I am an Influenster and via their programme, I get gifted a #voxbox to review, my first ever voxbox contained the entire Bourjois The Velvet Lipstick collection. I was SHOCKED!
A little insert to my day: – I’d had a crap and busy day in work. I came home to my Mr smiling at me with several parcels sat in my chair – EEK! The most exciting one was definitely the voxbox when I opened and realised there was not 1, not 2 but 12 gorgeous shades of lipstick waiting for me to play with along with the universal lip liner.
My first impression – I was honestly loving these, the universal lip liner was fab, the colour I chose was Flamin’rose and they were SO velvety smooth. I actually Insta-storied the entire day wearing the lipstick, it lasted from 7am right through till 2pm, I’d talked, eaten lunch, drunk many drinks and then reapplied, not because I needed to as the colour was still there, but because I was curious – DOWNSIDE – The reapplying didn’t go as smooth as I wanted. The lipstick started to appear to crack, not dry lip cracking but like the lipstick came away from itself and was textured across my lips. Still smooth though so it was OK.
Second day of wearing – I didn’t wear the lip liner today and I didn’t drink my daily intake of water either. So the mixture of drier lips from no water and no lip liner to create a smooth base meant the lipstick dried more matte, and became a bit like one of those irrating matte lipsticks. Sort of like the NYX matte lipsticks ifyou’ve tried them you’ll know what I mean – But bareable throughout the day!
Final conclusion – I’ve worn the lipsticks on and off with the universal lip liner, some days the lipstick is dry and hard matte on my lips depending on the condition, others I LOVE IT! Basically, I’d recommend picking up the universal lip liner, also it won’t go to waste as you can wear this under many other lippies which may make other lipsticks easier to wear!
Favourite Velvet Lipstick Colours – Brique a’brac, Flamin’rose, Hey Nude!
Below is a try on video of all the lipsticks, subscribe if you’d like to see more videos from me 🙂 www.youtube.com/c/RoseabovetheThorns