BEAUTY | Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 'Don't Pink Of It' Review

by - Friday, April 17, 2015

So I was in Boots the other day picking up some bits for a friend's birthday present and as the make up was 3 for 2 I thought it only fair I pick up something for me too *heehee.* I've wanted a nude lipstick for the longest time but didn't really wanna go high end like I usually do (look at me, flash cow! But I do usually only get one lipstick a year!) because I'd rather spend more on a statement colour, talking of which I still need to show you my new Chanel one! But anyway, there were a bunch of Kylie Jenner doppelgängers by the Bourjois stand swatching the lipsticks so I took that as a good sign that they did decent nudes. They had loads of shades to choose from, I ended up getting a Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 'Don't Pink Of It' (love the name!)

 Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 'Don't Pink Of It' Review

I guess there's not much to say about the packaging as it's pretty standard, I do really like the doe applicator though (the doe though) because it makes it easy to be very precise when you're applying it and there's less chance of it getting all over the face. It goes on like a lip gloss and dries to quite a matte finish. It's not drying once you're wearing it but do be warned, your lips will need to be in good condition for this because it will pick up any dryness. It does have a bit of a weird scent to it but personally I got used to very quickly which is just as well because the staying power is incredible. Seriously, I went out for carvery and also had an eton mess afterwards where things got, well, messy and it stayed on for the entire meal! 

I think my only issue with this is that I'm not sure if a matte nude looks right. The shade I've gone for is a pink that's just a shade lighter than my natural lip colour so it's not so pale and chalky that we're reverting back to the concealer lips phase of yesteryear but maybe something with a little more shine would be more flattering. But what do you think?

 Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick 'Don't Pink Of It' Swatch


However I've still been wearing it loads and I do think it makes for quite a pretty Spring look! But if I were to get another one I think perhaps I'd go for a slightly darker shade. If you're on the lookout for a drugstore nude I'd really recommend you checked these out, the colour range was huge!

Have you tried these Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks? What's your go-to brand for nude lipsticks?

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55 comments

  1. daisychaindream17 April 2015 at 07:22

    I actually really love the matte effect and I think this colour suits you perfectly! xx

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  2. this colour suit you ! I have one too but its a deep red.

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  3. I prefer a matter finish too and I think the colour is so pretty and fresh for spring/summer, it definitlye compliments you :)

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  4. I think this really suits you, Josie! It's definitely a great colour for spring :)
    Is it bad that I also love the card/book underneath... where is that from? haha xxx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  5. beautiful colour! it looks perfect on you

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  6. This looks so pretty! I actually think it suits you so well <3 I was thinking about buying one of these but it's hard to choose when there are so many awesome shades! xxx

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  7. I think this looks great on you! And I laughed so much at your comment about the jenner lookalikes. I have a similar shade from this collection (I'm not sure if its the same one) and keep wondering the same thing about it being matte. I also had some trouble getting mine to stay for too long, do you have any tips for how you apply it/get it to dry?

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  8. I absolutely love the colour! And yes, I have to agree with the rest of the commenters who say that this colour really suits you. So pretty! xx

    Dara | Hola Darla | @DarlaOct

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  9. I have a nude lippie from boujois and I love it. I seriously need this one though, it looks so lovely on you :)

    Gems x

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  10. This shade is so pretty and very similar to the one I picked up recently!:)

    Blushhx

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  11. Ooooo...I like that this stays put. I'll check it out when I see Bourjois here. And I like the shade on you! Perfect for spring.:)

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  12. I LOVE this colour on you! I've got the dark red of this lipstick and it's taken me aaages to get the formula to work for me. It seems to be much easier with lighter colours!

    I think the fab thing about the matte effect is that it looks natural. Like, it could ACTUALLY just be your lips, without any product on. Ifyaknowwhatimean! xxx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  13. This colour is so stunning on you ! x

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  14. This shade looks lovely on you! I have never tried this liquid lipstick but I'd love to one day. My current pink nude favourite is a lipliner by Rimmel, the shade Spice

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  15. Naa I love this colour on you! Looks so pretty and fresh, especially the matte :) xx

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  16. Such a pretty spring shade - I have a couple of their new aqua lacquers and I love them x


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  17. This actually looks much nicer on that I had expected it too. The colour seem so harsh when I swatched it, but I do think I am sold now. Its perfect on you!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. I actually think she shade really suits you, it doesn't seem too light for your skintone! I was eyeing these up last time I was in Boots, think I might have to pick one up next time as the staying power really does sound impressive xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  19. Beautiful color and looks great on you!
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  20. This shade looks really lovely on you, it suits you very well!
    xx
    Pretty as Summer

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  21. This looks fab, the Rouge Edition velvet lippies seem really good. Also super random but you totally remind me of Florence Welch in the last pic! xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

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  22. This looks so pretty, it really suits you! I'm a huge fan of matte lips, and I don't think it looks weird at all, probably because it's not too cool-toned? I'm impressed with the staying power (and I'm also impressed with your restraint - one lipstick a year? But if you're gonna go high end it makes sense and means you'll choose wisely! I wish I had that much self control, but I see the pretty new shades and I'm like 'ooh!' haha) xx

    Toasty

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  23. Samantha Mariko18 April 2015 at 14:32

    such a subtle color but so beautiful too! nice review
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  24. I like this! I think matte looks great, I'm not really a fan of wet looking lip products though.


    Corinne x
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  25. Bella Pummarola18 April 2015 at 21:35

    I'm the biggest fan of matte lipsticks and I think this one looks absolutely stunning! I wouldn't really like it if it was shinier.

    Bella Pummarola

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  26. I think it looks beautiful Josie! Catrice has beautiful nudes too!




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  27. I have this and i absolutely love it! I love a matte finish but is you want something with a little more gloss you should try the Aqua Laque from Bourjois in Babe Idole its nearly identical! xx

    Kirsty Leigh // A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  28. Thank you! I really want some more shades now x

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  29. Thank you! I think it's a great shade for Spring x

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  30. Thanks Sam! It's a card from my cousin, I love it so much I'm going to frame it I think! Wish I knew where it was from, it just says LOL on the back haha x

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  31. Thanks Carly! Ah I know, I was there swatching for ages. By the way, sorry it's so late have had a mad week but I'll get your prize posted tomorrow! x

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  32. Thank you! I just wonder if a matte nude is a bit TOWIE-fied haha! I'm not sure really, I'm quite strict about keeping my lips in good condition so maybe that helps? x

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  33. Thank you Gems! I definitely want to add more to my collection x

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  34. It's such good quality! I'm sure you'll find a shade for you, they had so many x

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  35. It takes a while to dry so I can see how darker or brighter shades could get messy! I was just worried I looked TOWIE-fied because there's this girl on there who wears a realllly matte lip and it looks awful haha!


    Was lovely seeing you yesterday, I hope your arm is ok now! x

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  36. I really wanted Spice but they didn't have it when I went shopping! I ended up going for East End Snob instead :) x

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  37. I want to try those too! I like a glossier finish sometimes, especially in Spring/Summer x

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  38. This is a lovely find! I love the shade.

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  39. It's another from this range but in the shade 'nudist'! x

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  40. I thought it'd be too bright! But it's nowhere near as harsh as the swatch. Thank you! x

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  41. Thank you! I definitely recommend, I reckon there's a shade for everyone. It was so lovely meeting you yesterday! x

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  42. It is a great colour on looks very pretty and perfect for spring Lucy x

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  43. I've wanted to pick up a few of these bourjois lip velvets for some time, this shade will definitely be the first one I pick up.

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