A lot has been written about Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks, but I decided to add my review in a bunch of all others as well, because I've never been so impressed by a matte lipstick before. At the moment this is my favourite lipstick and I have my eye on two other shades from this collection as well. For the beginning I decided to try one shade and I choose Pink Pong.
The packaging of this lipstick is similar to the one that lipglosses have. You open a lid and it has a spongy applicator. The packaging itself is in the color of lipstick, it's square and although it's plastic it seems sturdy. The applicator it's just perfect and easy to work with.
Pigmentation is not on the strongest site. This is actually pretty sheer lipstick. On lips it needs at least two coats to be opaque. On the swatch below you can see how it looks applied in one coat (right) and in two coats (left). I took this photo right after application, that why the lipstick looks glossy.
Ping Pong is nice pinkish shade and because it's bright one must be a bit more careful with application. And because it's sheerer it takes a bit more time to built it evenly, but final result is totally worth the time because it looks amazing.
Right after applications it looks glossy on lips, but after around 10 to 15 minutes it drys matte. What actually really surprised me is that despite matte finish it doesn't feel like it drys my lips when I wear it. Well, matte lisptick are not moisturizing at all, but this one doesn't dry lips at all. I actually get drying feeling after around 2-3 hours, when the color starts fading away and it starts leaving a stain. It stains evenly and on me it lasts around 4 hours. A lot of bloggers said that it survives eating but I can't confirm that. This lipstick unfortunatelly didn't survive eating at work. It left a stain around my lips, but in inner part it totally dissapeared. I usually reapplied it after lunch to make it look nice again. When it drys matte it will transfer on a glass if you'll drink, but minimal. On the lips it'll actually still look untouched.
This is how it looks on me freshly applied. The shiny version of this lipstick isn't bad, but I prefer matte one. :)
And this is how it looks on me when it drys matte. My lips weren't in the best condition when I bought it, but despite that it looked great when it dried matte. It will emphasize dry parts a bit, but from far that won't be noticeable at all. It has creamy formula and it feels very light on lips, almost like I wouldn't wear anthing.
Matte lisptick that doesn't feel drying on lips? Yes, please. You get 6,7 ml for around 14 € and yes, it's a bit pricey, but I think it's totally worth the money. I bought mine in DM some time ago with 30 % discount coupon, but it's also available in Müller (and probably in Tuš drugstore if they have Bourjouis stand).
Have you tried Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks? What do you think of them? Thank you for reading!