It’s Friday, I’m in love! What better way to start the weekend than a kick-ass lipstick and an overflow of shades to choose from? A girl has to have options, right? Bourjois understands that like no other, and launched their Rouge Velvet The Lipstick Collection late last year. A mouth-watering series of 12 matte lipsticks promising to be intensely pigmented and long-wearing, a touch of French glamour and va va voom. Oh la la….
The Rouge Velvet The Lipstick is not the first lipstick collection I’ve tried from Bourjois, and they’ve proven themselves to be a premium drugstore brand with their previous lippie launches. Their attention to detail sets them aside from their competitors, with the lipstick bullet shaped for precision application and the casing of the lipstick matching the shade inside. Now all that could just be unnecessary extra’s if the lipsticks themselves turn out to be a dud, so I put the 6 shades that I have at home through the ringer over the holidays, and to be honest, I was suitably impressed! The tear-shape of the lipstick bullet is quirky and unique but perfectly formed to aid in the ease of application (no upper lip smudging here!) and the overall feel of these lipsticks is matte is surprisingly soft and comfortable for a matte lipstick. It is long wearing in a normal set of circumstances, it survived many a speech, apéro time, hors d’oeuvres and the first course without a glitch, but it was no match for my mum’s lobster soup!
Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick – available at drugstores
Shades: 01 Hey Nude, 02 Flamingo Rose, 03 Hyppink Chic, 04 Hip Hip Pink, 05 Brique-a-Brac, 06 Abrico’Dabra, 07 Joli Carmin’ois, 08 Rubi’s Cute, 09 Fuchsia Bottle, 10 Magni-fig, 11 Formidable, 12 Brunette