Some products just explode onto the beauty blogging scene and the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick was certainly one of these. For a little while, it was just everywhere! After reading all of these glowing reviews, I picked it up in a lovely nude pink.
The Rouge Edition Velvets are longlasting matte lipsticks that claim to stay put for 24 hours while feeling comfortable and light on the lips. They come in a variety of bright and nude shades.
I choose a more neutral pink shade with the amazingly cute name: Don’t Pink of it! Do not pick this thinking it is a nude, as you can see in the image it clearly reads as a pink lip but in an understated way.
I have to admit I am not completely blown away by these: it is a bit of a mixed bag for me. I love the matte finish and the pink color. The lipstick is comfortable to wear and not drying on your lips, but I do feel it a little on my lips so it isn’t as light as promised.
My big problem is the long lasting aspect though. This doesn’t hold well on me: it wears quite quickly in the center of the lips after eating or drinking. I had expected a little more from this, especially since everyone is raving about this staying on their lips all day without touch-ups. Am I doing something wrong here?
On the plus side, the shades are amazing and the matte finish is very fashionable right now. This isn’t very expensive and I still find it worth my money, but it just isn’t performing as well as I had hoped. Do you own any of these? Do let me know what you think about them and whether you have a different experience with them?!