My most favourite makeup item is lipstick, its been that way since i was young, i loved the containers and when you opened it there was something colourful inside that looked so pretty, which instantly brightened up the whole face. I am a bit of a lipstick hoarder right now, i tend to favour brown / red shades more as i think they suit me more than pinks.
As soon as the Bourjois rouge edition lipstick collection came out, i took a romantic trip to Boots and got myself two lipstick which soon turned into five. Here i am, doing a review on them.
The first two colours i bought were the 2nd one and the 3rd one from the above image. the colours are called 03 Peche cosy and 05 Brun boheme.
03 Peche cosy is a very natural peachy colour, great for everyday use. I rarely wear these kind of colour but i really liked this when I did a swatch on my hand and so i bought it. I like wearing this with a lot of eye makeup or when I’m not wearing a lot of makeup, on a low-key natural days. My mum is also a fan of this colour.
I love this colour (Brun boheme), its my go-to colour which went really well when i had brown hair but not so much with lighter shade of hair and with the pink hair i tend to wear more of a red/plum shade. Still this is my favourite, Bourjois does darker colour better than lighter shades. I think this is is a less costly version of MAC brick o la, the colours are pretty similar.
The next colour i got from the Bourjois rouge edition lipstick collection is 13rouge jetset. This is a beautiful red shade, although I’m a massive red lipstick fan but i have too many, reason i bought this was because we were going out and i forgot to take my red lipstick with me and it was all gone after so i went into Superdrug and bought this along with the Happy light foundation (review) and i applied it then and loved it. it actually stayed on quite a while despite many cocktails.
This pretty dark shade is 18 Violine strass. I really wonder who is the mastermind behind naming lipsticks, i would like that job…a lot. This is a purpley shade, it really suits dark hair more so than light. It stays on quite long as well and i evem bought the matching nail varnish too (it was the christmas period, i was feeling happy and when I’m happy i like to buy things) however mum uses this more than me as of lately as i kind of stopped wearing makeup because time deprivation thanks to dear exams.
This is a nude-y colour, named 02 Beige trench, it has a violet hint when i wear it which kind of bring out the green eyes. i think i have worn this a lot too, currently is my go-to nude colour. i love the shade only problem is it doesn’t last long and i usually find myself staring at myself and thinking where did it go, i wore it less than an hour ago. nevertheless, a lovely nude shade that looks amazing with a very dark smokey eyes, even with a heavy-ish winged eyeliner.
Ta-daaaa, now i introduce you to the bourgeois rouge edition lipstick swatches, which goes from the lightest to darkest (lowest to highest in numbers). The lighter two shades on the swatch doesn’t last a long time but the darker ones do and its quite pigmented, 03 Peche posy isn’t that pigmented though, needs quite a few layers. The packaging is cool, and on the bottom it shows the colour too which i like so i can store it upside down knowing easily which colour to grab on the go.
The formula is creamy and feels really nice and the taste isn’t bad either. Yes, i do recommend them, most of the colours especially the darker ones. Given the price at only £7.99 in boots, they’re worth it.
I also have the ones in liquid matte too, only own two of them which ill review too.
au revoir, stay appley ever after.
Love, E. Z