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Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick Swatches & Review

It’s no secret that I love a good lip product. When said lip product is a matte it’s even better. So you can imagine my excitement when I got the chance to try out the new Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick range for free from Influenster!

These new lipsticks from Bourjois complete your look with a pigmented and matte finish that is set to last. I received all 12 shades in the range, and you can see they go from pretty pinks to more dramatic berry shades, making them perfect for any occasion.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

One thing I loved about these lipsticks was the unique applicator. Quite often I find lipstick a bit awkward to apply, the bullet is really bulky and its hard to make it look nice and neat. These new offerings from Bourjous come with a “tear drop” lip bullet, which aims to provide greater precision when you are applying your lipstick.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

As previously mentioned the lipstick provides a matte finish. Meaning it doesn’t smudge. As always I like to give my lipsticks a little test when eating and drinking, and these performed surprisingly well. There was little to no transfer when I had a drink and after eating a large portion of colour still remained. It is worth noting that I found darker shades had a better wear time than lighter shades. But that’s probably because they’re more intense in colour in the first place.

My lips didn’t feel massively dry either. Wear was comfortable and there was no nasty flaking which I have suffered from in the past! The lipsticks are said to give 24 hours of wear. I can’t say I’ve ever worn a lipstick for 24 hours but it’s good to know should you ever be in a situation where you want your lip game to be on point all day and all night.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

The Swatches – Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

I like to try and swatch lip products on my lips to give a true reflection of what you might expect if you try them yourself. Lip photography is definitely not “my bag”, but goodness knows I try, so hopefully these might be useful for someone!

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Brunette – A dark brown/red combination

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick
Berry formidable  – A deeper burgundy

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Magni-fig – This berry tone is perfect for a night out

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Fuschia botte – What it says on the tin, a fuschia!

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Rubis cute – a classic, timeless red shade

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick
Joli carminois – Another red with brighter orange tones

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Abricodabra – A peachy/reddy colour

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick
Brique à brac – A reddish light brown that will match all skin tones

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Hip Hip Pink – A more reddish pink, another easy to wear shade

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick
Hyppink chic -A pretty pink, think your lips but better

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick
Flaming’rose – A natural rose

Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Hey Nude ! – A very beige nude lip (I don’t really like nude lips because I’m so pale but feel this could look great on those with a deeper skin tone)

Overall a lovely little set of matte lipsticks, you’re bound to find a shade to suit you. Priced at £8.99 each, or 3 for 2 at Boots currently!