Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 05 Olé Flamingo

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.

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.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 05 Olé Flamingo

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.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 05 Olé Flamingo

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!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 05 Olé Flamingo

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.

  • I have the peach and the nude one, and I love them, but after seeing the colour you have got, I may have to go and get some brighter shades too.

  • That colour is so stunning and really suits you, shame about it being sticky after eating but it hasn’t put me off! xxx

    • It shouldn’t put you off, its still a fab lippy!xx

  • Zoe

    I still haven’t tried these I’ve heard great things too, it would have been better if the applicator was a flat one with a point maybe? It’s a shame as the colour is gorgeous xx

    • Yes definitely, an applicator like the Revlon Colorstay moisture stains would be perfect!xx

  • Rinica

    Aww such a shame, I really didn’t notice this at all with mine how long have you had the product? I know with some they go gloopy/sticky after so long..I do really love this shade though it’s my favourite. I like Hot Pepper too…although it does have a tendancy to make your teeth appear yellow (not sexy!) xx

    • I’ve had it a month maybe, but only used it a few times. Its not the product itself thats going gloopy, its when I’m wearing it and it gets wet that it goes sticky on my lips. I love everything else about it though 🙂 xx

  • Oh I really want to try these now, look so lovely on you 🙂 xx

  • I’ve been in two minds about picking one of these up. I too have seem the rave reviews but now that the hype is dying down it seems there are more to them than originally thought. The biggest issue stopping me getting on the bus & heading into town right now while still in my pjs is that they can become drying & uncomfortable – not what I want with dry, eczema prone lips! Thanks for your honest review, I may hold off that little bit longer now! Xx

    • You should definitely give them a try, but wait until you get dressed first hehe!!xx

  • I have this one and hot pepper. I love the colour but application is tricky I agree. I’ve found the best way for me is to first apply a tiny bit of a body shop lip butter – as it’s not shiny it doesn’t interfere with the end colour. This stops the sticky horrible feeling but it doesn’t last as long. Personally I’d rather re-apply than have that feeling!!

    • Thats a really good tip, thanks so much!xxx

  • 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 x

    Raid Her Wardrobe – A Beauty & Fashion Blog

    • Ooh lovely, I’ll definitely have a look 🙂 xx