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