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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet - Olé Flamingo

(Rouge Edition Velvet - 12.49€)
This Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick is one of my favourite purchases from the last few months. I initially didn't want to give into the hype and rush out and buy one buuut this one just called out to me on the newly stocked Bourjois stand in Boots. 'Buy me Jess, you need me' it whispered to me as I walked up and down the make up aisle.. That definitely happened. I swear..
The Rouge Edition lipsticks are available in 6 shades which are all quite similar if I'm honest. They're all pretty much on the same colour spectrum dark red - bright pink. No purple shades or anything like that. Maybe for winter they might bring out a few more. I hope they do as I'd really like to try a berry purple in this formula. I eventually went for 'Ole Flamingo' which is a vibrant bright pink. I also think it can look a little neon pink sometimes depending on the lighting.
The lipstick itself is quite liquidy. So you do have to be careful when applying it as it can get everywhere. I always make sure to wipe off extra product from the wand as I have learned from my mistakes. It's a real bugger to wipe off the skin. Trust me.
I also recommend using a lip liner to help with applying because of how liquidy it is. It has a tendency to bleed out over the lips and you end up looking like you have a wonky mouth. I've learned to perfect my application by applying a little at a time, focusing the main amount of product on the centre of my lip to create an ombre effect.
It's so insanely pigmented though. The first time I used it I was a little scared. I knew it would be intense but I wasn't expecting it to be so outrageously bright. I love it. Really livens up a simple day time make up look. Not the shade for a day at work however, but perfect for lunch with the girls.
The final finish is the best part. It matteifies (real word? probably not) and looks really chic. It doesn't dry out your lips and they feel really soft and smooth. Like you're not even wearing a lipstick. It's brilliant.
It has the colour pay off of a lip tint but the smoothness of a lip balm.
It lasts quite well throughout the day and doesn't transfer onto cups and stuff which is brilliant - gotta love that matte finish. On a recent night out I only had to touch it up once and only because I wanted to build up the colour.
Lets bow down to the Photo Booth selfie shall we? Some day I will master the camera selife but today is not that day ladies. But isn't it such a gorgeous shade? I think no matter what your skin tone anyone can pull this off. If you're afraid of a bright bold lip - don't be. Work it! I used to stick to the boring nude pinks that you would barely even notice but now I'm all about the bright lip. I've had many compliments on this lipstick and it's definitely one I'll be repurchasing. I might even try one of the other shades. Perhaps a red?
Comment below if you've tried this Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick before and what shade you think I should buy next.


- Karen said...

Why oh why is this still not in my life?! It looks stunning!

Style Sunrise ☀


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa said...

I have a couple of these, and Ole Flamingo is definitely my favourite shade, it's gorgeous!

Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

Unknown said...

That looks really pigmented.. I love it! thanks for sharing

Steffy said...

What are you talking about that selfie is perfect! I couldn't help bit giggle a bit when you wrote the name of the lipstick - fits pretty well! It looks really gorgeus on you and sounds like te perfect thign to wear for clubbing x)

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Georgie said...

This looks so good! I love the colour you chose too xx

☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

Unknown said...

Love the colour! It's such a pretty shade.


vvnightingale said...

I love Bourjois, the colour is amazing :)

Unknown said...

Love this lip on you, will have to try these out!
- Grace

Ellie Burns said...

lovely colour, looks really pigmented too!

Ellie Burns said...

lovely colour, looks really pigmented too!

Anonymous said...

It's such a beautiful colour! I feel like buying one :}
mortem blonde

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(sorry, accidentally clicked on anonymous!)