Boots is one of those places that could end up making me bankrupt one of these days. Does anyone else have this problem? Literally everytime I go in there I have to leave with a new makeup product otherwise I feel like my shopping trip was all for nothing lolz :P This time my trip took me to the dangerous world of Bourjois, specially the Bourjois Rouge Velvet Editions. I’ve heard hundreds of bloggers and vloggers rave about this product, how it’s long lasting, doesn’t smear and doesn’t dry out the lips. So when one hears such good things, one must try the product for themselves right guys?
As usual I got too shades because all good things come in pairs right haha :). The first out of the two is the one that my eyes automatically latched onto the minute I got to the Boujois counter. This Velvet Rouge is in the shade 08 Grand Cru and this shade is the perfect blood red looking red I have ever found. I kinda wish I had this for when I was doing my tutorial on the True Blood Lips it would have made things a little easier. Because this shade is so dark I found that it did bleed a little but a bit of clear liner sorted out that situation immediately.
Application wise it went on very smooth, which considering it was a dark shade, kinda impressed me because dark shades like this tend to fall into the cracks of the lips making them look dry and wrinkly and this did not do that. I combined this shade with my Maybelline lip liner in the shade 338 Midnight plum which is also the same liner I used in the tutorial. The clear liner that I used is one from Rimmel London and it’s called the Moisture Renew Universal Transparent Lipliner and I genuinely recommend this for all dark lip colors because it really does stop them from bleeding.
The next shade that I got is the Velvet Rouge in the shade 04 Peach Club and this one is a gorgeous peach shade with a soft pink undertone to it. Much like the red one it applies smoothly without creasing and for such a longlasting formula, these did not dry out my lips even though they do set matte.
This lipglosses do come with a doe-foot applicator that has a slight dip that retails a little bit of the product. For a shade like this one its ok to apply it start from the applicator but for shades like the one above, which are darker I recommend using a lip brush to make things easier and more precise looking though you can apply straight from the applicator if you wish. This shade I found went really well with my Maybelline Lipliner in the shade 132 Sweet Pink.
Price wise these aren’t the cheapest on the market, retailing at 12.49 euros they do pack a bunch when paying for them at the checkout (I think my bank account is still in pain over these haha :P ) but if you are willing to invest in some good, longlasting lipglosses that aren’t sticky or sparkly than these are the perfect option.
And that’s it guys! I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you’ve tried any shades from this range as you never know my bank might just get better in time to pick up another shade or two…..I’ve paired both these shades using Maybelliner Lipliners but let me know what brands you like for their lipliners because I really do find it hard to shop for lipliners-not alot of brands make good ones.
-Talk Soon xx