June 18, 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Review

Man on man do I love these little babies! These are the new (relatively) Bourjois lip product that applies a bit glossy but then dries down to the most beautiful matte velvet finish. I bought this when I went shopping with one of my best friends who is obsessed with dark reds at the moment, just like me! I think it has something to do with the weather... but boy weren't we glad to walk into Priceline that day.

What they claims:
"Its soft, melting texture glides on to the lips and turns into a matt, velvety and incredibly light colour. Lips are left smooth and soft as velvet. Enriched with evanescent oils, it’s incredibly sensuous formula provides a soft, second-skin feel, without drying or fading lips."

  • Affordable (if you can get it like I did when Priceline had their special and it was only $10 for 1)
  • Long lasting and wears beautifully
  • Very comfortable to wear, not drying at all 
  • Gorgeous vibrant pigmentation 
  • Easy to work with and apply
  •  If it's not on special, it is quite pricey in Australia (like every other makeup products) 
  • Not a great range of colours, it is mostly reds
  • I personally don't like the scent
 Overall thought: I absolutely adore these! I just wish that they came in a wider range of colours because all the shades were very bright and none that were just a bit paired down so I could use it daily. Great for people who wants to wear reds everyday though because I swear all the colours were just varying shades of reds. I would definitely repurchase these if I run our or if Bourjois came out with more colours. 10/10




This is the stain that is left on the lips after you wipe off the product:

You can see below that even though they apply kind of glossy before, they do dry down to a beautiful matte velvet finish.



  1. So glad you love them because I FREAKING DOOO! My lips are always quite dry and they peel sooo much. With lipbalm, no lipbalm, with lipstick, no lipstick they will peel. With this, I've finally found a lip product that is matte but doesn't dry out my lips and don't move. I agree that there could be more shades, maybe some berries, more brown nudes too! It's about $20 USD here! Not so cheap either! :p

  2. These look great! I will definitely be picking them up next time I get chance. Such a great finish x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  3. so glad you found a color you love that doesn't make your lips peel. it looks beautiful on you! have you tired BITE beauty's agave lip mask. After I used that, my lips stopped peeling. :)


  4. omg this is a gorgeous colour! i love how opaque the lip products are :)

    I’d really love it if we followed each other :)
    Hope you follow my blog ‘Heylinni’ at:
    I’d be glad to follow back! Us bloggers should support each other ^_^

  5. hello beauty!!
    I`m first time in your blog and I must to tell you that is AWESOME!!
    Tell me what about follow each other? Let mek now if you atart then I`ll follow back!
    keep in touch and have a great day hun!!
    xoxo from Spain

  6. These look amazing, especially the pink one!

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  7. These lipstick colors are so pretty! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  8. love these colors on you!!! wish we had bourjois here in the states, always wanted to try their chocolate smelling blush and those popular foundations they carry! :)


  9. Oh wow, these lippies are so pigmented! Am going to check these out soon.. love that you mentioned they aren't drying on the lips.

    Thanks for the review!

  10. They look absolutely gorgeous on you! I haven't tried them but definitely will keep an eye out for them now :) Glad I stumbled upon a fellow aussie blog!! Following you now xx Make Me Up Mandy

  11. You have the fullest and prettiest lips! that hot pink is mint on you!

    Chloé⎪à la foliee