Hey everyone, today I’m going to do a review of Bourjour’s Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet and Velvet lipsticks. At Boots they had 2 for £14 on Bourjour products so I thought why not give these a go? I initially wanted to get the new L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max lipsticks because I swatched the colours and they’re so gorgeous, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy them because, the packaging, I thought, was pretty dodgy. I may try them out in later weeks and let you all know how they shape up so stay tuned~
So I got:
- the Velvet lipstick in shade 13, ‘Fu(n)chsia’, a bright pink. Comes in a sturdy, clear plastic tube with a doe-foot applicator.
- the Souffle de Velvet in shade 2, ‘Coquelic’oh!’, an orange with a red tinge. Same packaging as the Velvet except housed in a frosted plastic tube.
The reason I wanted to try one from each of the Velvet and Souffle lines was to see how the formula varies. The velvet lipsticks are marketed as ‘bold, matte and long-lasting’ with a ‘light-weight, velvety texture and non-drying formula’ whereas the Souffle provides ‘a light veil of colour, perfect for a tinted lip effect. The soft, balm like texture hydrates for up to 10 hours leaving lips comforted with a playful pop of colour’.
The Velvet lipstick is such a fun summer colour, and perfect for a gradient lip! It’s very highly pigmented and the application is quick and easy with the doe-foot applicator. It can be applied with either this or with your finger, but, be warned, you’ll end up with a lot of stain on your fingers if you do. I would say that this lipstick doesn’t dry down matte very quickly, but to quicken things up you can press your lips together a few times and then it’s dry. This is what makes it so good for that gradient, because you can work into the colour with your concealer giving a well blended, smooth finish. It doesn’t last the 24 hours it claims, but will last a good 6-8 hours depending on what you do. To remove I would recommend a good oil cleanser. This lipstick is a definite win – the formula isn’t drying, there are a plethora of colours to choose from and it doesn’t break the bank at £8.99 a pop!
The Souffle lipstick packaging is so gorgeous! It looks so classy with the frosted plastic and the cream banner and writing. This formula is designed to be less pigmented and act more like a stain, whilst maintaining a matte finish, (marketed as ‘sheer matte’). Although it has less pigment than the Velvet lipsticks, that doesn’t mean it’s not pigmented. One layer gives a demi-matte, delicate wash of colour, and two gives a slightly shinier, stronger one. The product doesn’t dry out the lips, in fact, it feels almost moisturising – however, this compromises the matte finish and the drying time. This I feel would be better classified as a stain, as it doesn’t feel like a lipstick when worn. This can be removed with micellar water or with an oil cleanser.
I’m actually really happy with both of these lipsticks and will definitely go back to the pharmacy to grab some more! (Pinks and nudes I’m looking at you.) They’re not ridiculously expensive, and especially with the 2 for £14 offer you save nearly £4. I would say the Velvet lipstick packs more of a punch and offer more opaque and dramatic cover, whilst the Souffle is like a (very) tinted lip balm or stain.
Below is a very quick and simple look with natural face and eye makeup (using my new Makeup Revolution: New-trals vs Neutrals Palette ) with a bright gradient lip using Fu(n)chsia!
I hope you all enjoyed this review and when I pick up some more I’ll definitely update this post and include more swatches! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening everyone!