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.
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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 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