A couple of months ago I reviewed one of the Bourjois Souffle de Velvet lipsticks or liquid lipsticks in the shade VIPeach. It was a very unique product, but one that I was interested in trying for a long time. Today I’m going to be reviewing the other shade I bought back then which is called Ravie en Rose. It’s from the same range, with the same formula but it does have a different colour and maybe even a different quality. Who knows? Anyway, without further ado, if you’re interested in finding out more about this really pretty looking liquid lipstick, I highly recommend you continue reading this post!
Let’s just start this review off by discussing the packaging of this liquid lipstick. Just like all Bourjois liquid lipstick or lip lacquers – I really don’t know how they call these things – this one comes in a short rectangular shaped tube. The bottom part of this one is made out of plastic that looks like frosted glass and the lid is made out of a peachy coloured plastic material. The side of the tube is designed with the name of the product in quite a pretty font and colour and overall I do really like the look of the packaging. In my opinion it does look pretty fancy and luxurious and that’s always a good look in my book.
Like I said I already reviewed the Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet in VIPeach, which obviously is a peach coloured lip product. This one is called Ravie en Rose which is more of a rosy colour (like the name already suggests). I personally really like rosy colours so this seemed to be the perfect colour for me.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet in Ravie en Rose – €15
Like I said Ravie en Rose is a rosy colour. But that’s not it. It’s a pretty special rosy colour. Instead of having that reddish undertone to it, this one has a bit of a corally or peachy touch to it. It’s hard to describe because it is still a rosy colour and it does have a rosy tone to it, but it also has that fresh peachy tint to it. Because of that peachy/coral tone that’s in it it’s a little more bright and fun than just a rose colour. However, it still is a very wearable colour in my opinion.
According to Bourjois their Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet lipsticks are easy to apply and have an elegant matte finish. They say it’s an innovative lipstick because it ensures a matte finish yet it remains incredibly light on the lips. They also claim that thanks to the soft melting texture it glides on and turns into a velvety but vibrant colour. It’s also enriched with evanescent oils thanks to which the lipstick will feel like a second skin and it won’t dry out the lips. Overall they say that this lipstick leave the lips smooth and soft as velvet.
Because this is a lip soufflé rather than a liquid lipstick of a lipgloss it does have a unique formula. It looks like a lipgloss or liquid lipstick, but it is a bit thicker and more like a mousse. It’s really difficult to properly describe what it looks like, but the best way to describe it is like a soft liquid mousse. It’s not as thick as for example whipped cream is, but the texture does feel like that. Because of that it does feel very lightweight and also very comfortable on the lips, however, it isn’t the most easy texture to work with in my opinion.
From my experience the application of this product is a little tricky. Because it isn’t a normal liquid lipstick formula it doesn’t apply as smoothly. You really have to work for it in order to make it look good and therefore I don’t think this is the quickest product to work with. The first layer can be a little bit uneven and if you try to go in with a second layer without waiting for the first layer to dry a bit, you’ll actually end up moving the product that was already there and create an even more uneven look. You really have to know what you’re doing and get the hang of it in order for you to be able to apply it rather quickly and evenly.
The pigmentation on the other hand is pretty great. If you do manage to apply it evenly it does coverup the lips pretty much completely and I do think that that looks pretty. I also really like the colour so that definitely helps with me finding this pigmentation part positive. I do think that because it’s such a bright and pigmented colour it’s more perfect for the summer time, but of course makeup has no rules and you can wear whatever you want whenever you want. But for me this is more of a summery product.
The staying power of the product is actually surprisingly good. Well, it actually has two sides. On one hand it’s difficult to wear because if you let your lips touch each other too soon it will move the product. However, if the product is one for a couple of minutes and it has dried down a little, it actually stays in place incredibly well. It also stains the lips a little bit so even when most of the product is gone, there is still a bit of colour left on your lips. So in conclusion the staying power is pretty okay, but you do need to be very careful the first couple of minutes.
Overall I do really like the Bourjois Souffle de Velvet Lip Soufflé. I think it’s a very unique product, a very innovative one, but it is a product that comes with a manual. It’s not a product you just slap on your face and you’re good to go. You really need to get the hang of it when it comes to the application but if you know how to do that, it will look really pretty on the lips.
And that’s pretty much it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know what you think of these Bourjois Lip Soufflés!