19 July 2014

Beauty | Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick

Okay, so ya'll know by now that red lipsticks are kinda a big thing with me. I've rocked one ever since I left school and was able to wear a little bit more make-up. When the Rimmel Apocalips were released what seems like a century ago, it was my real first introduction to a long wearing liquid formula lipstick - and I bloomin' loved them! Earlier this year, Bourjois released their take on the liquid lipstick so I thought I'd give one a whirl.

First things first, cute and simple packaging, just how I like it! The bottle shows the shade well and they are not too big so perfect for popping in to your handbag. When I tried the Apocalips last year, I found that they applied really easily and I couldn't pick a fault with them. However, I had a real struggle applying this to my lips. I found that I could not fill my lip shape in correctly and the edge of my lips were a bit 'blobby' and uneven. If a mistake was made (which did occur!) I found that it was super hard to correct as it dried so fast and I ended up smudging it all over my face. I was disappointed with the result so I applied a MAC Lipstick over the top; At least when that began to wear off, I had some sort of red stain underneath. I suppose that shows that it is long wearing. But I just couldn't quite get used to the smell ...

Bit a negative ninny today aren't I? Just sharing my opinion and sometimes I think it's good to hear something a bit different rather than hearing that everything is amazing. Have you tried this release? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments, thanks for reading!


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  1. I love the Rimmel Apocalips! I still need to try this Bourjois release :)

    Style Sunrise


  2. The colours gorgeous,
    But if the application isn't super great it just isn't a winner for me, my lips don't like to keep gloss on them & it always tends to smudge ha!
    I agree - cute packaging though!

    Kelly from | DayDreams & DaisyChains

  3. Awwww no, that's a bit disappointing!! At least you made it work for you by using your mac lipstck on top!

  4. I've heard so much great stuff about these, it is nice to hear a different opinion, I'm not sure whether I will be trying these out or not! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  5. OMG the smell... Horrible. Didn't like them either. X


  6. You look so bronze and beautiful Megan! I've read so many reviews of these and they really do look beautiful, but people keep mentioning the smell and I can't stand lip products which smell or taste bad! xxx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  7. You are gorgeous!!

    I bought a couple of the shades from this collection and I absolutely adore them! I'm sorry hear they didn't work out for you!!


  8. What a shame! These are actually my favourite release of the year and I can't get enough of them!

    Sophie x

  9. This sounds exactly like the MUA matte velvet lip laquers, which I struggled with! Such a shame:(



  10. I haven't tried this but it's a shame it wasn't as good as you were hoping, the colour looks so pretty and on paper it seems like it would be a really good product. Xx

  11. Love the shade! It's a shame you didnt get along with these, i'm yet to try!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  12. Wahh I don't think I'll be picking this one up then, thanks for the honest review! I'm all about long-wearing red lip colours too, I've stuck with my Limecrime Red Velvet for ages. xx

    Adventures of an Anglophile

  13. You cant like everything can you... And different things will work for different people. I struggled with the MUA lacquers and was umming and arring about doing a negative post - Think i'll get one drafted up as this was a really refreshing read :-)

  14. I haven't tried this but I've used apocalips before and loved it - looks like that's what I'll be sticking to!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  15. I adore the apocaplips and I've been on the fence about trying these out,
    perhaps I'll have a go with the more wearable nude shades
    Thanks for this I appreciate it when fellow beauty bloggers don't gush about everything!
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

  16. I've heard so many rave reviews on these, I always find it refreshing to read a negative one just to put things into perspective. The colour I am eyeing off is the nudeish one, so hopefully it won't be as tricky to apply.


  17. I like to read the odd negative review - I don't think you've been unfair or had unreasonable expectations, you were just genuinely disappointed and I can understand why. Not tried these and I don't think I will be now! Thanks for the honest review xx

    Meet Me On My Sofa

  18. its nice to see a different opinion of these! I absolutely love the Rimmel ones! they're not drying on your lips at all like the Bourjous appear to be!xx


  19. The scent isn't fantastic, but I absolutely love these! I do think you have to be careful with application and build it up, like you said if you just go straight at it you can get some excess around the edges of your lips which aint pretty! I just love the colours and longevity of them though.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

  20. Wow you're so beautiful and have definitely made me want to try these lipsticks out. I love your hair, you lucky lucky lady!!

    Thanks for your link, could you possibly check out my blog?
    Chloe // throughchloeslens.blogspot.co.uk x

  21. I've heard so much about these I really want to try them out! It looks lovely on you!


  22. It's such a shame you struggled with these! I personally really liked the one I have however I haven't tried any of the red shades. I'm off to have a 'sniff' of mine now as I haven't actually noticed the smell before.
    Amy x

  23. I never think reds works in a gloss formula, and its a shame that this didn't work for you, but I'm not surprised!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  24. I really like this! The trick, however, is that apply it with clean, dry lips. And when I say clean I mean not even lip balm or saliva. I've found that when applying this over lip balm or when I've just licked my lips, it goes patchy and blotchy. It also helps to apply it while pulling your lips taut! I hope you give it another go because I think that when I apply it like so, it is really a great product! x


  25. i tried these and wasn't totally sold either!

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  26. I'd rather you be a negative ninny than a dishonest dilly haha great review

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog


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