New Lipstick Love: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet

So, I’m having an affair….. I’ve only just treated myself to a Burberry Lip Cover and now there’s already a new lipstick love in my life. Another one?! Already?!


Lipsticks are the best transformational tool when it comes to changing up your look up (this is the main justification I give myself everytime I buy ANOTHER one) and these days, it’s not just about the colour. It’s also about TEXTURE. 


For example, a shiny red lipstick on me screams glamour, sex and confidence but a matte red lipstick says sophistication, poise and charm… (Not buying it? Nah, Mr FV didn’t either. I got a big eyebrow raising thrown in my direction.)


Either way – I consider myself to be supremely weak when it comes to buying more beauty, sooo unsurprisingly I ended up treating myself to this Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipgloss/lipstick/amazingness…. HIYA NEW BEAUTY FRIEND!



So, I’ve never had a great history with matte finishes. Given that my lips are crispy preeetty much all year round, matte finishes tend to highlight dry patches and look a bit flaky on my lips.


(See my comparison of Matte vs Glossy Revlon lip finishes here.)

So imagine my excitement when I tried the Bourjois Velvet lip cream and it didn’t highlight any dry bits at all! In fact, it looked really smooth!



Seriously, I only just bought this the other day but I just couldn’t wait to tell the world about it!!



Look & Feel.


Beautifully creamy and oh-so swoony, this Bourjois Rouge Velvet is the perfect matte texture. It feels moisturising, but also smooth and silky – it is easily one of THE most comfortable textures to wear. You wont even know you’re wearing lipstick!


In addition to the non-sticky feel, the matte finish is ideal for lipstick newbies as it’s slightly more reserved than a glossy or satin finish. My lips looked smooth and plump and supremely natural (as lipstick goes)


Look how happy I am!

The texture is lovely and light and the colour lasts for a good half day of normal wear! It’s meant to be 24 hour wear and it probably is – IF I don’t eat or drink anything – but it’s definitely more of a lip stain than I initially thought!


Face Value Tip: To make it ultra long lasting – apply a thin coat on dry lips and blot off excess. Reapply and blot again, avoiding gloss.

I now have TWO colours (yes, I went and bought another one the next day, that’s how much I loved it!)  Number 4 – Peach Club (pictured above) is a lovely muted coral-red colour and I also bought Number 7 Nude-ist – a dusky mauve pink.


It’s £8.99 but well worth it in my eyes. Those wanting a similar finish and feel, but on a budget, should look at the Collection Cream Puff review I did earlier this summer.



Again, I cannot rave about this Rouge Edition Velvet enough. Perfect for dry lips looking for a smooth matte finish! Consider all my matte problems over – I’m now going to buy all the other colours in the range





Which one shall I buy next? Pink Pong? Flamingo? Grand Cru? ALL THREE?





By Zoe Dubs
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10 Comments

  1. LaaLaa Monroe
    August 29, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    This looks lovely and it doesn't look drying on the lips. Suits you a lot beaut.LaaLaa xoDolce Vanity · YouTube

    • Zoe Dubs
      August 30, 2014 / 10:53 am

      Thanks LaaLaa! Definitely going to have to get more! x

  2. Emily Rasmussen
    August 30, 2014 / 11:45 am

    I love the color. It looks so natural and stylish!Btw your blog is amazing. I followed you on bloglovin and GFC. :)http://fashiionistah.blogspot.dk/

    • Zoe Dubs
      August 31, 2014 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks Emily! Welcome to the club!

  3. Saloca
    August 30, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    This si so SO damn pretty! I wish I had the confidence for a red lip look! I really can't pull it off at all, I'm a nudes/neutrals all the way, what a shame! I actually really like the more matte finish too!Sarah :)Saloca in Wonderland

    • Zoe Dubs
      August 31, 2014 / 4:53 pm

      You definitely need to try it – I reckon it would really suit you!

  4. Beauty and the Budget
    August 30, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    Beautiul shade! I swatched this on my hand today and it still hasn't come off yet 6 hours later, have to pick one up soon! x

    • Zoe Dubs
      August 31, 2014 / 4:56 pm

      Ooh, cant wait to see it on your blog 🙂

  5. La Vie En May
    August 31, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    The peach shade is probably my favorite. I was thinking Frambourjoise. It's such a bold magenta-ish color.May from La Vie en May

  6. Monica Zammit
    October 8, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Absolutely love these lipsticks, the colours are so gorgeous. I’ve just done a review of them on my blog, which you can read here.Monica xRaid Her Wardrobe – A Beauty & Fashion Blog