The final review of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, at least the final one in May 2017, and this time it’s in the shade Plum Plum Girl. I’ve reviewed two other shades from the line, in Peach Club and Ole Flamingo! last week, as part of the May Lippy Review challenge where I review one lip item every week day in the month of May.
I got this as part of a buy-two-get-one-free offer from Boots London back in December, but it retails at £8.99 each regularly for 6.7ml of product. Bourjois’ products have always leaned towards the higher end of the drugstore scale so this wasn’t a bad price and rather on par with other drugstore brands. If you haven’t seen my last reviews on the Peach Club and Ole Flamingo!, please check them out because this review will be much shorter.
The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet is a liquid lipstick with a matte finish. As mentioned in previous reviews, the packaging is a short rounded square plastic tube with a doe foot applicator; the cap is the same shade of the product and the tube is transparent.
The texture is very creamy and does not feel like a liquid lipstick with just a tad of stickiness. It takes quite a lot of time for it to dry down to a matte finish. I recommend not rubbing your lips together until it’s dried down or it will look patchy, especially with Plum Plum Girl because it’s a dark shade and any patchiness will be very obvious.
I find the doe foot applicator really does its job in this case, helping to ‘draw’ a reasonably good line and places enough product down so that it can be a thicker spreadable application. This was just a little drying and last about 3 to 4 hours without food, and longer if I applied it to full colour (which is with 2 layers and waiting for each layer to dry down).
Plum Plum Girl is a really dark vampy plum shade. In my lip swatch, I have one thick layer of it slapped on – and it’s already full colour. The pigmentation of this is very high and much higher than the two shades I’ve reviewed earlier. I was better at not rubbing my lips together in this lip swatch, so if you let your lips dry down with a well applied thick layer, this would be close to the colour you will get. Personally, I find this shade a little too strong for me as I’m not used to wearing such dark vampy shades and it slightly washes me out.
In all, while I do enjoy the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet – I think they’re really pretty comfortable for a liquid lipstick – Plum Plum Girl is probably my least favourite. I do think that the pigmentation for this is so much better than my favourite shades in the line but my personal preference is for my lip colour to look slightly lighter and worn in (except for red lipsticks). It’s still a really beautiful shade and one that I wish looks better on me.