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!)
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?
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?