Thursday, 17 January 2013

Review & Swatches: Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks

Bourjois are a great high street brand.  Their products are reasonably priced, and often pack a punch far in excess of their accessible, affordable price point.  Rouge Edition is their latest launch - with Selfridges selling a selection of shades before their nationwide launch in February.  Rouge Edition lipstick promises a smooth, silky texture, which hydrates the lips and keeps them looking and feeling great for up to 10 hours.

Left to right:
14 Pretty Prune, 09 Orange Pop Up, 07 Fuschia Graffiti, 12 Rose Neon, 06 Rose Coquette, 11 Fraise Remix

The packaging is simple and sleek: shiny black plastic, embossed Bourjois brand name, colourful Rouge Edition. The cap has a satisfying click when you close it, and having the shades visible at the bottom of the bullet is always good if you own lots of lipstick (ahem).

The full range is composed of a staggering eighteen shades - everything from soft neutrals through to bright pops of colour, with a few really lovely looking reds.

14 Pretty Prune

09 Orange Pop Up

07 Fuschia Graffiti

12 Rose Neon

06 Rose Coquette

11 Fraise Remix
The lipsticks are very well pigmented, although the level of pigmentation does vary between shades - Pretty Prune, for example, is extremely pigmented, where Rose Neon requires a couple of passes over the lips to build up full opacity.

The texture is gorgeous - these lipsticks really do glide onto the lips and have a soft sheen to the finish which looks great.  They're supremely comfortable to wear - I doubt any lipstick can actually give 10 hours truly comfortable wear, but having road tested these, I find the first six hours is comfortable to the extent that I can barely feel the lipstick on my lips.  They do start to dry out a little after that.  Longevity is excellent - I've found that they last a good eight hours before they start fading a little, and when they do, they fade evenly.
I'm really, really impressed with Rouge Edition lipsticks.  They feel great on the lip, look fantastic thanks to that buttery sheen, and last for ages and ages.  At just £7.99 each, they're an absolute bargain - and I'll be heading out and buying a few more shades as soon as they're launched.

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. Oooh these are so pretty! I love their foundation and blushes but have never tried their lipstick. Love Orange Pop Up.

    1. Unfortunately it clashes horribly with my hair :( But it is such a vibrant colour - perfect for summer!

  2. They all look gorgeous! I wouldn't know which one to choose!

  3. wow these look stylish would not have thought they were drugstore
    fabulous shades too look very moisturising i love clinique colour drenched lipsticks as they are so moisturising and creamy.

    1. They are pretty moisturising! Definitely not the kind of high pigment colour that dries out the lips.

  4. I am so excited about these, can't wait to try them. x

  5. I like Fuschia Graffiti! It will look great in the spring!

  6. They all look beautiful! I foresee spending a naughty amount of money :(


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