Bourjois have added to their ever popular Rouge Edition range, adding a pigmented, cooling gloss by the name of Aqua Laque.
Packaged in similar square tubes to everyone's favourite matte Rouge Edition Velvet, albeit with a shiny lid, Aqua Laque has a firm doe's foot applicator to help you apply the gloss evenly to the lips.
Texture wise, they're incredibly lightweight - the exact opposite of the traditional heavy, sticky gloss a la MAC Lipglass. They have a strangely cooling effect when you first apply them, and remain light and slick whilst you wear them.
|08 Babe Idole|
|07 Fuchsia Perche|
|06 Feeling Reddy|
Whilst I absolutely love the lightweight, non-sticky, water-cool texture, I think Aqua Laque suffers from two problems. Firstly, the less pigmented shades like Appechissant and Babe Idole can be a little patchy when first applied, and need a good smush of the lips to get them to even out. Even then, the colour can sit in the lines of the lips. Secondly, wear time - granted, these are glosses, lightweight glosses at that - they're never going to stick around forever. But given that the rest of the Rouge Edition line (both Velvet and the original lipsticks) are so damn good at sticking to your lips like glue, I was disappointed to find that I get barely an hour of full colour and gloss before my lips soften down into a muted, washed out version of what I originally applied.
Overall, then, these are well worth a shot if you're looking for a colourful, glossy, cooling pout this summer - but don't expect them to last an age. As always, they're very reasonably priced at just £8.99 each. Find them at Boots.com now.
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