It was music to my ears that Bourjois has released three new shades of Rouge Edition Velvet, first launched this time last year (see my ode here). Regular readers will know how fond I am of this long lasting liquid lipstick with a comfortable matte finish, to the extent that they made my 2014 Favourites. I’ve been wearing the new shades a lot lately and my favourite is the one that’s open above, So Hap’pink.
From top, Beau Brun - a deep rust, Don’t Pink of It - nude pink and So Hap’pink - mid pink with warm coral tones… not your typical Spring shades, but all very wearable. So Hap’pink is one of those brights that’s really easy to wear for day time, adding a lovely pop of colour without looking like you’re heading out clubbing (as if, *snigger*). Don’t Pink of It is a really pretty nude and although I prefer nude lips with more of a sheen, I’m happy that this one works well with my skin tone.
I photographed these swatches 10 mins after application to give you an idea of how they look when settled on the skin. The ones below are after 20 mins - and as you can see, they look slightly more matte, but don’t dry to a crisp like some mattes do. I smudged them out a little to demonstrate that they do still move - and that they can be used as a stain. Note that once the bulk of their colour wears off, these do stain the lips, but not in a bad way… it’s all part of the lasting power. Beau Brun seems to be a slightly wetter formula than the other two; I haven’t worn this one as much as it’s more of an Autumnal shade to me.
I highly recommend Hot Pepper, Ole Flamingo and Pink Pong from last year’s collection. I’ve worn them at least once a week over the past year and they’re still going strong - part of the beauty of rarely needing a touch up as the lasting power is so good!