One of my favourite everday lip products is my Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipstick in Nude-ist, so when I noticed that Bourjois had brought out a new variation of this range earlier in the year, I couldn't help but take a look.
While the original formula is a liquid lipstick with a matte finish, the new Souffle de Velvet version gives a sheer and hydrating wash of colour. I think I've mentioned in a recent post that I'm not a huge fan of sheer lip products, simply because my lips are quite pigmented naturally and they just don't show up that well on me. Even so, some of the shades looked so pretty that I couldn't resist, and so bright and vibrant that I thought they might just work, even on me. I chose 03 VIPeach, an orange colour, and 06 Cherry leaders, a lovely pinky red.
Left, 03 VIPeach; Right, 06 Cherry leaders
You can see from the swatches how sheer these are, and also the difficulty in getting an even application, which I must confess annoys me a bit. The original formula applies like a dream, but with these, the sponge applicator seems to push all the product to the edges of your lips. Nevertheless, you can get a decent coverage with a bit of perseverance, and you can build the intensity up a little bit too.
Here's Cherry leaders on my lips.
And here's VIPeach.
The difference between the two isn't quite as obvious on my lips as it is on my hand, but I think you can still see it - just! These are very pretty, subtle colours with a matte finish, and they're lovely for spring and summer. Longevity isn't the greatest, but on the other hand, they do seem to wear quite nicely.
I can't say I'm overwhelmed by these, but I do like them and I'm sure I will get my wear out of them over the warmer months. If you're a fan of sheer and/or matte lip products then I would still recommend checking them out. There's a total of 8 shades in the range, from a very light orange (Orangelique) to more of a berry tone (Plum Plum Pidou).
Have you tried anything from the Souffle de Velvet range?