Recently I saw that Iciparis was having a pretty huge sale on some Bourjois products. Bourjois has always been one of my favourite more affordable brands so I was very excited to see that. While browsing to the sale products I came across these Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet Lipsticks. It sounded pretty interesting to me so I decided to order two shades. Today I’m going to review the first one called VIPeach. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you continue reading!
The Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet comes in a very pretty packaging. The bottle is made out of frosted plastic that really looks like glass. On one side it has Bourjois written in it in the same material and on the front it says ‘Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet’. The lid is coral coloured and the little lining underneath that has a bit of a pinky tone to it. Overall I think the packaging looks very classy and luxurious. It actually looks like a way more expensive product than it actually is and I can appreciate that.
Throughout the years I’ve read quite a lot about the normal Rouge Edition lipsticks from Bourjois. I always thought they looked very pretty, but for some reason I was never interested in actually getting one for myself. These however looked extra appealing to me because these are a more special version of the regular Rouge Edition lipsticks which is why I decided to give them a try.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet Lipstick – €15
One of the colours I bought is called VIPeah. Like the name already suggests it’s a peach shade, but in my opinion it could also be considered a coral shade since it does have more red in it than a normal peach colour does. Anyway, I do really like corals, especially for the lips. I feel like coral and peach too are both very fun and happy colours that are perfect for brightening up every look. However, coral and peaches can definitely be a bit bright and therefore not perfect for everyday. Luckily these lipsticks are a little on the sheer side so they’re much more wearable!
On the internet I couldn’t find too much information about these Bourjois lipsticks, but what I did find out is that they’re supposed to be very easy to apply and they should dry down to a matte finish. Overall that does sound pretty straight to the point but also like it’s supposed to be a very nice product. I was really curious to find out whether that’s actually true or not.
Let’s start off by saying that the texture of the product is really unique. It really has that soufflé texture. I do like it because it’s very smooth and soft, but it doesn’t help with the application. It does get easier once you get the hang of it, but at first I found it really difficult to get that really nice and smooth application. The thing is that if you go over the same area twice in a short amount of time all you will do is move the product. Another mistake you could make is wanting to put on too much product at once of putting too much pressure on the wand. You have to use very little product and use a light hand. If you do that, you will be able to get a rather smooth application.
However I have to say that I don’t think it’s possible to get as smooth of an application with this as you would with a normal liquid lipstick. It doesn’t bother me too much, but there will be parts of the lips where there is more product than on other parts of the lip.
Pigmentation wise this product is very strong. It’s not the most pigmented thing in the world, but you shouldn’t expect that if you’re buying a soufflé lipstick. I didn’t at least, I actually hoped it would be on the sheer side of the spectrum. But for a sheer product it is quite pigmented and that’s a very good thing in my opinion. It’s a very fun and bright colour, but because it’s not as opaque as a regular liquid lipstick it’s a lot more wearable for everyday.
Bourjois also tells us that this lipstick should dry down to a matte finish. As you can tell it doesn’t look super matte on the picture. Of course I’d just applied it there so I didn’t give it much time to do so, but overall I think it does take incredibly long for it to dry down and it doesn’t dry down to a very matte finish like you might expect. In my experience it’s more of a velvet finish.
The staying power really depends on what you’re doing with your mouth and at what point. If it hasn’t dried down yet it will slide everywhere whenever something touches your lips. At that point it won’t survive anything. However, once it has dried down a little more it does stay in place better. I wouldn’t say it’s the most long lasting product on earth, but it’s not bad at all. You just have to be careful after you apply it.
Overall I’m not disappointed by this Bourjois Souffle de Velvet Lipstick, but it also hasn’t blown me away. It’s pretty much what I expected but nothing more than that. It’s definitely a very special product with a special formula, which is something I can appreciate, but it’s not a product that is going to wow you, which makes me question whether it’s really worth the money. I personally do like it because it is comfortable to wear and because it isn’t too opaque, but if you love hardcore liquid lipsticks you might want to skip this one!
And that’s everything for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know what you think of this lipstick!