Thursday 8 August 2013

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks

Prior warning: This post may or may not influence you to buy more lipsticks than you need.

It would seem that the rest of the beauty obsessing population has moved on to loving Bourjois' newest and latest lip product offering, in the form of their Colour Boost lip crayons ..but I'm still here, one step behind and appreciating their Rouge Edition lipsticks to the fullest extent. I feel sad that these lipsticks didn't receive all of the praise that they deserved while they were the hottest new release, so I'm going to take a minute to remind everybody of how great they are and make sure they're not lost and forgotten amongst the midst of the hundreds of other lipstick ranges that are out there.

There are 16 shades available in total, but I have just four shades to show you today:

Top - Bottom:
Shade #07: Fuchsia Graffiti
Shade #10: Rouge Buzz
Shade #11: Fraise Remix
Shade #17: Rose Millesime

The formula for all of these lipsticks is soft and creamy, really moisturising on the lips and offers a shiny and glossy finish. They really pack a punch with pigmentation and last a good few hours before fading away. The range of shades provides something that should cater for all preferences, as the swatches above demonstrate how they can range from a super bright orange/red colour to a more subdued natural dusky pink. Each of the lipstick shades can be identified by the corresponding block of colour on the bottom of the tube and although the packaging is nothing outstanding I do think that they look nicer than a lot of other highstreet lipstick tubes.

The sharp, flat tip of the bullet makes it really easy to apply the product in a finer line and achieve a neat application around the cupids bow - an essential helper when using one of the bolder shades! Beware though: because of the super creamy nature of these lipsticks I have been subjected to an awful smearing incident with the bright pink shade (more than once!) and looked like I had a terrible mouth infection with bright pink stained skin! Other than that, these are a winner for me!

(Note: It's #07 Fuchsia Graffiti, not #11! I got mixed up). One of my favourite lip colours is a bright fuchsia pink and Fuchsia Graffiti nails it. Bright, pigmented, bold and beautiful! It's a really intense, vivid pink shade with purple undertones and I know it won't be up everybody's street because it's quite 'in your face', but it would be one of the first shades that I'd opt for on a night out. I mentioned about how the creamy texture led to smearing around my mouth (whoops!), but it also does leave a stain behind on the lips and I always have to bust out my top make up removers to get this off! (I see this as a good thing - I hate it when all the colour completely vanishes after only a couple of hours).

I'll admit that I'm not one in favour of a red red lip - I find it really hard to wear and just not at all 'me'. However, if I'm feeling bold then an orange red is something that I can try my hand at tackling. I've wanted to try Mac's Morange for quite a while and I'm pretty sure that Rouge Buzz makes a good dupe and it'll do for me! Although it dramatically emphasizes my Snow White pale skin, there is no denying how much of a statement this makes and it adds instant glamour to an otherwise plain and natural look. I'm not wearing a whole lot more than foundation and mascara but this lip shade automatically adds a whole lot of something special to the look. My favourite of the bunch!

#11 Fraise Remix and #17 Rose Millesime are both fairly similar looking shades and in my eyes are pretty boring and nondescript in comparison to the two brighter shades shown above. I'm sure it's clear that I prefer a bold lip colour! Although not all occasions call for a bright red or bright pink and every girl needs a more subtle option. Fraise Remix doesn't offer all that much to write home about, it's still quite bright but not too bold and it is a standard creamy pink/coral - it looks nicer swatched and in the bullet than it does on my lips so I just don't think this is a shade that was made for me (I know they're not great pictures either). The swatch for Rose Millesime shows a hint of shimmer in the shade which only translates a little bit onto the lips and I do find this to be a really easy to wear dusky pink that goes well with a neutral brown eye look. Although it's not my favourite, this is my most worn shade and I reach for it for most day time looks.

These Rouge Edition lipsticks are widely available across all Bourjois stockists, such as Boots and Superdrug, for £7.99 each (look out for 3 for 2 deals!). However, it is also worth noting that they can also be purchased through Amazon from Bourjois for a slightly discounted price of £5.99 each, with free delivery. So if you're interested, I'd head to Amazon! (That's where I bought shades #07 and #10 from).

Sorry for the abundance of selfies - you can rest assured there'll be no more of my face shown on here again for a good while now!

Hope you enjoyed, thanks for reading!

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  1. The red one is totally amazing!

  2. Hi Hannah! I recently bought one of these on a recommendation (I got Fraise Remix) and I really like it. The formula is VERY similar to the Mac Mineralize Rich lipsticks-in fact Lady at Play is almost identical to Fraise Remix. It pulls off a bit more neon on me than it does on you. I think for the price they're really good value!

    Stacey xx

  3. No 10 is amazing!! I love that colour!

  4. You eyes are amazing! Those lipsticks look beaut x

  5. Oh wow! I want 17!!! And you look gorgeous!


  6. I love the look of Fuchsia Graffiti! I agree with you, this would look gorgeous for a night out!

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

  7. Great post! That red looks perfect against blue eyes, yet another thing added to my wishlist! xo

  8. love the rouge buzz shade! You are completely to blame for me going to buy this ;)

    Michelle x

    Under The Cherry Rainbow

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  9. i love these lipsticks! They're amazing! Love your photographs - the red looks stunning on you :) The fuschia and the bright red have to be my personal faves :) Might have to grab some more though... xx

  10. Ooo these look really nice. And I love your selfies - it's what makes your blog your own. I sih I was brave enough to take more pics of myself for my blog ;)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  11. the red is super gorgeous - such a true red!

    Sophie xo | sophielouisew_

  12. They are lovely colours but all quite strong! Think being a blonde I may struggle to pull these off as well as you! I love Fuchsia Graffiti on you.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  13. I'm not surprised that Rouge Buzz is your fave from the bunch. It's such a stunning red lipstick and it looks really lovely on you Hannah. You might have just convinced me to have a swatch, next time I find myself in Boots. :)

  14. Rouge Buzz looks amazing! A perfect orangey red that would probably work in all seasons! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  15. That red shade looks amazing and really suits you! I love the look Fuchsia Grafitti so pretty! xx
    Claire does beauty

  16. These lipsticks sound lovely, the best lip is a creamy formulated lip! :)

  17. Rose Millesime looks so pretty! I think I'll definitely have to have a look at these. I love bourjois for make up, but have yet to add one of their lipsticks to my collection!

  18. Ooh I love 11 and 17, they're gorgeous! I want to try so many Bourjois products at the minute xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

  19. Your post is so colourful and thorough and your pics are excellent! - DC

  20. Those Bright colors really suits you! They look so Bright and fun! Thanks for the long and thourough review :)

  21. I love these lipsticks! And the range of colours which they come in are fantastic, one there for everyone. Bourjois has become such a great brand recently xo

  22. I am so so pleased to have found this post Hannah, I've been debating trying one of these for a while but assumed they weren't that great as I haven't seen a single other blog review of have totally swayed me now though!! They sound like my perfect finish and I love all the colours you have, especially the red I think it really suits you :) Roll on pay day when one of these little babies will be mine!
    Love Holly x
    Ps love the last photo ;) I always crack up to myself at some of the dodgy selfies that I end up with!!

  23. 17 and 10 look lovely ^^

    - hana

  24. Genuinely laughed out-loud at your blooper, sexy stuff!! ;)

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