Bourjois really bring it when it comes to creating quality, affordable versions of high end beauty trends and this time I think they’ve outdone the luxury market. If you haven’t dipped into lip crayon territory yet, look no further: these are hands down the best I’ve tried.
Made with a silk extract formula, these lip crayons glide onto the lips with a luxuriously fine layer of moisturising colour. Available in four shades, they contain SPF 15 to protect lips from Summer sun and are extremely comfortable and hydrating to wear. They’re also waterproof and last for a few hours on my lips, even when eating, which in itself nothing short of a miracle. I have Fuchsia Libre and Orange Punch and have literally worn one or other daily ever since I received them (they also look great layered up or as a gradient lip).
The Volume Glamour Max Holiday mascaras in Electric Blue and Purple Mania are a good budget alternative to this Summer’s coloured lash trend by Chanel, Dior, et al. On my blonde lashes these look neon, especially the purple - I was actually mesmerised by the look but don’t think it’s really me. I reckon they’d work better on dark lashes, on the tips or (dammit) someone younger. They’re waterproof and the cute mini wand (with full size brush) take up little space - perfect festival fare!
This is Fuchsia Libre applied. Reasons I’m besotted:
- one layer gives so much colour
- feel weightless on
- zero stickiness
- shiny rather than full on glossy
- twist up, so no sharpening
- wear off really nicely (& slowly!)
- 3 of the 4 shades are perfect for me - fuchsia, coral-orange & red.
Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons are £7.99 at Boots where they’re currently on 3 for 2. I’ll definitely be picking up Red Sunshine, a lovely cherry red! Volume Glamour Max Holiday Mascara is £5.99, also on 3 for 2 at Boots.