I mentioned this before, but I for one, am incapable of making changes when the clock hits the hour that changes the years. No New Year resolutions for me, more like Spring resolutions. This is the season when I get out of hibernation and start making plans of a healthy diet, more exercise and so on. With this new, like reborn energy (what can a little sun do), I start trying out new things when it comes to makeup (or makeup reviews), skincare and clothing. I am in a florals phase – groundbreaking, I know, Miranda (for the “Devil wears Prada” fans) and with this, I am tempted to wear more colours on my face also.
As there are just this many things you can do when it comes to blush and highlighter, I switch up my eyeshadows and lip products. In the pictures that you are going to see below – even though they are meant to be more about the lip product that is featured, I want to tell you about my eyeshadow first.
I used a palette that has been hibernating – completely unused for the past year. Does anyone remember my Instagram makeup videos? I don’t even remember if I posted the video in which I used the eyeshadows in the Urban Decay “Full Spectrum” Palette. I remember though, not being impressed by them so I’ve put the palette on the reserves bench for exactly one year when I took it out for this shooting. This time I needed pastels and bright matte colours and I fell in love with the palette for this. Paul always encourages me to do more colourful makeup looks, but I always reach for my trusty Huda Beauty or Too Faced.
Now back to the star of the show/post – The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lip mousses, if I may call them like that. I mentioned this lip product before, in my favourite nude lip products at the drugstore when I only had one colour that I kept on reaching for when I went to work but I thought it’s time to do a makeup review on them also.
After writing that post, I kept on watching my favourite influencers unboxing huge PR packages from Bourjois and trying the products. So I am guilty of being influenced, but I just loved the colour selection and the formula that I was already familiar with. In store, when I last checked, they still had a very (!) limited selection, but if you go on the Boots site, which is where I bought them from – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
A few thoughts on the lip products (short makeup review) – they are buildable which means that you will not get an opaque application just with one swipe, but you won’t feel like your lips are falling off either. The purples are a bit trickier than the rest that are easy to apply. With these ones, I needed 2-3 layers for an even colour and my lips had to be as soft as a baby’s bum (Romanian expression), if not the lipstick will cling to your dry portions. With Kat von D’s liquid lipsticks, I used to apply a lip balm underneath because they were just too drying for my lips, but with the Bourjois ones, you can’t. Because of the mousse formula, it needs to “grab” to your lips and the lip balm will prevent that – aka skip a beat.
All in all, my favourite colours are 07 – Nude-ist, my first love, then 36 – In mauve which is still easy to apply and 20 – Poppy days which is an almost neon red/orange. I would love at some point to try the entire collection, but for now, I have my most used shades.
Which one is your personal favourite? Have you tried any of the Bourjois lip products before? After trying these Rouge Edition Velvet , I am really curious what else they have in store. Let me know if there is any other makeup review that you want me to do.