Review and Swatches: Bourjois Aqua Laque 06 Feeling Reddy and 07 Fuchsia Perché

Bourjois is probably one of the best brands in our drugstores. I started to buy their products late, but the main reason I started to check this brand are Mateja's reviews and always amazing swatches. In my book Bourjois produces amazing lipsticks and the word has gone crazy over their Velvet Rouge lipsticks. Recently this brand joined the hybrid lipstick trend and they released Aqua Laque collection. Bourjois pushed this innovation even further and created product that is a combination of high concentration of water and Nymphea extract which has great moisturizing abilities (10 hours). There are 8 shades in this collection and one can definitely find a shade for herself, because they released nudes, reds and pinks. The brand recommends applying Aqua Laque on cleansed, dry lips, while using a nourishing and moisturizing lip balm before usage isn’t recommended. But you can apply lip liner to line your lips.


I got a chance to try shades Feeling Reddy, an orangey red shade, and Fuchsia Perché, a fuchia shade, as the name suggests,. I was really happy to get both shades, because all kind of red and pink shades are my thing and they often end up in my makeup bag. First shade I tried is Fuchsia Perché and I was blown away by its acting on me. Aqua Laque have watery formula and they remind me more on a good pigmented gloss, rather than on lipstick. Because both my products are bolder shades, they require careful application, but formula slips on the lips easily. On my hand both shades swatched nicely, but on lips they apply sheerer and at least two coats are required for full coverage. However, the application can still end up uneven, especially by Feeling Reddy. What impresses me the most is the feeling on my lips. They are so light and most of the time it feels like I’m not wearing anything, also because these are not sticky. The packaging is very similar to the Velvet Edition lipstick, with the difference that Aqua Laque lid is glossy. The applicator is a nice spongy one, easy to maintain and enables a good application. If matte lipsticks have quite intensive smell, the scent by Aqua Laque is almost unnoticeable, but pleasant.

As I mentioned before, Fuchsia Perché impressed me already when I first tried it, while Feeling Reddy gave me completely different experience. I like both shades; I think both of them look good on me, but they act completely different. After application they both give glossy, wet shine look, as Bourjois calls it, that disappears in hour, hour and a half and leaves a gentle shine. By Fuchsia Perché this shine starts fading into an even stain, while Feeling Reddy fades away uneven and leaves uneven stain. They feel very moisturizing, especially at the beginning, which is probably because of the watery formula and Nymphea extract. Fuchsia Perché lasted for few hours on my lips, while Feeling Reddy completely disappeared in around three hours. 

Another thing that surprised me by Fuchsia Perché is that it survived a meal. I mean, it did disappear a bit in inner part of the lip and the wet look was gone, but most of the colour (stain) was still there. To achieve fresh look and wet shine I just reapplied one coat of a product on my lips. By this shade I didn’t notice that it would transfer over the edge of my lips, while Feeling Reddy unfortunately did. In few minutes after I apply it it ends up in little cracks in the skin all around my lips (which is also noticeable on swatch). I used lip liner underneath, because I thought it might help, but it only ease off the problem, not completely reduce it. I do like shade Feeling Reddy on me, but I kind of doubt I’d wear it in public, because I’d ask myself all the time, how does it look, is it in place, did it went over the edge of my lips. 


 Bourjois Aqua Laque Feeling Reddy

Bourjois Aqua Laque Fuchsia Perché

Aqua Laque products are already available at DM (I’m not sure for Müller), where you’re going to pay around 14 € for 7,7 ml. Do I recommend them? Hmm. I do recommend shade Fuchsia Perché, while you’re purchasing Feeling Reddy on your own responsibility. I would suggest you to check Simona’s review. She also got a red shade and mine was acting the same on my lips, with the difference that mine ended up in small crackles in the skin. I actually find it interesting that two shades from the same collection and with same formula can act so differently on lips. Now I can’t wait to read reviews from my fellow bloggers, especially about nudes, which interest me the most.

Have you tried Aqua Laque lipsticks already or are you planning to get any shade? Thank you for reading!

Ocena v slovenščini:
Bourjois je zagotovo ena izmed najboljših drogerijskih znamk pri nas. Če ji lahko damo priznanje za kateri izdelek, bo to zagotovo za izdelke za ustnice, ki so odlični. Sama sem začela to znamko spoznavati bolj počasi, najbolj zaslužna za to pa je zagotovo Mateja, saj so me njeni swatchi in ocene vedno mamili, dokler se nisem odločila kupiti prvega izdelka (HM podlaga) in se vanj zaljubila.
Hibridne šminke so trenutno lepotni trend, ki se mu ni mogel izogniti niti Bourjois, vendar so tu narediti še korak naprej. Ustvarili so hibridne šminke Aqua Laque, za katere je značilno, da vsebujejo visoko koncentracijo vode in ekstrakt Nymphea, ki vlaži ustnice tudi do 10 ur. V kolekciji so izdali 8 odtenkov, od nude in pink pa do rdečih, tako da lahko zagotovo najde vsaka odtenek zase. Pri Bourjois priporočajo, da izdelek nanesemo na suhe, očiščene ustnice oz. da pred nanosom ne uporabimo negovalnega balzama. 


