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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks Review blog

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks Review blog

Finding the perfect lipstick can be both an exciting and irritating experience.  I could lose hours in my local Debenhams or Boots just swatching, swooning and covering myself in pretty colours.

There's a few things I look for in a good lip product;

Long lasting - I'm a lazy girl.  Who has time to re-apply ten times a day?
Comfortable - Y'know those matte lipsticks that make you feel like you're wearing an intensive clay mask all day on yer lips?  Or those horrible super glossy devil-incarnate products that all your hair stick to?  No thanks!
Affordable - Remember that time I spent £28 on a Dior lipstick and was too scared to use it so I just sat and stared at it for months?  Yea....
On my search for a wearable nude that didn't make me look dead I picked up my first Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in the shade 07 Nude-ist! and instantly fell in love.  Although it doesn't look that nude, it's a really natural shade that is ideal for days in the office.

The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks are unlike any formula I've ever tried before.  They are creamy and smooth, velvety would you believe?!

They are super long lasting and dry to an almost matte finish that stays comfortable throughout the day.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks Review and swatches blog
L-R  07 Nude-ist!  14 Plum Plum Girl  03 Hot pepper
Since falling in love with 07 Nude-ist!  I've branched out and grabbed myself another two shades.  
14 Plum Plum Girl is like a dreamy match made in heaven with my hair.  It's almost as if La Riche Directions and Bourjois decided to team up and make my very own shade.  BIG LOVE!!  A bold and comfortable dark purple based red - this one has become my favourite "going out" lipstick.
Last up, 03 Hot Pepper - this shade is a little sheerer coverage than the other two but has wonderful staying power.  Even when it does eventually wear off, it leaves a healthy tint to the lips.
Have you tried the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks yet?  I highly recommend you nab yourself a few shades, especially as they are a bargain at £8.99 each AND they are currently on 3 for 2 in Boots (here). 


  1. I totally feel you on the list of specifications. The Rouge Edition Velvets are probably my fave current lipstick formula! I have Nude-ist, Plum Plum Girl and Grand Cru (08). I'm not a huge fan on Nude-ist because it doesn't suit me much but the other two are STUNNING, I wore Plum Plum Girl for graduation :)

    Kimberley //

  2. I love Nude-ist, such a pretty shade! xx

    Gemma Louise

  3. I've been looking for a good drugstore liquid lipstick for so long. Finally fell in love with the NYX soft matte lip creams but definitely need to pick these up! X