Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Perfect Red Lip For Blondes

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Grand Cru
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Grand Cru
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Grand Cru
Red is the one colour of lipstick that I shy away from. I find that having blonde hair it's difficult to find that 'perfect red' and have always envied brunettes for being able to pull it off. Someone once told me that anyone can, you just need to find the right shade for you. At long last I've found it, and any fellow blondes out there who have the same problem then this may be your new best friend. 
I recently discovered Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, which I'm pretty sure you've all heard of. This range is all about statement lip colours with 5 other jaw-droppingly gorgeous shades that I'm certain will be added to my forever growing make up collection very soon. I brought the shade Grand Cru which is a beautiful dark red, totally out of my comfort zone, that is timeless, classic and the perfect for the Winter months ahead.
This is a doe foot applicator which is applied like a gloss but then dries to a gorgeous matte shade and finish. As soon as you say matte you instantly think of a drying texture, however this definitely isn't the case with these lipsticks as they live up to their name and actually do feel like velvet. I've mentioned in previous blog posts of mine how lipsticks have felt velvety but I've not felt anything like this before. This is the crème de la crème of velvet lipsticks. This is so opaque and pigmented, you could easily get away with one light application where your lips are fully even with colour. Sometimes I'll apply this lightly to achieve a lip stain finish whereas if I want a much more intense colour I'll go over it once more. Both look stunning and I have to say that I much prefer the second application on myself when I'm paler. I would highly recommend using a lip liner with this shade as I found it hard to get a perfect, crisp line as it's such a dark colour. It lasts for ages too, easily 8 hours, and it doesn't transfer onto glasses either which is always a winner. This is without a doubt a HG item for me, I can't believe I've finally found my very own red!
For £8.99 this is a total steal as I'd definitely pay double for this. You can buy it HERE from Superdrug, they currently have their 3 for 2 offer on so grab yourself a bargain!
Have you tried any of Bourjois Rough Edition lipsticks?
What's your favourite red?


  1. I really want to try out one of these because every review I've seen about them is positive, nice post :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

    1. You'll love them! There's so many lovely colours to choose from, I can't wait to buy more! :) xx


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