V nabiralniku sta me čakala dva odtenka, Feeling Reddy in Fuchsia Perché. Obeh odtenkov sem se zelo razveselila, saj sta, kot da bi bila narejena naravnost zame. Nič čudnega, saj kakršnikoli odtenki rdeče in roza vedno najprej pristanejo v moji košarici. Najprej sem testirala odtenek Fuchsia Perché, odtenek v barvi fuksije, kot že samo ime pove, ki mi je bil tako zelo všeč, da sem ga nosila nekaj dni zaporedoma, preden sem sploh posegla po Feeling Reddy, rdečem odtenku z oranžnim podtonom. Formula izdelkov je vodena, zelo spominjata na kak zelo pigmentiran gloss, in zelo lahka, saj se zdi, kot da na ustnicah sploh ne bi nosila ničesar. K temu pripomore tudi dejstvo, da nista lepljiva. Samo pakiranje je isto kot pri Velvet Rouge kolekciji, s to razliko, da je pokrov sijoč. Tudi aplikator je podoben - gobica, prirezana na eni strani, ki omogoča, da izdelek lepo zdrsi po ustnicah. Ker sta oba odtenka živahnih barv, je potreben pazljivejši nanos, saj se ju lahko hitro nanese čez rob ustnic, sploh pri mojih, ki nimajo lepo definiranega roba. Če imajo mat Velvet Rouge šminke dokaj intenziven vonj, je ta pri Aqua Laque skorajda neopazen. Oba odtenka sta se na roki prekrasno poswatchala in izgledata zelo pigmentirana, vendar sta pri nanosu na ustnice potrebna vsaj dva sloja za popolno prekrivnost, nanos pa še vedno ni popolnoma enakomeren, sploh ne pri odtenku Feeling Reddy.

Dejansko sta se odtenka na mojih ustnicah različno odrezala. Kot sem že povedala, nad Fuchsia Perché sem bila že od vsega začetka navdušena. Poleg tega, da mi odtenek pristaja (no, ja, saj mi oba), me je navdušila tudi njegova obstojnost. Po kaki uri ali uri in pol večina mokrega sijaja, t. i. wet shine, kot so ga poimenovali pri Bourjois, izgine in ostane nežen sijaj, ki se začne počasi spreminjati v stain, ki na mojih ustnicah ostane tudi nekaj ur. Stain, ki ga pusti ta odtenek, je zelo enakomeren, še bolj pa me je navdušilo, da je preživel obrok oz. več obrokov. Sicer je izginil v čisto notranjem delu ustnic, ampak večino barve je še vedno ostalo na njih. En nanos hibridne šminke, pa je bila stvar rešena. Občutek na ustnicah, ko sem ga nosila, je bil zelo prijeten, na začetku se mi je zdelo, kot da mi lepo navlaži ustnice (verjetno zaradi vodene formule), občutka izsušenosti pa sploh nisem dobila, niti pozneje, ko je ostal samo stain. Zgodba s Feeling Reddy pa je bila čisto drugačna. Ta odtenek se mi zdi manj pigmentiran in še bolj voden kot Fuchsia Perse, zaradi česar izginja z ustnic neenakomerno in pušča neenakomeren stain. Kar pa štejem njegovi formuli najbolj v minus, je pa dejstvo, da mi v nekaj trenutnih po nanosu zleze v majhne linije kože, ki jih imam okrog ust. Dejansko imam pri tem odtenku občutek, kot da njegova formula počasi leze iz notranjosti navzven. Verjetno mi zato ne zdrži dlje kot nekje tri ure. Zadevo sem poskušala rešiti z nanosom svinčnika za usta, ki vse skupaj omili, ni pa dokončna rešitev, saj mi tudi takrat izdelek uhaja v linije. Tako da žal si s tole šminko ne bi upala na cesto, saj bi se stalno spraševala, če šminka v redu izgleda ali pa mi je že zlezla čez rob ustnic. 


Aqua Lacque izdelki so od tega tedna na voljo v DM-u (nisem prepričana za Müller), 7,7 ml stane okrog 14 €. Mene še mika kak nude odtenek, bom pa zaradi izkušnje z rdečim počakala na ocene soblogerk, saj ne bi rada brcnila v temo. Če pa se bo obnesel kot Fuchsia Persé, pa toliko boljše. Vam priporočam Aqua Laque? Odtenek Fuchsia Perché definitivno da, saj se je na mojih ustnicah odlično obnesel, Feeling Reddy pa ravno ne morem priporočiti. Definitivno priporočam, da si ogledate Simonino objavo, saj nekako tako rdeč odtenek izginja tudi z mojih ustnic, s to razliko, da mi zleze v gubice (sama se nisem niti spomnila, da bi pofotkala obe šminki po nekaj urah, silly me). Če pa ste preizkusile odtenek Feeling Reddy in imate drugačno izkušnjo z njim, pa jo kar delite z mano in bralkami v komentarju.

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