Sunday, 17 September 2017

*Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick #VelvetTheLipstick

Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipstick voxbox review swatches

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well! I've had quite a busy week, my work colleague left for maternity leave on Friday so I was in charge of organising a card and collection to buy her some leaving presents, I hope she liked them! And then I tried to make a cherry cake and stupidly used plain flour instead of self raising flour XD But the good news is that I have finally finished crocheting her baby blanket, and it looks so cute if I can say so myself XD

Today I am going to review these *Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipsticks that I was very kindly sent through Influenster as part of their #VelvetTheLipstick campaign. I was very lucky to receive all 12 shades and I thought I would give my opinion on them all. Overall I'm actually really impressed with them, the shades are very pretty and they do last for ages even through eating and drinking and they fade nicely so you don't have to worry as much about reapplying :)

Price wise, they cost £8.99 which isn't too bad! Although I personally would wait until there's an offer on such as 3 for 2 etc because I love using deals like that when buying new makeup XD

Packaging wise, I like that they outside reflects the shade of the lipstick which makes choosing easier however, they are a pain to open. I guess it's good because you know that it won't fall off in your handbag but I think it's a bit excessive and you have to be careful that it doesn't pop off and you damage the lipstick with your reflex response (maybe it's just me haha!)

Shades wise, I think they're all really nice shades although quite a few are quite pink based which I personally don't think really suit me but there are a few which I quite like. The pigmentation of the lighter shades is okay, shades 2 and 6 are a bit meh but from 7 onwards the pigmentation is great :)

I think they smell pleasant and don't have any weird scents. When you're putting them on they're very soft and creamy before drying matte and they aren't drying in my opinion :) The applicator is slightly curved which I haven't seen before but I think it works as it follows the shape of your lips quite nicely :)

The first 4 shades are the nudes and pinks. I'm personally not too keen on these as I don't think they suit me but I'm sure they would look lovely on others :) Shade 2 I don't like the pigmentation and the way it sets on your lips, I think it looks a bit bitty :) Shade 3 is probably the one I like the best out of the first 4 :)

Shades 1-4

Shades 1-4

Shades 5-8 are more red based. Shade 5 could work as a bit more of a daring day lipstick or it could be a more muted evening shade. Shade 6 is actually very bright in person, unfortunately I couldn't get the colour to portray itself properly on camera. I also think it has the most disappointing pigmentation. It is a really pretty coral colour though. 
I love the pigmentation of shade 7, it's a lovely red and shade 8 is really nice too although it's a bit darker in person :)

Shades 5-8

Shades 5-8 (shade 6 is a much brighter coral in real life and shade 8 is a bit deeper in real life)

Shade 9 is a very bright Fuschia, I love this colour (it's brighter in real life) although I personally wouldn't wear this shade as I don't have the confidence and I think it looks weird on me XD
Shade 10 I'm undecided... the colour is much more purple and vampy in real life but I feel like it isn't one uniform colour and it makes me a bit uneasy XD
Shade 11 is lovely and it's a classic berry red. It's not as creamy to put on as the other shades but it's still really nice I think :)
And finally shade 12 is a brown colour which I think would be really good for Autumn, although again I'm not sure how much I personally would wear it as I like to stick to safer colours :)

Shades 9-12

Shades 9-12 (Shade 9 is a brighter pink in real life and shade 10 is a bit more purple in real life)

So overall I actually really like these lipsticks and if there is a 3 for 2 offer on makeup at Boots or Superdrug I don't think you could go wrong by giving them a try and my personal favourites are 9 and 11 :) Thank you so much Bourjois and Influenster for giving me the chance to try these out! :)

*All of these lipsticks were gifted complimentary of Bourjois and Influenster however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own :)

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  1. I have to try these lipsticks! I love these shades! Thanks for the review and thank you for you're comment, I hope you're well!

  2. I feel like you can never go wrong with red lipstick =o)

  3. Pretty lipsticks! I prefer the nude-pink colors, but the red looks nice too!

  4. Nr 4 and 9 really suits you :-)

  5. Amazing shades, I love them all!
    Kisses, Paola.

  6. What an amazing collection.
    Fantastic colors.
    Have a great new week.

    Love, Esther

  7. These look so pretty, I tried this brand before and loved it!

  8. Your lips look very pretty in all of the different shades of lipstick! I think my favourites out of these 12 shades might be shade numbers 8 and 10, but they all look lovely.

  9. I love the pinks and reds the most! Good to know their creamy!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  10. I love Bourjous! Seriously have the best lipstick shades xx

    Nev | Miss Nev

  11. Lovely colors

  12. I just want all of these colors, you are so lucky to have them!

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  13. Nice post Nevena. Shades 4 and 8 are my favs!!!
    Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

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  14. OMG so many beautiful colors, I want them all! :p
    Have a wonderful week :-)
    Olivia <3

  15. Thanks a lot :D

    amazing collection mu friend.
    love all colors

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  16. What a gorgeous collection, and you're right about the prices being very affordable. My favourites are definitely the nudes and soft pinks - they really suit you, Nevena! Also, your little heart swatches are SO cute!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  17. Beautiful shades !
    Have a great start to your week !

  18. Such great shades of lipsticks !
    I need all theses colors.

  19. Love these shades! Great pops of color!

  20. Wooow, such cool shades! I want them all! :)

  21. wonderful!!!! I need those !

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  22. So many fun colors! Love seeing them on you too.

    Amy Ann
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  23. Love!

  24. My favourite is shade 12. It looks great!

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    Beautiful photos. Great post.
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  26. The lipstick shades looks nice on your complexion.
    Great review dear.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  27. Love these photos! These look so good!! x

  28. Oh wow these are so nice! I actually like all the colours too.

    Gemma x

  29. I love a good red lipstick! The darker shades look so good on you!

    Jessica |

  30. Sooo many beautiful colors to try <3

  31. Great colors :)
    Zapraszam na nowy post :)

  32. Oooh, I'm loving all these lippies!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  33. Thanks for the introduction and the review.

  34. I agree! I like you also most with 9 and 11! You look nevertheless fantastic with each shade.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  35. My kind of shades! Love them all.

  36. Those look so smooth and velvety! The reds look killer on you. I only put on red when I'm feeling VERY festive haha. It makes me crazy when the lids don't come of well too!

    Susie |

  37. beautiful colors! they all look good on you! ;)

    xoxo, rae

  38. What amazing colours - great review! Have a fantastic weekend!

    Miriam x

  39. So beautiful colors!
    Have a nice day!
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  40. Oh wow so many beautiful lipsticks!! I've also never seen lipsticks with that shape but I like it. You look gorgeous in all the shades darling. I loved numbers 3, 7 and 11. I was gonna say 6 too but I read about the pigmentation and yes, that's not good. But again, great shades!!I loved them!

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  42. These shades are all so beautiful!

  43. All the colors are very pretty, I would totally wear them!


  44. They look lovely!
    I can't pull off pink shades either, they look horrible on me.


  45. Colors look amazing and you look stunning! :)

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  46. I loved the rouge one so much

  47. The shades are all gorgeous Nev! Love it!

  48. WOW! I love the all colors. So perfect... kisses

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  49. Wonderful post!
    Lovely hearts inn your arm :)
    Your photos of products are always beautiful!!


  50. Heart-shaped swatches! What a cute idea!!! I don't really like lipstick as I can 'feel it' on my lips (if that makes any sense) but I do think it looks wonderful!

  51. I use some lipsticks from Bourjois already, but haven't tried this one out. They look fab. and the colors are gorgeaus too! :3

    xx Monia ♡