I’ll let you into a little secret. I have a bit of a strange fear. A fear of bright lipsticks. I don’t know why, but they leave me a little apprehensive. Is it the fear of getting lipstick on my teeth, or just the worry of standing out? Something makes me ditch it every day, well until these new Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks* came into my life. The whole new lipstick applied with a wand is the latest trend in lip colour, we’ve had versions released such as YSL and Rimmel, but I’d been late to try the new glossy yet matte lip products. The Bourjois releases have been about for a while, and I’ve been meaning to blog about them for a while, as they may of cured my bright lip fear.
I’ve got three shades from the collection, and they’re not for the faint hearted. The most muted of the three that I have, is 04 Peach Club, a peachy orange that still is pretty bright, then there’s 03 Hot Pepper a tomato red, and 06 Pink Pong, a bright fuchsia pink. Think Cheryl Cole at the 2009 Brit Awards. The lipsticks are glossy but settle matte, they are so opaque, you need the tiniest amount and the wand means it’s easy to apply them without making too much of a mess. There’s no worry about getting this lipstick on your cheek, which I may of done many times before. Now the staying power is where these lipsticks really come into their own. I wore Hot Pepper for a record 12 hours, yes 12 hours. In that time, I ate twice, I drunk a few times, and guess what at 2am when I got back in. My lipstick was still in tact. Now to me that is impressive.
Even though these lipsticks are pretty darn bright, they don’t scare me. I think it’s cause I know once they’re on my lips, that’s it. That’s where the colour will stay. It doesn’t take too long to apply and well at £8.99 a pop, they’re not bad on the purse strings too. So has my bright lip fear been cured? Quite possibly, and it’s all thanks to Bourjois.