I feel like I haven’t done any lip product posts for such a long time because I have had the most unsightly blemishes around my lip area. But now they’re gone and now I can get my lip on and start working my way through this giant bag of brand new lipsticks and glosses that I’ve been saving up. Today’s post is all about the newest launch in liquid lipsticks from Bourjois, and a purchase that was enabled by the lovely Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup and Alice from Annie Writes Beauty. Here is the newest liquid lipstick hybrid on the block, the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 05 Olé Flamingo.
Now, you know how much I love a good lip product so I was so excited to try the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet. Being sensible I only bought one, however I’m quite glad I did as I have some reservations. I have read so many amazing reviews online, about how the Bourjois is the most amazing lip product ever and that its knocking socks off any other liquid lipstick hybrid on the market. Now, its good but I wouldn’t take it to the realms of amazingness like I was led to believe from the power of beauty blogs.
Positives first though. Its amazing in the terms of longevity and boy, does this baby stay put. Applied in the morning, ate and drank throughout the day, topped up the colour mid afternoon and my lips were still stained in this deep cerise pink until bedtime. It applies well with no dragging and can be built up without going bobbly on the lips. The finish reminds me of the NARS Velvet Matte pencils, silky smooth with a lightweight finish and full coverage. It photographs beautifully and Olé Flamingo takes on different tones in different lights. It really is a lovely lipstick.
Although I hate being negative, the negatives that I have aren’t off-putting nor do they make me want not want to purchase more in the future. First of all, application isn’t the easiest. As the product dries quite quickly, I found that the shape of the doe foot applicator and the time it took set caused some difficulties in getting that perfect pout. Although it goes onto the lip well, its hard to get a defined cupids bow with the shape of the applicator. Secondly, I find it really sticky and drying after I’ve had something to eat or drink. The colour stays put like I mentioned earlier but somehow the finish turns from a velvet to a sticky matt finish that makes my lips feel slightly uncomfortable. I haven’t lost enough of the colour to reapply, but it feels like I need another coat to get the velvet finish back. Like I say, they are minor things but they are still little issues to me!
Overall, the consistency, formula and longevity is absolutely brilliant for a £8.99 lipstick and for that point, I can’t recommend them to you enough. I have my eye on Hot Pepper, Pink Pong and Frambourjois whilst they are on 3 for 2 at Boots.