips to leave you with a fully opaque, beautiful pout. Velvet is an apt description of the finish- it's powdery and soft and a comfortable matte, which is far less drying than other lip velvets. There is another difference in finish though- this one isn't transfer proof. It isn't quite as tattoo-ish as the others are. That said, it is still very longwearing indeed, and the transfer is minimal. I find a single gentle blot is all that's needed to fix the problem. After that, it's pretty much stuck. 

bourjois lip velvet- ole flamingo

bourjois lip velvet- ole flamingo (with flash)
   Overall, I'm more than impressed, and think you should definitely give em a look when next lurking round your local Superdrug. Well done Bourjois, you babes.

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