Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 'Grand Cru'

I am in love. Unless you've been living under a rock the last couple of months, you'll know that Bourjous have launched a few new shades of their Rouge Edition Velvet lip products. A deeply pigmented lipstick-come-lip-stain is not something I would usually go for, mainly because I hate worrying that the colour will do that annoying fade-from-the-middle thing and within a couple of hours I'll look like I've just crawled in from a heavy night out. This however is a stellar exception. I bought the shade 'Grand Cru' partly for its deep red shade which I find suits me better than brick reds, but mainly for the reports of its longevity in the wear department.

After about 3 1/2 hours wear

I applied a full coat at about 8am, not needing to build much apart from around the waterline. It comes out quite dark and glossy looking and really does glide on. After a wopping 15-20 mins it dried to a matte set, and the colour looked a bit lighter but still amazingly vibrant and surprisingly wearable. None of that flaky, cracked nonsense I've experienced with certain other matte products (*cough* Rimmel *cough*).

Colour once it set

I actually almost forgot I was wearing this, and several cups of tea later at lunch time the colour had not budged or faded whatsoever apart from at the waterline - fade around mine tends to be visible and you can kind of see it in this picture. After eating I just topped that small section up and was on my way.

By 6pm it STILL looked like this!

I got home just after 6pm and didn't know what to expect when I looked in the mirror but everything was still in place! The colour had bled very, very slightly at the edges but still looked vibrant. I actually had to use Micellar water to remove the product as water, make up wipes and standard cleansers would not get the stuff off! I honestly am so impressed that a lip product actually lives up to its claims of long wear. I've yet to meet anyone that wears their lipstick for 24 hours though so they might say different.

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