Review: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 'Hot Pepper'.

Hey! Today I'm here with another lip product review. I really seem to be on a lip product hype lately, huh? Anyway, the lip product in question in todays post is going to be the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in the shade '03 Hot Pepper'. Bourjois describe this product as a 'bold, matte, long lasting colour with 24HR hold'. It's also described as a velvety texture that is not drying.

I personally love liquid lipsticks and I thought that this particular product looked pretty similar to the Lime Crime Velvetines which I've wanted to try for ages so I decided to pick one up. Upon first looking at the product, I really like the packaging - I think it's sleek and looks high quality and that's always nice to have in a makeup product. 

When applying this product to my lips, I noticed that the formula is a lot thinner than most liquid lipsticks and this fact meant that you needed to build up the colour in order to have a totally opaque application. For me, this meant around 2-3 applications for a full opaque coverage. I also noticed that the lipstick was indeed creamy and non-drying on the lips, it felt smooth to wear and apply and was very comfortable. 

This product is very pigmented once you've got it completely opaque and I do think think the fact it's thinner is actually a good thing. As Bourjois themselves suggest, you can use this as a lip stain for a more natural look or build it up for more intense and bold colour - I think therefore this explains the thinner formula. Though I still loved the colour, I did find that this product is definitely a bit more of a orangey-red once applied to the lips. I wouldn't say it is as true a red as it is in the packaging but it's still a very deep and bold colour nonetheless.

True to the name, this product does feel velvety on the lips and despite it's matte finish it still looks creamy rather than dry - this is something I'm really happy about because a lot of matte lipsticks can look really drying. It also wears well for around 6-8 (the 24 hour thing is a little silly) but can fade from the inside when eating or drinking - of course this is easily remedied by a small reapplication.

Overall, I really like this product and I'd definitely recommend it. Lately, I love liquid lipsticks and this one is no exception - the smooth finish is really beautiful and it's very buildable into a lovely bold colour. It's a little on the pricier side for a drugstore lip product but I do think you get value for money in the overall quality. You can buy the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks here for £8.99.

Have you tried these lipsticks? What did you think? I'd love to know!
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