Monday, 4 September 2017

REVIEW & SWATCHES | NEW BOURJOIS ROUGE VELVET THE LIPSTICK ALL 12 SHADES


I was supposed to post this a few days ago but I have been having trouble with Instagram lately so my mind has been preoccupied. I can't get into my account and I am extremely worried that I have lost it completely. I have no idea what is going on but this recent dilemma has made me love the safe space of my blog even more. It's mine and I love it to pieces. It is a pure reflection of my hard work and not dependent on algorithms or hashtags or anything so let's focus on that for now and pray that the instagram gods are listening and reading all the many reports I have filed.  I received my first ever Vox Box from Influenster which is a platform where everyone shares their reviews of beauty products. I have only just started using it so still getting to grips with it. For this VoxBox I received the full 12 shades of the Rouge Velvet The Lipstick (£9) which is completely new.


The minute I received them I was stunned by the packaging. They look elegant and so pretty. I love that the colour of the actual lipstick is the colour of the tube when you own a lot of products having that element is so helpful. The lipsticks have a magnetic closure which is great. They feel heavy and sturdy like you could toss them in your bag or draw without worrying about them breaking. They all have a strong scent like lipsticks from the past. It is a very specific vintage fragrance that makes me think of Marilyn Monroe and I love it. If you don't like strong scents you might want to consider passing on this range. It doesn't bother me at all.


In the 12 shades you have a lovely mixture of nudes, pinks, oranges, reds and darker shades. There is something for every season, every mood and every skin colour. It is described as a highly pigmented matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. I love the inclusion of light, bright and deep colours and find them to be really rich. I know a lot of lipstick lovers will enjoy what these lipsticks offer. 


Another item included in the Vox Box is the Miraculous Contour Lip Liner (£5.49). It is white in the pencil but clear when swatched, you cannot see it at all on your lips or on your hands, it is like an invisible lip liner. I know that Urban Decay have a similar lip pencil. I don't notice much difference in using this lip pencil and I think the lipsticks would wear better with a lip pencil of a similar colour, but that is just my preference. So I don't think you need to get this, but if you do it promises to help with bleeding and smudging while not tugging on the lips. 


Onto the shades, you can see two photos one with the names and one with the swatches next to the lipsticks. A lot of you know I am not a big lipstick wearer or fan to be honest. My lips are awkwardly shaped and I don't have the patience to make them even. In addition, bright lipsticks make me self-conscious and worried that they are transferring or smeared across my face and teeth. However, lately I am doing my best to step out of my comfort zone so I have been wearing these around the house to try and get used to there being something on my lips and to test out the wear and comfort of the product. Scroll down to have a look at the colours and find out my surprising favourite. 


  • Brunette is a dark brown with a red undertone, rich and deep, perfect for Autumn and surprisingly one of my favourite shades from the whole range
  • Berry Formidable is a gorgeous rich pink purple berry colour
  • Magni-Fig is a beautiful magenta purple shade, another favourite and stunning for the upcoming season
  • Fuschia Botte is a lovely bright bold pink
  • Rubi's Cute is a true hot red
  • Joli Carmin'ois is a poppy coloured orange-red
  • Brique-a-brac is a reddish light brown suitable for many skin colours
  • Abrico'dabra is a very pretty soft orange shade
  • Hip Hip Pink is a beautiful Barbie pink shade which would look amazing under a gloss
  • Flaming Rose is a very pale pink 
  • Hyppink Chic is actually a very flattering my-lips-but-better shade on me although it looks like a pink on the arm
  • Hey Nude! is a true flesh toned nude that almost mimics concealer this completely washes me out
Verdict: Overall, they are fantastic lipsticks, highly pigmented in a great range of colours. I do find them to be quite drying almost immediately and wouldn't consider the formula to be creamy or comfortable across all 12 shades. I like to wear them simply dabbed on for a bit of colour and find that looks really nice. I love the darker shades and actually find them to be the most comfortable to wear if applied over a lip liner of a similar shade. The lasting power is impressive, not comparable to a true liquid lipstick but they last a good six hours on me with no transferring which is great. I wish they had more warm nude/browns as that is my go-to shade but overall an impressive launch. 


Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for all the love, kindness and support you have all shown about the unfortunate Instagram mess. Please comment below your favourite shade from the 12 shown above, I would love to hear your thoughts and please share your favourite lipsticks below. I have some great posts coming up this week which I can't wait to show you. Losing my account really knocked me sideways and I just didn't have the energy to focus on the good. Hope you have a great week and that your Monday was incredible. Take care. 

What  shade speaks to you?

Love 
Kiran

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34 comments

  1. I loove the packaging of these! So sleek and sophisticated. Also, the shade range is unreal! Brunette looks perfect for fall.

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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  2. I need Berry Forminable and Brique-A-Brac. I wish we had Bourjois in the US, I would go crazy trying their products

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. I didn't know Bourjois wasn't in the states!? Xx

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  3. I hope this instagram incident comes to an end soon, it's so sad what is happening. Love these shades, I want them all especially Magni-Fig, it's gorgeous!! x

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy/

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    1. Stunning colours, I don't know I am not having much luck. I am just going to continue trying to get back in.

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  4. Awesome! The only product I have from Bourjois is a single shadow, I definitely need to try more of their products xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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    1. These are the only products I have tried from the brand as well x

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  5. Ohhh I love the packaging of these! Just like you said, it's so much easier to see what the shade is, than having to check the shade name each time! The swatches are gorgeous! I'll definitely have to check these out next time i'm in store!

    Fab post lovely xx


    emily x ❤ | emilyloula.com

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  6. I am in love with all of these shades, need to pick them up! Hope your instagram drama comes to an end too xx

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  7. Ooh so many pretty shades!

    I'm sorry to hear about your Instagram - I hope it gets fixed soon! xx

    Beautylymin

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  8. I love the look of these lipsticks and a formula that I love. I have a similar lip contour pencil from Lipstick Queen, but this one is cheaper! x

    franklyflawless.com

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  9. Have you got your IG profile back, Kiran? I haven't been active because I spent the whole day out and about with family yesterday. I really hope you get your account back soon. :-(

    Love that Influenster is now available for you guys too, it's honestly amazing!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you Shireen and no not yet, it is pretty cool but not as interactive as I would like :/ x

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  10. I'm not a big lipstick lover either. I don't wear it day to day at work. We have limited Bourjois products here in Canada. I really like their Healthy Mix foundation. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. For some reason I don't get on with that foundation at all and so many people I know love it, I have no idea why it hates my skin x

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  11. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful, I need them in my life <3 x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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  12. Oooooh these look stunning! I've tried a couple of Bourjois Liquid Lipstick-y things (forgotten the actual name sorry!) and I really really liked the feel of them on my lips. x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. I need to try some! There is a shade called Cool Brown that looks stunning x

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  13. Maybe I buy one, they look really nice :D

    www.windowtothebeauty.com

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  14. I've not tried anything from Bourjois before but these look really nice. It's a shame that they're kinda drying though. Anyways, hope you're able to get a hold of your IG account again soon!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. I hope so as well, I need to follow you on my new account x

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  15. I love this brand! The colors look so gorgeous and love the packaging.

    https://ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com/

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    1. The packaging is stunning! Thank you for reading x

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  16. These look and sound absolutely stunning. I love the packaging so much. I just wish they had a few less reds and more mid tone nudes or mauves. I'm just boring like that haha! xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. No, I feel the same. There's a lot here I won't ever use but then I am just not a lipstick person x

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